About Us

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We are Hawaii’s original Methodist Church established in 1855 under a Royal Charter issued by King Kamehameha IV. We are the only congregation in the 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.



Rev. Dr. Tom Choi, Pastor of English Ministries and Administration; Email: revtchoi@firstumchonolulu.org

Rev. Dr. Linita ‘U. Moa, Pastor of Tongan Ministries, 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