Our KMC Staff



Pastor Kelly served the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier, serving in the 25th Infantry Division 1-27 Wolfhounds. After serving an initial three-year tour with the 25th Infantry Division, Pastor Kelly received a calling to serve a greater authority, Jesus Christ. He then became a Chaplain Asst., serving both God and Country for the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and later for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

Pastor Kelly spent time over a 12-year period in the United States Army at various locations and multiple deployments such as Hawaii, Haiti, Guam, Thailand, Japan, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Iraq.

Pastor Kelly has served as Senior Pastor at The Glen Elder Christian Church in Glen Elder, KS., Senior Pastor at The Fertile Church of Christ in Fertile, IA, and Senior Pastor at The Leon Christian Church in Leon, KS before accepting the call to Kapa’a Missionary Church.

Pastor Kelly’s credentials include: An Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Concordia Theologica Institute and Biblical studies, a Bachelors Degree of Practical Ministry from the Evangelical Protestant Church Seminary, and various courses throughout the Military.

Pastor Kelly and his lovely wife Stacy are proud parents to 8 children and 7 grandchildren.



Pastor Gene is a graduate of the Missionary Church Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI). He served as the Interim Overseer for Kapa’a Missionary Church from September 2022 – May 2022 and currently serves on the church Elder Board. Pastor Gene has been a faithful member of Kapa’a Missionary Church since 1997.

Pastor Gene retired from the Hawaii National Guard after serving 40 years as a Radar Technician and Supervisor.

Pastor Gene and his wife Carol are blessed with 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

Position Summary:
The Youth Pastor at Kapa’a Missionary Church is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the Youth Ministry, Grades 6-12.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

•Build relationships with students and their families, through regular attendance at worship, church events, student ministry events, and individual students’ extra-curricular activities.
•Develop, train & maintain a healthy Student Ministry team that will strategically develop, organize, implement, and supervise all Student Ministry programs, activities, trips and events.
•Responsible for leading youth classes on Sunday mornings.
•Implement and organize into a balanced yearly calendar opportunities such as; service projects, outreach events, fundraisers, retreats, and other youth group activities.
•Participate and serve as an integral member of the KMC staff.
•Responsible for annual youth budget: Planning, proposing, and maintaining.
•Establish and oversee Wednesday night KMC Youth Group.
•Other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.

– Please email resume and any questions concerning position to: Pastor Kelly Benton


Stacie started attending Kapaa Missionary Church in 1982. She has served in many various ministries at KMC over the years including Infant Care, Sunday School teacher, and as the Youth Ministry Co-coordinator. Stacie also worked as a substitute aide in the preschool in the early 1980s.

Stacie married her husband Joe in June 1975, and they have three adult children and five grandchildren. Stacie was born and raised on Kauai in a family of 10 children. She loves people, reading, playing on her iPad, and spending time with her family and her KMC ‘Ohana.

Stacie started serving part-time as the church receptionist on March 11, 1992 and later transitioned to the full-time Office Administrator.

Our History

Kapa’a Missionary Church started out of the passion of two women – Dorothy Rothfuss and Virginia Meier – who sought to reach children through Bible study classes at Moloaa Camp in 1952.

What We Believe

There is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).