Come & Be Blessed!

You Are Invited

Worship Service @ 9am Sundays
Child Care, Youth @ 9:30am

Contact us

Phone: 808-573-0903
Monday & Wednesday 9:30-12:30
Email: pookelachurch@hawaiiantel.net

Address:  200 Olinda Road, Makawao, Hawaii 96768

Please join us in our virtual worship service via
Live streaming @ 9am
YouTube: paiadave808
Facebook: Po’okelaChurch

Po`okela Church is a multi-cultural, intergenerational community of faith committed to:

  • worshipping God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • promoting growth to a deeper faith
  • loving as Jesus loves through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • proclaiming the Gospel and reaching out to others in mercy

The Po`okela Church sits upon the lower slope of a 10,000 foot sleeping volcano in the small town of Makawao. Our church is one of the oldest in Hawaii, formed in 1843 by Rev. Green, a missionary, for an all-Hawaiian congregation. The church building has a beautifully restored interior, reflecting the antiquity of its origin, mixed with current architectural upgrades. The peaceful calm and warmth of the sanctuary creates a setting for worship and praise. 

The ‘aloha’ of the congregation has an appeal that draws multiple cultures from surrounding areas. The Po`okela message creates a bond of joy and love along with a thirst for Christ. Faith, hope, and love…. we are an evangelical congregation, committed to sharing Christ with the world.

Our Pastor, Rev. Dr.  Kimberly Fong (Ordained PCUSA), is small in stature, but huge in her zeal for the Lord. Her messages are Biblically centered, motivating into action those who hear. We have surrendered ourselves to be the Lord’s “Fire on the Mountain”!

Please come and see… Aloha!


Rev. Dr. Kimberly Fong

Senior Pastor

The Rev. Kimberly Fong was installed on November 7, 2004 as the Senior Pastor. She was ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2002 in Michigan, where she served as Interim Pastor for Spruce Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Before accepting her call at Po`okela she was teaching at SFTS as an adjunct faculty member and serving as a volunteer staff member at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. 

She was born in Korea and came to America to study abroad in California. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University in Sacramento, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). 

The Rev. Dr. Kimberly and her husband Gary have four grown children, who are living on their own. Her interests include golfing and flying single engine airplanes.  She holds a private pilot’s license.

Michele Nakoa

SenioYouth / Children’s Ministry Coordinator

We are committed to maturing, nurturing and growing our youth to love God & love one another. We guide our youth to be true disciples of Jesus upholding His commandment “love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34-35). When we love one another, the world will know that we are His disciples & making differences in the world.

Tiffany Wright 

Child Care

We welcome and adore our little children for they are precious and bundle of joy. Matthew 19:14 “Jesus said let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”