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CALVARY BY THE SEA

Calvary by the Sea is a group of people called by God to a life of service, sacrifice and worship. We are located on the Eastside of O’ahu, in the community of Aina Haina, in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. We seek to embody God’s diversity of humanity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, language, family makeup, color, birthplace and tax bracket. Seeking to be little Christs to our ‘ohana. We are a congregation with a Lutheran theological imagination that practices the sacraments of baptism and communion as Jesus did. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation that fosters inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA and in mission partnership with the Pacifica Synod.

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ABOUT OUR PASTOR AND HIS FAMILY

The Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios is the newly called Senior Pastor of Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California with nearly 20 years of ministry, serving throughout Northern and Southern California. He is married to Brenda, the Parish Administrator at Lutheran Church of Honolulu, and they have three awesome kids; Penelope who is attending the University of Hawaii, Amelie and Hansel who are students at Kaiser High School.

Pastor Moses received both his Master of Arts (MAT) in Theology and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His doctoral project titled, “Confronting the Lack of Racial Unity in the American Christian Church,” is the spirit behind his ministry work.His other theological studies derive from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California, Hispanic Center for Theological Studies (CHET) in Compton, California and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an Ordained Roster Minister of Word and Sacrament with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Additionally, Pastor Moses has extensive experience and training as a church planter and interfaith chaplain.

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