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Pastors Bio's


"Making leaders Christians and Christians leaders."

Dr. Francis S. Oda was ordained in 1995. He is the Chairman of Group 70 International, an architecture, planning and engineering firm in Hawai'i. Dr. Oda is the Chairman of the International Transformation Network, the Chairman on the Board of Hawai'i Family Forum, and a member on the Board of Transformation Hawai'i.

Dr. Oda received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawai'i.


Caroline Ward Oda is Minister of Adult Education and Ohana Groups. She was ordained in May 2012. As a marketplace minister, she serves on the Board's of The Queen's Medical Center ,Transformation Hawai'i, the Girl Scouts [past chair] and The Salvation Army [past chair]. She is the author of "Catch the Wave of Transformation."

Pastor Caroline graduated from Stanford University, has Masters Degrees from San Francisco State and UC-Berkeley, and received her Ph.D. She is the Chancellor of Transformation University.


Jocelyn K. McMahon

Senior Pastor

Jocelyn McMahon served on the worship team at New Life since 1995. As the Executive Pastor, she oversees administration, finance, branding, connections, and the worship ministry. She is the owner of Message Media, a marketing and advertising consulting firm. Jocelyn was ordained in May 2012.


Frank Kim

Associate Pastor

Frank Kim was ordained by Dr. Sam Sasser as an Associate Pastor in 1995. He is gifted in evangelism and healing, leading the hospital visitation ministry. He oversees the facilities management, as well as serves in the Prison Outreach Ministry. Pastor Frank is a well known musician among peers in the local entertainment industry.


Dennis Yokota

Associate Pastor

Dennis Yokota was installed as an Associate Pastor in June 2010. Pastor Dennis oversees the Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry and Prison Ministry at New Life. He serves in the marketplace as the Senior Chaplain for the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry. Chaplain Dennis oversees the facilities and all religious programs at Halawa and Waiawa Correctional facilities.


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