His Loving Touch (HLT)
A nonprofit religious corporation
Yucaipa, CA

About Us

His Loving Touch Ministries has been developed to deliver God's loving touch holistically to those in need of care.

His Loving Touch is geared toward elderly individuals in nursing homes and the homebound.

His Loving Touch is an extension of the local church that provides support to the unreached and untouched who reside in long term care facilities.

These services include:

* Spiritual support
* Pastoral visits
* Friendly visits
* Prayer
* Worship/Music
* Bedside attendance to the dying

His Loving Touch provides the spiritual services of the church when the person can no longer attend his/her own local church.

His Loving Touch also provides service to the long term care facilities by reaching out to address the spiritual needs of residents.

His Loving Touch offers training for those with a desire to be better equipped to minister to this under-served population.

His Loving Touch Ministry was founded by Dr. Victoria S. Rains. Current members include Pastor Joél Vincent, Marilyn Hope, Teresa K. Wickstrom, and Denise Gilmore.


HLT Ministry Mission Statement:

To provide spiritual care and assistance to those who are homebound in private homes, convalescent homes, nursing homes, assisted-care facilities, and other like organizations established to care for disabled, convalescing, or the elderly who have limitations in movement or cognition.


The Need:

In the state of California alone there are 1623 Convalescent, Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Of those, there are only 26 which have either full time or part-time spiritual care professionals. Most rely on volunteer music or spiritual services for this care. Pastors for the most part try extremely hard to visit those in these facilities but they cannot do it frequently enough. For this reason God has laid it on our hearts to come alongside the pastors and the facilities for a partnership to assist in resolving this need.


Our Statement of Faith

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, suffered for our sicknesses, was crucified for our sins, died and was buried, the third day arose from the dead for our victory. After being seen by many, and promising the Holy Spirit to believers, He ascended into heaven to the right hand of God the Father to intercede for us.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who descended upon believers at Pentecost, who remained to convict of sin, to lead to Christ the Savior, and to empower believers to witness to all peoples that all who believe may become chosen members of His universal church.

Obeying the inspired Word, we believe that we must be born again, be water baptized, maintain a life pleasing to God, ready at all times for our appointment to meet Him, assured that at His return our mortal bodies will be resurrected like unto His glorified body, having no part with eternal death but entering into life eternal with our Lord.


Board Members:

His Loving Touch Board Members, 2015:

Pastor Joél Vincent, Chair

Teresa Wickstrom, Secretary

Marilyn Hope, Treasurer

Denise Gilmore, Member




  • His Loving Touch welcomes people called by God to co-provide worship services in assisted care nursing facilities. 
    If you are interested in applying for His Loving Touch, please fill out the Application Form here.

  • Let us know if you are interested in chaplaincy training.



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His Loving Touch * P.O. Box 338 * Yucaipa, CA 92399

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