On the chilly evening of December 18, 2019, Horizon alumni, friends, staff, and students gathered to celebrate breaking ground for our new facility, set for completion by December 2020. Our president, Dr. Jeromey Martini, shared the following words:
“We are here tonight commemorating the ground-breaking of a new building that represents the fourth time this college has relocated. These relocations tell an important story about who we are as a college.
Established in 1935 in Star City, SK, we relocated to Saskatoon in 1937, first moving in with Elim Church.
Shortly thereafter, we relocated near the city’s inner core, to what was then Avenue A (now Idylwyld) on the spot currently occupied by the Ramada Inn.
In 1968 we moved again to our current facility on Jackson Ave, which belonged at the time one of our early partners in ministry, the Lutheran Theological Seminary, as they moved onto the U of S campus.
Tonight we celebrate the ground-breaking of yet another relocation, as we anticipate operating next to our friends at Forest Grove Community Church in this new building just one year from now.
As we’ve operated from different places and alongside a diverse and expanding group of friends and co-labourers, our mission remains the same today as it was when this college was founded 84 years ago: to train Christian leaders to impact this world and make it a better place.
Tonight we celebrate the ground-breaking of a new facility that is designed to help us better fulfill our mission, training leaders to serve an expanding network of Christian denominations and ministries.
We are so grateful to Josh Remai and Span West for their incredible generosity and faithfulness to make this happen. Our coming together was miraculous. In our eyes, you are agents of God, and we pray God will bless you richly!
We are grateful to Pastor Bruce Enns and Forest Grove Community Church for the opportunity to become good neighbours and co-labourers in good work. We anticipate building a fruitful future, together.
We are grateful to our Mayor, the Honourable Charlie Clark, and to the City of Saskatoon where we’ve served for over 80 years. We pledge to continue serving this city as our students and graduates work. with our city’s homeless and disenfranchised; with its children, youth, and elderly; from our city’s inner core to its outermost perimeter.
Finally, we are grateful to our board, to the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, to our new denominational partners, and to our supporting constituency, friends both old and new, whose faithful prayers and financial support have made possible not only this ground-breaking celebration tonight, but that our mission begun so long ago will continue long, long into the future.”