The pastors exist to shepherd, care for, and lead Kailua Baptist Church to be a community passionate about knowing Christ and making him known.
We believe we can do this by: modeling Christ-like behavior; teaching the whole counsel of God as summed up in the gospel; guarding the doctrinal purity of the church; faithfully stewarding the financial resources God entrusts to us to advance the mission of making disciples; ensuring the proper administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; caring for every member and disciplining unruly members; raising up and training future leaders to ensure the health and missional effectiveness of the church moving forward
More about Reid...
Reid was born in Honolulu and was raised in Kaneohe. Reid first heard the Gospel as a fifth grader at Hawaii Baptist Academy. Over a span of a year or two, the Lord made it very clear to him the he is a sinner and Jesus is the only One who can save him. So Reid responded to God’s call and repented of his sins and placed his trust in Christ for the forgiveness of his sins and for eternal life with God. Reid has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, 1989) and a Master of Arts in Religion (International College and Graduate School, Honolulu, HI, 1999). Reid lives with his wife in Kaneohe and is the father of one son and one daughter. Reid’s responsibilities at KBC include prayer and the ministry of the Word.
Feel free to contact Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Rocky...
Rocky was born in Honolulu, raised on Lanai, and moved to Maui as a fifth grader. Being that his father was a local baptist preacher, Rocky grew up in a loving Christian home. Though Rocky professed to be a Christian from childhood, it was not until he was 18 that he began to truly repent of sin and trust in the person and work of Jesus. The sin he once loved, he began to hate and the righteousness he once hated, he began to love. Jesus changed him forever. Rocky has a Bachelor of Science in Humanities (Boyce the College at Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2013). Rocky is married to Emily and they have one daughter and one son. Rocky’s responsibilities at KBC include prayer and the ministry of the Word.
Feel free to contact Rocky at email@example.com
More about Todd...
Todd was born in Honolulu, raised in Aiea and later, in Hilo on the Big Island. He was raised in a Christian home but did not really understand the gospel until he was 15 years old, when God changed his heart through the preaching of the Gospel at a youth camp. For the first time, Todd understood the substitutionary nature of Jesus’ death, that Jesus really took his place on the cross. After that, God gave Todd new desires, including reading the Bible, praying, and fellowship with other believers. Eventually, God gave Todd the desire to pursue ministry and granted him the opportunity in 2005. Todd has a BA in Communication (UH-Hilo 2004) and an M.Div. in Biblical and Theological Studies (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008). He is married to Natalie and they have two daughters. Todd’s responsibilities at KBC include prayer and the ministry of full time preaching.
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KBC Elder Affirmation of Faith
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience (Ps. 19:7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself, all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 145:3; John 1:3; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Tim. 1:17).
God is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three distinct persons, yet of one nature, essence, or being (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
God from eternity, decrees all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs and governs all creatures and all events; yet so as not in any way to be author or approver of sin nor to destroy the will and responsibility of intelligent creatures (Isa. 46:9-11; Prov. 16:33; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3; Jas. 1:13-15, Eph. 1.11).
Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life — not because of foreseen merit in them, but of his mere mercy in Christ — in consequence of which choice they are called, justified, sanctified, and glorified (Rom. 8:28-30; 1 Cor. 1:27-31; Eph. 1:4, 11).
The Fall of Man.
God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, he transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his posterity inherit a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors (Gen. 1:26-27; 3:1-7; 6:5; Rom. 3:9-18; 5:12-19; 8:5-8; Eph. 2:1-3).
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the Law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest and King of the Church, and Sovereign of the Universe (Isa. 53:10-12; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 3:21-26; 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Gal. 3:13; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 1:1-3; 7:25).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that God the Holy Spirit brings glory to the Father and the Son. He applies the work of Christ to believers and distributes spiritual gifts to every believer according to His sovereign good pleasure for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. He is the Comforter, the Spirit of Adoption, the Seal of our Salvation, and the Guarantor of our inheritance in Christ (John 14:16-17; 16:14; Acts 5:3; Rom. 8:14-17; 1 Cor 12; Eph. 1:13-14).
Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickens the dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly, to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone (John 3:3-8; Eph. 2:1-6; Tit. 3:5; 1 John 5:1).
Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person being made sensible, by the Holy Spirit, of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself for it, with godly sorrow, detestation of it, and self-abhorrence, with a purpose and endeavor to walk before God so as to please Him in all things (Ps. 32:1-5; Isa. 55:7; Luke 5:8; 18:9-14; Acts 2:37-38; 11:15-18; 2 Cor. 7:10-11; 2 Tim. 2:25).
Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness (Rom. 3:27-28; 4:1-5; 4:17-25; 10:14, 17; Phil. 1:29; Eph. 2:8; Jas. 2:14-26).
Justification is God’s declaration of righteousness upon sinners, who believe in Christ, through the satisfaction that Christ has made; not for anything wrought in them or done by them; but on account of the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, they receiving and resting on Him and His righteousness by faith (Rom. 3:21-26; 4:4-9, 23-25; 5:1-2, 9, 17-21; 8:28-34; 10:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:7-9; Titus 3:5-7).
Those who have been regenerated are also sanctified, by God’s word and Spirit dwelling in them. This sanctification is progressive through the supply of Divine strength, which all saints seek to obtain, pressing after a heavenly life in cordial obedience to all Christ’s commands (Jer. 31:31-34; Ezek. 36:27; Rom. 8:1-17; Gal. 5:13-25; Phil. 2:12-13; Col. 3:1-17; 2 Pet. 1:3-11).
Perseverance of the Saints.
Those whom God has accepted in the Beloved, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall, through neglect and temptation, into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the Church, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation (John 6:37-40; Rom. 8:28- 39; 1 Cor. 1:8-9; Phil. 1:6; 1 Thess. 5:23-24).
The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all his true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to his commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular churches; and to each of these churches he has given needful authority for administering that order, discipline and worship which he has appointed. The regular officers of a Church are Pastors, or Elders, and Deacons (Matt. 28:18-20; John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Eph. 1:22; 5:23; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; 5:17-18; Tit. 1:5-9; Heb. 10:25).
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, obligatory upon every believer, wherein he is immersed in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of his fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of his giving himself up to God, to live and walk in newness of life. It is entrance into church membership, and prerequisite to participation in the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 12:13).
The Lord’s Supper.
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, and to be observed by his churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate his death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge and renewal of their communion with him, and of their church fellowship (Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 11:23-34).
The Lord’s Day.
As it is a law of nature, applicable to all, that a proportion of time, determined by God, should be allocated for the worship of God, so, by His Word, He has particularly appointed one day in seven to be called the Lord’s day. It is to be continued to the world’s end as the day for Christian Churches to gather, the observance of the seventh day being abolished (Exod. 20:8; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1,2; Rev. 1:10).
Liberty of Conscience.
God alone is Lord of the conscience; and He has left it free from man-made doctrines and commandments, which are in any way contrary to His word, or not contained in it. Civil magistrates being ordained of God, subjection in all lawful things commanded by them ought to be yielded by us in the Lord, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. However when they call us to disobey God then we must, with a clear conscience, obey God rather than man (Matt. 15:9; Rom. 13:1-7; 14:4; Acts 5:29; Col. 2:20-23).
The bodies of men after death return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God — the righteous to rest with Him; the wicked to be reserved under darkness to the judgment. At the last day, the bodies of all the dead, both just and unjust, will be raised (Gen. 3:19; Luke 16:22-26; 23:43; John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:12-28; 2 Cor. 5:1-10; Phil. 1:23).
God hath appointed a day, wherein he will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when every one shall receive according to his deeds; the wicked shall go into everlasting punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life (Matt. 25:46; John 5:22, 27-29; Acts 17:31; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thess. 1:7-10).
KBC Elder Covenant
We, the elders of Kailua Baptist Church, commit to:
- Live lives worthy of the gospel of Jesus
- Teach in line with the KBC Elder Affirmation of Faith, Baptist Faith and Message, and the KBC Statement of Faith, and will let the elders know if convictions ever change
- Exemplary participation in the Lord’s Day gathering
- Regularly teaching publicly
- Monthly elder meetings
- Exemplary giving of finances to KBC
- Pray consistently for the Body
- Deal with sin and conflict in our personal lives and on the Board quickly and thoroughly
- Mutually submit our desires and wants to the whole Board of Elders
- Regularly and humbly enter into seasons of evaluation aimed at increasing our ability as a Board to lead and shepherd the church.
- Step away from the office graciously and carefully if the occasion arises.
- In the unique case the church has two elders, and a grievance is made against me, I would submit to the counsel of the other elder.
- In the unique case the church has one or two elders, and a grievance is made against the entire elder board, I would submit to the counsel of other like-minded pastors.