Bob Botsford has been teaching the Word of God for more than two decades. His ability to bring the truth of Scripture into focus and apply it to life comes through with passion and simple clarity for today’s listener.
Bob’s ministry began as Area Director for Young Life in San Diego. He also served as Executive Director for YDI (Youth Development Inc.) and the National Youth Crisis Hotline. He joined the ministry team of Mike MacIntosh at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego where he served for seven years as Youth Pastor. In 1993, after opening a satellite campus that grew rapidly, Pastor Mike asked Bob to shepherd the newly planted church. Today, with nearly 4,000 each weekend, Horizon North County is a vibrant fellowship of believers committed to reaching their community and world for Christ.
As Senior Pastor of Horizon and President of Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe, Bob’s vision for this growing ministry remains rooted in the Lord’s command to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Bob took this guiding principle to heart early in ministry and still finds it amazing to see God’s faithfulness to change lives and bless the straightforward teaching of His Word.
Pastor Bob’s radio broadcast, Testify, is heard daily throughout Southern California, the U.S. and worldwide. His books include For Better: 30 Days of Building a Better Family and the recently released Presence: God’s Greatest Gift. Bob has earned three master’s degrees (MA, MBA, MDiv), earned a doctorate degree from Azusa Pacific (DMin) and recently was honored with a DDiv as well. Bob served for many years on the Advisory Board for the Billy Graham School of Evangelism.
Bob and his wife Bonnie share their active and happy home in San Diego with three children—Mitch, Annie and Matthew.
Dr. Bob Botsford – Senior Pastor