Born and raised in Jesup, Georgia, Pastor Michael Horton began his ministry in his hometown in 1996. After pastoring churches in Georgia, his ministry continued in Saskatchewan, Canada followed by coastal Maine. Along with his wife of 33 years, Sherry Warren Horton, Pastor Michael’s ministry has included community outreach, radio ministry, and chaplaincy for various law enforcement and sporting organizations. The Hortons have served at the state level in both youth and women’s ministries. Pastor Michael holds a Master of Arts degree in Church Ministries from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee. The Hortons have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Trent’s passion is ministering through music and the arts. His goal is to help lead the congregation through a transformational encounter with God utilizing music and the arts in worship services. Trent earned a Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies with an emphasis in Worship Studies from Lee University. He is also a credentialed minister in the Church of God. He has been serving as the Worship and Arts Pastor at Sanford Church since 2013. Trent is married to Skylar Archer, who is the Student Pastor at Sanford Church. Sky is also very involved in the worship and arts ministry, and Trent enjoys working with Sky in the student ministry. Trent and Sky have two children, Carson and Ada James. Outside of ministry and music, they enjoy spending quality time together, drinking coffee and being outside. Trent is also a motorsport enthusiast, specifically cars and dirt bikes.



Jairus and Wynnie Doby were born and raised in Sanford, NC. They have been serving together in ministry for several years in different capacities at Sanford Church. They have two children, Wyatt Grayce and John-Paul. They believe that every child deserves to be loved like Christ and to grow in their individual calling. No one is too young to be used by God! They hope to help teach and guide children on their own individual journey with Christ and become “Alive” kids for Christ!



Skylar, who usually goes by Sky, has a passion for seeing the next generation become great and mighty leaders that will be the driving force of change in a lost world. Her life motto is to BE the difference, BE the change. Sky longs to be an extension of Jesus in our community and do life alongside of the students. She is a graduate of Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis in Counseling. Sky and her husband, Trent, have been married since May of 2015. They have two children, Carson and Ada James. Outside of ministry, Sky loves Starbucks, Marshall’s, the mountains, and all things Cheetah!



Sherry grew up in a pastor’s home in southeastern Georgia. She has always served in some ministry capacity, from women’s ministry to music ministry and everything in between. After marrying her husband, Pastor Michael, and having two daughters, the Hortons began their own ministry in South Georgia in 1996. Since then, their ministry has taken them to Saskatchewan, Canada, coastal Maine, and now North Carolina. The Hortons have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.