Did you know 70-90% of kids who grow up in the American church fall away from their faith as teens or young adults because God isn’t real or relevant to them? Children and youth do hear God’s voice, speak words of encouragement, engage in worship, show compassion to the poor, heal the sick, and boldly lead others toward Jesus. Pastor Michele Okimura shares how this is done.
Biography: Pastor Michele Okimura along with her husband Senior Pastor Rob Okimura are founders of Hope Chapel Lifespring. She grew up in Kaimuki, graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a degree in education. Michele previously worked as a school teacher for seventeen years before she joining the church staff full-time. She wears many different leadership hats, but her primary role is overseeing the Children’s Ministry. She is also the director of Kingdom Families Ministry, strengthening families, equipping adults and raising up the next generation to passionately love the Lord Jesus Christ.