Who We Are
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. The following year a group of ten people officially became the first members of the church and would later move to the Rapozo Dance Hall.
In 1964 under the leadership of new pastor Ed Terui who served with his wife Jan, the church moved to its current location on Kuhio Highway. During the next forty years of his ministry the church grew to 300 people and sought to bless the community and to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Currently the church is led by Jed Young and his wife Judi, who came to Kapaa Missionary in 2007 following Mark Randolph who left after four years of ministry. Under Jed’s leadership KMC has sought to be a healing presence in the community through caring for those who are far from God, helping the church to contribute by serving God and each other, connecting people in authentic relationships, and help them to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is to make disciples of Jesus who go out and make more disciples of Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Kapaa Missionary believes in the importance of accountability to a larger group as well as the need for unity in the body of Christ. KMC is a member of the Aloha Network, which is a member group within the Missionary Church. The Missionary Church has a focus on both church planting and disciple making, which has led to planting 30-40 new churches and 6,000-7,000 new disciples every single year. Over the course of the past fifteen years it has been one of the fastest growing denominations in the United States.
ABOUT THE MISSIONARY CHURCH DENOMINATION
We are committed to Jesus Christ, the Bible, and the Great Commission.
All of us know groups who are no longer as committed to the authority of Jesus, but the Missionary Church recognizes Jesus Christ as the ultimate authority.
In a day when the Word of God is often watered down or abandoned altogether, we remain fully committed to the inerrancy of Scripture and the authority of the Word of God.
We are committed to the Great Commission: multiplying disciples who multiply disciples who multiply disciples. That is the command that Jesus gave us, and we will not be distracted by buildings, programs, or anything else.
Organizationally, we are a denomination, but we really see ourselves as a family of churches. As a family we realize that we have a unique identity. Others may share in one or more of our traits, but we believe the combination of the following five traits expresses this unique identity of the Missionary Church.
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