Calvary Chapel Finds New Home
Lighthouse Church of Nazarene opens its arms to church-goers.
The Worship Team at Calvary Chapel led the congregation with worship songs during their last service in their former home.
By Zalina Alvi
After eight years at the corner of Maunaloa and Kalae highways, the Calvary Chapel will be moving in with the Lighthouse Church of Nazarene.
The last service in the warehouse next to the Swenson Real Estate office was held last week Sunday with a room of devoted worshippers. On Aug. 3, their first service will be held just down the road at their new home with Lighthouse.
Following the expiration of its lease, Calvary Chapel, which has not had a pastor in four years, will be graciously taken in by Lighthouse, which will continue to hold their own separate services prior to Calvary in the shared space.
“(Lighthouse) feels like, as god’s people, we’re all one people, so we’re all going to work together, said Mark Shima, a member of the Worship Team at Calvary.
Pastor Waxer Tipton, who started Calvary Chapel at Dick Wheeler’s Plumeria Farm in 1996 and now lives in Honolulu, was present at last Sunday’s service to wish everyone well. He encouraged attendees to look towards the future as he cited passages from Isaiah 43:18.
“Basically the passage states that we’re not going to ponder things of the past,” said Shima. “God is leading us in a new direction.”