Greg Hester and Hāli‘a, married in 1987, are pastoral leaders of New Hope Town serving under the leadership of Pastor Alex Michel. Pastor Greg and Hāli‘a served as Growth Group leaders and Deacons at Raleigh Christian Community (RCC) from 1987 to 1994 before being sent out with a team to plant Gateway Christian Community Church in Asheville, NC where Greg served as Senior Leader for eleven years. Both RCC and Gateway helped prepare and shape them as servant leaders with a heart for discipleship. God opened the door for the Hester’s and their four children to relocate to Hawai‘i in July of 2007.
Greg met Pastor Alex through the FUSE and One Generation ministries at New Hope Oahu in 2009. In July of 2011 at a FUSE ministry night, Pastor Alex invited Greg to be part of the “soft launch” services at New Hope Town. God immediately confirmed in Greg and Hāli‘a that they were to be part of New Hope Town and started out serving in the Parking and Hospitality ministries respectively. The Hester’s passion is to see thousands become disciples of Jesus and to extend the Kingdom of God through small group ministry.