Meet Our Staff

  • Lead Pastor

    David Martin

    Pastor Dave did his undergrad at Bethel University (Indiana) and seminary at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University). His wife, Amy, is a teacher at Kekaha Elementary. Together they have four energetic boys, one large dog, and one very messy house.  You may spot Dave helping coach youth basketball, cruising at the beach, or stocking up at Costco.

  • Office Manager

    Open Position

    We are currently looking for an office manager. If you are interested, please contact us. Meanwhile our beloved Charlotte Carvalho has kindly come back to her old position of office manager, while we look to fill it more permanently.

  • Youth Pastor

    Cory Howatt

    Cory was born and raised on Kaua'i. He graduated from Multnomah University where he earned bachelors degrees in Biblical/Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministries. Cory served as a missionary in Kenya, and returned to impact youth on Kaua'i for Jesus. He married Cassie, the love of his life, and together they have two beautiful children.

  • Children's Director

    McKenna Beeksma

    McKenna grew up on Kauai and attended Portland Bible College where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies with a focus on Pastoral Counseling.  She has served in Children's Ministry leadership positions at Kaua'i Bible, Manna House and Grace Community Church.  She combines an energetic love for kids with careful planning, a passion for Jesus, and a skill for teaching His Word!

    Worship Coordinator

    Stuart Beeksma

    Stuart grew up leading worship at Kaua'i Bible Church and earned an associate's degree in worship ministry from Portland Bible College.  He has a passion for worship and combines his musical ability with a gift for leadership and a deep love for Jesus. Stuart plays piano and guitar and is eager to teach the next generation to worship in spirit and in truth.

Meet The Elders

We are an Elder-led Church. Our Elder Team serves as shepherds for the community of believers at Līhue Missionary Church.

David Martin

Andrew Rice

Keith Burgess

Michael Jaimes

Jason Cotter

Dave Hubbard