Josh and Shannon Marocco answered the call to ministry early in their youth. In 2011, Dr. James Marocco, senior pastor of King's Cathedral & Chapels, sent them to be site pastors at the King's Chapel Oʻahu campus. Since then, a movement of Christ which began in East Oʻahu spread to 5 extensions, numerous community outreach events, and summer programs for youth. In addition, God has moved in such a way to call business and community leaders to join the vision of King’s Chapel to impact the State of Hawaiʻi through marketplace evangelism. Pastors Josh and Shannon’s fire for the Holy Spirit has not stopped since and they continue to live out their motto, “Speak Life” which communicates God-given potential in every person.
More recently, God has imparted a fresh vision to Pastor Josh for the church to impart strategic leadership principles that will effectively empower and equip leaders to connect people with their God-given purpose and see the local church meet the needs of the community.
Pastor Shannon has also taken steps of faith and put into action God’s call to begin Embrace Women’s Ministry which encourages women to embrace God, others, and their call by seeking Him wholeheartedly.
Building upon the rich heritage of faith and leadership, Pastor Josh and Shannon Marocco are believing God to continue in His great work for us all.
The Miracle of King’s Chapel Oʻahu began when Dr. James and Colleen Marocco, senior pastors of King’s Cathedral Maui, walked on the property of the Niu Valley Center in 1999. Making stops at what was then a Kentucky Fried Chicken & Times Supermarket, Dr. Marocco prayed, “Father, if you want me to build a church in East Honolulu, give us this property.”
After numerous financial miracles, God answered his prayer, and the Niu Valley Center was purchased. The Times Supermarket shut down and remodeling for a brand new church facility began in 2002. While the building was being reconstructed, a life group started in the Hawaiʻi Kai area which eventually grew and multiplied into a midweek church service at Niu Valley Middle School. At the time, Dr. Marocco and Pastor Colleen would fly weekly from Maui to minister to the growing congregation in East Honolulu.
In 2004, both midweek and Sunday services returned to the Niu Valley Center and took place at what was then called “The Upper Room”, the only 2-story building on the property at the time. Two years later, in 2006, the services were finally moved into the newly renovated building that is now the main campus for King's Chapel Oʻahu.
In 2011, God called Pastors Josh & Shannon Marocco from Maui to be the lead pastors over the Oʻahu campuses. Since then, King’s Chapel Oʻahu has experienced tremendous growth and has expanded to two extension campuses in both Windward and West Oʻahu as well as services for various ethnic congregations such as Filipino, Marshallese, and Slavic.