In 1980 I had the marvelous privilege of being led by God to Maui to pastor First Assembly of God, Kahului, a congregation of 100 people. The first Sunday in May, our first official service as the pastor, the church doubled. Within a year it had grown to 700 people attending the Sunday morning service. Although the chapel on Kane Street was expanded in attempts to accommodate the growth, God opened the door for us to secure the Maui , I want you to pastor three islands.” That year we started our first extension on Molokai, soon to be followed by an extension on Lanai. is led to the concept of being one church, not only in three is- lands Palace, which became our new home in 1982.
In 1983 God spoke a word to me that changed my life and our church forever. He said, “Just as the mayor of Maui County is the mayor of three locations, but in many congregations as we expanded to other sites on Maui. In 1984 God spoke to me to secure fourteen acres on the most tracked corner of Maui. Ten years later, after numerous miracles, we moved into our new church home, the largest church facility in the state.
In 1995 we were hit by a major move of God, which followed in 1996 with the opening of the first extension outside of Maui County in Honoka'a, Hawaii. With rapid succession, extensions opened in Kauai, Alaska, Tahiti, California, Japan, and Seattle. By 2005 we were in the 12/12/12 Vision, believing God to be in 12 nations, 12 places in the continental U.S. and 12 new extensions in Hawaii. In 2010 the vision grew and we embraced the 120/20 Vision, believing to be one church with 120 congregations ministering to 20,000 people weekly by May of 2015. God is doing this miracle right before our eyes. King’s Cathedral and Chapels is now in thirteen nations: Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, and Mozambique.
King’s Cathedral and Chapels is also in eleven states in the U.S.A.: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Florida with a new extension to open in Arizona. I look forward to the new vision He will give us, as well as to seeing the miracles He will do to fulfill it.
Dr. James Marocco