Our church was conceived in early 2004 as part of the satellite multiplication strategy of New Hope Christian Fellowship. The pioneer team was made up with 40 dedicated servants. Our church was originally called, “New Hope ‘Aina Haina.” Our first service was on June 13, 2004. 84 people came to worship with us at our first location, the 'Aina Haina Elementary School. In that location, the Lord shaped our hearts and prepared us for the next chapter.
After seven months of fruitful harvest at 'Aina Haina, the doors opened to move to the Diamond Head Theatre, a bigger and more comfortable venue for worship. Our last weekend in Aina Haina had 150 people in attendance. The name of the church changed to “New Hope Diamond Head.”
On February 6, 2005 we had a dedication service at Diamond Head Theatre. 450 people came to worship with us that weekend, a multiplication that nobody expected. Ministry teams grew rapidly without losing a sense of "community." As the church was growing in numbers, we witnessed how the Holy Spirit continued consistently touching people's lives week after week.
From the very beginning, our church has been involved in missions around the world. Our ministry reaches beyond Hawaii to other parts of the world like Argentina, India, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Haiti, Philippines, and Laos. In 2011, we planted our first church overseas “New Hope Taiwan” in Taipei City. Since 2006 we hold an annual Compassion weekend to rescue children around the world from poverty.
In June 2008, God gave us the opportunity to open the Kahala Mall Resource Center. By early 2009, our church launched a Saturday night worship experience at Kahala, becoming one church with two locations. In 2012 we launched services at Kahala Mall on Sunday mornings, with a focus to serve better our families with young children.
In 2014 our church became more intentional about church multiplication and launched a church planting movement called the “C4 Network.” In the fall of 2014 we planted Impact Fellowship which is located in the Kaka’ako area of Honolulu.
For our 10th year anniversary, we changed our name to “Christ Centered Community Church.” This change reflects better our mission to place Jesus at the center of everything in our lives.
Pastor Fernando and his wife Karen have two teenage sons, Daniel and David. He is originally from Colombia, South America. He moved to Hawaii in 2002 to get church planting training under Pastor Wayne Cordeiro. Pastor Fernando is our founding pastor, and he is also the Pacific Southwest District Supervisor. He oversees over 200 Foursquare Churches in the states of Hawaii, California, Arizona, and Nevada. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, dogs, movies, and motorcycles.