Ewa Community Church Ordains New Pastor, Teacher
Ewa Community Church welcomed pastor Randy Reynoso with an ordination ceremony May 17.
“In the process of the interview, I can honestly say I felt a very strong call to be at this church,” he said.
Reynoso recalls the journey that led him to his cur- rent role at the organization.
“We used to go to church a lot with my mom’s whole side of the family,” said the Pearl City High School alumnus. “When I was about 12, I kind of fell away from the church. I just had a hard time agreeing with some of the teachings that were being given.
“I began to question a lot of things that I was learning, and I wasn’t getting answers that were satisfactory to where I saw myself.”
As a senior in high school, Reynoso felt something was missing.
“I knew it was God,” he explained. “But I couldn’t figure out how to get back into the church or how to get back into Christianity.”
In 1996, he and wife Anne decided to look for a home church and ended up at Central Union Church. He became involved in the young adults ministry as a volunteer and transitioned into a lay position on staff. During his time at Central Union Church, he made the decision to enroll in a lay ministry program at Whitworth College.
He then did his seminary at School of Theology, where he took part in its native ministries program working with indigenous peoples.
His goal now is to refine Ewa Community Church’s place in the community.
“My hope is that we can come together as a group … and then make this place a really strong place that people can come to for spiritual guidance or for personal guidance, or just to help them find their way through whatever they’re going through in life.
“We invite people to come by and check us out.”
Ewa Community Church holds services Sundays at 9 a.m.
Call 681-3471 or visit ewacommuntiychurch.org for more information.