Rod and his wife Beckie have been married for over 34 years! They have 3 grown children; Kai, Koa, and Malia. “I love the Godhead, my wife and kids…in that order, and spending time with all of them:) ! I love studying and teaching the Word of God, spending time with people, making strong and healthy disciples who live for Jesus!”
In his spare time, Rod enjoys exercise, boxing, watching Mixed martial arts – filling up with Hagen Daz coffee and peanut butter/chocolate ice cream…then walking their 2 pit bulls, to work off the ice cream!
Pastor Rod has been in ministry for over 35 years, shepherding and leading a variety of ministries. He has led Children’s, Youth, College, Community/Missions, Discipleship/Small groups, Worship and the Arts, as well as assisting and consulting a number of church planters.
Since moving back to Hawaii from Kansas City in 2000, Rod has overseen various ministries and served on Pastor Wayne’s Executive Team at New Hope Oahu. He has been pastoring our New Hope Mānoa ‘ohana since January 2015.