The Church at Horseshoe Bay is an 800-member congregation organized in 1982. For the first 11 years the congregation met in the Chapel at Horseshoe Bay as long-term guests of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. The present facilities were dedicated in 1993 and include the Sanctuary, the Fellowship Hall, group meeting spaces, a parlor, and a library. A more detailed history of the congregation, The Church at Horseshoe Bay and the Traditions from Which We Come prepared by Vera Campbell is available HERE
This is an interdenominational, Protestant congregation located in a resort/retirement community. The parishioners are very homogeneous in most respects. For instance, they are generally above age 60, college-educated, retired from professional (e.g., law, medicine, finance, engineering, business management, or military) careers, and financially affluent. The most significant diversity among parishioners is their background and experience among numerous religious traditions present in America today (e.g., Methodist, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, Bible Church, etc.).
Governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees, the congregation endeavors to meet the needs of its members and the larger community. A Benevolence Committee oversees the distribution of at least 27.5 percent of the annual congregational offerings to various helping agencies in the nearby community. In addition to meeting the congregations worship needs, the building serves as a meeting place for various community organizations.
2013 Board of Trustees
|Jeff Robinson, Chairman||Dale Amstutz||Nancy Peck|
|Carolyn Thornton, Vice Chairman||Beverly Brascom||Wayne Ratisseau|
|Alan Barrows, Treasurer||Larry Canter||Mary Agnes Rudd|
|Elsie Thurman, Asst. Treasurer||Fred Klingensmith||Michelle Shackelford|
|Geneva Dalton, Corp. Secretary||Mike Maine||G. A. Smith|