MEET OUR PASTORAL TEAM

PASTOR BOB GIERHART

SENIOR PASTOR

Bob Gierhart began serving as Pastor of Nu’uanu Baptist Church in July 2014.  Alongside his wife, Gail, Bob previously served for 38 years as a missionary in Japan and Australia through the International Mission Board, SBC. 

Bob’s passion is to see people meet Jesus and experience His love and grace.  His heart’s desire is to see God’s people in the Word each day, and praying for and encouraging one another in the family of God.   He believes without faithful and consistent study of God’s Word and the support and prayers of God’s people we fail to experience the vibrant Christian life that Jesus came to give.

Bob enjoys using humor in his teaching and preaching.  It is important that we take our walk with the Lord seriously but not take ourselves too seriously.  

Originally from Denver, Colorado (Gail is from Honolulu), he is most comfortable in the year-round warmth of the Islands.  He and Gail have three children and four grandchildren.  

Bob enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, walking, reading, and old back and white TV shows.  

PASTOR CHRIS MORALES

YOUNG ADULTS AND YOUTH

Chris Morales is floored by God’s love for him, God’s grace in his life, and is in awe of God’s sovereignty.  He LOVES the Word, LOVES the church, and thanks the Lord for his lovely wife Samantha.

His hobbies and favorite things are an open bible with coffee on the table, acoustic worship, surfing and making his wife laugh! 

He is passionate about reaching the community with the gospel through the local church and everyday gospel-centered living.  He served for the past 9 years in youth ministry and now serves the young families, young adults and youth at Nuuanu Baptist Church. 

Inspired by Acts 2:42-47 he prays that the church will simply be devoted to the word, prayer and fellowship. Amen!