Pastor Alan has been serving our church since May 2012, and is entrusted with leading the people of MBC and their staff in spiritual growth, developing disciples and engaging our community. His heart’s desire is that everyone centers their lives on Jesus. Alan grew up in a military family and spent part of his childhood in Hawaii before graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in Biology and minor in Bible and Theology. He later began a decade-long career in medical research while actively serving in ministry. On a mission trip in Africa, Alan received his pastoral calling, left the research field and transitioned to pastoral ministry. Alan received his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Seminary, and is currently working on his Ph.D in New Testament Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking, traveling and getting to know others.
Pastor Jarod has been serving at MBC since August 2014. He oversees the Sunday School program and assists in leading church ministries. Jarod graduated with an East Asian Languages and Cultures degree from the University of Illinois. He also received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in 2005. Jarod has been married to Debbie since 2009, and they have been serving in pastoral ministry since 2010. They are also the weary parents of two spirited children, Yadier and Charlie. Jarod is passionate about teaching the truth of the Bible and providing pastoral care and counseling. That’s why he appreciates MBC's strong commitment to the Bible and their wonderful sense of humor. In his spare time, Jarod enjoys family time, playing games, watching Cardinal baseball, eating Taco Bell, and pretending he's the Batman!
Jessica has been the director of Mililani Baptist Preschool since July 2015. She is originally a Kansas girl who made her way to Hawaii via California. Jessica graduated from Emporia State University with an Elementary Education degree, and taught fourth graders and ESL students before serving in China for two years. She also received her Master of Divinity with Biblical Studies from Golden Gate Seminary in 2015. Three months later, she got married to Jon! Jessica's ministry experience ranges from college students to preschoolers to Asian cultures so she is excited to serve MBC. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Steve has been serving at MBC since the mid-2000's. He is responsible for leading the youth program, developing student leaders and equipping youth of all ages to take ownership of their faith in today's world. He met his wife, Robin at an MBC singles group almost two decades ago when he first arrived from Maryland. They've been married for eighteen years and have four children: Noah, Ethan, Jesse and Isabella. In their spare time, the Anderson family enjoys going beach, soccer and quality time with each other.
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Tony has been serving at MBC since the early 2000's. He helps lead contemporary worship because this genre has the potential to reach a younger audience for Jesus. Music has been an integral part of his life, growing up in a family where his mother was a soloist and a church choir director. Tony graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Sociology degree and then a Master's in Social Work. His love for music includes mentoring others to serve in worship ministry as an outlet for their creativity. He recently retired with almost forty years in civil service with the U.S. Army. In his spare time, Tony enjoys living life with his wife, Diane and children and grandchildren.
Melissa has been serving at MBC since February 2014. She is responsible for the administrative and financial functions of the church after having served with Mililani Baptist Preschool. She has a daughter, Shaelynn who loves to help during church events when not doting on Pastor Jarod’s daughter. One of Melissa’s favorite things about MBC are the people! Their genuine friendliness and care for one another reminds her to always live aloha. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with Shaelynn and friends.
PRESCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Dede has been serving at MBP since the spring of 2016. She is responsible for the administrative end of Mililani Baptist Preschool. After living life in Okinawa for ten years with her husband (Barry) and two children, they settled down in Hawaii while her oldest moved to Texas. Dede believes in leading her family to immerse themselves wherever God has placed them. And in her spare time, she also enjoys karate, traveling and loving on her husband and children! One of Dede's favorite things about MBC are the smiles on everyone's faces. They brighten her day!
PRESCHOOL OFFICE MANAGER
Lilly has been serving at MBP since August 2014. She helps with the management of Mililani Baptist Preschool as well as coordinating programs and teaching chapel. Lilly received an Administrative Management degree, and a Master of Business Administration from Bob Jones University in South Carolina. She is married to her husband (Benjamin) of five years and enjoys hiking the island with him on the weekends. In her spare time, Lilly also enjoys baking, music and spending time with family and friends. She is actively involved with the church choir, and thinks you should be too!