Pastor Daryl and Claudie Yamada

Excel Church

Daryl is the Senior Pastor of Excel Church. He graduated from Waipahu High School and the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in Psychology, and Fuller Theological Seminary with a M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy and M.Div. in Theology.  Pastor Daryl was called into the ministry in 1997 to serve as an Associate Pastor at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church until 2007 when God called him to serve as the Senior Pastor at Excel Church. He has a passion to see marriages and families thrive as they are healed, strengthened, and equipped to become all that God designed them to be. Pastor Daryl has been married to his beautiful wife Claudie for 31 years and has three children.


Claudie is a graduate of James Campbell High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a degree in Communication. She has held office managerial positions at a local solar company, a tax consultant firm to tax preparers in Glendale, California, and at a church in Pasadena, California. She joined the church staff full-time in 2007 to play a supportive role to her husband.