Paul is the pastor of City Church. Paul and his wife Cindi moved to Honolulu in 2012 after founding a church in the Seattle area and serving that congregation for 15 years. Paul and Cindi have been married for 33 years and have eight children.
Kawika & Jenny Haglund
Kawika and Jenny are excited to be serving at City Church together. They are both from Kailua and love living in Hawaii. Kawika is our Community Outreach Intern, leading the youth group and Grateful Ministries-an outreach of City Church. Jenny is thankful for the opportunity to help lead worship and looks forward to learning and growing along with the City Church ohana. In their free time they enjoy shell hunting, surfing, snorkeling, reading, and meals with good friends.
What We Believe
We anchor our life together in the historic expressions of the Christian faith known as the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. In addition we trace our theological roots to the Reformed branch of Protestantism, outlined in the Belgic Confession (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Westminster Standards (1646). We identify with the Presbyterian tradition, which provides us with a system of government and accountability. We began in 1998 as an initiative of The Presbyterian Church of America.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.The Apostle's Creed
Visiting? Here’s What to Expect.
Visiting a church for the first time can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect. It doesn’t have to be that way though, especially if it’s the City Church of Honolulu you visit. Below you will find out a little about our Sunday morning gatherings so when you show up you aren’t immediately looking for an exit!
Each Sunday, the City Church of Honolulu meets at Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, service begins at 10:00 a.m. to worship God. Our gatherings consist of worship through music, teaching from the Bible and connecting relationally with each other.
If this is your first time, it might be helpful to show up a few minutes early just to get acquainted. When you pull into the parking lot, there will be parking available for you in the lot directly in front of the lanai. You will notice a pretty easy-going environment where people are dressed in casual wear. You will also find that the people at the City Church of Honolulu are very welcoming so be ready for quite a few smiles and conversation when visiting.
We offer a professionally staffed nursery for infants and toddlers (4-24 months). Children pre-school aged and older meet and worship together with their parents during the first part of worship and are later dismissed to meet separately during the second half. Our Sunday School classes use Christ-centered curriculum in a time structured to allow the children opportunities to form spiritual friendships with their peers.
Worship is a conversation between God and us. Our worship follows a pattern of gathering, renewing and being sent that reflects the shape of the gospel. Our music is an eclectic mix of songs and hymns, in genres ranging from folk to classical. A typical service includes singing, prayer, confession, the reading and exposition of Scripture and the Lord’s Supper.
After the service, you are welcome to join us for lunch on the lanai. Don’t feel like you need to run out right away! Take some time to enjoy good food and meet new people if you are ready for that. We hope to see you soon!