Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of the New Hope International Ministry, beginning in 1984 in Hilo, Hawaii. In 1995, he relocated to Honolulu and pioneered New Hope Oahu. Within ten years, NHO was listed among the ten most innovative churches in America. In addition, Outreach Magazine listed them as one of the “top five churches to learn from.” New Hope has seen over 250,000 first-time decisions in Hawaii since its inception and has planted 153 churches on the West Coast and in Okinawa, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, and Australia.
Wayne is an author of over 14 books and speaks globally on ministry and leadership. He also designed the Life Journal and the SOAP method for daily devotions used by thousands of churches. He is also the general editor of the LifeConnect Study Bible.
Husband and Father
Wayne and his wife, Anna, are approaching 50 years of marriage. They have three married children (Amy Hisaoka, Aaron Cordeiro, and Abigail Rivest) and nine grandchildren. His hobbies include music, reading, golf, pickleball, and horseback riding.
In 2017, he passed the leadership baton in Hawaii and relocated to Eugene, Oregon to be president of New Hope Christian College (formerly Eugene Bible College, his alma mater). We are grateful for the leadership and teaching of Pastor Wayne here on campus.
In 2020, he pioneered New Hope West which partners with us at NHCC. It has become a “lab church” for ministry and leadership development as it gives our students a live church to learn and train with. Wayne’s life themes are emphasizing the Word of God, a daily devotion to Jesus, evangelism, church planting, leadership development, communication, and redeeming the arts and technology for Christ.