Children’s Ministry

His Kids Ministry

We Love Kids!

IMG_0526At His Kids, our goal is to have each child develop their own deep and personal relationship with God through His word, worship, and FUN! We want the children to know that they are a part of God’s Kingdom and most importantly, we want the children to know that church is a fun, safe environment, so that as they get older, they will understand that they can turn toward God and the church in times of need and times of praise.

Meet the Directors

Valerie and Joshua Jenkins have been a part of the His Place family since 2014. They were married and moved from Oregon back in 2013, where they were part of the Children’s Ministry at Newberg Christian Church for 4 years, to pursue business and education in Orange County. Valerie just received her California Teaching Credential from Concordia University Irvine and works as a Kindergarten teacher in Irvine. Joshua is attending the ATP Academy at the Long Beach Airport to complete his ratings to become a Commercial Pilot, which he will complete Spring 2016. They currently live in Long Beach with their 2 dogs, Trigger and Lucy. They absolutely LOVE their work at His Place and are excited for what the future brings!

Safety and Security

We also value the safety and security of our children. We utilize a secure electronic check-in system and trained volunteers that you can count on to know that your child will be safe until you return to pick them up. In addition, all employees and volunteers are subjected to a screening process which includes a thorough application, reference check, personal interview, background investigation, and training program. Our staff and volunteer teams are truly gifted and are enthusiastic about making a difference in each child’s life.

Because individual attention is crucial to having the His Kids experience, we ensure that appropriate teacher-to-child ratios in each classroom are met. We also adhere to strict guidelines in order to ensure good health for everyone. As such, we ask that parents not leave their child if they show signs of illness.


His Kids offers three different classes for our children, ranging from 6 months to 5th grade. Our teacher-student ratios provide excellent, safe care for all children and provide the best attention to allow for safe and meaningful interactions. The age range for each classroom is as follows:

Nursery (1:4 ratio)- 6 months to 2 years
Preschool (1:6 ratio)- 3 years-Pre-Kindergarten
Big Kids (1:12 ratio)- Kindergarten-5th Grade


At His Place and His Kids, we are always accepting new volunteers who would like to share their love with our little ones! We are always needing new volunteers! Please download an application from the address below and turn it into or email the His Kids Director, Valerie Jenkins (email below). You’ll have a fantastic time sharing the love of God with our precious ones!

Download A Volunteer Application!


His Kids Directors: Valerie and Joshua Jenkins
Phone: (503) 476-5809 (Valerie)