Leadership, Faithfulness, Productivity
Dr. William Kelii Akina, Ph.D.
Paul J. Meyer stated, “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” Dr. William Kelii Akina is a man of productivity, excellence, intelligence and focus among other exemplary attributes. Some of the most notable results come only after they have been seasoned and tested over time. Then you begin to see fruit. His life has born much fruit for Christ.
Dr. Akina is the President Emeritus of Youth for Christ Hawaii, the most extensive Christian outreach to youth and young adults throughout the Hawaiian islands. He recently retired as President and CEO of YFC Hawaii after 31 years. During that time he led YFC Hawaii’s signature organizations – Campus Life, Military Community Youth Ministries, YFC for Parents and the Center for Tomorrows Leaders. He also initiated Parent Project and organized the rebirth and development of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Hawaii. He is active nationally as a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth for Christ/USA. He has preached and taught extensively in churches and conferences in Hawaii and the mainland USA. Dr. Akina is also a scholar. He is an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University and on the part time faculty at the University of Hawaii. He graduated from Northwestern University (BA), and the University of Hawaii (MA, Ph.D. – comparative East- West Philosophy). He is married to Patti. They have four children and are active members of Leeward Community Church.
“Let those who love the Loed hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 97:10