Honoring Dr. and Mrs. Horton

Dr. Horton, PCC’s Founder and President, recently announced that he and Mrs. Horton will begin their retirement the day after Convocation in May.

To celebrate God’s blessing through the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Horton, activities are planned to honor what the Lord has done the past 60 years. Special programs and presentations during the semester will highlight the history of Pensacola Christian and express thankfulness for what God has accomplished through two faithful and dedicated people.

Perhaps you can’t be here personally, but you would like to send your greeting to Dr. and Mrs. Horton or share a memory about how you have been blessed.  Submit your comment below, and a collection of the best comments we receive will be posted and shared with others.  Your kindness will be a great blessing to Dr. and Mrs. Horton!

230 Responses

  1. andy bloom

    Dear Dr and Mrs. Horton:

    You both have proven faithful (I Cor 4:2). My first pastorate was Cantonment Baptist Church. I spent many days going door to door through out the Cantonment community. As I shared the gospel, I found out that many had either been saved at camp, or as Mrs Horton would travel around and do Neighborhood Bible times. There were also those saved through the ministry of the Christian school.

    In addition, I have watched as men from all sides would attack them with false accusation, or for their stand on the King James Bible. They did not flinch. Instead, they relied totally on our God, (II Cor 1:5-10). PCC and all the ministries involved are not a result of vision, for I cannot see them envisioning all that God has done. Rather, this godly couple simply listened to God and did it. They trusted that God would always keep HIS Word, and HE did!

    Thank you for taking a chance on this preacher when no one else would.

    May the foundation of the Word of God that was set at PCC only be strengthen in the years to come with the leaders who follow your example and seek to keep PCC holy and acceptable unto God.

    We love you both,

    In Christ,
    Dr Andy Bloom Psalm 119:105

  2. Mitch Mann

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for providing a strong Biblically based institution that offers degrees in the field of illustration/fine art/graphic design!! There are so many that are looking for continued education in a myriad of fields from a Biblical point of view. You have met a great need. I hope that it will continue to be used of God is a great and mighty way. May the Lord bless you as you enter this ‘next level’ in your lives!!

    In our prayers,
    Mitch Mann

  3. Myrical Barton

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your wonderful example of obeying and loving God. I thank God for the time I spent at PCC and the lessons God taught me there.

    In His Service,
    Myrical Barton

  4. Jenn Holden

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I am so grateful for the ministry you have given to thousands of people and myself. It has been a huge privilege to be here at Pensacola Christian College. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord, and have a wonderful retirement, you both deserve it. May God continue to bless you.
    Sincerely,
    Jenn Holden

  5. Marina

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for all the sacrifices and the hard work that you have put in into this ministry, you will definitely be reaping many blessings from this ministry. This place has been to me a major challenge and a major blessing, and I cannot thank you enough for all the opportunities that I have here.
    Marina

  6. Jonathan McIntyre

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for allowing God to lead through you both. I know that my life would have been completely different had I not been blessed to follow your leadership. Ministering here with you has allowed me to face challenges, learn from them, and grow and be blessed through them. It is a privilege to help carry on the work here, and I trust God will continue to richly bless you both.

    Gratefully,
    Jonathan McIntyre

  7. Rebekah

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton have been an inspiration to me since I came as a freshman to PCC in 2008. It is amazing to see what God can do with someone who is willing. I have always wanted to start my own school, and I have learned so much from the Hortons. They are a blessing and I wish them all the best in their retirement. Thank you and God bless!!!

  8. Melissa Strimboulis

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for your faithful service to the Lord all these years! Your lives have been such an example to not only me, but many PCC students. I have been so thankful for such an amazing Christian college in which to attend, and I know I’m a better nurse and person for it.

    May God richly bless you!
    Melissa Strimboulis

  9. Jon Boyd

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    When I think of your commitment over the years, two verses come to mind from Hebrews 10:23-24,”Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”

    Thank you for holding fast your profession of faith without wavering, and thank you for provoking so many unto love and to a good work for the cause of Christ. Thank you for your commitment to a higher standard in Christ.

    Praying for your continued service to Christ,

    Jon Boyd

  10. Ron Miller

    Dr. & Mrs. Horton as a 99 grad, I appreciate the example you were to me, as hard working committed people. I still brag about you concerning how much it meant to me that you cared enough to send support as I traveled with Neighborhood Bible Time my Junior year.
    I pray God blesses you as you begin your retirement.
    Thank You

  11. Josh Sanders

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedicated service to Christian education over these past years. May God bless you in your retirement.

    Joshua G. Sanders
    PCC Class of 2007

  12. Tim Bell

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    As a 1982 graduate of PCC, I would like to personally thank you both for all you have done for our Lord and Saviour. I met my wife at PCC, and have two wonderful children now living for Christ. We are all active in our church ministry. I can truly say that character can be built at PCC.

    In Him,
    Tim Bell

  13. Karolyne

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I was shocked when I found out that you two were retiring. I’m so glad, though, that you’ll be able to rest after so much work! (Though I have a hard time seeing you two as ever being idle!) You have been such a blessing. I still have the memos you each sent me after I had written letters to you. You really shocked me by replying – I didn’t expect any answer at all! Mrs. Horton, you gave me some of the best advice I’ve ever received – about advising people once and then, if they keep coming back with the same problem, telling them I can’t be of any further help. Thank you both for being so loving and caring, even of someone you had never met.
    Love in Christ,
    Karolyne

  14. Charlie Miller

    Thank you for following God’s vision and direction for your life. My time at PCC was a good start to life in ministry. Also, thank you for the commitment to keep tuition low. Life has been easier without student loans.

    Blessings,
    Charlie Miller

  15. Scott Fleming

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    You have had an impact on my life for a very long time. My mother attended one of your very first Teacher’s conferences all the back in 1977. When possible, my parents tried to keep in A Beka curriculum. When I finally came to PCC in the fall of ’88, Tom Horton was one of my freshman roommates. Thank you for a ministry of integrity and faith. May God bless you as you enter your next chapter of His service.

  16. Betsey

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for allowing the Lord to use you to establish Pensacola Christian College. It was such a privilege to attend a school where I was safe, could have fun, and be challenged to grow for the Lord!

  17. Jamie Rice Rodriguez

    Thank you so much for the part you played in my life. I received an incredible education that has equipped me to serve the Lord in various ways. Thank you for allowing yourselves to be tools in the Master’s hands to shape so many lives.

  18. Kevin Clark

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for your sacrificial service to the Lord for all of these years. I count my time at PCC as one of the highlights of my life. May the Lord bless you in your retirement.

  19. Rodney Reymond

    Dr. and Mrs.Horton,
    I want to thank you for surrendering your life to the Lord 60 years ago. I am thankful that you yielded to the Lord’s calling for your life. As a result, many lives have been changed including mine. Thank you for love for the Lord and the students. May God continue to bless you.

  20. Dewey Clevenger

    Some speak with words, while others speak with deeds. The deeds performed by the Hortons have been many and mighty. Thank you for providing a time and a place for a young man to grow in the Lord. Only eternity will show forth all the fruit borne by those whom you have helped. May God richly bless you as you enter your new sphere of ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Dewey Clevenger
    Class of 1981

  21. Timothy Birney

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton,
    To GOD be the glory! For 11 years, God granted me the privilege of learning, serving, and ministering at PCC under your guidance and godly leadership. From my earliest days as a student cleaning in Interiors to working alongside the Administration in Student Life, I observed the consistent character, diligence, and Christ-honoring servant spirit you not only taught to me and many others, but you modeled for us. Those wonderful years at PCC deeply shaped and molded who I am today and have given me many of the most rewarding Christian friendships, memories, and Scriptural principles by which to live. Thank you for so willingly sacrificing and serving so that Christ’s name and Gospel could be exalted not only in Pensacola but all over the globe. I consider it a great honor to have worked at PCC and will gladly encourage young men and women to prayerfully consider attending PCC that they too may grow spiritually and academically. Thank you both for obeying God’s call–not just to come to Pensacola, but to faithfully listen to His voice each day over these many years. I pray that you continue to enjoy a close walk with Jesus Christ~ Love in Christ, Timothy

  22. Deborah Rastelli

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your commitment to the Lord and service at Pensacola Christian College. I received an excellent education in a clean, great environment. Thank you for providing an affordable education. May the Lord bless you as you endeavor to serve Him!

    Sincerely,

    Deborah Rastelli

  23. Jennifer

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I want to thank you for your years of service to the Lord and being an excellent example of serving the Lord cheerfully. I graduated from PCC in 1995. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to attend and meet some wonderful people, who are still part of my life today. May God bless you as you begin this new journey in your life.

  24. Matt latham

    Dr. & Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for the lifetime of service to the Lord. I was only at PCC for 4 years, and when I look back they were the best 4 years of my life. You have influenced many lives through your ministry and I hope that as long as the Lord tarries more lives will be influenced through the ministry of PCC. Thank you so much, and God Bless.- Matt Latham

  25. bruce peckens

    may god bless the both of you. you both have made a difference in so many lives.. congratulations

  26. Daniel Pippenger

    What I will always remember about Dr. and Mrs. Horton is their humility and their willingness to interact with their students on a personal level. Whenever Dr. Horton was introduced in student chapel and we applauded, he would let us clap for a few seconds and then raise a hand as if to say, “OK, that’s enough.” He would do that because he knew that the ministry of PCC was not about himself, but about Jesus Christ. On occasion, I would also see him talking one-on-one with other students, something that most university presidents probably would not do. Also, Mrs. Horton is a fine Christian woman with a servant’s spirit and a heart for properly educating young people in the truths of the Bible. In 2003, I received a “get well soon” card from them as I was recovering from an appendectomy I had just days before, and it was such an honor that both they and the College administration were so willing to help out in time of need. Dr. and Mrs. Horton, God bless you both as your lives continue; and may the ministries of Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola Christian Academy, the Campus Church, and A Beka Book continue to bless this country and this world for the cause of Christ.

  27. Jeff Brown

    I graduated in 1986 and thank you for your faithfulness, dedication, commitment to excellence and exemplary service to the Lord. The amount of influence your lives have had on young people is immeasurable. May God continue to bless the foundation you have built and bless you in your years in retirement.

  28. James Stone

    Dear Dr. &Mrs. Horton,
    Thanks so much for all your tireless efforts to bring men and women of all ages a Godly education. I have received so much during my time at PCC. I am so thankful I am a graduate of a Christian education.

  29. Charissa Caputo Bjorgen

    Thank you for dying to self daily! It is obvious that with such an impacting ministry you have both had to sacrifice a great deal.

    I am so thankful to be able to work in full time ministry right out of college – something that I would probably not have been able to do if it had not been for PCC being so affordable. I daily thank God that I am not trying to pay off any school bills as many of my friends are. This has helped my husband and I’s marriage and ministry tremendously! Thank you!

  30. Amy Christina Claar Torrans

    Thank you for serving GOD and serving others! I loved Pensacola Christian College, the friends I made, and my degrees in missions, writing and speech. Most of all, I grew in the LORD. I am married to a wonderful man, am expecting our first child, and we are in ministry. What a blessing to live for JESUS. May HE bless you for all you have done. We love you 🙂

  31. Kathy Pace Anderson

    Thank you so much for your faithfulness through all these years. Thank you for investing your life in so many students and families, including my own, my sister and brothers and husband. Thank you for being diligent in the little things such as the organization of everything, the high quality campus, and all the other many details.

    Your ministry has been a great example to many of us who have gone on to serve God in different ways. Thank you.

  32. Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    You have blessed my life in so many ways. I loved the A Beka books from which I homeschooled my children- especially the academic and spiritual quality of the high school texts. In addition, I loved A Beka textbooks as a Christian school teacher, both elementary and secondary. Now as an administrator, I am reaping the benefits of the M. Ed. I received at PCC. Thank you for everything!

    Yours in Christ,
    Mrs. Sheryl Murray

  33. Rachel

    Thank you so much for your service to our Saviour and equipping so many young people to serve our Lord to the best of their ability. May God continue to give wise leadership to the various ministries you have started.

  34. Daniel Knepper

    Thank you for your heart for ministry. Thank you for allowing my wife and I to attend a pastor’s retreat. May God be able to continue to bless the ministry of PCC.

    Pastor Daniel Knepper, Brimley Baptist Church
    Brimley, MI

  35. S. Jamison

    Thank you for pursuing your vision of a Christian college. I have such a strong foundation in my faith largely due to my learning experiences (both spiritual and academic) at PCC. Your dream for PCC has allowed me to achieve my dreams!

  36. Dinah Satterfield

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for following God’s leading and starting PCC. As a high school English teacher in a Christian ministry, I daily use the principles and concepts that I learned while at PCC, and I know that these teachings have made an impact around the world through my students lives. May God continue to bless both of you as you enter into retirement.

    In Christ,
    Dinah Satterfield

  37. Tracey Fleming

    Dr and Mrs. Horton,

    I am very thankful for your dedication to Christian education. As a young person, I grew up in a Christian school using the Abeka curriculum. Then in ’89 I came to PCC and majored in elementary education. I met my husband and we have been married for 20 yrs. Our oldest son is now 2nd generation student at PCC, and we’ve had the privilege of using Abeka curriculum with our children through the years. We pray the Lord will continue to use you and and bless you for the dedication and grace you have shown in the years.

  38. Matthew Tinsley

    Dr. And Mrs. Horton,

    I am so thankful that you were willing to be used of God to start PCC. Without it, I do not know if I would have met my wife. Your love and devotion have fostered a family of thousands that has spread throughout the world. Thank You for your faithfulness and love.

    Grateful,
    Matthew Tinsley

  39. Gary Mohney

    Congratulations Dr. and Mrs. Horton on your retirement and the knowledge that a “Well done” awaits you from our Savior. I can never thank you enough for your vision and obedience which made it possible for my daughter and I to earn our Masters degree at PCC. Our ability to serve the Lord in Christian Education has been enhanced thanks to the ministry there. God’s speed and blessings to your both.

  40. Charlotte Gary

    Thank-you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for doing such a good job at making PCC what it is today. I believe that I could not have gone to a better college. I graduated in Nursing in 2003 and I was prepared to be a nurse when I graduated. The teachers were excellent and I loved the Bible teaching and preaching at PCC. I hope that those following in your footsteps will keep PCC the way you have kept it. May the Lord bless you as you continue to serve him. Thanks for all your hard work in making PCC what it is today. I praise God for you!

  41. William Saxe

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    As you prepare for retirement, I want to personally thank you for the impact you’ve had on my life. Not only did your ministry give me a strong foundation for the rest of my life, your example as stewards of The Lord’s resources has also inspired me to lead a life devoted to service to The Lord.

    Thank you again for your lifelong service to The Lord,

    William Saxe
    Class of 2010

  42. Luke Werner

    Thank you Hortons for all that you have done to make PCC what it is today. I had the opportunity to travel in the Proclaim Ministry Team for two years, and those were the two best summers of my life! I loved going out and sharing PCC with others, and I still do that today even after I have graduated. May the Lord bless you for all you have done.

  43. Amber Davis

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I am very thankful for the legacy that you have given to me as an Alumna of PCC. I am truly honored and thankful for your strong foundation, your convictions and your desire to honor the Lord in all things! I am grateful to you and PCC for many things. The godly foundation that you not only gave us but those before us. From the time I first learned about PCC in 1993 – until I first visited Campus with the Goforth’s in 1998 – I knew that PCC was right where God wanted me to be when I officially attended in 2000! The many friendships that I have made – priceless and immeasurable! The many decisions I made for Christ, the time that my husband and I got to really know each other and establish communication skills most necessary for the success of any marriage. I enjoyed thoroughly my time on staff as a Secretary and the interaction I had with the students and the staff – are memories that I will always cherish and remember! The most important things that I learned from you – to “Do ALL to the Glory of God,” Always give your best to the Master, Stand up for the Lord, His truths, and His ways.

  44. Nathaniel Hartwell

    Thank you for the great work you have done over the years for the Lord and provided me with a excellent education and training for the Lord’s ministry and a place to make life long friends and invaluable lessons that I can teach all that I come in contact with.

    Thank you for your endurance for the Lord’s work you have been truly blessed of the Lord these many years.

  45. Deborah Binder

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I just wanted to let you know what a blessing you are to me. I was incredably blessed to attend PCC and those years had a profound impact on my life. It was a blessing to attend a college wholely centered around God. I know that didn’t happen by accident and I feel blessed that you cared enough about each student to purposefully point us to Christ in every aspect of our lives.
    You were also a sweet couple to watch. I loved seeing the two of you together. You have such a love for young people that is so special. I am a teacher now and I pray for a love for my students that I saw in you.
    Thank you for your love and service! And I will be praying for you as God opens a new chapter in your life.

  46. Daniel Sparkman

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Wow! Where do I begin? To simply say “thank you” would not be enough. You both were such a blessing to me while I was there. I even loved it so much, I stayed an extra semester. 🙂 Dr. Horton, one thing I will never forget is your telling me about how you grew up on a dairy farm and asking me if I knew the dairy farmer’s handshake. 🙂 You both were such an inspiration to me, and the Lord truly used you to make an impact on my life in such an awesome way. Praise the Lord! Thank you for your dedication and hard work to make such a godly impact on young people’s lives! I love ya’ll!

  47. Kathy Hall

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    We want to congratulate you on your many years of tireless and faithful service to the Lord. Our family has been in the ministry since 1975. The Lord has blessed us with six children. Five of them have attended Pensacola Christian College. We have a daughter who is a sophomore there now. We felt like PCC was the school that met the needs, desires, and concerns of our family. Our daughters were always in a protected environment, which brought great peace of mind to us. Our son was able to exceed our expectations while he was a student there. Our last child, who is 16, feels the Lord leading him into a career as a fireman/paramedic, so he will be training locally in Alabama. However, for the five who have attended PCC, we have been thrilled with their education and their spiritual growth while there.

    Also, we have homeschooled our children for the last 24 years. ABeka has been our main curriculum. We have taught the whole curriculum from K-4 through Grade 12 several times. We have shared and recommended this curriculum over and over again.

    We are so thankful that God blessed your ministries, Dr. and Mrs. Horton. Our family has certainly benefited from your willingness to be used. May the Lord bless you in your retirement. We know that you will remain faithful in the Lord’s service and receive great rewards on the other side. You will be in our prayers.

    Carl & Kathy Hall

  48. Jeremy and Ingrid Law

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton:

    Thanks so much for everything!

  49. Sarah McGulpin (Waters)

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for your ministry of PCA and PCC! I really appreciated using the A beka books for my education growing up. Attend PCC was a dream come true. Thanks for all you’ve done and the great impact you’ve had on my life! I really appreciate all you’ve done.
    Congratulations on your much deserved retirement! Enjoy!

    Sincerly,
    Sarah McGulpin (Waters)

  50. Thomas Behman

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for starting Pensacola Christian College. I met my wife during my Freshman year of college. We were married a few months after we graduated in May ’09. We now have one 17 month old daughter and another baby daughter on the way.

    There is no way you can imagine how many lives were affected by the decisions you have made. I pray that God will bless you during your retirement years. Please enjoy this time of R and R.

  51. Jim Riley

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for all of your service to our Lord Jesus Christ and Pensacola Christian. I graduated in 1979 from PCC. I married Terry Blondin (82) and we are still serving God together. We appreciate the excellent education we received there.
    Pastor Jim Riley

  52. Rebecca Plymon

    Dear Dr and Mrs Horton,

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being a student at PCC. It was a wonderful experience and I am proud to say that I am an alumni! Thank you for starting this great ministry!! May God continue to bless you in your retirement!!!

    Gods Blessings,

    Rebecca Plymon
    2001 alumni ( bachelor of science in Nursing)

    P.S. I still speak to alot of my nursing friends via facebook

  53. Erick Baltodano

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice, so that thousands could see God’s work first hand. I was a California boy who took a chance in coming to a college across the country, sight unseen, and begin the journey of becoming the person I am today.

    Through your faithfulness to God’s calling in your life, I have benefited. I took home with me, after graduating, a solid foundation for my faith, a dedication to live my life for God and a top notch education. I now have the joy of seeing my oldest daughter attend, what I consider, the best college in the nation. God bless you on your next step in God’s will.
    Your student,

    Erick Baltodano

  54. Kaycee Uy

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Words can’t describe the blessing you both have been to me and many people around the world. It is because of your ministry that I was able to attend PCA and now PCC. I am so thankful for a Christian education. Thank you for giving to the Lord.
    Sincerely,
    Kaycee Uy

  55. Paul

    Dear Dr & Mrs Horton,

    It is a privilege to be among the beneficiaries of the vision God gave you. Your lives have been a reflection of a purpose driven one, an example of a life totally yielded to the service of God. A life of service to God and humanity is a life well lived. Thank you for your service to humanity, and mostly for your humility. Your reward here on earth will be limitless and your reward up in heaven shall not be charred.

    Happy retirement Sir & Ma’am!!

  56. Heather

    Thank you for your steadfast Godly example and for your tireless work in His kingdom. You have been instrumental in training generations of children and college students. Your legacy will continue for generations to come. May God bless you.

  57. Brian and Susan DeFord

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your years of ministry. We are so grateful for your dedication to the Lord and your servant’s heart. PCC and your lives have had a deep impact in our lives today.

    Thank you and may the Lord continue to bless all you do,
    Brian and Susan DeFord
    Class of 1990

  58. Deborah Sylvester

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I was so sad when I found out about your retiring this year. I know that you have served a long time and are ready to move on, but it has been such a blessing all these years to know that you were so faithfully keeping PCC on track educationally, functionally, spiritually, and in all the other ways that you have made a difference. Mrs. Horton, I was home schooled using many ABeka Books and am thankful for (and inspired by) all the hard work that you and Dr. Horton put into your ministry to make it what is is. Dr. Horton, I have always enjoyed hearing you speak onstage, and cannot say how glad I was to hear you when you became cancer-free. I pray that God blesses you and continues to blossom the work which you have started. I greatly look forward to walking across the stage this upcoming convocation and having the privilege of shaking your hand.

  59. Shelby Bennett

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you both for the wonderful opportunity to attend a Christian college. I knew God called me to a Christian college, but did not know where until a brochure came in the mail about the commercial writing program here at PCC. I was twelve years old and I knew God was calling me to come here. I am now a sophomore and have enjoyed every minute here. I have been blessed by the preaching in chapel and church, by the teaching in all of my classes, and by the students that are around me. This is a very special place that you started. I am forever grateful. I pray that the Lord will bless your retirement as he has blessed your ministry.

    In Christ,
    Shelby Bennett

  60. Rebecca (Linzey) Crawford

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you So much for serving God and building ABeka Books and PCC! My life is incredibly blessed because of growing spiritually at PCC for 4 years and 2 summers. It was the best thing I could have done. Thank you for making a place for God to shape hearts and lives!

    Rebecca (Linzey) Crawford
    Class of 2002, 2005

  61. Lindsey

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I haven’t had a chance to meet you yet, but I just wanted to take a second and thank you for your faithfulness to God as you surrendered to His will. I often wonder where I would be if you had not answered the call and started Pensacola Christian College! I feel like God has called me here to help prepare me to serve Him in the future, and I want you to know that I really appreciate your ministry. I was really sad to hear that you won’t be president anymore, but I’m sure God still has huge plans for you! thank you so much for your example, and Happy Retirement! 🙂

    Love, Lindsey<3

  62. Angela Burney Fabich

    I am so thankful for the years the Lord brought me to PCC. You both have been such a blessing and testimony to how God can use someone for His glory. You both have shown great humility and have given so much back to the students. Thanks for your faithfulness to God and the years you have served. May God continue to bless the ministry/college there and your lives.

  63. Mayelyn Garcia

    Dear Dr. and Mrs Horton,
    Thank you for the 60 years of service you have put into this ministry. I actually first had A Beka Book in my life in the Cayman Islands for kindergarten. When I came back to the U.S., I was enrolled in public school through the sixth grade. My mother later enrolled my brothers and I in A Beka Academy. I hope God blesses you both as much as you have been a blessing to every PCC, PCA, and A Beka Academy student.This is my first semester at PCC and I am so glad I came this spring to have the opportunity to meet you both. Have a blessed retirement. I love you both and hope when I am your age, I can look back and know that I have done the work the Lord put me on this earth for.

  64. Tim Germain

    Thank you for following God’s leading in founding PCC. I am very thankful for the Bible teaching I received there. May God continue to bless you and PCC.

  65. Joel and Raquel Burke

    Thank you for life of service and leadership. Thank you for starting a great college to get a Christian education. PCC was one if the best times in my life. God used PCC to change our life. 2008 and 2009 graduates

  66. Jane

    Thank you for all you have done for the education of millions — it’s still going on! I was homeschooled K-12 with A Beka Books, and graduated from PCC. Someday I want to start a Christian school like you did. Right now I am teaching in a public school, which might seem like a step backward from that goal — unless you consider that I am using the phonics I learned from A Beka to teach “phonics interventions” in a public school! Who would have dreamed? We have come a long way from the days in which teaching children at home was illegal in Michigan. You have been a tremendous blessing by keeping traditional, conservative education philosophies alive in the nation. Thank you again, and praise God for His mighty works!

  67. Paul Swanson

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedication and persistence. Even as you plan to pass the torch, your desire to provide an excellent education for young people continues.

    I am grateful that you looked at the needs of individuals and, because of that ideal, worked to ensure that I had courses that would benefit me throughout my life.

  68. Moriah Delsart

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for your faithfulness in service. I would not be where I am today without your work for the Lord. I grew up using A Beka books, and now I am a freshman at PCC. Thank you most of all for your Godly example of faithfulness and selflessness. Your choosing to follow the Lord each day, doing great things for him and trusting in him, is an inspiration to many. Thank you so much! Enjoy your retirement! May God continue to bless you!
    Love in Christ,
    Moriah Delsart

  69. Mark

    All I can say is “thank you.” I wanted a christian college with high academic standards so I could truly learn more about God. I am only a sophomore, but already God has taught more than I ever thought I could know about Him.
    Thank You.

  70. Jean Airington LaCoste '74-'78

    As one of the first applicants to PCC I can hardly believe what a wonderful place the college has become. I have to admit when I first arrived and realized that there was only one buidling and the back door did not lead out to the beach, as the brochure indicated, I was ready to go back home! I am so thankful to the Lord’s direction and the Horton’s willingness to follow and continue to “grow” the college as they have the last 34 years. Thank you for the Christ honoring impact the college has here in Pensacola and the world. I am proud to be an alumnus. My prayers are that the next generation of leaders will be steadfast and unwavering in Christian training.

  71. Candace Austin

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for being excellent examples of the miracles of God, and how he can work through the average person. Thank you for all your years of hard work and service in God’s bigger picture to one day make a difference in my life. Thank you for your faithfulness. May God continue to bless you.

  72. Johanna Jusuf

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Holton,

    I was shocked, knowing both of you are going to retire soon. I am quite blessed with your ministries. I did appreciate with your downheartedly manner of replying my letter when I was at PTS. God has used both of you so amazingly. Thank you so much for all your love, care, concern for us. May God keep on using you to be His blessing for others.

    Johanna Jusuf
    alumni 2009

  73. Kim Pant

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I consider myself abundantly blessed. I had the opportunity to attend a college where I achieved a great education, received God’s word, and remained debt free. Because of your direct obedience to God and your perseverance to stand for what’s right, this ministry have reached lives that you have never seen. You should consider yourself abundantly bless that God chose you to do such great things. Congratulations, now you can truly rest and see God continue the good work he already begun.

  74. Audra Sunderland

    Dr & Mrs. Horton,
    I want to thank you for your commitment to young people and Christian education. In 2010, I received my Bachelor’s in Nursing. Since then I have been working in central Texas on the Intensive Care unit. The excellent nursing education I received enables me to provide the best care to my patients. The Christian perspective empowers me to “let my light shine” in the workplace. I’m very thankful for the low cost of PCC. Not having the burden of student loans has allowed me to buy a car and manage my finances wisely. This is a brief summary but I hope that it expresses my gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done to make a difference in the lives of so many students. May God continue to richly bless you both.

    NUMBERS 6:24-26
    24The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
    25The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
    26The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

    Thank you, Audra Sunderland 🙂

  75. Laurel Zerbe

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedication to God, and to the many students that have attended PCC over the years.
    I was one of the students who participated in the college’s “contract” program; and I know that without that program, I wouldn’t have able to complete my degree.
    Thank you again. I treasure so many memories from my time at Pensacola. God bless as you begin this new phase of your lives.

    In Christ,
    ~Laurel (Camara) Zerbe
    PCC, Class of 2008

  76. Lori (Greer) Whitaker

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for surrendering to God’s call for your life. I was attending a state college when for the first time in my life I heard there was a Christian college. My church had a new pastor and his children attended there. The traveling singing group came to my church that summer and God began working in my heart to transfer to PCC. My parents were not sure this was best for me so they decided that we would make the drive to PCC to see the campus. Being a 12 hour drive, she thought the distance would change my mind. But I prayed that if God truly wanted me at PCC, that God would change my parents hearts. As soon as we stepped foot on campus, my mom told me that she agreed that this is where I should attend college! Over the next 4 years at PCC, God worked in my heart and taught me so many things about Himself and how to live a victorious Christian life. I shutter to think what my life would have been like had I not surrendered to God’s call for my life. Thank you for heeding His call for your life. You have touched and changed countless lives!
    God bless!

  77. Robert White

    I am amazed what God has done through your step of faith many years ago. I was blessed as a Christian school student through Beka books, then as a student at PCC (where I met my wonderful wife), presently as a Christian school administrator, and now with my son attending PCC in the fall as a premed major. To God be the glory!

  78. April

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for following God’s direction one step at a time to make an impact for Christ. I appreciate your faithful example and consistent standards. I was home schooled using A Beka, and now I am looking forward to graduating with my education degree and teaching A Beka in a Christian school! May God richly bless you for your service.

  79. Bethany L. Thompson

    I praise the Lord for Dr. and Mrs. Horton and their 60 years of service. I had the privilege of receiving a Christian education from K4 through a MS in Educational Administration. I grew up with A Beka Book materials, went to PCC for undergraduate and graduate school, my first teaching position was at PCA, and now as a missionary involved in Christian education in Brazil I am spreading what I have learned and am privileged to be working on the translation of A Beka Book materials for Brazilian Christian schools. I look back at the years I spent at PCC/PCA as years of spiritual growth and life-changing training. The ministry of the Hortons provided me with an excellent foundation for my current work and ministry. In my travels I have met and helped many educators who were not given practical training in teaching and did not know how to control a classroom. I am grateful for the preparation I received at PCC and PCA. The Horton’s ministry went beyond educational theory and gave me the practical, Bible-based training I needed to be an effective educator and educational leader. Prior coming to Brazil, I never imagined that I would be in a place where I was the only one trained in a Christ-centered philosophy of education. PCC/PCA prepared me to face this challenge and train others. I have seen many teachers transformed, adopting a Christ-honoring philosophy of education, and as a result, I have seen many students and parents saved. To God be the glory! Where would I be without the influence of Dr. and Mrs. Horton? I do not think I would be equipped to be doing what I am doing now. I am so grateful that God gave me the opportunity to learn under their ministries. I am only one graduate touched by their lives. Their influence has been multiplied by countless graduates, educators that have attended training seminars or clinics, and students who where educated with A Beka Books or attended schools with teachers trained at PCC. I thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Horton for answering God’s call, staying faithful, and making a difference for eternity. I thank you for having such an important influence on my life. Thank you for being a beacon for Christian education. I pray that your influence will continue to multiply through the lives you have touched and trained. Know that you are loved and appreciated.

  80. Ryan Phelps

    It is a wonder to see what God can do when two of his servants give over their lives to him. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

  81. Kari Riffe

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    You both knew how important it was for a child to have a Christian education. Because of that, the Lord gave you both a desire to start a Christian school. Through that, many kids have walked though the halls and have been able to be in a Christian environment in which some of those have received Christ. Thank you for having a heart for the lives in Pensacola, Florida.

  82. Mike Winningham

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for all your hard work and commitment to the Lord and Christian education. God has used you to change so many lives throughout the years. I know that my six years at PCC changed my life completely and I’m more convinced of it with every passing year. I would not be able to function as effectively in my current ministry were it not for the excellent education and spiritual direction that PCC provided. I’m so thankful God led me there ten years ago. Truly some of the greatest times of my life were at PCC. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord. Both of you are wonderful examples to those of us who are starting out in our different ministries.

    Thank you!
    Mike Winningham

  83. Sarah Ann Weatherford

    Thank you for all that you have done. May the Lord Jesus bless you both!

  84. Tressa Jones

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for all the sacrifice, time, and hard work you have put into this college. As a freshman here I am amazed at how wonderful it is to have a christian college that still makes a stand for God. You are such an encouragement to me because you show how much God can use people. Have a great retirement and thank you for everything you have given to the Lord:)

  85. Martin Hatzell

    When considering where to go to college for God’s calling in my life to become an educator, my choice was easy to make! Thank you, Dr. & Mrs. Horton, for having the vision to start PCC and all the related ministries. I am now serving as Elementary Principal and 5th & 6th grade teacher in Madison, AL. I also am grateful for the opportunity to get a college education and for the spiritual blessing PCC has been in my life for I was saved my senior year at college. To think where I might be today is something I really do not want to think about. I am now serving the Lord in a ministry thanks to the forsight of Dr. & Mrs. Horton! To God be the glory!

  86. Aurielle Harris

    Thank you! Your life is an example of what God can do through any believer who trusts and follows Him. Thank you for your dedication, and may God continue to bless and use you both in your retirement.

  87. CJ Swartz

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton, thank you so much for remaining faithful to God and founding a great Christian school and college. May the Lord continue to bless you in your lives. Again, thank you!

  88. Rebekah (Williamson) Lilly

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Praise the Lord for a lifetime of faithful service to our Saviour. Your willingness to follow His leadership molded my life beginning with the A Beka Curriculum in my elementary years through college at PCC and now as a missionary and Christian school teacher. How thankful I am for the home school video program! In rural Vermont as a “preacher’s kid” it was a daily blessing to learn from a Christian perspective, and over the years, as Dad’s ministry carried us across the states, Video School afforded me a strong and secure foundation for my education. Thank you, also, for the weekly high school “field trips” that I experienced as Mom and I traveled with Dad while he served as A Beka Book Representative. Every week we explored the Western states and Canada and even became the only Rep family to drive the Alaska Highway and hold meetings throughout Alaska and along the ferry route to British Columbia. I grew up learning from the A Beka Curriculum, spent my high school years working with Dad during the motel meetings and conventions, then had the privilege to attend PCC and sit under some of the same video teachers at the college level, and, best of all, student teach at the Academy. Now I have had the joy of teaching from A Beka Books for ten years in Christian schools and on the mission field. My husband (also a PCC graduate) and I appreciate your commitment to God’s principles and traditional excellence, and we look forward to using this same curriculum with our daughter when she begins school in a few years. Thank you for being willing to be used of God!

  89. Audrey Thomas

    Thank you for leading PCC all these years. Your ministry have been a blessing to thousands of students all over the world. Growing up in Indonesia and being able to come to the States and be part of PCC was a life-changing experience. I learned so many things; gained knowledge, received spiritual truths, and built long-lasting friendships. Your ministry has set a good foundation. Thank you for providing affordable education to students all over the world. So that we may learn spiritual truths and gain knowledge in a good environment. Once again, thank you… 🙂 may God continue to bless you both in your retirement.

  90. Joyce Hatfield

    I have been so honored to work at PCC. The examples of hard-working, God-loving people are what I saw in Dr. and Mrs. Horton. I am sad to see them leave, yet I know it is time for them to relax! I want to say “Thank you” to the Hortons for all I have learned from them.

  91. David

    God bless both of you as you retire from the many responsibilities you have had the past 60 years. God has truly blessed you as you have been open to His leading and dedicated to His work. Your lives show how two people can be used in the hands of the Lord if they empty themselves and allow the Lord to fill their lives with Himself.

  92. Elisha Rose

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Horton,

    Since attending a Summer Music Academy in 2008, I dreamed of not just majoring in music, but coming specifically to Pensacola Christian College to major in music. Thank you for providing a wonderful Christian environment for us students to come to and pursue an education towards God’s calling in our lives. I know I and other students will miss having you as presidents of PCC.

  93. Mark Schuler, Roatan, Honduras

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton:

    First, I would like to offer you my most heartfelt congratulations. How God has used you both to do a great work for Him!! I am so happy for you and count it a privilege to know you! Secondly, I just want to say this: even with ALL the enormous responsibilities that you carried for many years as you ministered to thousands upon thousands, you STILL found time to help us with the work here in Honduras. I can’t tell you what that has meant to me. I appreciate you both more than I can say! God bless you and I pray that He gives you a long, healthy and happy retirement!! What an amazing legacy the two of you are leaving, and what a BLESSING you have been to so many!

  94. Jacob Rivedal

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for all that you have done for young people such as myself. You have touched the lives of millions, if not billions, and your reward in Heaven will be incredible. I would like to personally say thank you for giving me the opportunity to sing for thousands. Your generosity is touching.

  95. Dr. Jenny Lopez

    In 1995, I attended a summer seminar where I became a true believer in the system and the method Dr. and Mrs Horton have so brilliantly created. Our daughter, who was born in 1998, is called Rebeca in honor Mrs. Horton. She is 13 now. I began promoting A Beka Book at the school in Ecuador where I have functioned as the principal. The way God has guided Dr. and Mrs Horton is an inspiration, and one of my dearest dreams has been to make this system available in all Latin American countries because it can benefit and bless many.
    They are such a wonderful example of servants and stewards. Trustworthy, they have a legacy that inspires thousands in the past, present, and future.
    I’m so honored to have studied my Master degree in Education at PCC ,and to have worked at A Beka Academy in 2009.

    Dr. Jenny Lopez
    QUITO – ECUADOR
    South America

  96. Izrael Rothenberg

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Praise God for your dedication to the Lord! You have been a blessing to so many people and have proved what God can do through a Christian who is willing to follow God wherever He leads. Your faithfulness to God has given me confirmation that if I simply do the little things God has for me today, He will lead me to the big things He has for me tomorrow. May God bless your retirement!

  97. Mrs. Nydie Adams (Lestrade)

    I must begin by saying that my four years at PCC has been one of the most monumental, defining, spiritual-life changing moments of my Christina walk, I adopted a name for Dr. Horton by calling him Papa Horton. We were told that all the students enrolled in the college was like one of their children. What I remember most fondly about the Hortons was the constant joy and smile on their face. I never saw a frown or sadness on their faces. They were always smiling which reminded me of the joy a parent has when with their children. I felt like a daughter to the Hortons. Their presence on campus amongst the students always reminded me of Mom and Dad coming to visit. The Horton’s upcoming retirement is a well deserved moment for Papa and Mama Horton. May the Lord continue to bless them.

  98. Audrey Thomas

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for letting me be a graduate assistant and finish my master’s degree debt free. Coming all the way from Indonesia, and being able to be a part of PCC has been a life-changing experience for me. Your ministry is a tremendous blessing to students all over the world. I learned so many things through my undergrad years and I’m still learning while I’m pursuing my master’s degree here. The graduate assistant program opened another window of opportunity for me, it is building a firm foundation before I get out there again. Thank you for investing in countless lives. I trust the Lord will continue to let PCC be the shining light! 🙂

    Gratefully,
    Audrey Thomas

  99. Kevin Stembridge

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for both the opportunity to attend here at PCC and for your outstanding testimony to the Lord. My freshman year I had the chance in Philosophy of Christian Education to hear the testimony of how you all came here and began the ministry. My heart was touched by how God can use those people who simply decide to yield their lives completely to the Lord and follow His will one day at a time. As a sophmore here at the college, I have found a relationship with the Lord so personal and wonderful that it has changed my life forever. I am encouraged daily by a loving faculty who desire to see me grow in the Lord. I am only one of many thousands of students who have the great privilege of learning to serve God whole-heartedly here in this ministry that the Lord gave to you. May He continue to richly bless you both as you continue to follow His will one day at a time. You are both very special to me and I will continue to pray for you all! Thank you and God bless!

  100. Kellie Blackburn Childress

    I want to say a big “thank you” for all that you have done to make PCC a success. I graduated from there in 1991 with a BS degree in Elementary Education. I went onto teach school in Montana and NC for 10 years. My husband, Randy Childress and I married in 1995 and adopted our twin boys in 2002, where I stopped teaching in school and began my life as a mom and full time teacher of my kids at home. We are missionaries on the mission field in Cebu City, Philippines. Thank you for all that you have done for our college and the difference you have made in the lives of many students. May God bless you as you enjoy your retirement!!

  101. Olivia Coward

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for all you have done here at PCC. The Lord has blessed you in so many different ways!!! I enjoy being here at PCC. I do get homesick, but this place has become like a second home to me.

    Thank you for following the Lord. Hope you enjoy your retirement!!!!!!! 🙂

  102. Heather Evans

    Thank you for your service to God! You were true servants of His and very faithful to what He called you to do for Him. Continue to serve Him with faithfulness.

  103. Julie Lobato

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the vision you had when you came to Pensacola. I used Abeka books growing up and am so grateful for the solid foundation they provided me with. Your testimony has encouraged me to be faithful to Christ and to follow where ever He leads me. Thank you for everything!

    Gratefully,
    Julie Lobato

  104. Anthony Cox

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for your faithfulness. My family is would not be where it is today without your ministry. My 3 brothers and I have been taught through the A Beka Book curriculum. Thank you for 60 years of service. Have a wonderful retirement y’all deserve it.

  105. Kimberly Heller

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I just wanted to thank you for your many faithful years of service to our Lord, and for allowing Him to use you in so many ways. I am so thankful that the Lord allowed me to come to PCC and to receive my training to prepare me to serve the Lord on the mission field. He is so good! I am looking forward to graduating next semester and heading to the foreign mission field. I have learned so much in my classes, and have grown closer to my Lord while being at PCC. Thank you for everything you have done! May God bless both of you!

  106. Kimberly Heller

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I am so thankful for what the Lord has done through you! Thank you so much for your faithful service to Him. The Lord has taught me a lot over the years both spiritually and academically while I have been at PCC. I am looking forward to graduating next semester and heading to the mission field. I am so excited to serve the Lord and am grateful for the things I have learned here at PCC. May God bless you as you continue to serve Him!

  107. Justin Dubravsky

    Dr. and Mrs.Horton, Thank you so much for the years of service to PCC. I want to personally thank you for creating a home away from home. It really truly is a second home. May God bless you as you get rest after 60 years.

  108. Bethany Thompson

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you SO much for your dedication and hard work! Your ministries have been such a blessing to me. I LOVE that I can go to a good, Christian college where Christ is uplifted above all and where I can learn how to serve in every aspect. 🙂 Thank you for showing me how to be a true servant and a leader. I pray that I will allow the Lord to work through me as He has worked through you. 🙂 We love you! Thank you!!!
    Love,
    Bethany Thompson

  109. Donna Barshinger

    A lot has changed since I graduated from PCC in 1983 except your commitment to and love for Christ. Thank you for your lifetime of service and for allowing God to use you to bring about mighty things. I deeply respect both of you. Enjoy retirement!!

  110. Dan Thompson

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton,

    It was 1991 and my junior year in high school up at a public school in Troy, OH that my mother, Carolyn Thompson, asked me to sit down and watch a promotional VHS video from PCC. My mom was a great encouragement to me to attend a Christian college, and not attend some secular art institute. The college had sent this video to my older brother Joe a year or two before. My older sister went to Cedarville, my older brother to Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College (now Cornerstone), and my younger brother to Trinity Baptist in Jacksonville, FL. I have since married a beautiful Laotian girl (in 2004), who also graduated from Trinity Baptist College. Anyways, I watched the promotional video, and then flew down to visit the college during a College Days time. This would have been some time in 1991.

    I was very impressed with everything I saw, especially the Art Department, and the work that was being done there. I attended PCC from 1992-1996 and studied Commercial Art. After graduation, went to work for Beacon Baptist Church and Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Randy Cox was pastor for 24 years, retired, and now Dr. Tim Rabon is pastor. I love serving here. I am in charge of most all of the designing and printing which goes on here, and have even begun now to assist other churches and ministries with their design and publications needs. God also allowed me to serve for a short time at Answers in Genesis in 2000 before their Creation Museum was built, and then for 15 months at a Christian school in Kunsan, South Korea. The school which Roger and Mary Jane Swanson started. I attended a military missions church there which was pastored by missionary Bill and Linda Stewart, also from Florida.

    I was immensely blessed by having the privilege to attend PCC, and am so thankful for the both of you having the faith in God to TAKE that first step of faith and step out and start a great work for the cause of Christ. The first step is always the most difficult, but God is always faithful. You both have proven that time and time again with the academy, A Beka Book, and then PCC. Thank you so much for your will, your work, and your way. You have been a Christ-like example for many others to follow. My time at PCC was the greatest four years of my entire life.

    May God Bless you in your retirement,

    Come visit Raleigh sometime!

    I’m sure Pastor Rabon would love to have you here for a service one Sunday.

    God Bless,

    Dan Thompson
    ’96 PCC Grad

  111. Joseph Trull

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    “Thank you for giving to the Lord. I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord. I am so glad you gave.”

    Because of your faithfulness and dedication to the calling that God burned in your heart, alcohol does not dictate my life, drugs do not bind me, promiscuity does not define my lifestyle, but the desire to follow God in your footsteps drives me in my calling – my vocation. Because of your giving to the Lord, I am inspired to surrender all to Him and continue pressing on through the ministry of evangelism.

    Thank you for giving to the Lord.

    Love in Christ,

    Evangelist Joseph Trull

  112. Heather Bennett

    Thank you both for your desire and dedication to doing the work of the Lord! I am so thankful for the opportunity to come to PCC and I miss it every day since I graduated in 2009. It was truly a blessing to be a part of this wonderful ministry! I pray that you have sweet rest and peace as you move to this new and exciting chapter in your lives! Thank you again for you faithful service and thank you for allowing me to be a part of it!

  113. Chris Rogers

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Just wanted to wish you the best as you close this chapter in your lives. My memories of you Dr. Horton were that of approachability and humility. I have been working in higher education for the past 10 years and have worked under three presidents in a decade. Not one of them were as visible as you. We, the students at PCC, knew who you were as we saw you almost daily at a chapel or walking across campus. I’ll never forget visiting your house as a graduating senior. Pretty cool! God bless you both for your lifetime investment.

    Sincerely,
    Chris Rogers, 1993

  114. Rice Smal

    It was a pleasure getting to meet you both. And I thank you for all that you both have done for PCC and for each life you’ve changed through PCC. I wish you both well.

  115. Timothy Carkhuff

    Thank Dr. and Mrs. Horton for the standards that you have set for the students at this school. I am a first semester Senior and God has blessed me in countless ways since I have come to Pensacola Christian College. Thank you for all the work that you have put into PCC making it the healthy Christian environment that it is. My God bless you with even more opportunities to serve Him in your retirement.

  116. Dr. & Mrs. Horton,

    I grew up using abeke book. It was used in the Christian school I attended and when I was home schooled. When I enrolled at Pensacola Christian College it was exciting to leave home and began a new chapter in my life. God used my time there to strengthen my faith. I went through many discouraging times, but God was always by my side. Because I was broken, God used me to minister to many men as a floorleader. I held that position for three years. I graduated in December 2011, walking in May, and now serving as a missionary in the country of Haiti. At PCC, I have met the girl I am going to marry. Thank you for everything you have done.

    “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:17

  117. Nathan Clancy

    Dr. & Mrs Horton,

    Words cannot express how God has changed my life while attending Pensacola Christian College. The last four years have been a journey of faith, and a canvas for God to begin an amazing work in my life. Our LORD has used this ministry to chisel away my plans for life, and allow God to write His own. I found PCC on a Google search my Senior year of High School, and to this day, I know that was a divine crossroads in my life. Thank You. Thank you for standing when other buckle under the pressure. Surely all Glory is to God, and I am thankful that you have been vessels surrendered to service. Amen! Pensacola Christian College will always hold a special place in my heart and memories.

  118. Troy Fruetel

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I am so grateful for your vision and desire to be used of God. As a result, untold multitudes of lives have been directly impacted for Christ. My family owes a debt of gratitude to the Hortons for their service and pursuit of excellence!

  119. CT Wright

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for your many years of faithful, sacrificial sevice. It truly is amazing to see how God has used you to influence tens of thousands of people all over the world. May God bless you.

  120. Linda Kardamis

    Thank you for allowing God to use you and following His lead. My time at PCC was a great blessing to me as I not only learned how to be a quality teacher but also grew tremendously in my personal faith. Your efforts have impacted countless souls for eternity.

  121. John

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for providing an affordable Christian environment where I can get an education. I am now almost done with an accredited online doctorate that I would not have been able to enroll into if it were not for the B.S. in Computer Science and the M.B.A. that I had received here. I will be able to graduate from my doctorate debt free as well from the convenience of working staff here in the IT department. Thank you once again.

  122. Mark Randall

    Thank you so much, Dr. and Mrs. Horton, for your years of labor and service here at PCC! I am a new employee of A Beka Academy, but as a former high school history teacher, I have taught from A Beka books for many years. Thank you again for all your years of faithfulness to the Lord’s work here!

  123. Julie Reagan DeBusk

    Thank you for your dedication to Christian education. Your works have made a lasting impression on me, my family and my students. graduated in 1993

  124. Lyndee Brewton

    I have appreciated Dr. Horton’s kind and humble spirit over the past 24 years that I have worked here. I have also appreciated Mrs. Horton’s calm and sweet spirit and kind words whenever I have had contact with her in the offices.

    It will not be the same around here without them. They will be greatly missed.

  125. Brooke Conner

    Thank you for providing an affordable, godly education that is high in academic standards. It has been an honor to work on staff here for the past 3 years. Thank you for the job opportunity that is grounded in God’s Word and is in a safe working environment.

  126. Amber Bowman

    I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll start by just saying thank you! You will never know how many lives you have impacted but I know it’s litterally thousands including myself. You two are amazing people that have done exactly what the Lord wanted you to do and for that, I am extremely thankful. I love that you all are so sweet and down-to-earth people. My 2 year old daughter Hali really does love you and we pray for you both everyday! 🙂 Happy retirement!!

  127. Stephanie Willard

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for your faithfulness to the Lord and His plan for your lives! Your testimony is a constant reminder to me of what God can do with anyone who is willing to follow God and surrender completely to Him. I have admired and appreciated your consistency through your lives of service and sacrifice. You have been part of my life since elementary school through the A Beka curriculum. When God called me to PCC, you impacted my life further as I prepared for the future. Thank you for investing your lives in the lives of others. You have taught me to do the same, and I can’t begin to thank you enough!

  128. Brittany Johnson

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I just wanted to thank you both for the wonderful work you have put into this amazing place. I just graduated from PCC and I am now a staff member. I cannot tell you how much of a blessing every aspect of this ministry has been to me. I hope you will both rest well in your retirement. I suggest Jamaica 🙂 but then again, it may ignite an idea in you Dr. Horton _ JCC_Jamaican Christian College! Thank you both for not giving up on the vision God gave you!

  129. Laina Duffee

    I am so thankful for the ministry here! I came in 97 as an older freshman and I was floundering with no direction. Being here helped turned me around and give me the education and the direction I needed to grow. I have always loved the chapel messages and as a staff member, that is the one thing I miss most! I will always be thankful for the Hortons and for all they have done over the years. They may never know the impact that they have had in so many lives. Thank you for all you’ve done for me and for so many others. It will never be forgotten.

  130. Josh McGuffee

    Wow! 60 years of service. It’s really hard to say anything at this point. You two have given so much of yourselves. In many ways I feel this ministry breathes and bleeds “Horton.” But I know that it’s God’s work. You two simply allowed Him to work, and He used you two to build something incredible.

    Perhaps my best memory of you was about four years ago. I had just moved to Murfreesboro, TN to work at the Sword of the Lord. I remember one day seeing some familiar faces in the back of Dr. Smith’s car. I know I stared a bit too long, but I was curious whether the two people I saw where who I thought they were. You two smiled and waved at me. Apparently, you recognized one of your graduates. It was a wonderful day for me and a memory I will always keep.

  131. Kendra Odell, Deirdre Odell, James Odell

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for the Christian atmosphere here at the college and for the Christian perspective in all the classes. God has greatly used this college and will continue too. I am privileged to come here and learn under such qualified and spiritual teachers. Thank you for following God day by day. God bless you continually for your faithfulness.
    Sincerely,
    Kendra, Deirdre, and James Odell

  132. Steve and Sherry De Ford

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Neither time nor space allow for us to express all the gratitude we have toward the two of you. Your dedication to fulfill the task to which God has called you is an inspiration to thousands of current and former students and staff. Your example and the education we receive at PCC have more than adequately prepared us for the ministry to which God has called us. Thank you!

  133. Jeff and Sandra Watson

    What a joy it is to work at PCC. Dr. and Mrs. Horton thank you for your faithfulness and investment for over 60 years. May the Lord richly bless you as you start a new chapter in your lives.

  134. Becky Sharp

    We have truely been blessed by your example of serving God in all things. My husband and I thank you for PCA as our three children have attended and our oldest son is now at PCC. I look forward to God’s continued leading in your lives as one door closes so another will open and your ministry wil continue. So many lives have already been blessed by your service to the Lord. May many more continue to choose God because of the influence your lives have and will continue to have throughout the years as you continue to walk in the light of our living God.

  135. Paige Mueller

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for your faithfulness and establishing PCC and of making the A Beka Book program to which I have learned from.
    From,
    Paige Mueller

  136. Kristan Fears

    It has been an honor working at this ministry with you. Your example of humility has been an encouragement to me and an example for me to follow in my own successes or failures. Mrs. Horton, once when I was a student, there was a mixup with scheduling special music for your Sunday School class. You were polite, but let me know that the schedule your class followed would need to take priority over my group’s schedule. I understood, of course. Later that week I received a note of apology for the situation that had taken place. I’ll never forget that even though I was just a student, you felt compelled to rectify a situation — which really wasn’t too much of a problem. Dr. Horton, I have seen that same spirit of honesty and humility from you many times. Thank you, both, for the impact you have made on my life and for the privilege of working with you these last few years.

  137. Lilly Leota

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Five years ago, I was a hopeless individual working in a cubicle 9-5 at another dead end job. I had no goals and no clue as to who my Creator really was until I discovered PCC. I have now graduated and currently working through the Graduate Assistance program. All
    of this was possible because of God working through you both.

    Both of your dreams, dedication, and love for Christ is evident in the success and in the abundance of God’s blessings in this ministry.

    As you both retire, it is comforting to know that your ministry will continue to bless thousands, if not millions, around the world. PCC is a ray of sunshine in this dark world. Thank you.

    GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.

    Lilly Leota

  138. Abby Forester

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    It amazing what the Lord can do with a dream and a heart to follow His will. That is exactly what you did over 60 years ago when the Lord placed it on your heart to start a Christian school. The Lord has used your ministry in the years since then to equip your high school and college graduates to go into the world and be a light.

    My years at PCC and the two years I spent on staff at PCA were the most profound in my life. I learned not only the essential skills I needed in the office field but also how to find joy in the service of others.

    God bless you both as you continue into this new journey in life.

    With His Love,
    Abby Forester

  139. Chelsea Bookout

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I am so glad you decided to follow the Lord those many years ago when He led you to begin a school. I often thank God for bringing me here to learn, and work. Thank you for all of the hard work and sacrifices you have made over the years. You are true blessings and you will be greatly missed.

  140. Keri Johnston

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for the tremendous impact you have had in my life and lives all over the world. I have used ABeka book since kindergarten and then attended and graduated from PCC and now am continuting to use ABeka book in my ministry overseas. Your many years of labor and sacrifice are not overlooked and have truly impacted countless lives for Lord. May God continue to bless you both as you enter this new chapter of service for Him.
    Blessings from China,
    Keri Johnston

  141. Kayla Wiegers

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord all of these years. Without your willingness to serve, many of us would not have the opportunity to attend what I believe to be the best Christian College the USA has to offer.
    Thank you for inspiring us to be all we can be. We I see you around campus and you both are smiling, I can see that you really care for us. Thank you for all you have done. I won’t forget it.
    In Christ,
    Kayla Wiegers

  142. Chris and LuWanda Bowman

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    We have been privileged to know you for 34 years and your consistent Christian leadership has been a living example of what God can do with a couple truly dedicated to doing His will as you practice your faith in your day-to-day endeavors. It has been a joy to serve under your leadership these many years. May God bless you richly in your retirement.

    We love you both! Chris and LuWanda

  143. Kristen Monger

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    As a missionary kid growing up in China I benefited from A Beka Academy and started dreaming at a young age of one day attending PCC. I used to watch the Bible story time with Beka videos with my little brother! Now I am in my second year of college at PCC and it has been a privilege to sit under this great ministry and learn and grow closer to the Lord. I count myself extremely blessed to be a student at this time, to have been able to observe your example of integrity and hard work in everything that you do. I loved hearing the story of how you two met and married and started your life together in Freshman class meeting last year! You have done so much for others, I hope that in your retirement you take a little time for yourselves!
    Thank you so much for everything you have done!
    Love in Christ.

  144. Jessica Ross

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    When I was younger I remember Proclaim Ministry Teams would come to my church/school each year to share about PCC. It was one of those times I realized I felt God wanted me to come here. I could not wait to get here! My first day of freshman year was my first day ever on PCC campus. I am soo grateful to be here. Thank you for following God’s will and building this college.:) It has been a great so far!
    Thanks for everything!

  145. Matthew Lockerman

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for all you both have done to impact my life for the Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you for following the Lord’s vision for your lives and founding this great Christian college where I can prepare to serve Him better! God bless you both richly in your retirement.

  146. Caleb Clock

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton
    I just want to write to you tell you how thankful I am for you both. God has worked on me a lot these past few years and He has used you both as a huge influence weather you know it or not. I’m very thankful for your faithfulness to the Lord all these years. I’m sure it wasn’t easy at times. I pray that God continues to bless you both in your retirement. Congratulations.

    -Caleb

  147. Seth Olson

    Thank you for your faithful service. Life truly is short, and you have been a good example to all of us in making the most of the time we have to invest in the Lord’s work. “…Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

  148. Hannah Pittelkow

    It is SO awesome to be a part of the last freshman class with you, Dr. and Mrs. Horton!! Your testimony is so inspiring, and I am extremely grateful for everything the Lord has done through you. I’m SUPER blessed to be here, and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Even if you never see this message… just know that there’s a little freshman up in her Bradley dorm room that’s thanking God for you tonight. =)
    Much love!

  149. Jocelyn Steves

    I once heard a missionary say, “You never truly retire from Christian ministry.” I’m sure as you are facing this time in your life God is showing you where to take the next steps. Praying that He will continue to guide and bless you. Your dedication deserves a blessed rest.
    I thank God for you both.
    Sincerely, Jocelyn:)

  150. Kurt & Christy Copeland

    Few people have had the impact for Christ on this nation like the Hortons. Only God knows the lives that have been changed as a direct result to the Hortons service for Christ. However, those kind of statements are impossible to quantify. What I can quantify is that the lives of Kurt and Christy Copeland were greatly influenced for Christ by the lives and the testimony of these two great, humble servants of God. I am honored to have know and been trained under the leadership of the Hortons. I pray daily for both of them as well as the continued power of God on the ministries of PCC. The world is a better place because of the work of Dr. & Mrs. Horton. May that be the goal of each of us, to impact the world for Christ as the Hortons have done.

    Very Grateful Gradutes,
    Kurt & Christy Copeland

  151. Lissette M. Cruz

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your obedience to the Lord’s call to start a college all those years ago! My time at PCC was truly unforgettable! Today as I prepare to teach my music classes I can’t help but think back on all of those very important lessons I learned inside and outside of the classroom. All your years of service has shown me what great things the Lord can do through a faithful servant. Thank you again!!!

  152. Brian Wright

    Thank you for your faithful service. Thank you for providing a beautiful campus that honors God. Thank you for providing quality Christian education at a fair price. Thank you for instilling excellence in all you have been a part of.

  153. Michael Baldomero

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    With both thrill and sadness do I draft a congratulatory comment with regard to your announcement. I graduated in 1992, M. Ed. (61131). I can clearly recall sharing a table together during a dinner while attending a summer session.

    Your impact will endure for many generations. Christian Education is what and where it is today due to your faithful obedience to His call on your life. That is a challenge for me and anyone who is involved in this work

  154. Michael Baldomero

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    With thrill and sadness do I draft these short thoughts with regard to your retirement. Thank you for your dedicated service over time for Christian Education. That is a true testimony to your faithfulness to His call regardless of the times and circumstances. Like so many, I received a M. Ed. in 1992. Your impact will continue to be generational. The college, the Academy, the books, and the Campus Church. and the hearts and lives impacted by these and all of the ministries born of your faithfulness to His call. What a legacy. Thank you! Rest well in your new endeavors!

  155. Kimberly (Shaw) Irwin

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I graduated from PCC in 2003 and my sister in 1999. We are both very grateful and blessed by the Christian education we were able to receive. I am an office manager and started my job 5 days after I graduated and have been here ever since. The classes that I took for my degree have tremendously helped me in my job position. There are several aspects of my job that I wouldn’t have been able to do without them.

    Thank you both so much for having the desire to have a Christian college for young people to attend. Congratulations on your retirement although I am sure you will still be busy people!

    Sincerely,

    Kimberly Irwin

  156. Kimberly Rummel Cohan

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for all you have done over the past many years! I arrived at PCC way back in the fall of ’89, and my life has never been the same. After some troubling high school years, the PCC campus was a breath of fresh air! The first and lasting impression I received was that of an oasis for the spiritually weary and worn. I was so refreshed, and hated leaving at the end of every semester. I am so grateful for the excellent and caring faculty, the constant preaching and Bible influence, and the drive to be excellent in all things for God’s glory. Thank you for keeping these standards at the forefront of all the ministries you’ve been involved with. I now homeschool my 6 children here in Madison, Wisconsin, and start them all in the ABeka program. Thank you for allowing God to direct you in all things, and may He continue to bless and direct in your retirement.

    In Christ, Kim Cohan

  157. Bethany Haala

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for all you’ve done to make PCC the place it is now. I count it a priviledge to attend a place that God has blessed so much. When you announced your retirement in chapel one great message came through to me, which was that God can use anyone to do great things. Thinking about how you both came here simply because God told you to come start a school, and then seeing what it is now is amazing! It helps encourage me to keep going on with whatever God’s will is for me and that He will bless however He wants. I really appreciate the stand you have taken and also for the great testimony you have shared with us. I’ll continue to keep you guys in my prayers and may God bless you both!
    Thanks!

  158. Crystal Atkins

    Pensacola Christian College has forever changed the path my life has taken. After attending public high school, the campus was like another world to me. I will never forget the first day of class my freshman year when the teacher asked everyone to bow their heads in prayer. My head snapped up in shock! My thoughts raced as I said to myself, “That’s not allowed in school!” I could only grin as the teacher asked God to bless the class period, “Oh, yes. I’m at PCC now. I don’t have to worry about those things anymore.” God has truly blessed my new family for choosing to serve Him here.

  159. Daniel Corliss

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I, my wife, and my 4 siblings all had the privilege of studying in Pensacola Christian College. There we all got a good, solid education both in our fields and in the Bible. Though we came from across the country, the Christ-honoring atmosphere made us feel at home and gave many fond memories. The effectiveness of this ministry was made possible through your surrender to Christ and your drive to produce the best environment, curriculum, and student possible. Thank you for your surrender, thank you for your care, and thank you for the impact you made on so many lives, including mine and my family’s.

    Thank you,
    Daniel Corliss

  160. Danielle Coggin

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so very much for your dedication and service all these years. I graduated from PCC in December of 2005 and I am working through the distance learning program on my Masters in Educational Administration. I can never express how thankful I am that God allowed me to attend PCC under your direction and guidance. I learned so many things that I will forever remember and I gained many friends. You have been a blessing and I thank God for your unwavering service and Godly leadership. As a High School Principal, I pray my testimony will be as Godly as yours and that I may touch many lives for Christ as well.

  161. Michael

    Thank you Lord for the wonderful work you have done in the lives of so many through your servants. It is truly your handiwork and not mans. Thank you for allowing Dr. and Mrs. Horton to be used by you. The Lord is worthy of all praise for the work done in so many lives through Pensacola Christian College and other affiliated ministries.

  162. Justina

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you both for following God’s calling and for striving for excellence. My career as an elementary teacher has had a strong foundation paved by P.C.C. Your Bible flash-a-cards continually enthrall my students each year. How wonderful for them to see pictures and hear God’s Word shared through stories!

    May God bless you in this next chapter of your life.

  163. Erin Canterbury

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. You have touched so many lives through your simple obedience years ago and I am so thankful for how you allowed the Lord to use you to touch my life. Pensacola Christian College has truly been a growing place for me and has been a great place to strengthen my walk with the Lord. Thank you again and know that you are in my prayers daily.
    In Christ,
    Erin Canterbury (c/o 2013)

  164. Natalia Lie

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    I will remain forever grateful for the ministry that you both started, especially for this college. Thank you for following God’s lead to build this college. The longer I have been in PCC, the more I realize how blessed I am to be able to pursue my education in such a Godly, friendly, and secure environment. May God bless you for the rest of your retirement days. You both will be missed. God bless you!

    sincerely,
    Natalia Lie

  165. Stephen Ashmore

    Dr. & Mrs. Horton,

    Praise the Lord for the wonderful work He has done at PCC! I am so grateful for the privilege it was to be a student a PCC, and for the privilege of getting to know the two of you personally. I thank you for following the vision that God gave to you. I thank you for the high standards you maintained. I thank you for the love you showed to the students. My time a PCC molded me into what and who I am. I will always enjoy thinking of the “Evening to Remember” banquets that we did and the privilege of traveling with you and getting to know you on a personal level. These were the highlights of my days at PCC. I love you both, and I pray the Lord’s continued blessing on you!

    2001 Graduate,
    Stephen Ashmore

  166. Lindsay Bates

    Many years ago the Lord lead one man and one woman who both had a heart for God to fall in love. It was one of the sweetest, most God- honoring love stories that began a lifetime of Christian ministry. Because these two people, Dr. and Mrs. Horton , made a steadfast decision to serve the Lord the lives of thousands of children and their parents have been transformed by the Lord. I was one of those children who was irrevecably changed because two people decided to love the Lord above all else. The A Beka videos have had such an influence on my life as they formed my young mind while I grew. The Lord used them in my life to lead me to Him. As I have grown older the Lord pressed upon my heart another ministry of Dr. and Mrs. Horton- Pensacola Christian College. I always felt the Lord leading me to be a nurse, but not until I came to PCC did the Lord show me specifically that He wanted me in Medical Missions. Being a student of Pensacola Christian College is the most fullfilling role the Lord could have placed me in right now. And I am so thankful to our founders- because if they had not made the decision so long ago to have faith and trust in the Lord none of us would be here making decisions for the Lord. I will always cherish all the memories here at PCC especially of this my freshman year, and I will always cherish most thankfully the legacy of Dr. and Mrs. Horton- two great heroes of faith.

  167. Bob Schueler

    To Dr. and Mrs. Horton

    I would like to say thank you for allowing me to serve Christ with you at this wonderful institution. God has richly blessed your ministry, and I am confident He will continue to do so. I wish God’s wonderful blessings upon your retirement, and my wife and I will continue to pray for you. God bless you both

    sincerely,
    Bob and Katie Schueler

  168. Karla Stampfler

    ~Dr. and Mrs. Horton~
    I want to thank you for your dedicated service to the Lord through the many ministries here at PCC. It is amazing to me when I stop and think about the millions of lives that have been touched because you were obedient to what God called you to do all these years. What an encouraging testimony and an example to follow. I am privileged to have attended PCC for my undergraduate degree and now I am working on my Masters degree. I have been given so many wonderful, life-changing opportunities while attending PCC. Through PCC, God brought into my life many of my best friends and people that I never otherwise would have met. I want to thank you for being faithful. You have impacted my life in great ways. I know that the faces you see in Heaven because of your service will be many. May the Lord richly bless you!
    ~Psalm 37:4~
    With Love,
    Karla

  169. Caleb Keener

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedication, leadership, and constant expectation of excellence in what you do as well as in what you expect from students and staff. You are a great example to me and my family, and we appreciate what God has done through your efforts. Your influence has been a part of my life since kindergarten as I learned through A Beka Book, continued on to a college education at PCC, and have now had the privilege of serving with you in this ministry for a while. It is hard to imagine the school without you both, but I know that the vision and character of the founders will guide a continued spirit of excellence in the future! We love you both and pray that God will bless you as greatly in your retirement as He has in your careers!

    Sincerely,

    Caleb Keener

  170. Elisa (Meetze) Reese

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for your vision and dedication to Pensacola Christian College and its many minisitries. I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to be educated K5 through twelfth grade using A Beka Book and then to go on to further my education at PCC. I grew so much spiritually at PCC, and I know that if I’d chosen to go to a secular college, I would not be where I am today with my walk with God. Thank you for your love for young people and your passion for Christian education. I am just one of thousands of young people that you have impacted. My prayer is that my husband and I will have a dedication to the work of God that mirrors yours. May the Lord continue to bless you in your retirement!

  171. Hann

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for the years that you gave to the Lord! His plans for you have touched countless lives and led to the salvation of many.

  172. Mark Niggl

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton,

    I just wanted to take a moment and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the two of you and the ministry the Lord led you to start so many years ago. I am thankful for your faithfulness to Christ all these many years. PCC was where I met my lovely wife, Jenelle to whom I have been very happily married for almost 30 years now! It is also the place where I got my heart right with God while sitting on the old PCA bleachers during revival services. PCC is also where one of my children has graduated from, and is now serving the Lord as a Christian school teacher in TN.
    I could go on and on, but I will not. Just a HUGE thank you from a grateful former student who caught the vision of the importance of Christian education. May the Lord bless you and keep you in the hallow of His loving hand as you begin a new phase of service for Him.

    In Christ,
    Mark H. Niggl
    1 Cor. 15:57,58

  173. Julia Resil

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for following God! Because of you both I am able to follow God and come to a Christian college to get my education and spiritual food.

    Love,
    Julia

  174. Deb Lewis

    As I reflect on the fact that it was 30 years ago I graduated from PCC, the one thing that has always stayed with me is “serving Him faithfully in quiet humbleness” It was through your example of humble service that has helped guide me since then. I look back to those years I spent, and realize that those were the foundation of who I have become as a nurse. Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Horton for following the vision that was given to you by our Lord. You have made a postive impact on our world.
    May God bless you in your retirement.
    Deb (Johannes) Lewis 1982
    Jer. 29:11

  175. John Seydlitz

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for everything! I learned many things at PCC, but above all else, I learned to have a willing heart for God. You were willing to allow God to use you, and that transferred to the faculty.

    May the Lord bless your final years on this earth until you are able to hear “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

    Sincerely,
    John Seydlitz
    Class of 1994

  176. Chelsie West

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton:
    Thank you so much for the sacrifice and hard work you have given! Without this ministry my life my parents would not have met and my life would be completely different. The past four years have been a tremendous blessing and an awesome growing experience. May God continue to bless you!
    Gratefully,
    Chelsie West

  177. Steve and Joy Dean

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I want to express my sincere thanks for the privilege of serving in this wonderful ministry with homeschoolers for almost 20 years. Your ministry has had an eternal impact on countless lives around the world, including myself, my wife, and my five children (all of whom used A Beka Academy and attended PCC). You have helped many teachers and parents who are seeking to raise a Godly seed! Joy and I are praying that you both will continue to be filled with His joy and peace.
    Steve and Joy Dean

  178. Alexandra Lugo

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I just want to say thank you for all that you’ve done. PCC has been a huge blessing to me over the past years that I’ve attended. I know the decision to come here was the right one; I’ve learned more here than I ever thought possible and grown more than I could have imagined. You both have set an amazing example for me and the rest of the student body and we are all better for having been associated with you. Enjoy your well deserved retirement! God bless you both.

    Alexandra Lugo

  179. Dwight Ausley, Raleigh Christian Academy

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for the influence you have had in Raleigh Christian Academy and countless other Christian schools. The vision you have had for Christian education is unparalleled. The legacy that you have provided has benefited hundreds of thousands of people. Churches, Christian schools, and families are all indebted to you for what you have dreamed and accomplished together. Best wishes and God’s greatest blessings to you both.

  180. Joshua Polivka

    I am thankful for all of the things that the Lord laid on your heart to do at PCC. I found my experience a safe haven from the world in mind, thought, and surroundings.
    You were faithful from beginning to end. What a blessing to say that you have run your race and now you await your crown in Heaven!

  181. Becky Utley

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for all you have done over the years. It would be a countless list of everything you have taught me since I’ve been under your guidance the past several years.. I went 4 1/2 years for my undergraduate, and I had the privilege of meeting my husband at Pensacola Christian College, and we stayed for another 4 years on staff! Every day is such a blessing, and thank you for your humbleness and Christ-like service to others. You constantly gave of yourselves, and I truly appreciate everything you have done. Even though we have left PCC, it will always be a super special place & wonderful memories made. I love you both so much!!! Happy retirement.. I know the Lord will continue to use you both & be a blessing to others.

  182. Grace Houghton

    I appreciate Dr. and Mrs. Horton. They always cared about the students at PCC and always sought ways to make college life enjoyable and the transition to college life easy. They will be missed by everyone.

  183. Rebecca Alexander HArgraves

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Congratulations on your retirement. My life has been greatly touched by your ministry, from ABEKA books in elementary school to attending PCC from 87-91 to using ABEKA to homeschool my own children. I feel blessed to have been under your ministry. I know that while you will retire, your ministry will continue.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Rebecca Hargraves

  184. Chrissy Whetson

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank-you so much for the opportunity to be a part of the summer work program. This will help me with getting through
    college debt free. It is amazing what God has done in your lives. I have learned a lot of Bible last semester. Being at PCC has been a blessing. Again a BIG thank-you to you for providing a work program to help students like me to accomplish their goals for Christ. Enjoy your retirement!
    In Christ,
    Chrissy Whetson
    P.S. Here is my life verse I learned in prayer group:
    Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee.”

  185. Joy Keener

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton

    Thank you so much for the wonderful testimony that you both have kept throughout the years. Because you have been faithful in honoring God with your lives, you have made it possible for thousands of other Christians to do what the Lord wants us to do. I am so grateful for the college that you have started. It has been a wonderful place to study and prepare myself to serve the Lord better. Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you do for us.

  186. Mr. and Mrs. Richard

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    We are so very thankful and praise God for the vision He gave you so many years ago for Christian education. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things… Matthew 12:35.

    Our children were schooled K4-12 on the Abeka curriculum. It provided a wonderful education that prepared them for college and then their graduate studies. It was much later our joy to move to Pensacola in 2001 and to enter into the ministry here.

    We pray that you will have a wonderful season of retirement with God’s best blessings upon this time.

    In Christ,
    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dean

  187. Elizabeth

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for being such an encouragement to me in your ministry. You are a living testimony that God can use couples to do great things for him. When you announced your retirement and talked about all the things that God has done through you, I was really convicted. I decided that I want to live that way. I want to be able to look back on my life and see lives changed and a difference made in the world. Ever since that chapel service, God has been prodding my heart about a relationship that would keep me from doing everything that He has for me. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I just ended that relationship. I pray that God will bring the two of us back together in his timing, or provide another with whom I can serve God. Thank you for your wonderful testimony. Have a wonderful retirement!

  188. Chuck and Denise McCollim

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for the privilege of being able to work alongside you in this great ministry this past decade. Our four children benefited greatly by attending and graduating from both PCA and PCC. Our oldest also graduated from the seminary and the three youngest are not only on staff, but will get married on campus this coming May 25th and 26th (yes, three weddings in less than 24 hours!) Our family is indeed very blessed!

    Sincerely,
    Chuck and Denise McCollim

  189. Michael Cooper

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    A sincere thank you for, one word comes to mind, faithfulness. In a day when it seems sorely lacking, you confirmed in me way back, that a man can be found faithful. You said that buildings and things were never an indication of God’s blessing, but the evident growth in ones life was. I am truly thankful for the growth that took place at PCC. It is said that “only one life will be past and that what is done for Christ will last”. Thank you for being such a faithful couple to Christ and leaving an enduring example to follow. May you enjoy doing something “different” in your lives at this time.
    Love, Mike and Debbie Cooper

  190. Arthur M. Grubbs

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Your steadfast, unyielding, uncompromising service to the Lord knows no bounds. Through your service to the Lord, missionaries, pastors, nurses and teachers all over the world have been used of God to reach untold numbers with the Gospel. Those are the most easily identifiable.

    What about the ones whose stories we will never hear? I’m thinking in particular of my peers who graduated from Pensacola Christian High in the late 60′s and 70′s.
    Many of them raised their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, not because they were in full-time ministry, but because they were taught it was the right thing to do.

    If the Lord had chosen not to give you the vision for Abeka books, the college and beyond, the number of those whose lives were changed would still be staggering.

    On our high school senior trip to Washington D.C. I was assigned to ride in the LTD stationwagon with “Doc” (as we secretly called you) for the first leg of the trip. For those who don’t know, Dr. Horton always took a few students ahead each leg of the trip to make sure restaurants were ready for us. I won’t say how fast you drove, but that trip taught me that the effectual, fervant prayers of white knuckled 17 year olds were heard and answered, because we lived to tell about it!

    Much Love and Gratitude to You Both,
    Arthur M. Grubbs DpTh
    Class of ’75

    (edited)

  191. Dr. William Fennell

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for allowing yourselves to be used as a valuable tool for the cause of Christ! Only eternity will reveal all of the souls touched by your surrendered life! I am thankful for your friendship, testimony, and love for the Lord!

    In Christ,

    Pastor Bill Fennell

  192. Heather Wright

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for the sacrifice you have made for us students. It is amazing to see what God can do when two people agree to follow his will whole-heartedly. May God bless you both.

  193. James Kelley

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Praise the Lord for the impact that you have had on the lives of so many people through the years. I personally want to thank you for the blessing you have been to me and my family. Your testimony of being obedient, faithful stewards of Christ is a great example for others to follow. If we could travel to London today and visit the cemetery at St. Paul’s Cathedral, we would find the sepulcher of the famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren. Inscribed in Latin on the monument that stands over his grave are the words “Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.” Translated into English, it reads, “If you seek a monument, look around.” Sir Christopher Wren built St. Peter’s Cathedral in London.

    The facilities in Pensacola are a beautiful testimony of God’s grace and your faithfulness to do what He called you to do, but your influence reaches far beyond bricks and mortar. The transformed lives of men, women and children all around the world stand as monuments of God’s grace to which you played a vital role. Thanks for your faithfulness. Enjoy your retirement.

    For His Glory,
    James Kelley

  194. Jessi

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I am so thankful to have been here under your administration. It is such a blessing to see you both walking across campus. Your love for this campus and your students shines out through your smiles. Thank you for your ministry, encouragement, and for all the oppurtunities that you have provided through your work.

  195. Angie Piero

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for your faithfulness, hard work, and dedication to providing a quality Christian education. I appreciate the opportunity to teach the ABeka curriculum since 1982. I have had the opportunity to teach and work with several PCC grads. I am most thankful that both my children have the opportunity to attend PCC and be a part of your ministry. Thank you so much for your service for the Lord and our children. May God continue to bless you both and the ministry there.

  196. Rachel (Butcher) Carter

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I consider my education and stay at PCC a highlight in my life. It was there that God gave me the desire to be a teacher, and he brought my husband into my life. Now some time later, as we serve the Lord daily in ministry, I look back and realize it was at PCC that we became grounded in the Word and ways of the Lord. I have been blessed to have 4 children. As I parent them, I can’t help but remember a staff meeting I attended while teaching at the Academy. Mrs. Horton shared how she was unable to have children, but that God had given you both thousands of children right here at PCC. I realized at that moment and have brought it back to memory many times as i have parented over the past few years, that it was because of your love for “us” children that PCC became the institution that it has become today. Thank you for being that example to me. Your legacy will forever remain.

  197. Victor and Charlene Crosby

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton, how the time has flown! Looking back, we remember when the old elementary building was state of the art and the hub of everything. In those days, Vic was a math teacher and one of three young bachelors amid a bevy of single women teachers. Upon arriving in Pensacola, Charlene remembers being given several classes in math in addition to classes more in line with her General Science major. This was a stretch, and Vic was called upon to assist. Soon, we also found ourselves assigned to a Bible Club in Attucks Court downtown. We remember, too, the three loaner VW bugs and two station wagons that got those of us who did not have a car around town. That was most of us. Charlene remembers when the VW shift was a challenge and, as you were on your way downtown, you graciously offered to drop her off at your family doctor’s office for her first Pensacola allergy shot. Each night after our busy days, Lois Allen and her ladies supplied tasty meals for all of us in the elementary Cafetorium.

    Much has transpired since the early days as you have faithfully overseen the development of what Pensacola Christian College and its related ministries have become today. You have truly provided an example of the Biblical truth that a dream cometh through a multitude of business. The lessons learned over the years about time management, working hard, and doing our best for the Lord in whatever we were doing have been just priceless. Thank you so much, Dr. and Mrs. Horton, for providing a culture that made that possible.

    As you complete 60 years at PCC, we say, “Praise the Lord for your faithful service and a job well done.” – Victor and Charlene Crosby

  198. Michelle Nadaskay

    What a blessing to grow up here and see the Horton’s and the ministry in so many different stages. As the Campus Church outgrew the DHA and the Crowne Centre was built, what a mighty act of God through two very dedicated servants. I always appreciated their friendly nature and ready smile. Thank you for all you did by trusting and obeying; it is inspiration to me to follow the Lord and trust him for the results!

  199. Joanie Wade

    I thank the Lord for you both, and I thank you for all the opportunities you have given me to teach at PCC. Thanks, too, for strongly encouraging me to get a Master’s Degree in Communications. I do enjoy the work with video school as well as my speech students. One of my first memories when I first arrived back in the good old days was walking into a newly built apartment over on St. John Street and seeing Dr. Horton vacuuming the apartment. Thank you both for your example of having a servant heart.

  200. Grace

    Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    for your obedience to God, and for what you have done for us. God has taught me a lot about Himself using my time here, including struggles I had with hard classes. He showed me that everything was by His mercy and kindness, to make us more like Himself. I am grateful to Him and to those He has used.
    Grace.

  201. Andrea Rugenus

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for devoting your life to serving the Lord. Your ministries have blessed my life since I was a little girl. I was homeschooled through Abeka, went on to PCC and worked at Abeka, graduated in 2008 and am now using Abeka to teach my students! May God richly bless you for all the lives you have touched!

    Andrea Rugenus

  202. Charis Bowman

    I just want to say a huge thank you to both Dr. and Mrs. Horton. I have been under your ministry since the day I was born. Having the opportunity to attend nursery, PCA, and PCC has been a tremendous blessing that I have just recently been made aware of. I am so thankful that I am in an environment where I don’t have to wonder if my teachers are teaching me the truth. I know they are because it is coming directly out of the Word of God! What a huge blessing! As I continue in my education and in anything else for that matter, that will be my standard…the Word of God. I have also learned from you and from this ministry that God uses anyone who is listening and obeying Him. I have begun to pray like you do, Dr. Horton, that God would show me a vision of what He can do through me today. Thank you for your faithfulness and your evident love for the Lord. May the Lord continue to bless as you continue to serve Him day by day.

  203. Rodney Holloman

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you so much for investing your life in following the Lord and helping others to follow Him as well. Andrea and I are always thankful for the input PCC has had in our lives and through ABeka books, our children’s lives as well.

    May God continue to use and bless you both in the days ahead.

    In Him,
    Rodney and Andrea (Cook) Holloman

  204. Annette (Johnson) Townsley

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so much for starting Pensacola Christian College. God used it as a tool to develop me for the ministry that He has for me today. I am so thankful for how I was molded and shaped while I was at PCC from 1994 -1999. Each year, God taught me another important lesson that has helped me to live a Victorious Christian life for Him. I especially appreciated the attitude of meekness and humility that Dr. Horton always showed. It permeates the whole ministry. God gives grace to the humble and God’s grace has been evident in the history of PCC. To God be the Glory Great Things He Has Done.
    Annette (Johnson) Townsley

  205. James and Annette Ridgley

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you both for being wonderful examples of what the Lord can accomplish through a fully surrendered individual. All the ministries which stand today are a testament to the Lord’s goodness and your faithfulness. Thank you both for your kindness and prayers. It was always a joy to have you, Dr. Horton, ask how I and the family were doing. Thank you for the opportunity to teach these last six years at Pensacola Christian Academy and now at Pensacola Christian College. God’s goodness exudes throughout this ministry. Thank you again for your sixty years of service, and my wife and I hope that you both get the rest you have earned. However, I can see you both wanting to start another work for the Lord, simply because it is your character. God Bless.

    In Christ,

    James and Annette Ridgley

  206. Stephen Keeling

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    I would like to thank you for letting God use you in such a spectacular way! I cannot explain how God has changed my life and how I have become closer to Him because of being here at PCC. I am a product of A Beka Book program since I was in K-5 and am so grateful for a school program that focuses on classwork, as well as God’s magnificence. Because of the everyday challenge each class gives us, I have now been called to ministry as well, and can only pray that God will use me in such a massive way as He has used both of you. Thank you so much for your hard work and your dedication to this school. I cannot wait to see how God will use you in the years to come! May God continue to bless you and your ministry.
    *Phil. 4:11-13*
    Stephen Keeling

  207. Billy and April Morris

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for the years of service for our Lord. We are alumni of PCC 2000 and 2002 classes. We look back on our years at PCC with many happy memories of both of you as you stood before us and declared “this is the way walk ye in it.” Thank you for your Godly example. We love you both!

  208. Earlese and Orlando Richards

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for obeying and allowing God to use you in building lives both spiritually and accademically.
    We are so thankful that our two children are now attending pcc.
    May God richly bless you both in your retirement.

  209. Steve Bazis

    It has been a real pleasure and blessing to work with you both since I came as a student in 1988 and began working in ’89. I got married here and the Lord provided a place where I can raise my family in an atmosphere that is honoring to Him. Thank you so much for your faithfulness.

  210. Abe Haven

    Dr. & Mrs. Horton,
    From the first time I set foot on this campus as a young guest, I felt an indescribable peace about the place. Several years later, as I prepare to graduate in May, I still feel that peace. Thank you for making a place where thousands of young people can study in an atmosphere conducive to Godly relationships. I have had the time of my life here and I feel fully equipped to further my legal studies in law school next fall.

  211. Brooke (Johnson) Farrington

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton,
    Congratulations on your retirement. You both have accomplished much through the Lord’s direction and I am glad I was able to be a part of the many years you have spent in Pensacola. You were my campus parents during my freshman year (92-93) and I will never forget the blessing you both were to me during that pivotal year in my life. May the Lord continue to bless you both in the years ahead.
    Sincerely, Brooke (Iowa)

  212. Brent Dean

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Congratulations on your retirement. I thank God for you guys starting a Christian College, where I could grow in my spiritual life. I wish you the very best in whatever you do, you deserve it.
    Brent Dean
    class of ’91

  213. Ryan and Laci Vanderboegh

    Dr. And Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for the years of investing in people. College was some of the best years of our lives. PCC was one of the places that helped shape us into the people we are and alowed us to be in an environment that we could enjoy growing closer to our Savior and to each other. May God continue to bless you and the many ministries until He comes.

  214. Toby and Karmen Baker

    Your testimony of obeying and serving God is evident throughout this ministry. Your willingness to obey God’s calling even when the task before you seemed daunting is a constant source of encouragement and inspiration to our family. Your years of service illustrate perfectly Philippians 4:13,19: we are capable of anything if God is in it! Karmen and I count it a privilege to raise our daughters in a ministry that seeks to glorify God and bring others to salvation. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful place. Enjoy your retirement!

  215. Julie Soncrant

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton, it was a privilege to clean your offices over 12 years ago during the noon hour. I am so grateful for your vision of creating a wonderful place to attend college. The Lord has blessed this vision and blessed me in the process. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and grant you peace. If you do not remember me, my maiden name was Long. Thank you for your years of service.
    Sincerely,

    Julie Soncrant

  216. Roxana (Pérez) Keiser.

    As a Mexican, I dreamed of having the opportunity of studying in a Christian university, though none existed in my country at that time. After finishing my bachelor’s degree in Bible at a Bible institute, I applied to PCC to study two master’s degrees as a graduate assistant (Educational Administration ’00 and Church Music ’02). I thank you for having the vision to open the graduate assistant program since it allowed me to study and to expand my knowledge in ways that otherwise would have been impossible. Now, I am a missionary in Puerto Rico and I have had the opportunity of impacting many lives as I teach what I learned at PCC to students here at the Bible college.
    Thank you for your ministry, dedication, and vision. I am a grateful recipient.
    Roxana (Pérez) Keiser

  217. David Creech

    Thank You. I have some of my best memories from PCC. Learned a lot, spiritually and otherwise.

  218. Anne (Boyd) Gallion

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Thank you for your dedication and hard work. You both have been greatly used in so many ways. You have touched my life (and my husband’s life!) in more ways than I can list! For that, we are forever thankful. God bless you in this next chapter!

    Anne Gallion

  219. Jamison Coppola

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you so very much for answering God’s call to education and faithfully fulfilling the work to which He has called you! Rarely does a day go by where I am not reminded of a valuable lesson learned, a truth expressed, or some pattern of doing a thing well, that was taught to me through the ministry of PCC and the Campus Church. I am personally and eternally grateful to you! It is truly easy to say, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you!”

  220. Steve Harness

    Dear Drs. Mr. & Mrs. Horton,

    I thank the Lord for all that He has accomplished in your lives and service to Him. Your vision of education, leadership in excellence, and passion for evangelism and edification has been a tremendous example to many. Thank you for your example of faithfulness to each other and to the work of the Lord. Your lives and ministries have impacted many, many people for the glory of God!

    Steve Harness, 2002 grad

  221. Ben Chappell

    May God bless the both of you. You both have made a difference in so many lives. I am sure it is just to say you have run the race well.

  222. Lillian G. Mark

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton:
    As the founder of Alpha Beacon Christian School since 1969, our students have used A Beka books exclusively for the past 36 years taught by our teachers also trained at PCC. Surely, millions of lives have also been blessed by your godly example of vision, dedication, humility, generosity and love for our Headmaster, the Lord Jesus Christ. The seeds planted by your faithful obedience to His calling will continue to impact the world. Hallelujah!

  223. Alyssa

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Thank you for all that you’ve invested here through the different ministries here at PCC over the years. You both care about the Lord’s work here, the big things and the small things, and it greatly shows through your concern and attention to the needs of the student body. I am privileged to have attended PCC under your administration. God bless you in your retirement.

  224. Bob & Ronda Yoder

    Dear Dr. & Mrs. Horton,

    You have influenced the lives of thousands of young people to serve the Lord over the years. We are so glad you have had the opportunity to influence our lives and the lives of each of our children.

    From Ronda’s first arrival on campus in the fall of 1981 as a freshman nursing major, to Bob’s arrival in 1989 as an employee (and later student), through all the years of working and serving in our areas of ministry, we will always cherish our memories of studying, preparing, and working for the Lord under your leadership.

    It has been a joy to see the influence you have had on our children from the time they were young and first recognized you from your pictures at the Academy. Rob, Sarah, and Jenny have benefited from your servants’ hearts in so many ways, including the Aunt Beka’s Bible stories they heard at school and camp. Kathy has loved having you both for unofficial grandparents at church!

    We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord in the ministries of Pensacola Christian and praise the Lord for your commitment to pursue excellence in all the endeavors of this place. As you retire, we know the Lord will continue to use you as you continue to pray, “Lord, give us a vision of what You can do through us today.”

    In Christ’s love,
    Bob & Ronda Yoder (Classes of ’93 & ’85)

  225. Deborah from Bombay India

    Dearst Dr. and Mrs Horton, THANK YOU very much for giving Ruth Clapper (of Faith Christian Academy, Illinois) and myself a lift in your car when we met at the 1991 Principal’s Clinic. THANK YOU again for letting me meet Dr. Arlin Horton to tell him my dream for my nation, India. I am ever SO grateful. You must know – 21 years later that THAT meeting changed my life and the lives of many Indian kids who use your EXCELLENT phonics program so they can speak, read and write English at rocket speed. Oh how I wish I could see you again and tell you both stories of how you have impacted us here in India with your God given and God led vision. Thank you for your faithfulness. I do want to wish you both the BIGGEST BLESSING EVER from my husband Charles and myself, our Baptist church family, the Home school families and all the Christians schools we’ve set up. God hears the prayers of His children. I pray you can visit us here sometime in the near future as you enter your new season of rest well meant for both of you !! Blessings Deborah from Bombay India

  226. L

    Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Horton for all the wonderful things you do for us. From having special events, such as fine arts, class parties, late night parties, and even president’s prerogative for us I love it here. We greatly appericate the dedication and the prayer that you have put in the college. I especially want to thank you for the godly testimony that you have founded this college on and am most likely seconded on that by the majority of the student body. It’s amazing what God can do with someone, as long as they are willing. Thank you again for your sacrifice to make a place where people can grow acedemically and most of all spiritually.

  227. Kristina Silver

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,

    Countless lives have been touched through your faithful service to our Lord, and it is my prayer that He will continue to richly bless you as you begin this new chapter in your life. Thank you for answering the call and being obedient all these many years!

    May you be filled will happy memories just as I am whenever I remember my days at PCC!

    Blessings,
    Kristina Silver <
    '97 Elementary Ed, CA

  228. Bill and Juli Steffensen

    To God be the glory, great things He hath done and we thank Him for what He has done through you. We thank you for answering His call and for the life you have lived out before so many. We feel privileged for the years at PCC and knowing you. Your lives are both scripture and music in action – To be like Jesus, to be the one God has created me to be. Thank you hardly seems enough and we can’t say it enough for your contributions to Christian Education and considerations toward us. May God continue to bless you. We love you!
    With Love, In Christ,
    Bill and Juli Steffensen

  229. David and June Sheppard

    Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    Words cannot truly express our gratefulness to and love for you both! Thank you for your willingness to follow God’s leading each day from the beginning until now and for not giving up or giving in! It is wonderful to reflect on the many ways God has used PCC in our lives and now in the lives of our children as well. Thank you for leading us by the example of your spirit of excellence, dedication to God, humble spirit, and heart for others. We love you both very much! Congratulations on 60 years of serving the Lord!

  230. Hannah Elizabeth Mangum

    Dear Dr. and Mrs. Horton,
    When I came to PCC I was completely stepping out on faith following God’s will for my life day-by-day. I had never visited the campus, I simply knew what the Proclaim Teams had shared when they would come to my church and school and promote the college. I was rather overwhelmed by the numerous students all my age when I arrived on campus, yet I found it exciting. I have been here for 3 years now and through the years I have learned much about the ministry here that I admire. Thank you both for following God’s will day-by-day and allowing Him to mold you into what you are today. I haven’t ever had the opportunity to talk to either of you but from a distance I see the love you have for the Lord and His blessing on your lives. Your dedication to this ministry and doing what is right is a tremendous encouragement, and you will most definitely be missed.
    Love in Christ,
    Hannah

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