LEADERSHIP


  • PASTOR daryl YAMADA (Senior pastor) & CLAUDIE yamada (OFFICE MANAGER)

    Daryl has been the Senior Pastor of Excel Church, formerly Mililani Missionary Church, since 2007. He is a graduate of Waipahu High School, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned a Master's Degree in Marital & Family Therapy and a Master of Divinity Degree. Daryl previously served as an associate pastor at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church in Honolulu for ten years. He and his wife Claudie were married in 1984 and have three children.


    *Click HERE to see "The Church I See" by Pastor Daryl Yamada


    Claudie is Pastor Daryl's wife and is a graduate of James Campbell High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a degree in communication. She has held office managerial positions at a local solar company, a tax consultant firm to tax preparers in Glendale, California, and at a church in Pasadena, California. Claudie joined the church staff full-time as the Office Manager in 2007 to play a supportive role to her husband.

  • CLYDE MATSUWAKI (Elder)

    Born and raised on the island of Kaua’i, Clyde is third generation Japanese-American.  He attend Kaua’i High School and has been raised in the Assembly of God Church since the age of 7.  Upon graduating from high school, Clyde traveled to California to attend Southern California College and then returned home to earn a business degree from Kapiolani Community College.  He has been married to his wife, Lynn for 46 years, has 2 children and 5 grand-children.  Past employment has included HPC (12 years), Loves Bakery (8 years) and 50th State Brokerage (25 years).  Clyde rededicated his life to Christ in 1991 and has been an Elder for a combined 12 years as well as a Life Group leader for the past 20 years.

  • DAVID SHIMABUKURO (Elder)


  • GERALD TOMOSAWA (Elder)

    Gerald is a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School.  He attended Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaii.  Gerald's early work experience included positions at an electronics company, electrical supply company, industrial products and Caterpillar construction equipment. He moved into the food industry as the General Manager of S&B Foods Hawaii and ended his career as the President in 2014 when S&B International Corporation purchased the Hawaii operations and moved business to Los Angeles.  Gerald accepted Christ on April 1, 1988 and served as head of church facilities till 2013.  As a member of the church, he has served as an Elder under the leadership of Pastor Norman, Pastor Brad, and Pastor Daryl.  Gerald loves the Lord, his family and golf.  He has been married to his wife, Gail for 29 years and has 1 daughter, Sarah.  Becoming a grandfather in 2014, he enjoys the time the Lord has allowed him to be a Papa to his grandson, Ryder. 

  • GLENN YAMADA (Elder)


  • KINGS KALOHELANI

    (Audio, Visual & Digital Media Engineer)

    Kings Kalohelani is the audio/video and digital media engineer for Excel Church.  He is a 2006 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools (Kapalama Campus) and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Music Education for Choral and Orchestral music from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.  He has been married to his wife, Mana for 8 years and has lots of adorable puppies.  Kings is currently an elementary school teacher and has his own private lessons studio for 'ukulele, guitar, bass, piano and voice.  You can also catch Kings performing Hawaiian music professionally with his band Kaiao.