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Hornbuckle started Victory Temple Bible Church in Arlington, Texas with 15 members in 1986. The church moved into a former Dairy Queen building in 1987. The church was renamed Agape Christian Fellowship in 1992, and moved into an 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) strip mall storefront in Arlington in 1995. Hornbuckle's church moved into a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2), $3 million building in Arlington in 1999.
He earned a B.S. degree in Pre-Law/Business from the University of Texas at Arlington; a Pre-Law degree from the Oral Roberts University School of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma; a Masters degree in Christian Education/Social Work from the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and was trying to pursue a Ph.D. in Conflicts Management at Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana via the Internet.
On August 22, 2006, Hornbuckle was found guilty of drugging and raping three women. Two of the three women were members of his church. Hornbuckle, Texas Department of Criminal Justice #01400102, is located in the Powledge Unit prison. His projected release date is August 25, 2020. His parole eligibility date is February 24, 2013.
He was formerly married to Renee Hornbuckle, who initially took over as pastor of the church while he was in prison. She has now founded a new church on the same property, called Destiny Pointe Christian Center.