Henry Curtis said, “Make your plans as fantastic as you like, because twenty-five years from now they will seem mediocre. Make your plans ten times as great as you first planned, and twenty-five years from now you will wonder why you did not make them fifty times as great.” Our guests today have made great plans and they live it out. They possess a down to earth level of courageous faith that will bot help equip and motivate you.
James Shiroma is the Lead Pastor at The Gathering. He’s responsible for teaching and visioning. He enjoys sports and UH sports. Previously, James served as senior pastor at Cornerstone Fellowship (Mililani) for nine years and also as youth pastor in Ft. Worth, Texas while in seminary. James has been a speaker at conferences, other churches and youth camps. He graduated from Hawaii Baptist Academy, University of Hawaii (BA in Journalism), and Souwestern Seminary (MDiv with Biblical Languages).
Julie is responsible for leading worship, overseeing mini-Gatherings, and connecting the nuts and bolts of The Gathering. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia (just outside of Washington D.C.), Julie enjoys urging, reading, watching TV and traveling to Turkey. Her experience includes: Youth ministry, Bible Study Fellowship, Macedonian Project, missions and mission trip leader to Turkey. She graduated from Fort Hunt High School in Virginia and Virginia Tech (BA in English). James and Julie have one daughter: Sadie.
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”