Arjay became the Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) in 2008. He also serves as the church planting pastor of Pawa’a Community Church in the Manoa community of Honolulu. Arjay received Christ during his college years at the University of Hawaii-Manoa so both roles reflect his passion for reaching the next generation of students for Christ. Arjay considers it one of his greatest joys to now serve a new generation of students in the same way he once was served.
Arjay earned a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree from University of Hawaii and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His vision is to see students become passionate followers of Christ and servant-influencers for God’s glory.
Arjay is married to Tara who is a high school counselor at Hawaii Baptist Academy. Arjay and Tara have two adult children. Their son Kainoa is married to Amber. Their daughter, Kainani, is married to RT and they have a son, Kahanu. The Gruspe’s have two dogs, Moose and Mo, as well as a tortoise, Chippy, who all keep the house lively. He has a deep passion for missions and also enjoys surfing, sports, the arts, and movies.