Rev. Ronda Horton
Horton attended school at the Salem Mennonite Mission Church and Orphanage even though he was not an orphan. The influence of the Mennonite missionaries had a great influence on him as a child, and in 1935, he became the minister of the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, where he served until his death in 1986 at the age of 96. In addition to his service to the Boone Church, he also was elected moderator of the six Mennonite Brethren churches that make up the North Carolina District Conference. His strong spirituality and dedication to the church and Junaluska community earned him the title of “Moses of the Mountain.”
Historic Boone Collection
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Rhonda Horton, Mennonite Brethren Church, church