f-Strang-HonorGeneral-MattKellerIn February of 2003, I had my first experience with Billy Hornsby and it vastly changed the trajectory of my life and ministry forever. Up until then I had been a struggling church planter who had felt pushed out of the current circle of relationships I had been raised in.

Billy Hornsby saw potential in me and believed in the dream that God had placed inside of our hearts for Fort Myers, Fla. After Billy came and spent a weekend encouraging our leadership team, I'll never forget saying to them, "I really think he believes in us!" From that day forward, everything changed for Next Level Church. We finally knew we weren't alone, and there's no better feeling than that.

Billy Hornsby believed in me when we weren't sure anyone else did. I know my story is multiplied hundreds of times over in other pastors and leaders in the body of Christ today as well.

Thank you, Billy Hornsby, for seeing what I was having a hard time seeing in myself.

Matt Keller

Lead Pastor, Next Level Church

Fort Myers, Fla.