Pastoral Staff

The men and women who guide and direct our church

Klayton & Sharon Ko

Senior Pastor

Pastor Klayton Ko is the Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God. His ministry began in 1984 as a part-time Young Adult’s Director and was appointed Senior Pastor in 1994. Filled with a passion for the Lord and a vision to reach the lost, God led him to expand the church to become “One Church in Six Locations” across the island of Oahu. In 1997, First Assembly of God planted its first church on the Big Island. Since then, churches have been planted around the world: Uganda, Japan, UK, Ireland, Philippines, India, Brazil, East Timor, Samoa and Mexico.

Pastor Ko is the District Superintendent of the Hawaii Assemblies of God and also serves on the boards of Convoy of Hope, Church Extension Plan, Northwest University, Christian Academy, and the Christian Academy Patriots Foundation.

He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 35 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Ernie Chow

Elder, Missions Director

Siew Peng Chow

Prayer Ministry Pastor, Adult Sunday School Director

Mel Corpuz

Elder, Corporate Vice President, Leeward Regional Pastor

Pastor Mel is a church elder and the regional pastor of First Assembly of God Leeward. He also previously served as the corporate youth and children’s pastor.

Scott Sonoda

Central Oahu Regional Pastor, Prison Ministry Director

Pastor Scott is the regional pastor of First Assembly of God Central Oahu and the Oahu Regional Director for Teen Challenge USA.

Andrew Yasuhara

Metro Regional Pastor

Pastor Andrew is the regional pastor of First Assembly of God Metro. He previously served as the regional pastor for East Honolulu and as the corporate youth pastor. The grandson of former district superintendent Woodrow Yasuhara, Pastor Andrew carries on a strong legacy of preaching and ministry, with an emphasis on building authentic community and finding creative ways to minister to the next generation.

Atama Vakalalabure

East Timor Missionary Pastor

Pastor Atama is the regional pastor of First Assembly of God East Honolulu and the corporate young adults pastor. Originally from Fiji, he now resides in the U.S. with his wife Melanie and four sons.

Horace Chee-Manuia

Windward Regional Pastor

Pastor Horace previously served as a Pastor’s Assistant at First Assembly of God’s Leeward and Central Oahu campuses. He is a passionate leader with an authentic local perspective on issues of life and faith, and is a living testimony of God’s power to redeem any person regardless of their past.

Bill Bannister

Harvest Ministries Pastor

Francine Cabbab

Central Oahu Assistant Pastor, Young Adult’s Pastor

Talei Chee-Manuia

Windward Assistant Pastor

Sam Cockett

Elder, Men’s Ministry Pastor

Absen Ebot

Marshallese Ministry Pastor

Jacob Fesagaiga

Hamakua Regional Pastor

Chad Germany

Christian Academy Head Administrator

Fred Harris

Worship Pastor

Daniel Kaneshiro

The Shelter Executive Director

Joshua Ko

East Honolulu Regional Pastor, Corporate Youth Pastor

Pastor Joshua is the regional pastor of First Assembly of God East Honolulu. Born and raised on Oahu, he received his undergraduate in theology from Texas Regency University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies. Josh and his wife Kimberly both serve as First Assembly of God’s corporate youth pastors, working with teenagers across the island of Oahu. Together they have two children, Ayva and Aiden, and have one more child on the way. Josh enjoys sports, particularly pickle ball, basketball and golf.

Trenton Oshiro

Vision Administration Pastor, Frontline Ministries Pastor, Connections Ministry Pastor

Chizuko Peeples

Japanese Ministry Pastor

Raymond So

Information Technology Pastor, Facilities Pastor

Frank Toole

Family Ministries Pastor