Ministry Leaders

Pastor Steven C. Wygle

Pastor Steve grew up in Iowa.  After graduating from high school he joined the US Army.  His last duty station was at Schofield Barracks on Oahu.  While in Hawaii he and his wife, Karen, became active members of Lanakila Baptist Church.

After serving four years in the army, he moved to Springfield, MO, where he enrolled at Baptist Bible College and earned a BA in Pastor Studies.   After graduating he and his family moved to the Island of the Kauai and had the honor of establishing Kauai Baptist Temple.  From Kauai the Wygle moved to the Big Island to start a new ministry.  While on the Big Island, Pastor was able to earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University, and a PHD from California Coast University. 

He and his wife moved to Oahu in 1999 and in 2000 he was called to Pastor Lanakila Baptist Church.  After 18 years at Lanakila, Pastor and Mrs. Wygle will be moving to the Mainland and new minister will be taking the reigns.

Ministry Leaders


Michelle Hecker
High School Principal

     Rick Denham       High School Vice Principal/Praise Team Leader

Maria Pauley
Elementary Principal

Bill Tong
Awana Commander

Bill Sakai
Sunday School Superintendent