In many ways, Horizon Christian Fellowship is the granddaddy of San Diego’s megachurches. Pastor Mike MacIntosh came to San Diego in 1974, and the church he founded grew quickly. It acquired and renovated the North Park Theatre in 1976, before moving to Clairemont in 1985. The church launched the Horizon School of Evangelism in 1977, where many San Diego pastors got their start. More than 100 churches and organizations have grown out of the Horizon congregation.
MacIntosh also reached out internationally, starting Horizon International Ministries in 1980. Horizon has a pre-school, elementary school, and junior/senior high school. It has an estimated 6,000 members.