PASTOR JACOB “JAKE” STEWART
A radical encounter with God in 1998 changed the direction of Jacob Stewart’s life forever! Pastor Jake, as he is now known, is a local boy who thought his athletic abilities and interest in marine biology would largely direct his future. But God had other plans. Big plans!
At a series of revival meetings with Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne in Portland, Oregon in 1998, Pastor Jake found himself hit with the power of the Holy Spirit in a profound way. From that point on, he wanted nothing but Jesus – nothing but proclaiming to the world that Jesus is the ONLY way, truth and life! This passion to see lost souls won for Christ drove, and continues to drive, him to seek out ministry training and opportunities.
In addition to holding a Bachelors of Science degree from Willamette University and a Masters and Ph. D in Theology, Pastor Jake served as the Leader for Youth Ministry at The Ark for 15 years, most of these years with his wonderful wife, Pastor Jolie, alongside him as his co-minister. During this time, he was also able to personally lead international missions teams to remote areas of the developing world including areas in the Philippines, China, Malaysia, Africa, India, and Mexico. From his home in Hawaii to these foreign missions fields, Pastor Jake has seen God work creative, life-changing miracles at his obedience to pray in faith over the lost, sick, wounded, broken, and destitute.
The most important ministry that Pastor Jake has is to his beautiful wife and to his two priceless children, Hunter and Dakota. His purpose is to impart wisdom and inspiration to his natural family first and then to his church family so they can continue to change the world for Christ. His heart and vision is to reach the world for Jesus, starting with the community and people of Kaneohe, Hawaii, the State of Hawaii and to be a bridge-builder with the other Godly ministers in the islands, in our nation, and around the world.
Through some of his hobbies – outdoors and sporting activities, hunting and shooting sports, CrossFit, and more – Pastor Jake finds he is able to increase his sphere of influence for the Lord and finds new “sheep” to lead to Christ. Because he is wholly certain that no one is too difficult for God to reach, Pastor Jake is committed to fervently training passionate men and women who want to see God’s Kingdom invade our natural, earthly lives. And this he will do until the Lord returns…