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Waioli Mission

Background on Churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i

Although Kaua’i is today multicultural and multiethnic, the influence of the early Christian missionaries is still very evident in its churches. The oldest church dates back to 1834 when New England Congregationalist missionaries started the Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei. Two early churches were destroyed, and in 1912 the present church, now affiliated with the United Church of Christ, was built through donations from descendants of the missionaries who taught at the mission school from 1844 to 1866.

For decades the royal family of Hawaii did not allow Roman Catholic Mass to be celebrated in Hawaii. But in 1839 the commander of a French warship threatened attack if Catholics were not allowed religious liberty. Taking advantage of the new policy, Father Walsh came to Kaua’i in December 1841, and established St. Raphael’s Church, celebrating the first Mass on Christmas Day.

Summary of Churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i.

Amazing Grace Baptist Church
Calvary Chapel North Shore Kauai
Church of the Pacific
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church Kauai
Saint William Church
Waiʻoli Huiʻia Church

Visitors are welcome at all churches on the North Shore of Kaua’i.


Churches on the North Shore

Details on the Churches of the North Shore

Amazing Grace Baptist Church (Baptist/Christian)
In Hanalei Elementary School, 5-5415 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
(808) 826-6566
10:30AM Sundays
Pastor Nathon Grosse

Calvary Chapel North Shore Kauai (Christian)
2484 Keneke St, Kīlauea
(808) 828-0724
Sundays 8AM, 9:30AM and 6: 30PM
Pastor Steve Rex

Church of the Pacific (Christian)
Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ
4520 Kapaka Street, Princeville
(808) 826-6481
9AM Sundays
Pastor Clyde Fujikawa

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church (Episcopal)
2518 Kolo Rd, Kīlauea
(808) 482-4824
Sundays 8 AM and 10:30 AM on Zoom
Rev. Lowell E. Grisham

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church Kaua’i (Christian)
4150 Kīlauea Rd, Kīlauea
(808) 828-6682
9:30AM Sundays
Pastor John Schmeling

Saint William Church (Catholic)
5292 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
(808) 822-7900
9AM Sundays
Rev. Anthony Rapozo

Waiʻoli Huiʻia Church (Christian)
5 Kuhio Hwy #5363A, Hanalei
(808) 826-6253
10AM Sundays
Kahu ( Pastor) Eric Lucy

Many churches on the North Shore participate in local events or make these facilities available for local events. For a comprehensive list of local events visit the Events Calendar for the North Shore.

Note to readers:

We have separated the organizations – Charities, Clubs, Community Associations and the Churches of the North Shore – into separate pages. If you don’t find what you are looking for in one category please double check the other categories below:

Charities on the North Shore
Clubs on the North Shore
Community Associations on the North Shore

If you are aware of any other churches that should be added to the page “Churches on the North Shore” please email us at updates@alecs127.sg-host.com 

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