A Place to Belong....
In August of 2008, Horn of Salvation Ministries was founded by Drs. Aaron & Kimberly Burgin. By the leading of the Holy Spirit they started a Thursday night Bible Study in a local housing project in Jacksonville, Fl. After experiencing immediate growth, they began holding a Sunday Morning Worship service on the property inside of the gym. Following the vision that God laid upon their hearts and to meet the needs of God’s people, they would feed breakfast to anyone attending service. During this time, from August 2008 to January 2010, the ministry feed over 250 people with hot meals. Through preaching, counseling, and prayer there was a significant increase in the quality of life for the people living in the housing project.
Growing from the essential nine people that attended the first service to twenty-five; they were ready to make their first move. Finding a one thousand square foot store front, they rented 757 King Street. In January 2010, they moved the church and began holding services at the new location. Following the vision again, they began to evangelize the community through outreach events. Additionally, they began partnering with the Jacksonville Harvest Food Bank to become an emergency food pantry which continues to be in existence and have fed over 1000 families in the Jacksonville area in the last ten years. The ministry was able to be a blessing to the local community for years to come.
In 2014, Horn of Salvation moved to its current location on 2421 West Beaver St. This location is over 5,000 square feet, over three times the size of the previous location. A $30,000 renovation was completed on this property in order to better serve the community. Horn of Salvation hosts several outreach events throughout each year. These events provide food, clothing, school supplies, and life application seminars to the community free of charge. In 2018, Horn of Salvation, in connection with Shofar Bible College, opened its Economic Empowerment Institute. The purpose of this center will be to collectively take outreach efforts to a higher level. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for Horn of Salvation!