Our Story

New Hope Kailua was birthed in 2007, planted by Pastors Dr. Rick and Martha Stinton, with a core of volunteers from New Hope Windward - a member of the New Hope family of churches.  Our first worship services were held in August 2007 at the Kailua Recreation Center in Kailua District Park. Over the years since that time, God has faithfully built a loving family in Jesus Christ at New Hope Kailua.  We have met and held worship services at various locations, including Kailua High School and Kailua Intermediate School, before arriving at our current location in 2011.

We now meet at the Kailua Seventh Day Adventist Church, with two Sunday morning services at 8:30 am and 10:00 am. As we look to the future, we are excited by what God has in store for our church ‘Ohana.  Since our beginning, we have seen Jesus transform individual lives, marriages, and families, as He restores and redeems His world.  We know that God has great things in store for us as He continues to build His ‘Ohana at New Hope Kailua!


Drs. Rick & Martha Stinton

Senior Pastors

Both graduates of Dallas Theological Seminary, Rick and Martha Stinton pastored at various churches on the mainland and in Hawaii. After being called to serve in Hawaii, Rick and Martha raised their four sons in Kailua, having lived there since 1996.

Rick loves serving as Senior Pastor at New Hope Kailua, and has a passion in touching lives by relational and church team building; while Martha is passionate in engaging, strengthening, and building women in the community through our Women’s Ministry. Together, Drs. Rick and Martha Stinton are deeply grateful to be a part of God’s plan in changing lives, as His overwhelming love touches their lives and overflows to those around them. They also serve as faculty members at the Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu; teaching and helping students pursue their passion since 2004.

Rick and Martha enjoy traveling, hanging out with their adult sons and daughter-in-law, their grandchildren, and watching University of Hawaii Warrior sports! (well, at least Rick is on the last one!). One of Rick’s hobbies is serving as Chaplin for the UH Basketball team.


Pastor Mark & Meighan Stinton

Associate/Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Graduate of Trinity Western University in Canada; with a BA in Psychology and Sociology, and a certificate in Human Services, Mark Stinton passionately serves as Associate/Youth & Young Adult Pastor at New Hope Kailua. His heart for missions and cultural impacts allows him to engage with those in the community in a unique way. With a Masters in Christian Ministry from Pacific Rim University, Mark now serves as a faculty member at PacRim teaching Biblical Basis for Missions as well as Preparation for Short-Term Missions. Meighan, a Marriage and Family Therapist, serves along side with Mark - and their three beautiful children.

Both Mark and Meighan have a heart for counseling together as a ministry; helping people grow in healthy relationships. Mark and Meighan love spending time with their family, while Mark has his passion in diving, growing cacti, and woodwork.


160 Mookua Street
Kailua HI 96734
(Located at the Kailua Seventh Day Adventist Church)

Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 am and 10:00 a.m.

Complimentary light meal and coffee are provided after each service.

Youth Service and Children’s Church are available during the 10:00 a.m. Service.

Our facility offers a comfortable Mother’s Room for parents of infants who wish to participate in the service