Atama Vakalalabure

First Assembly of God, Red Hill

Pastor Atama Vakalalabure was born and raised in the Islands of Fiji.  Having served in youth and worship ministry for several years along with several summer mission trips overseas, Atama made a 2 year commitment as a missionary to East Timor where they lived in very primitive villages and started several churches and saw many miracles take place.Upon returning to Hawaii in 2010, he continued His Studies to be a minister in the Pastoral Internship Program at First Assembly and got married to his beautiful missionary wife Melanie. They now have 2 beautiful and energetic boys, Richard and Isireli.  Atama became the Corporate Young Adults Pastor in 2012 and in 2014 also was appointed the Lead Pastor at First Assembly of God, East Honolulu.  One statement to sum up his passion is “Ignite and Empower ” and this has been his main motivation ,to draw people to God, ignite a passion and unlock their gifts then empower them for ministry and Life.