Horizon West Students

Horizon West Students exists to reach students for Christ and empower them to follow Jesus and lead others to do the same!

Join us this Sunday!

Halftime takes place between our Sunday morning services for students (6-12th grade) to hangout with our Student Ministry team, play  games, meet other students, and learn about what’s happening with Horizon West Students. This is also where students can learn find out ways they can get involved in serving at Horizon West Church on Sundays.

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Upcoming Events

Surge Weekend

February 15, 2019 6:00pm
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No matter how young or how old, we were all created to serve! We value volunteers and desire to equip them to serve in an area where they can exercise their unique gifts. There’s a place for you to do what you’re great at as we follow Jesus and lead others to do the same.

Request more information about serving with Horizon West Students by filling out this form.

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Student Team

Joao and Katie Taurisano both have a passion for student ministry… their story even began out of their love for student ministry when they met at First Baptist Orlando’s Camp Orlando while Katie was on staff and Joao came as a camp volunteer.

Joao came to Orlando via Brazil, where he immediately plugged into serving at First Baptist Orlando through the student and Brazilian ministries. After working on the student ministry staff at our John Young campus, Joao is thrilled to launch Horizon West Students.

His wife, Katie, worked on the student ministry staff at our John Young campus from 2008-2014 and then taught at The First Academy until 2016 when they had their first child. Joao and Katie now have two boys, John and Lucca. Katie is excited to help support Joao and reach the students of Horizon West.