Welcome to Horizon Ministries
Looking toward the horizon you see where heaven touches earth. The sight challenges you to look beyond your current circumstances, to set your feet firmly, and to look ahead with hope and inspiration, knowing our faithful Father God sits enthroned upon the circle of the earth and has all things within His loving, capable control. The Hebrew word for horizon, אופק (ofek) also implies hope or renewal. Horizon Ministries endeavors to bring you to this faith-filled place through sharing life experiences accentuated with sound biblical teaching and reminders to look for evidence of God’s faithfulness.
We are an international ministry dedicated to sharing God’s love with a focus on understanding the Bible as the guide to our beliefs which dictate the paths of our lives. We share the importance of understanding God’s faithfulness through studying God’s Word and understanding Israel’s destiny today. God’s heart shown through scripture is toward the widows and orphans– the poor and needy. We are instructed to support our brethren in the faith first in Jerusalem then to the uttermost parts of the world, through our gifts and discipling them. Therefore our focus begins in Jerusalem to impact the world. We trust you will be inspired to pursue God’s purpose for your life with each approaching horizon. There are no limits to how God can and will intervene to use each one of us for his glory.
Ruth McMillan Mayfield Director of Horizon Ministries, 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 while residing in Jerusalem.
Ruth is an ordained minister, author, and speaker for Horizon Ministries. Her passion for sharing God’s heart using biblical references is practical and inspiring. Ruth’s biblical insight and 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 Rochester and internationally.
Duane Mayfield was the chief advisor for Horizon Ministries since his retirement from ministry in 2013 until his passing in December 2017. 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 with Ruth (www.narkis.org), one of the churches he was associated with since 1982.