Meet Our Staff

  • Lead Pastor

    David Martin


    Pastor Dave graduated from Bethel College (Indiana) with a degree in Christian Ministry.  He and his wife, Amy, were missionaries in China before moving to Southern California to study at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and pastor for 11 years. In 2018 God called them to move to LMC and minister to the people of Kauai.

  • Children's Director

    Jolleen "Sweetie" Abreu


    Sweetie was born and raised on Oahu.  She moved to Kauai in 2003 where she married her husband, Kalani Abreu and has two children. She has an extensive background in teaching and childcare and specializes in early childhood education.  She is excited to serve the children of Kauai at LMC!

  • Youth Pastor

    Cory Howatt


    Cory was born and raised on Kauai. He graduated from Multnomah University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical/Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministries. Cory recently spent five months as a missionary in Kenya, and has now returned to impact youth on Kauai for Jesus. He recently married the love of his life, and is expecting his first child!

  • Missionary Pastor

    Ernie Johnston


    Ernie grew up in Kauai. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Biblical Studies. He spent four years as a YWAM leader in Newcastle Australia before returning to Kauai to serve as a youth/associate pastor for seven years and then plant a church. Ernie has a huge heart for God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and people. He is thrilled to use his passion and experience to serve God at LMC!

Meet The Elders

We are an Elder-led Church. Currently our Elder Team is made up of five men who serve as shepherds for the community of believers at Lihue Missionary Church.


David Martin

Doug Carvalho

Scott Otto

Andrew Rice

Matthew Terui