Hortonville Alliance Church


Loved. That's what we are. People from all walks of life, loved by God. Loved by God while we were still imperfect and broken. Our heart is to connect people to God and the life-changing truth: He loves you. Just as you are.

We’re located in the heart of downtown Hortonville in the Hortonville Opera House. Come see this landmark transformed into a space where we meet with God and one another every Sunday morning. Got a family? Bring the whole crew! Discovery Land is open for your kids to come and experience God in fresh, new ways. We can’t wait to see you, get to know you, and do life alongside you

One Church. One Vision. Two Locations.

Hortonville Opera House

(Launching soon)
Sundays  |  9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Online Worship Service

(From Appleton Location)
Sundays  |  8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

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What is it called?

Hortonville Alliance Church

Where will it be?

The Hortonville Opera House in downtown Hortonville.

Who is leading it and who is preaching?

Pastor Brian Episcopo is the Campus Pastor and primary communicator at Hortonville. Pastor Brandon Hilstad is the Associate Pastor of Campus Ministries.

Why are we doing multi-siting?

There are several reasons, but the most important is to help people to connect with God and one another in different ways and places.

Why are we doing multi-siting in Hortonville?

One of our fastest growing communities in Northeast Wisconsin is Hortonville. Additionally, the community leaders have been very inviting and our launch will be a compliment to future plans for the community.

Do we own the facility?

No, we are renting the building for Sundays and occasional ministry events.

What ministries will be offered?

At the beginning, Hortonville Alliance Church will be a Sunday-only ministry with two worship services. Both services will have a full Discovery Land ministry for children 0-6th grade, live worship music, and live preaching most Sundays of the year. Midweek ministries for kids, youth, and adults will be available at Appleton Alliance Church.

How can I help?

Help in any one of the following ways: PRAY: Pray for the Alliance families in Hortonville to have the boldness and courage to love and share Christ with people who do not know Him. INVITE: Invite people who do not have a church home to consider Hortonville Alliance Church on Sundays this Fall. GO: Attend and serve in Hortonville



Before joining AAC in the Summer of 2020, Rev. Brandon Hilstad served for five years as an international worker with the Alliance, first in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and then in Paris, France. During this time, he and his wife, Melanie, focused on developing young missional leaders while investing in ministries ranging from drilling wells in rural Sub-Saharan Africa to creative outreach efforts in post-Christian Western Europe. 

Before going overseas, Brandon spent six years in pastoral ministry at an Alliance church in the San Diego area, three years as youth pastor, and then three as lead pastor. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Navy for six years. Brandon earned a B.S. in Christian Ministry from Crown College and is currently working on an MDiv. Brandon and Melanie have been married since 2004 and have four children, Maxx, Myles, Abi, and Knox. Brandon is passionate about seeing Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, gospel-centered, missions-sending local churches fire on all cylinders. He enjoys reading, working out, tackling home improvement projects, and language learning.

Phone: 920-931-1271


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