Pastor Elwin is the Senior Pastor of New Hope Metro, located in the heart of Honolulu. As a Hawaii State Judge, in 1995 Pastor Elwin made his most important decision when he accepted Jesus Christ into his heart, which became his defining moment in life. On January 1, 2000, Pastor Elwin resigned from his promising judicial career and stepped up into full-time ministry. In 2012, New Hope Metro’s inaugural year, Pastor Elwin was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and underwent intense hospitalization and treatment. However, God’s miraculous power has healed him of this disease. Having experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ, Pastor Elwin has a passion to teach, inspire, and equip others to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. He and his wife, Joy, have two children, Brandon, New Hope Metro’s Assistant Pastor, and Jared, who finds FUN in every adventure of life.
Brandon Ahu serves as the assistant pastor at New Hope Metro in Honolulu. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Southern California, he is currently pursuing his MAGL (Master of Arts in Global Leadership) through Fuller Theological Seminary’s in-ministry distance learning program. With experience as a pastor for high schoolers and young adults, Brandon’s heart is for the next generation of believers to awaken and rise up to the call placed on their hearts! He likes volleyball, surfing, golf, playing with his dogs, and inviting people over to watch football games and enjoy good food together.
Zach Bumgardner serves as an associate pastor at New Hope Metro in Honolulu, HI. Zach has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Dennisa since 2003 and they have two wonderful kids, Abigail and Ezekiel. Zach and Dennisa have been in full time ministry together for the last eight years, pastoring and serving in many areas including worship, youth and children’s, young-adult internship, small group and teaching. Zach is currently the “Connections Pastor,” where he oversees the ministries that help build community within the church. Zach loves spending time with his family, eating good food with friends, and rooting for the Denver Broncos.