Our Story

How it all started...

The Leeward Community Church was an answered prayer of its founder, pastor Fred King. In the late 1960's God gave Fred a vision to plant a church in central Oahu, but given his lack of funds and the high cost of real estate in the area it seemed impossible. A few years into his search he learned about the undeveloped land in the Waimano valley below his Pacific Palisades home. The nine acres of unimproved land was available for a $150,000 down payment, far beyond what his small church of less than 50 people could raise. "We knew it would take a miracle from God...so we claimed the promise found in Psalm 37:34 'Wait on the Lord and keep his way and he will exalt you to inherit the land'". God commended their faith by providing an anonymous gift of $28,000. However, even more remarkable was that the owner eventually sold the property valued at over $1.5 million then for only $80,000! Over the next few years, the church was blessed with more miracles as donated labor and services came from outsiders to complete the building. In 1972, Pastor Fred King dedicated the new church as the  "Leeward Community Church" because he wanted to "get people who are not going to church...people who don't know where to turn" in that community. Over the years the Lord continued his faithfulness to the vision he revealed to Fred King and this "miracle church". 
Waimano Valley, Pearl City
New Multi-Purpose Facility

Expanding the vision...

Nearly 40 years after its inception, Leeward Community Church would embark on a new journey for its property. After two generations have passed, the community around them had shifted with more diversity that have led to greater health and economic welfare needs. The greatest need, however, has not changed; that is for the gospel to offer new life, spiritual healing and transformation. In 2012 the LCC leadership sensed God directing them to build again, dramatically expanding the current facility footprint for a multipurpose center. But the goal was never the building itself, but how God would use it to serve multi-generational families, the kupuna, the homeless, and others in need. The cost to build was $6.9 million, an amount that would require another step of faith for its 350 attendees. In an amazing display of God's providence the entire $6.9 million was funded internally through sacrificial giving over several years. The new facility opened with the Lord's blessing in 2020. 

Where we are headed...

The simple truth is that we want to head in whichever direction God is leading. Although discerning daily movements can be difficult, we can rest in knowing that loving God, loving people and discipling them is his will for us. 
And the one area that we share God's heart is for evangelism and discipleship. We have embarked on a long-term plan called the "Decade of Harvest" that will span the years 2018 through 2028. Our vision is to have God work through us in reaching and teaching the communities around us.
We know that we have not yet arrived at our goal, but press on (Philippians 3:12) to do good and to share with others because with such sacrifices God is pleased (Hebrews 13:16). 

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