Who We Are?

We are a church that believes in Jesus Christ

Joan E. Whittaker is a visionary, entrepreneur, leader, and role model; often described as a world-changer because of the positive impact she has had on individuals and the community.
Ms. Whittaker was born in Jamaica West, Indies and immigrated to the United States in 1988 in order to attend graduate school. After twelve months she graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and has served in her profession since then in one capacity or another for twenty-seven years.
Joan E. Whittaker has retired from her position as Library Director of the Irvington Public Library to serve as the full-time Pastor of HORAC Ministries in Ossining, New York. She is the Founder and Senior Pastor of this dynamic growing non-denominational church. Her leadership skills have impacted thousands as she touches the lives of many through her dynamic and moving public speaking. She is unquestionably a role model particularly for teenagers as evidenced in the membership of the Church where over seventy percent of the members are young people.
Joan E. Whittaker is now an author, accomplished public speaker, and Dean of the Mt. Olive Bible Institute and Seminary Ossining Campus. She is also the Founder of Tree of Life Ministries, a career mentorship and counseling program. She travels the world to speak at events and is establishing branch churches locally and internationally. Her vision is to empower people everywhere by hosting free Vacation Bible schools in the United States and abroad, summer camps, and after-school programs.

Joan E. Whittaker’s ability, passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, creativity, and pro-active stance as a leader have resulted in her becoming a productive and outstanding leader.

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To preach and teach the word of God and provide a refuge for people of all ages and cultures, empower them to prepare themselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and most importantly to meet God.


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