Wayne Cordeiro is senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii, one of the nation's fastest growing churches. New Hope, on the island of O'ahu, is Wayne's 11th pioneer work, opening its doors in September 1995. Since then New Hope has grown to over 10,000 in weekend attendance, with 8,500 of those being first-time decisions.
Wayne is an author, songwriter, and sought-after speaker. His eight books include Doing Church as a Team, Dream Releasers, The Seven Rules of Success, The Divine Mentor, and Leading On Empty. His speaking schedule takes him around the State of Hawaii weekly as well as around the continental United States, into Canada, and around the world. As a motivational speaker for businesses and civic organizations, Wayne's most popular talks include subjects on leadership, building relationships, and restructuring for success.
Prior to relocating to O'ahu, Wayne pastored in Hilo, Hawaii, for 12 years. He is a church planter at heart and has helped to plant 80 churches in the Pacific Rim and beyond, including Hawaii, Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and Myanmar.
Today, New Hope continues to build and train leaders and pastors through the Pacific Rim Christian College, New Hope International Ministries, and the Hawaii Leadership Practicum. New Hope O'ahu also hosts an annual Doing Church as a Team leadership conference.
Pastor Wayne and his wife, Anna, celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary this year; their children are Amy, Aaron, and Abigail.