There are 68 HPBC churches and missions on O’ahu, known as “The Gathering Place” of the Hawaiian Islands.
Our HPBC churches on O’ahu are comprised of many different nationalities, people groups, and ages, but humbly began in the 1920’s as foreign missionaries in Asia relocated to Hawaii due to war. O’ahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, yet holds over 70% of the state’s population. O’ahu is home to Honolulu, our state capitol, and receives over 8.5 million visitors a year from around the world.
The Neighbor Isles
There are 40 HPBC churches and missions on Hawai’i Island, Maui, Kaua’i, Moloka’i and Lana’i, known as “The Neighbor Isles” of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawai’i is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, truly earning its nickname of “The Big Island.” Maui County holds the three inhabited, beautiful islands of Maui (The Valley Isle), Moloka’i (The Friendly Isle) and Lana’i (The Pineapple Isle). At the northwest end of the chain of the Hawaiian Islands stands Kaua’i, known as “The Garden Isle.”
South Pacific & Micronesia
There are 19 HPBC churches and missions in the South Pacific and Micronesia, covering American Samoa, Samoa, and Guam.
This region is the combination of two groups of islands; the South Pacific Baptist Association, with thirteen churches in American Samoa and Samoa, and the Baptist Association of Micronesia, with six churches in Guam. These islands originally became part of the HPBC because of the extent of American territories in the South Pacific but have grown through church planting to cover additional locales throughout the region, with many more to come.
Asia Baptist Network
There are 12 HPBC churches in Okinawa, Yokohama, Tokyo, and Himeji, Japan, and Seoul, Songtan, and Pyongtaek, South Korea, Bangkok, Thailand, and Manila, Philippines.
Many of the churches of our Asia Baptist Network (ABN) were founded through efforts of the International Mission Board (IMB), but are now self-supporting Hawaii Pacific Baptist churches. Their work continues to reach more of East Asia and Southeast Asia in church planting and missions, as well as serving alongside the other Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention churches.