Welcome to Horizon Ministries|
Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are Duane and Ruth Mayfield, co-Founders of Horizon Ministries. We would like to introduce ourselves and invite you to visit all of our ministry pages to get to know us and our ministry.
Ruth McMillan Mayfield is from Rochester, New York, and holds a BS degree in computer science and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She worked in telecommunications software in Rochester, as a project manager until May of 2005, when they married and she began full-time ministry.
Ruth is an author and is speaker for Horizon Ministries. Her passion for sharing God's heart through the Bible provides for practical and inspiring teaching. Ruth's biblical insight and practical application of God's Word are accentuated by life stories of God's faithful direction, intervention and protection. Ruth's ministers to the individual heart while her vision maintains a global focus, especially for Christian workers in Israel and abroad. God has used this foundation to launch Ruth as a key resource for teaching understanding and effective prayer for Israel and the Middle East in the Rochester area and beyond. She has served Rochester's Bethel Christian Fellowship and the Shema Yisrael Messianic Congregation. Both congregations commissioned her to serve as their ministry representative during her several trips to Israel.
Duane Mayfield is currently the chief advisor for Horizon Ministries since his retirement from ministry in 2013. He grew up in Central California, was educated at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, and, for 17 years, was a minister for various California Churches of Christ, serving as a senior pastor, media director, and minister of Christian education. During that time, he also served as Editor of Christian Appeal Magazine, Producer and Host of Direction, a daily radio comment, and taught Old Testament and New Testament at Pepperdine University. Since 1982, he has served in Israel and California as a minister at large. He has served on the Leadership Team at Narkis Street Congregation in Jerusalem (www.narkis.org), one of the churches he was associated with since 1982.