OUR LATEST SERMON
Jesus said, "wherever two or more are gathered in My name, there am I among them" (Matthew 18:20). We can see from the Scriptures as well as historical sources that the Early Church "met in their homes daily and broke bread with one another." We have learned that God forms disciples and leaders best in community, too. That is why here at Hope Chapel Honolulu we focus our efforts on equipping, empowering and encouraging people to meet at least once a month with at least one or two other believers, devote their time together to the teaching of the apostles and to their fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer, giving to the needs of others and giving God thanks. If you'd like to learn more about MiniChurch please click below.
WHO WE ARE–ILLUSTRATED BY OUR LOGO
"To go and make disciples of the people of Honolulu, the Pacific, Asia and beyond through prayer and meaningful relationships based upon the Person and Message of Jesus Christ."
- The Color Red:
Red not only ties to the reality that we are "bought with the blood of Christ," but also communicates action, ambition, determination, energy, passion, and strength—all of which give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power. It is also the color used for family seals in many Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea, thereby demarcating the direction of our vision statement.
- The Outer Ring:
Although both abstract and subtle, the outer circle is a visual representation of the Pacific Rim, wherein the Hawaiian Islands are geographically and strategically positioned.
- The Hawaiian Islands:
Home to Hope Chapel Honolulu, this is where our worship and discipleship reproduces locally, and from where we believe God will bless us with key relationships and opportunities to multiply beyond Honolulu.
- Four Generations of the Coconut Tree:
The four generations of coconut trees—the fallen coconuts, the planted sapling, the young tree, and the more robust tree—represent the four generations of discipleship that God calls us to. The counterclockwise and transitional movement of the four generations conveys the world-defying and counter-cultural nature of the Great Commission.
LEAD PASTOR BIO
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, to an agnostic father and Buddhist mother, Pastor C came to Christ in a Hawaiian language setting during his junior year in college just before having to drop out of college for financial reasons. He then worked as a professional firefighter while serving as a church ministry volunteer and eventually served under Ralph Moore in a part-time and then full-time paid position from 1987-1992 at Hope Chapel Kaneohe.
After overseeing a single’s ministry, directing a school of the Bible and overseeing short and long-term missions to seven nations, Pastor C was invited by Japanese Foursquare leadership to plant a Hope Chapel in the Greater Tokyo region. There he pastored and served in a bi-vocational capacity as a missions director, bylaws committee chairperson and facilitator for the licensing of ministers for the Japan Foursquare Gospel Church for nearly 18 years.
Pastor C returned to Honolulu with his family in the summer of 2009 to begin a simple church network which chose to disband in the spring of 2017 and follow him into Hope Chapel Honolulu when he succeeded Ralph as Lead Pastor. A firm believer in discipleship and the value of maintaining the posture of a "life-long learner" through both formal and informal education, Pastor C has studied for two Master’s degrees, an MBA and a Doctor of Missiology with an emphasis in Contextual Theology, and continues to teach and consult around and beyond the Pacific Rim in both formal and informal settings.