Puna Baptist Church is a Christ-centered, loving family empowered by
our Lord Jesus Christ to share the Bible and God's love
through Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship, Worship, and Discipleship in the Puna area,
branching out to the ends of the world with Encouragement for Living.

T H E   C H U R C H   O N   T H E   H I L L
15-3188 PAHOA-KAPOHO ROAD, PAHOA, HI 96778 (½ mile E. of Hwy. 130), 965-9970


  8:30am - Intercessory Prayer.
  9:00am - Bible Adventures for All Ages.
10:00am - Fellowship.
10:30am - Worship Service.
10:45am - Children's Church, Children in Action. K-4th grade.

  6:00am - Pastor Alan on the "Jesus Hour", KCIF 90.3 FM. 12:00pm - Ladies' Bible Study.

Church Office Closed.
11:00am - Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) at Paula Minney's.

10:00am - Praise Team Practice.

  9:00am - Discovery Series for Adults - 2nd Saturday of every other month.
  8:00am - Men's Ministry - third Saturday of each month - 8/18.

Children's Church
Please consider becoming involved in Children's Ministry this year by serving on rotation - 1-2 times per month - in Children's Church during the Worship Service. Contact Donna Thommarson or write "Children's Church" on the Church Attendance card. Mahalo!

Just completed this special study - just what we needed
for such a time as this!
We highly recommend this study, especially for those suffering difficulties and for those who really wish they could help.


Jim and Kerry's final Sunday with us after 35 years of faithful service to Puna Baptist Church and our community. Their beautiful home and nearly everything they owned was taken by the Leilani lava flow on Sunday, May 5th. Now they begin a new chapter in a new home on the Mainland. They will be sorely missed. Thank God we will all be spending eternity together!

2018 July 4th Photos Link

Volunteers are needed at the Recovery Information and Assistance Center located at the Pahoa Community Center, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Please see Marlene Tamashiro if you can help.

Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Psalm 46:2


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But may the God of all grace,
who called us to His eternal glory
by Christ Jesus,
after you have suffered a while,
perfect, establish, strengthen,
and settle you.

I Peter 5:10

Thank you for praying for Puna!
This ongoing disaster is daunting.
We are utterly powerless against it.
Only God Almighty has the power
to change it. Therefore we persevere
in prayer, in faith, believing,
and we covet your prayers of faith as well.
Most of all we pray
for God's will to be done
on earth as it is in heaven!

"Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful."
James 5:11.

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be
manifested in our body."

2 Corinthians 4:7-10

What we are hearing from our brothers & sisters in Christ, even from those whose homes have been destroyed, is continual rejoicing in God our Savior! Amazing, miraculous grace, comfort and provision from Him who is always an ever present help in trouble. PTL!

Many ask HOW CAN WE HELP?:
#1 Pray, especially for housing for the hundreds of displaced families.
#2 Pray for the Laundry Voucher Ministry to be an effective opportunity to share Jesus with the Puna community.
#3 Donations may be made payable to Puna Baptist Church by check & mailed to our P.O.Box 1279, Pahoa, HI 96778.
#4 Especially, Pray! for faith, for courage, for hope that doesn't disappoint, most importantly, for the salvation of many.
#5 Please pray for strength & health for our pastors & their families & for all first responders - for safety, & God's wisdom.

Mahalo nui loa! Thank you so much!

For our 13 PBC families who have been displaced from their homes, we are:

"rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;"
Romans 12:12

Family of the Week:
Ken Gwaltney & Family

Saturday, 6/23/18
Family Fun Day - A Day to Just Be Normal for All of Puna! Free food, games, events, compassion, comfort, hope, and sunshine in abundance - praise God! Hundreds of Puna residents were blessed. We even made the front page of the news! Pray God will nourish every seed planted in His honor this wonderful day! Click on photos to the right to see more...

Wednesday, 7/04/18
Praise God, our 4th of July Picnic at Onekahakaha Park was wonderful: 7 baptisms!, beautiful weather, an enormous amount of delicious food. Click on the Onekahakaha photo to the left.

Saturday, 8/18/18
  9:00am - 2:00pm - So. Baptist Disaster Relief Training at Paradise Park Baptist, 1674 Kaloli Dr.

Sunday, 8/19/18
Church Council Meeting after Service.

Tuesday, 8/21/18
12:00pm - Ladies Bible Study, "Weapons of Our Warfare!".

* PBC needs a Children's Church Coordinator, a Nursery Coordinator and more volunteers to rock these ministries!

* A friendly reminder: the Speed Limit on all PBC property is 5mph. Please drive slowly & carefully. Mahalo!

* As a courtesy to our visitors please wear your name tag.

* Submit Praises & Prayers for the Bulletin before 10am on Thursday.

* Bulletin Board postings need approval.


Contact Information

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About Puna Baptist Church

PBC Core Values

The Baptist Faith and Message
PBC's Expanded
Statement of Faith

Community Outreach & Involvement

What Every Person Should Know

Five Main Church Functions

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Baptist Collegiate Ministries Hilo Link
Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Big Island Baptist Association Link
Big Island Baptist Association

Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention Link
Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention

Southern Baptist Convention Link
Southern Baptist Convention

Hope. Find it Here. Link
Hope. Find it Here.

Woman's Missionary Union Link
Woman's Missionary Union
Women On Mission

International Mission Board Link
International Mission Board

Family Fun Day Most Popular Attractions Links:

Giant Water Slide!

Shave Ice King!

Five Hundred Hot Dogs!

the purpose of Puna Baptist Church is to reach out
to the people of the Puna District
and share God's love for them through evangelism and ministry;
to disciple believers; and provide experiences of worship and fellowship.

last update August 15, 2018