Church Staff

Pastors, ministers and leaders

Senior Pastor Klayton & Sharon Ko

Pastor Klayton Ko became the senior pastor of First Assembly of God in 1994, replacing his mentor, Pastor Roy G. Sapp. Before taking on the role as senior pastor, he had previously served as church administrator, school superintendent and pastor of the young adults ministry.

Pastor Ko has a passion for community, discipleship and world missions, and has a vision to see all of Hawai‘i reached through the power of the Holy Spirit. He regularly preaches at our main campus in Red Hill.

Pastor Mel Corpuz

Pastor Mel is an elder, and is the regional pastor at First Assembly of God Leeward, located in Makakilo.

Pastor Janet Kusuhara

Pastor Janet is an Elder, and oversees the Levite ministry and special events.

Pastor Scott Sonoda

Pastor Scott is the regional pastor at First Assembly of God Central Oahu, and serves as the O‘ahu Regional Director for Teen Challenge.

Pastor Robert Tokunaga

Pastor Robert is the regional pastor at First Assembly of God Windward in Kahalu‘u.

Pastors Ernie & Siew Peng Chow

Pastor Ernie is an elder, and oversees the missions program at First Assembly of God. Pastor Siew Peng oversees the church’s prayer ministries.

Pastor Andrew Yasuhara

Pastor Andrew is the regional pastor at Metro, First Assembly of God’s newest campus just outside of downtown Honolulu.

Pastor Atama Vakalalabure

Pastor Atama is the regional pastor at First Assembly of God East Honolulu, located in Hawai‘i Kai, and oversees the Young Adults ministry at First Assembly of God.

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Pastor Lynne Higa

Pastor Lynne is the regional pastor at First Assembly of God Hamakua Coast.

Pastor Fred Harris

Pastor Fred oversees Worship Ministries at First Assembly of God.

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Pastor Joshua Ko

Pastor Josh oversees Youth Ministries at First Assembly of God.

Pastor Bill Bannister

Pastor Bill oversees Harvest Ministries at First Assembly of God.

Pastor Absen Ebot

Pastor Absen oversees the Marshallese ministry at First Assembly of God.