Every Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nursery, Preschool & Children’s Church available during service
Communion the last Sunday of each month
Every Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Jayson Saito, Senior Pastor
After serving as the Minister of Christian Education and Youth at Mililani Community Church (MCC) beginning in 1995, Jayson moved to Maui in August 1999 to pioneer a church plant with his family and a small team. In April 2001, he was ordained through the Evangelical Free Church of America. Then in July 2004, with the blessing of his congregation and the Hawaii District of the EFCA, he began a twelve-year ministry at Kahului Union Church. Finally, in God’s providence, after seventeen years away, God has brought him full circle to shepherd the people of MCC in the footsteps of his mentor and former Senior Pastor, Dr. Rick Bartosik. His desire is to spread a passion for the greatness and worth of Jesus so that people will find their greatest joy and treasure in Him.Pastor Jayson has been married since 1997 to his beautiful wife, Rachelle. They are blessed with four children, Christian, Jon, Aaron, and Hope.
Jon Uyeno, Chairman, Elder Board
Jon Uyeno came to MCC in 2000 after attending International Baptist Church in Nuuanu and International Japanese Christian Church and was a student of former Senior Pastor Rick Bartosik at International Pastoral School of Theology. He is a full time Hawaii Air National Guard aircraft mechanic and part time mechanic for Aloha Air Cargo Company. His ministries involve Eldership responsibilities, home Bible study, AWANA, teaching Sunday School occasionally, and serving as the cook for MCC's yearly Maui mission trip. Jon is married to Mutsumi (originally from Okinawa) and has a daughter, Christina, and son, Matthew. Mutsumi does the Sunday morning service translation for the Japanese speaking and is involved in Koinonia, MCC missions team, worship team and Monday night congregational prayer meetings.Jon's life verse is Jeremiah 33:3, which says, "Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
Dave Hallstrom, Vice Chair, Elder Board
Dan Fukumae, Elder Board
Dan Fukumae and his wife Cheryl have two boys, (Josh and Kev) whom they’ve raised in Mililani. They have worshiped at Kalihi Union Church and and have been involved with its Kapolei and Aiea church plants. When Mililani Community Church began its building project, Dan felt that the Lord was calling him here. Following Jesus is always an adventure, and is fun and exciting too. When Dan isn’t busy working as a handy-man, he enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with family and training in martial arts.
Ann Biggers, Church Admin
Ann is the friendly voice you'll probably hear if you call or email the church office during the week. After 23 years traveling the world with the military, Ann and her family are grateful to have found a home church at MCC.
Sayaka Nakano, Preschool Director
Sayaka loves working with preschool aged children; has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years as a preschool director. Born in Japan but has lived most of her life in Hawaii. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a graduate degree from the International College and Graduate school. She speaks fluent Japanese and has also taught English and attended Seminary in Japan. "Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your child. "
Gary Okimoto, Youth Director
Justin Knapp, Worship Director
Justin, Inspired by a live band at the EFCA Youth Challenge Conference in 2002, Justin began leading worship in Sunday school. His interest in leading worship grew as opportunities presented themselves. He went on to study at Biola University in California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music in Worship in 2007. Following graduation, he continued to lead and participate on worship teams at various churches, camps and events. In June 2016, he became the worship director at Mililani Community Church. Justin loves being with his MCC family, and has a passion for leading others in worship of the One and only true God through music.
What We Believe In
Our Mission Statement:
To encourage all people to come to Jesus, to grow in Jesus,
and to go impact their world for the glory of Jesus .
We Agree With The Following
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
Accordion ContenaWe believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.