Born in Moultrie, Georgia, Horace Holmes Jr. is the son of migrant farm workers and grew up traveling across the nation wherever work could be found. Pastor Holmes is grateful for his parents and recalls, “We didn’t know we were poor because my mom and dad always worked, and they taught me the value of hard work.” That work ethic has served Pastor Holmes and his family well, he and his wife Pastor Yvonne Holmes are active community leaders and successful business owners.

In addition to his photography, Horace has had a full life of diverse careers including working for Coca-Cola in marketing, World Changers Church as a Pastor, and currently working with United Way of Central Georgia as an Engagement Specialist. God has blessed Horace with a natural passion for working with people which has helped him throughout his career.

Pastor Horace is fully emerged in the community and has been on the Board of the Macon Chamber of Commerce, held many positions on various Photography Associations, a member of the NAACP, an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon and currently the Chairman of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.

Through the many years of hard work in his community, Horace has received numerous awards and accolades including U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honor for Membership Development, Ed Grisamore’s “Man of the Year” Award, Rotarian of the Year, Distinguished Rotarian Award, Paul Harris Fellow +1 Rotary award, various photography awards, Wesleyan College’s Lane Center Servant Leadership Award, and Small Business Owner of the Year.

Pastor Horace is a proud father of a daughter and a son and a G Pop to one grandson.
In his spare time he loves going on walks and going to the movies with the love of his life, Yvonne. He also enjoys fishing, working in the yard, reading and meditating.

Pastor Horace lives everyday knowing that God loves him so much that He surrounds him with a family that loves him and allows him to minister to people through Horace Holmes Ministries, Inc., to help them to grow into the fullness of who God has created them to be.