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Why do we want to plant a campus in South Orange County From the outside, it appears the people of South Orange County have it all. Beaches, little league games, parks, and shopping. However, it’s been our experience living and serving in the community over the past 15 years that there’s also pain, a thirst for something real, and a desire for true community. We look forward to being apart of a church family that will be just that…a family, growing closer to Jesus, and each other.
Click below to hear the most recent sermon from Pastor James.
We’re all looking for people and places that are positive, encouraging, life-giving, and accepting of us regardless of where we’ve been and what we’ve done. But where do we find these kinds of places? There never seem to be enough. What if instead of finding a place like that, you wanted to form a place like that? How would you do that? What would it take? And once you found out, would you think it’s worth the effort?
James Valencia’s passion is to facilitate authentic relationships within a church family. James and his wife Melanie have been married 14 years, and have spent their entire marriage, ministering, building relationships, and loving their community in South Orange County. It has been their dream to launch South Hill’s first campus in the community they love. They have twin daughters Piper and Phoebe (6), and cherish their family time together. If they aren’t at the beach, you can find them at their other favorite place, Disneyland.
"What I love about South Hills is that you can be yourself. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, or like you have to have it all together."
"We just moved here so we were new to the area and new to the community. Finding good true friendships and real relationships was hard, and this has just been a place for us to call home."
"I was looking for a sense of community, and since coming to South Hills I have this great sense of friendship. I truly feel like I belong here."