PLAN YOUR VISIT

WHAT’S THE SERVICE LIKE?

Our weekend service begins at 10 AM and is made up of two primary elements: inspiring, engaging music and a relevant, dynamic message from the Bible. Each service lasts about 80 minutes and is designed to help participants of all ages and spiritual levels make a deeper connection to God.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE?

Don’t worry – you won’t be pointed out or embarrassed. Come as you are, and dress however you want; from shirt and tie to sandals and shorts, everyone is welcome here. There is guest parking near the main entrance. Someone will be outside at the Welcome Table to say “hi” and to answer any questions. And grab a cup of coffee from the café on your way in!

WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR MY KIDS?

Hills is a family-focused, faith community, so kids are important to us. After joining the congregation for worship as a family, the kids classes designed just for them.  Our passion is teaching kids of every age in creative, fun-filled ways the Biblical truths that will stay with them for a lifetime. From the nursery and pre-school through elementary, you’ll find dedicated volunteers who will be there week after week to care for your child.

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LETS CONNECT

HI THERE!

If you’ve landed here, you’re probably looking for more than just information – you want to make a connection. Don’t worry – you’re in the right place. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find that connection here at Hills Church. At Hills Church, our desire is for people to make that connection; a connection to a new life in Jesus Christ, a connection with others in life-giving relationships, and to connect the journey of faith to an everyday life.

For us, the journey begins with our Sunday morning service.We know that it can be quite discomforting to attend a new church where you don’t know what to expect, especially if you haven’t been to church in a while, or maybe ever before. Hills is not a super-sized church. It is personal and comfortable, where everyone matters.

We’re looking forward to connecting with you! Hope to see you soon!

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING

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OUR TEAM

MEET THE PASTORS

Jeff & Jayme Hamilton

Jeff and Jayme have had the privilege of serving families for over 20 years in pastoral ministry. The Hamilton’s passion is to help people realize their identity in Christ, discover life’s purpose, engage in meaningful relationships, and live God-honoring lives. They have two adult children; son Justin serve as a missional pastor in Santa Cruz, and daughter Jordanne is completing her studies as a music and philosophy major.  The Hamilton’s have been married since 1992.

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton

Lead Pastor

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Favorite Scripture

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you (“he dreams I have for you”), says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. | Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

Favorite Book

Anything by Malcom Gladwell or NT Wright, “Moneyball” by Robert Lewis, and “Transforming Grace”  by Jerry Bridges. I love spy/legal/detective fiction for fun, and God’s Word for everyday life.

Favorite Movie

The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Braveheart, A River Runs Through It

Little Known Fact

I’ve ridden a WaveRunner to Catalina Island and back!

Jayme Hamilton

Jayme Hamilton

Women's Ministry

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Favorite Scripture

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. | Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

Favorite Book

“Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire”  by Jim Cymbala

Favorite Quote

“Make new friends, but keep the others; one is silver and the other gold.”

Favorite Movie

Father of the Bride – pts 1 & 2, Shall We Dance, and any chick flik involving a wedding.

Favorite Food

Homemade strawberry shortcake

Little Known Fact

I once met the King of Tonga!

Visit Jayme’s Blog: justjayme.info

John Alesi

John Alesi

Worship Team Coordinator

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, John moved to California to finish a Bachelors Degree in Music Education at San Diego State University. John’s three children are grown and out of the house but he and his wife, Christy, have enjoyed their Mission Viejo home for more than 20 years. John is a Realtor for Century 21 representing real estate clients mostly in South Orange County, as well as playing in a band most weekend nights.

Favorite Scripture

Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. | Hebrews 13:8 (NLT)

Favorite Movie

Men In Black

Favorite Food

Anything Italian, capisce?

Little Know Fact

I once played drums with Lawrence Welk!

Kristen Claussen

Kristen Claussen

Kids' Ministry

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Kristen, along with her husband Jerome live in San Juan Capistrano. They have 4 kids aged adult to early elementary and one crazy dog, Rosie. She is a happy home schooling mom to the younger kiddos.

Favorite Scripture:

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. | Isaiah 54:2-3

Favorite Movie:

Princess Bride

Favorite Food:

Chocolate, duh!

What do you do in your spare time?

Whats that? 🙂 In my free time I like to be creative with art or handicrafts or go to the beach.

Larry & Caroline Erickson

Larry & Caroline Erickson

Prayer Ministry

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Larry is happily married to Caroline with 2 adult boys John and David. The Ericksons have 3 grandchildren and hoping for more. Larry recently retired after years as a locksmith, with the hope of doing kingdom work and ministering to his family. Caroline has an editorial/writing business and has had the privilege of working on three Bible projects, including the “New Spirit Filled Life Bible.”  Larry serves on the church council until fall of 2017.

Favorite Scripture

Larry: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit. | Psalm 51:10-12

Caroline:  Trust in the Lord…dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. | Psalm 37:3-5

Favorite Books

Larry: “Last of the Breed” by Louis L’Amour
Caroline: “Sparkling Gems from the Greek” by Rick Renner

Little Know Facts

Larry writes poetry. Caroline’s a WWII buff.

Jan Henry

Jan Henry

Projects and Records

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Jan and her husband, Mike, along with their dogs Monty and Westin, moved to Laguna Niguel in 2014. They immediately got involved with serving in their neighborhood and the city. They have three grown sons and enjoy their family dinners together. Jan taught elementary school for 15 years, worked in animal rescue for 6 years, and is now a licensed Realtor.

Favorite Scripture

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. | Proverbs 3:4-5 (NIV)

Favorite Food

Dark Chocolate

What do you do in your spare time?

I walk my dogs, go stand-up paddleboarding, read, paint, hang out in the backyard with my husband, and spend time with family. I love the outdoors!

Little Known Fact

I worked as a lifeguard during the taping of ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars (filmed at Pepperdine University, where I attended college).

Atousa Johnson

Atousa Johnson

Pastoral Care

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Doug and Atousa Johnson have lived in the OC for many years. With 5 adult children, 5 grandchildren and more to come, the meaningfulness of God first and family second comes as no big surprise.  They both work with an employment placement business. Atousa helps lead the Women’s Ministry as well as serving on the Teaching Team.

Favorite Scripture

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. | Ephesians 1:11-14 (NIV)

Favorite Book

The Bible

Favorite Movie

Fiddler on the Roof, Soul Food

What do you do in your spare time?

Love on my family!

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson

Pastoral Care

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Gary and his wife Jeri live in San Juan Capistrano with their three, young adult children. Jeri works at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools and Gary works in customer service for Lennar Homes. The Wilsons have been in pastoral ministry for over 25 years.

Favorite Scripture

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. | I Thessalonians 5:24

Favorite Book

“Imperiled” by Helmut Horchler

Favorite Food

Ice Cream

What do you do in your spare time?

Read, play basketball, tennis and go to the gym.

GOVERNANCE

Hills Church (Laguna Niguel Foursquare Church) is organized governmentally by the bylaws of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.There is an elected Church Council (“Advisory Team”) that brings oversight and advice to the Lead Pastor regarding the management of the assets of the church.  

Advisory Team members must meet the spiritual eldership requirements, demonstrate faithful service to the church, and personally live by God’s financial standards. They serve terms of 2 years and are eligible for ratification to an additional 2-year term. 

To view the Bylaws of the Foursquare Church, visit http://www.foursquare.org/about/bylaws 

Mike Henry

Mike Henry

Advisory Team

Jared Stephens

Jared Stephens

Advisory Team

OUR BELIEFS AND ASSOCIATION

WHO WE ARE

Hills Church is an interdenominational church in association with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. We are Evangelical in as we are centered on the truth of the Scripture. We are Pentecostal as we welcome the work of the Holy Spirit. We are “Foursquare” as we focus on the ministry of the Lord Jesus: Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, and Coming King.

The overarching spirit of the Foursquare Church around the world is that of a family, rich in relationships. The attitude of humility, reverence and submission to the Father’s will that rises to compassionate concern for others is Jesus’ answer for the needs of our world. We seek to present Jesus to this generation in a manner that it can understand, with a message that answers its needs, and with a hope that speaks to its destiny. Today, there are over 3.5 million members and adherents in the Foursquare Church, worshipping in nearly 30,000 churches and meeting places in over 140 countries.

To take a deeper look at what we believe, please visit foursquare.org .