"shepherd the flock of God that is among you..."
2 PETER 5:2
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 of Youth
& Young Adults
Chris 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, and handsome son Blue.
If asked what are his hobbies are, he would say an open bible with coffee on the table, acoustic worship, surfing, spearfishing and making his wife and son laugh!
He is passionate about reaching the community with the gospel through the local church and everyday gospel-centered living. He is grateful to be serving at Nuuanu Baptist Church since 2016.
His prayer for the church and his life, is that by God’s grace we remain simply devoted and deeply delighted in knowing Jesus and making Jesus known.
Pastor Johnny has been walking with the Lord since he came to put his faith in Jesus in 2000 when he was a senior in high school. Though he grew up going to Nu’uanu Baptist, he never understood his need for Christ until God showed him the depth of his sin and need for forgiveness. It has been amazing for him to see God’s wondrous grace as he has led him through many seasons of trials and growth.
Johnny graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016, and served as the Assistant Pastor at Central Baptist Church for five years prior to joining the pastoral team at Nu’uanu in 2019. His ministry focus is helping to oversee and develop all aspects of Nu’uanu Baptist Church life in order that we, together, are growing together and “making disciples” as Jesus Christ has commissioned us (Matthew 28:19).
He has been married to his wife Melanie, his best friend and partner in ministry, since 2008, and they have three rambunctious kids: Silas, Keziah, and Kerena.