Pastor Alan Tamashiro and his family are blessed to have had the privilege of serving God alongside the most loving and dedicated people at Puna Baptist Church since 1998. Puna Baptist is the first and only church Pastor Alan has pastored. His passion is to lead people to Christ, disciple believers, and raise up core leaders to plant other churches in the Puna area. He finds great satisfaction in being with people during significant milestones in their lives.
Alan Tamashiro was born and raised on Oahu. At 16 years of age he accepted Christ, was baptized, and soon surrendered to fulltime Christian service. He is a graduate of Farrington High School, Wayland Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
He became pastor of Puna Baptist Church in 1998 where he also met Marlene Kai, a widow, and her three children, Thomas, Ruthie, and Jessie. Pastor Alan and Marlene were married in 1999 and in 2001 had their son, Timothy.
Pastor Alan could not do ministry effectively without the enthusiastic, committed and talented partnership of his family, church ohana and a supportive community.