The Rev. Dr. George K. Horton will join St. John United Holy Church, 3201 Jack Mitchell Road, Zebulon, as its new pastor.
A native of Zebulon, Horton is the youngest of five children born to the late Romas and Naomi Horton. He is married to the former Gloria Tyler. He joins St. John following nearly 20 years of pastoring New Fellowship Baptist Church in Clinton, Md.
His accomplishments include organizing the Voices of Angels Community Choir, which consisted of members from various churches throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; he appeared on the Morning Show several times to discuss his mission of helping those without health care; and Horton is a church planter, having assisted with the development of new services and worship centers.
Horton received his education from the University of Maryland and various trade schools. He also attended Wilbert Waters School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. in addition to Howard University. He received his Doctorate of Divinity degree from East Carolina Theological Institute in Roanoke Rapids.