John Roberts is Community Life Pastor at Bluewater Mission, where he has been serving for the past ten years. In 2008, John helped to launch the Kalihi House, a ministry of likeminded people who provide a transformational home for the homeless, individuals recovering from domestic abuse, and other at-risk individuals. Following the Lord’s leading, John purchased a house in June 2013 so that the ministry could expand – the original Kalihi House (K1) would continue to serve others, and the new house K2 (Kalihi House #2) was born. Since its start eight months ago, K2 has helped to shelter dozens of people, while surrounding them with a supportive community focused on life change.
John is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. When not doing ministry, John is a full time teacher, and has been teaching in Hawaii for the past thirteen years. This year is his 11th year teaching music at Punahou School, where he is a Musical Theatre and Choir instructor. In his free time, John is an avid volleyball player and fan. He attends Bluewater Mission – an interesting, justice minded church.
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted…”