About Us

VBS 2015 1Welcome to First United Methodist Church,  Hawaii’s original Methodist Church established in 1855 under a Royal Charter issued by King Kamehameha IV. We are the only congregation in United Methodism so established. Throughout our history, we have been a church which celebrates diversity under the unifying spirit of Christ, and which seeks his leadership in new and innovative ministries for the new millennium.


 Mission Statement

  The Mission of First United Methodist Church of Honolulu is to make  disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



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Church Leaders & Staff

Resident Bishop: Bishop Grant Hagiya

District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Se Hee Han


Co-pastors: Rev. Amy C. Wake – Email: amywake@firstumchonolulu.org

                     Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa – Email: linitamoa@firstumchonolulu.org

Church Secretary/Office Manager: Paini Harris – Email: paini@firstumchonolulu.org

Office Assistant:  Sandi Mactigone- Email: sandi@firstumchonolulu.org

Treasurer/Bookeeper: Paul Harleman –  Email: paul@firstumchonolulu.org

Choir Directors: Tupouseini Kelemeni & Fololiena Maka

Pianist: Mia Lin

Custodians: Heamasi Koli & Pat Sheppard

First UMC Church Office – Email: office@firstumchonolulu.org