The Ralph Moore Podcast
Wendell Elento: Many Microchurches in Downtown Honolulu - Part 2 of 2
Wendell's dream was to serve in the U.S. Navy.
After graduating from the naval academy he was on his way to captaining his own ship when Jesus interrupted the process. He felt called to pastor.
Wendell resigned his commission, moving home to Honolulu where he started a landscape business while awaiting further direction from the Lord. A few months later, Aaron Suzuki and I showed up with a vision to plant churches across the state. Wendell joined us.
As a volunteer he instinctively made disciples. We hired him and he was soon our Executive Pastor. Then came the fateful news.
One Sunday evening Wendell informed me that "God is calling me to pastor at Xerox." This was in the aftermath of a shooting that took the lives of five people. I pushed back at losing one of the most valuable players on our team. But Jesus prevailed.
The ministry part went well from the outset. Sales did not. In the midst of the struggle the Lord showed him the way toward planting tens of
microchurches in the business and political communities.
This is an inspiring and educational story from a humble man. It is a little different as we recorded it in a members only webinar for the
Equippers Lab. You'll hear pastors asking questions which probably makes this richer than if it were a straight interview.