Pastor Wendell Horton

Pastor Wendell Horton

Senior Pastor

          Pastor Wendell Horton serves as Senior Pastor. He grew up in Sky View and has served as senior pastor, since 1995.  Before his call into the ministry, he was a local cabbage farmer. He has served four terms on the SBC of Virginia Executive Board and was also the Chairman of the Executive Board in 2012. He has an associate degree from New River Community College, an Adult Studies Certificate from The Moody Bible Institute, a bachelor’s degree from Bluefield College and a Master’s degree from Luther Rice Seminary. He has been married to Kitty Turman Horton for 40+ years and they have two adult children, Kasey and Aaron and two grandchildren, Leah and Gaston.

276-477-2037

whorton.svmbc@gmail.com

 

 

Pastor Gary Horton

Pastor Gary Horton

Executive Pastor of Missions

          Pastor Gary Horton serves as Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Missions, since Oct 2016.  He grew up and was called into the ministry at Sky View. He has served Southern Baptist in various roles the past 32 years from Minister to Youth, Minister of Education, Regional Missionary with SBC of Virginia, GuideStone Benefits Director for South Carolina Baptist Convention, and Marketing Specialist with GuideStone Financial Resources. He received his associate degree from Surry Community College, bachelor’s degree from Radford University and M. Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to Susan Newcomer Horton for the past 30+ years and they have two daughters, Laura and Audra. They have lived in NC, PA, TX and SC.

276-477-2036

ghorton.svmbc@gmail.com

Pastor Lucas Dalton

Pastor Lucas Dalton

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries and Pastoral Care

Pastor Lucas has served Sky View since May 2021. Lucas grew up in Galax attending SBC affiliated Midway Baptist Church. He attended Liberty University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Master of Divinity. During this time, he also completed an apprenticeship in the student ministries program at Thomas Road Baptist Church and was a Community Group Leader on campus. Pastor Lucas is also a Chaplain Candidate in the United States Air Force Reserves, pursuing a career as an Air Force Chaplain. He married Alexis Meredith Dalton of Carroll County in June of 2021.

276-266-1772

ldalton.svmbc@gmail.com

Keisha Stuart

Children's Director and Director of Sky View Academy

Keisha Stuart grew up at Sky View and was an active member until she married Chad Stuart and they moved to Wythe County in 2004. In 2008 they had their only child Harbor Stuart. Keisha always had a passion for working with children.  She volunteered at Gladesboro Elementary School during her junior and senior years of high school. Then worked at the school until she moved to Wythe County. While in Wythe County she worked as lead teacher and assistant director at the Wytheville Community College Child Development Center from the time it opened until it closed in 2012. Keisha’s dream was to was to open a center where she could help the youngest children begin their lives with a solid foundation in the Lord. Keisha was able to come home to Sky View and begin the ministry of Sky View Academy Preschool in 2018. She acts as director and teacher at Sky View Academy as well as heading up children’s ministries at Sky View.

276-620-5282

kstuart.sva@gmail.com