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 Jose Exavier

Jose was born and raised in Haiti. Jose and his wife Sherry met while she was vacationing in Haiti. They moved to Honolulu in June of 2017.    She is a native of Southern California and is a OBGYN at Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children and also at Queens Hospital. Jose accepted Christ in 2016 and was baptized here at First Baptist Church October 2017. Jose’s love for the Lord and His Word is obvious.  He faithfully attends the adult Sunday School class and also the Bible Study on Wednesdays.  He leads a small group that focuses on prayer.  Jose found us (FBCH) online and from the first time he attended in July of 2017 he says, “I knew this was the church for me!” Jose is an avid soccer fan and enjoys playing soccer as well.

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Jamie Parker

Jamie began attending First Baptist Church of Honolulu fourteen years ago when her daughter, Maria was in “Mrs. Lovett’s third grade class at Hawaii Baptist Academy. She and Maria have been faithful attenders ever since.  Jamie accepted Christ about the time Maria was born while attending another church on the island but was just recently baptized by immersion.  Jamie attends the Women’s Bible Study on Saturday mornings and serves on the Matthew Squad. (Counting the offering on Sunday mornings). Maria is currently a student at UH, attending classes on the Big Island preparing to be veterinarian.

IMG_6663Sheryl Runions

Sheryl is a native of Michigan, growing up near where Pastor Barry was a pastor before moving to Honolulu. After living in California for about 9 years she moved to Hawaii where she has lived for the past 26 years. She began to attend First Baptist Church of Honolulu shortly after Pastor Barry began as pastor. It was when she reached out to the church in a time of need that the church was able to help her and she has been attending ever since. Three years ago she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized this past Easter Sunday morning (April 1st, 2018). For many years Sheryl worked as a waitress.  She considers herself an amateur artist but it has been some time now since she has been able to paint due to her handicap and health issues. When asked what she likes most about coming to church she is quick to respond, “Pastor Barry’s sermons.” and she then adds, “I love my Church!”

IMG_6717Henry Wakukawa

Henry is married to Makiko, who serves on our Executive Board as Treasurer.





Members Added in 2017

IMG_6354Gregory Adam Alvarez

IMG_6336It was during the invitation, at the close of our worship service, that Gregory responded to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was baptized on Easter 2017. This follows the several Sundays that he has been attending First Baptist listening to the Word of God each week. He states that through his faith he is finding the strength to become a better husband, father and man. Greg is pictured with his daughter, Alia.



David Chock

David has been a Christian since he was a teenager. Over the years since then he has been involved in a number of Bible studies becoming quite knowledgable of God’s Word. Currently he is progressing through the Discipleship Classes here at FBCH and attends Lee and Paula Axtell’s small group. David has two adult sons that live on the mainland.


Clancy Douglas Keef

Clancy accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the close of our very first worship service this year, Sunday, January 1st, 2017.  He was baptized the following Sunday. It was through the invitation of friends late last fall that he first began attending First Baptist Church. He has been seeking every opportunity to grow in his new found faith. Clancy is an accomplished artist.


Members Added in 2014

 2015-01-25 13.52.47Karl Bast

Karl was a teenager when he accepted Christ. He enjoys fishing, motorcycles, shooting, and history.  Karl is not hard to miss when you come to worship on Sundays, just look for the tallest person in the sanctuary. Karl has also been a faithful participant in the Sunday Morning small group taught by Crystal Lancaster.


2015-01-25 14.00.59 Martino Glandelious

Martino is a relatively new believer having accepted Christ in 2010. He was baptized at our sister church, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Martino has a heart for ministering to the most needy among us.



   2015-01-25 13.38.49Sherrie Hitchcock

Sherrie accepted Christ as a young girl. She is married to Walter. They have 4 children. Sherrie likes to do crafts, swim and take care of her 6 cats.



2015-01-25 13.14.17 Dedy Lauw

Dedy has recently accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and is looking forward to being baptized. Dedy is married to Joan. His mother-in-law, Arlene Mistich is also a new member of FBCH. Both Dedy and Arlene work at First Baptist to help keep the facilities clean and the landscaping looking nice. Dedy has recently become involved in helping with the audio/visual ministry on Sunday mornings.


2015-01-25 13.50.35 Arleen Mistich

Arlene just recently commited her life to Jesus. She is married to Anthony and has a daughter, Joan. Her son-in-law Dedy Lauw is also a new member of FBCH. Both Arlene and Dedy work at First Baptist to help keep the facilities clean and the landscaping looking nice.



066Michelle Morales

Michelle accepted Christ as a young child. She has had experience teaching Sunday School and leading worship. Currently Michelle is serving on our Fellowshp and Worship ministry teams.



2015-01-25 13.56.52 Amanda (Kita) Pola

Kita accepted Christ as a young girl but recently re-dedicated her life to Christ. She enjoys singing and playing musical instruments. She is the drummer in our FBCH Praise Band.  To read Kita’s testimony [CLICK HERE]