The Waianae Seventh-day Adventist Church is a faith based fellowship where we follow Jesus Christ and nurture our God-given gifts to others. We meet together on Saturdays and worship God in loving obedience to His commandments, and it is our mission to share His everlasting love as we look forward to the second coming of Jesus. No matter who you are, where you're from, or what you do, we invite all people to experience and celebrate God's love with us. ALOHA, is spoken and practiced at the Waianae Seventh-day Adventist Church. You will find us to be a warm caring, and Christ-centered place to worship.
Pastor Puia Fanai was born and raised in Myanmar, where he also spent the first eight years studying. He then spent two years of high school in India and three years in the Philippines. His family then moved to the USA in 2012 and he graduated from Washington Adventist University in 2016 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in General Studies, with concentrations in Theology and Science.
He started working as a Youth Pastor in both the Maryland and Delaware are from May 2016 until he was sponsored to study Mdiv at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University in August 2017. Pastor Puia recently graduated with his Master of Divinity and is now the Head Pastor for both Waianae Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Waipahu Seventh-day-Adventist Church.
Check out our Pastor's Corner for articles and devotionals from Pastor Puia.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.