Mark Turner
Mark R. Turner
Donna Turner
Donna L. Turner


Mark and Donna Turner founded Horizon Gate in 1980 after thirteen years touring North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as performing artists and producing films in Brussels, Belgium. They have worked full time practicing and leading the arts for 51 years.

Since Horizon Gate’s inception the Turners have produced dramatic, documentary and training films, stage plays, audio theater, visual arts, and literature in many cultures spanning five major regions of the world. As arts leaders and teachers they have guided corporations, mission organizations and many church denominations into innovations of communications and outreach. Countless artists have benefited from their counsel and example, some of whom have gone on to form their own organizations.

After co-directing the arts ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego, where many of their works were seen in periodic shows, they began their current position producing the main communications vehicles of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla, where they also minister through the arts.

Mark’s books can be purchased at Donna is sought after for her knowledge in natural health which can be accessed through

Horizon Gate Productions is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of California. We received our 501(c)(3) tax exemption in 1981. All donations are tax-deductible.

We are governed by a board of directors under the leadership of Mark Turner, President and Artistic Director, and Donna Turner, Vice-President and Producer.

Our Vision


Horizon Gate is a community of writers, filmmakers and artists drawing people to God by inspiring, producing and exhibiting works in a wide variety of art forms.


We build the community of believing artists through inspiring, producing and exhibiting a wide variety of art together.  We demonstrate this by collaboration, nurturing creative relationships, mentoring new artists and helping each other grow spiritually.

We build the community of believers in the world by exhibiting our films, plays and art in a way that stimulates significant conversations which draw people to God.


e-mail: markanddonna at