Meet the Team


Pastors Tom and Linda AndersonLead Pastors and Founders

Pastors Tom and Linda Anderson founded Horizon Christian Church in 2005. They have been married for over 35 years, have two married children, and four incredible grandchildren. Tom graduated from California State University, Sacramento and after leaving the corporate world, has ministered as senior pastor at churches in Arizona, Oregon, California and currently in Nevada. Tom completed his doctorate in 2009. Linda is the founder and teacher of His Way Ministries. A gifted speaker she ministers with power at conferences and retreats and has authored multiple books including, “Freedom from Fear” and her new powerful book, “Where Miracles Begin.”  Together, Tom and Linda speak at Pastor's Conferences, Marriage Retreats, Ministry Schools and travel internationally to speak and teach.


Pastors Heath and Tamarah MontgomeryAssociate and Worship Pastors

Pastors Heath and Tamarah are the Associate & Worship Pastors of Horizon Christian Church and founded the church with Pastors Tom and Linda in 2005. Heath and Tamarah have been in the ministry for over 20 years as youth pastors, kids pastors and associate pastors in Oregon, California and now Nevada. A dynamic speaker, Heath intermingles deep revelation and hilarious stories to bring people into a knowledge of God’s goodness and freedom. Tamarah is an anointed and passionate worshiper whose vision is to lead people to the throne of God through corporate worship, where they encounter God's love and power. Heath and Tamarah have been married for 20 years and have two incredible teenagers. Heath also owns and operates “Montgomery Real Estate Group”, a successful local real estate practice.


Pastors Joshua and Liana KnudsenYouth Pastors

Pastors Joshua and Liana are the Youth Pastors at Horizon and are passionate about seeing young people know Jesus and proclaim His love and power to their friends and family. They are dedicated to seeing the teens of this city, nation, and world become Kingdom-carriers in their generation. Liana and Joshua have been married since 2008 and have 3 beautiful children. Pastor Liana loves leading the students in passionate worship. Pastor Joshua brings an anointed word from God with truth and humor. They have been pastoring the youth since 2011 and are just getting started. To learn more about this incredible youth ministry, visit  


Pastor Ben RidpathProductions Pastor

Ben is the Live Productions Pastor at Horizon. Ben is passionate about the Lord, his family, the church, people, technology, film, and Star Wars. He excels at creating atmospheres for people to encounter the Lord through story-telling and creativity. Ben is a talented cinematographer and is usually seen behind a lens. He is married to his beautiful wife, Samantha, and has two adorable sons. Ben also owns and operates “Ben Ridpath Films”, a regional cinematography company specializing in wedding and social media.


Colton KingYoung Adults and Intern Director

Colton is passionate about seeing young adults become rooted in Jesus so that they can flourish in every area of their lives. Colton graduated with a degree in business and from Horizon Interns which he now directs. He believes that young adults are not the church of tomorrow but the leaders of today.


Marla DyeOffice Administrator

Marla was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She gave her heart to Jesus at the age of 21. Her gifting in serving soon was evident and she jumped in with both feet to serve at her church. She worked the audio ministry, leading Caravans, working the nursery and teaching Terrific Twos for many years. Through a series of events, the LORD eventually released her from the church she had attended faithfully and placed her in a brand new church ~ Placer Hills.

The LORD started moving in November 2004 - and by April 2005, she knew she was being stretched when the LORD put into motion a plan that required moving - for the first time in her life - more than five miles from the place she called home. The LORD promises, "And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold and inherit eternal life." Matthew 19:29.

Standing on that promise, she sold her cozy mobile home, left family, friends, and a good job and moved to Reno/Sparks to help plant a church (Horizon Christian) and establish His Way Ministries. She is administrator for His Way Ministries, Horizon Christian Church and personal assistant to Pastor Linda Anderson.