|Calvary Assembly of God is a Spirit-Driven and Life-Changing Church.
Spirit-Driven because we believe in a God who put his Holy Spirit in our hearts (Rom 5:5; 2 Cor 1:22). He is a God who is alive and well, a God who leads, guides, and provides, a God who is passionate and compassionate about our crumbling world and decaying communities.
Life-Changing because we believe that God brings transformation through us. Through us, God's hand is extended and his heart is displayed. He uses us as co-laborers to answer the cries of the hungry, sick, and weak. He commissions us make disciples (Matt 28:19-20).
Therefore it is not by accident that we are who we are. We have a purpose and plan. Join us as we change our lives, change our community, and change our world!
The Vision of Calvary Assembly of God is to be a
Spirit-driven, multi-ETHNIC church that
EXALTS Jesus as Lord,
ENCOURAGES believers to
EDIFY one another, and
EQUIPS disciples to
EVANGELIZE the community and the world.
- That the Scriptures are inspired
- In the one true God
- In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- In the fall of man
- In the salvation of man
- That holy communion and water baptism by immersion are the ordinances of the church
- In the baptism in the Holy Ghost
- That the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost is speaking in tongues
- In sanctification
- In the church and its mission
- In the ministry of the church
- In divine healing
- In the blessed hope of Christ's Second Coming
- In the millennial reign of Christ
- In the final judgement
- In the new heavens and the new earth
In 1956, Rev. and Mrs. Albert Kehr, former missionaries in China, were appointed by the Assemblies of God to start a new church in Hawaii to reach out to the Chinese-speaking people. Initial services were held at First Assembly of God and later Central Intermediate School. In 1961, Calvary Assembly of God built a church building and held its first service at 961 Io Lane.
The Kehrs pastored from 1956 to 1967. In 1967, Rev. and Mrs. Howard Ha assumed the pastorate until 1976. Serving with them were Rev. and Mrs. Francis Routley and later Rev. and Mrs. Alan Leong. Rev. Routley was Associate Pastor from 1968 to 1974. Rev. Leong was Associate Pastor in 1975 and from 1976-1978 he served as the Senior Pastor. In 1978, Rev. and Mrs. Wai Pun Siu assumed the pastorate until 1999. Serving with them were Rev. and Mrs. Beng Khee Oh and later Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Cheah. Rev. Oh was Associate Pastor for three years and Rev. Cheah was Associate Pastor for twelve years. In 1999, both Rev. Siu and Rev. Cheah retired. Rev. Cheah was asked to be Interim Senior Pastor for two years while a pastoral search committee was formed to find a new senior pastor.
On December 9, 2001, Assistant District Superintendent Jerald Ogg installed Rev. and Mrs. Terry Wong. Appropriately, on the 45th anniversary of the church, Rev. Wong became the new Senior Pastor.
Today, Calvary Assembly of God is a growing, multi-ethnic church that reaches out to the English-speaking and Chinese-speaking people!