www.gbcwo.net Pastor Sidney Sumida is the senior pastor of Grace Bible West Oahu along with his wife, Pastor Gail. He is a gifted teacher and has been called by the Lord into the pastoral ministry through some very dramatic circumstances. He is tenacious in his pursuit of the Lord and the fulfillment of God’s calling on his life.
Pastor Sid previously served on the pastoral team of Grace Bible Church Honolulu under the ministry of Pastors Sam and Nancy Webb for 15 years. In the summer of 1988, after hearing from the LORD to plant a work in West Oahu, and conferring with the leadership team, Pastors Sid and Gail began preparing to answer God’s call. In March of 1990, Grace Bible Church West Oahu was birthed.In September of 1996, by the grace of God, and in partnership with the Grace Bible Ministries family of churches, Grace Bible West Oahu was able to purchase a choice 3.3 acres site in Waikele. The vision that God put on Pastor Sid’s heart for the Waikele property is to build a Family Life Center, which is to be a spiritual home where people can be challenged, changed, and commissioned. He says, “We believe God desires to use the Family Life Center to build His spiritual family and spiritual factory to train and to equip others for Christian service.” Currently, Grace Bible West Oahu is in the process of designing and building the first phase of this project. Pastors Sid and Gail have three children: Bethany, Christy, and Joshua