Pastor Frank FigueroaI was born in 1969 and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The first 8 years of my life were spent in Kailua, while the majority of my life was spent in Waipahu. After I married my wife April in 1995, we "stepped up" to Mililani.
I remember when I was young, my greatest desire was to be “in front”. I was a class clown as well as the student who always had the “talks too much” box checked on their report card. (Being Portuguese and raised in Hawaii, what else did they expect?) In Jr. High, the best way I saw to achieve my desire to be 'in front' was to be a "ROCK STAR!". It doesn’t get any more 'in front' then being the lead guitarist of a heavy metal band! I was influenced by heavy metal music from a very young age, but little did I know this love for music was going to be the catalyst that God used to lead me to Himself.
All of my friends at that time were heavily into music, including one particular friend who was into “Christian Metal”. This intrigued me enough to attend bible studies that were led by his parents at his house. My desire in going to these bible studies certainly wasn’t to learn about God, but this is where God met me. One night after the bible study, my friend's mother had me read 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Once I realized I was part of the list of people that “would not inherit the kingdom of God”, I came face to face with my desperate need to accept Jesus as my Savior. I was 16 years old.
I can’t leave out my wife April when talking about my life. Since meeting her fifteen years ago, she has been the backbone and support to all of the ministries that God has called us into. Little did I know in 2008 I would have to be her support as she battled breast cancer. And although we have faced many other challenges within our fourteen years as a married couple, not once have we ever felt anything less then God’s absolute blessing and joy in our lives together.
Some of my favorite pastors and teachers include; John MacArthur Jr. , Warren Wiersbe , Chuck Swindoll, Alister Begg, and many others. But most importantly, I would like to give credit to the greatest Teacher who ever lived, Jesus Christ. It is through His grace and mercy that I am able to have the 'dream job' of shepherding a portion of His flock. To Him be all honor, glory, and praise now and forevermore.