Staff

  • randal Young

    senior pastor

    Randy was born and raised in San  Francisco, CA. He was first exposed to the Christian faith through a piano teacher who brought him to Sunday School as a teenager. He accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 19. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980, he went on to work as a systems engineer for NASA as well as for private computer firms. Sensing the call of God, he entered Calvin Theological Seminary, receiving an M.Div. in 1988. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong with a heart for leadership and church planting. His works include Today (May 1996, Nov 1999), Sovereign Grace (2000), the Disciple's Growth Kit (2000), and the Leader's Academy (2005). He has also been featured on the Pilgrim Radio Network.


    Randy is married to Barbi, and they have three children ages 6-13.

  • nancy carvalho

    church administrator

    Nancy was born in Yokohama, Japan, raised in Hawaii and brought up in the Buddhist traditions. In November 1992, she gave her life over to Jesus, and found Him to be the Author and Perfecter of her faith, the lover of her soul. and the giver of growth, joy and fulfillment. After working for 18 years at a financial institution, God called her to serve at HCC in 1994. Her passions are teaching and choreographing praise/worship dance, drama, mentoring women, and sharing about the love of Jesus.  

     

    Loves of her life: Jesus Christ, husband Russell, children: Dani, Richard, Niki, and 6 grandchildren: Kylie-Ann, Mason, Maddison, Makayla, Kalia, and Kaleb.

      

    Favorite foods: Pho, ramen, kim chee, tripe stew .

  • machiko aliipule

    director of children/youth/young adults

    Machiko was born in Japan, and raised in California and Hawaii. She is the third daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Yuichiro Nakano, who are travelling evangelists around the world. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, and then International Bible College and Graduate School of Theology in 1994. She has served as a missionary in Londrina in Brazil for about five years. Since returning to Hawaii, Machiko has served as HCC’s Youth Director. Then in February 2014 her service has expanded to include Children’s Ministry and College & Young Adult Ministries.


    She and her husband Chris have 2 sons, Hezekiah, 11 years old, and Ezra, 6 years old, that both attend Aina Haina Elementary School. Whenever she finds time to rest, Machiko likes to eat yummy food, watch historical & scientific documentaries, sci-fi or action movies & anime together with her family, and sleep!

  • suzanne herder

    pre-school director

    Suzanne Herder was born and raised in Hawaii. She became a Christian during her senior year in high school and started attending HCC about a year later. While attending the University of Hawaii, she met her future husband, Stan Herder, and together they raised three wonderful children, Tiffany, Sonia and Landon, and are now proud grandparents to Preston Herder and Samuel King. The things that fill her “tank” are; spending extended time with God; reading on the beach; spending time with her family; travelling; crafts and boutique shopping!


    She is privileged to serve on the HCC Staff as the Honolulu Christian Preschool Director. With a degree in Early Childhood Education, she has been with the Preschool since it’s inception in 1985 both as a director and as a teacher. The greatest thrill in working with children (and adults) are seeing the “aha” moments when the “light” comes on and faces light up!

  • amy miyamoto

    bookkeeper


  • marine ross

    visitation

    Marine Ross, Jr. was born in a West Texas cotton field in 1927. He is a retired Army Sergeant Major with 30 years of service to his country and is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

     

    Marine became a full time servant of God in 1994 after his wife and granddaughter went home to the Lord after many years of 24/7 care. His son, Pastor Richard Ross showed Marine “the Way.”

     

    He is a 35 year member of Honolulu Christian Church. Marine is our volunteer Mercy and Visitation minister at 90+ years young. He also co-teaches the Senior Fellowship Sunday School class.

     

    Marine regularly lavishes on everyone and anyone he meets big bear hugs and reminds us how much Jesus loves us!