Our Why

Our Story

KBC Founder Jack Terrell had been in full-time Christian children’s ministry for over twenty years when he felt God tug his heart to launch something unique at his church. 

Jack created a groundbreaking ministry called Treasure Island using a fun “beach” theme packed with lively songs, adventure-themed messages, group teaching, and smaller one-on-one interactions between the children and volunteers. 

As the program thrived, Jack dreamed of impacting even more children outside his church walls. Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling Good News Club v. Milford Middle School (2001), he knew schools could not exclude Bible clubs from meeting on school grounds. 

So, he set out to create a fun, after-school experience oriented around the Bible, partnering with volunteers from local churches to make Jesus cool in school. 

And thus KiDs Beach Club® was born. 

 

 


Our Impact

As soon as the volunteers walked through the doors and engaged 3rd through 6th grade students, they began to see life transformation. 

School administrators enjoyed seeing students investing after-school time in a character developing program that met all their legal and logistic requirements. They soon saw the positive impact of the clubs in their schools as children learned core character values and began to share them with their peers. 

Parents appreciated their kids having a safe and uplifting space to go after school each week. 

Since then, KBC has partnered with churches to grow exponentially, impacting thousands of kids and families with the help of thousands of volunteers. 

We’ve also expanded into KiDs Beach Club® TV, a television show that emphasizes character development for kids that is broadcasted and streamed around the globe.

As we continue on our mission to reach the next generation for Christ, the path forward is clear—but the work is far from over. Our vision is for EVERY third through sixth grade boy and girl to have a Jesus experience. We will continue to use every means at our disposal to aggressively and creatively realize this vision.

 

 

If you want to shape a person’s life, it is during the ages of 5 and 12
that lifelong habits, values, beliefs, and attitudes are formed.

George Barna, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions

Our Name

Why is the letter D capitalized in our name? No, it's not a typo. It is a significant reminder of the uniqueness of children. 

While visiting an elementary Sunday school class early in Jack Terrell’s ministry, he walked into a second grade class. A teacher asked the children to write the name of the children’s ministry Kids Kingdom. 

One version caught his eye. A little girl had written, "KiDs Kingdom." 

When Jack explained that the D did not need to be capitalized, she simply answered, “Yes, I know! But, I like it like that.”

Now we use a capital D in KiDs as God’s reminder to us that each child is a unique and priceless gift from the Lord. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

 

Corporate Team

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Jack Terrell
KBC Founder & CEO
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Craig Vanbebber
Vice President of Ministry Relations
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Tammy Terrell
Club Relations Director
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Steve Brines
Operations Coordinator / Volunteers Director
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Tina Kimbro
Mobilization Coordinator
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Brenda Magness
Serve Team Specialist
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Michalla Revland
Lead Serve Team Specialist
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Sara Sweet
Serve Team Specialist
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Anna Tromanhauser
Finance & Donor Relations

Board of Directors

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Jack Terrell
KBC Founder & CEO
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Allen Beghtel
Board Chairman
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Steve Thomas
Board Vice Chairman
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Tim Alba
Board Treasurer
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Chris Hall
Board Secretary
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Eddie Gwin
Board Member
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Dianna Booher Rae
Board Member
Gary Cramer
Board Member
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Ron Cornelius
Board Member
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David Thomas
Board Member
Former Board Members

Thank you for your years of service!

Chuck Anderson • Dr. Sandra Armstrong • Jerry Bullard • Tom Bureson • Jim Calvert • Weston Clegg
Dave Crome • David Curry • Emmanuel Dalavai • Julie Dalavai • Merlin Guilbeau • Kelly Golden • Russell Gregory
Jim Hess • Maria Lummus • 
Lydia Martin • Suzanne Massey • Dr. Rod Masteller • Amanda Nicholls • Diana Sharp
Kobby Warren • Randy Williamson • Fray Webster • Dr. Robert Welch • Steve Willis 

 

Find Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 635

Euless, TX 76039-0635

Office Location:
404 Racquet Club Blvd.

Bedford, TX 76022

Office Phone:
Main: (817) 510-5885

Fax:   (817) 510-5886

Our corporate office is located in Bedford, Texas
between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Office Hours
Monday:
 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: Closed (Staff Meeting)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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