Ronaldo Pascua is the senior pastor of Paradise Chapel. He began his pastoral ministry in 1991 as the youth pastor at First Assembly of God on Red Hill. He also worked as a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department reaching the rank of Detective. In 2001, God called him to resign from HPD and serve in full-time ministry, pastoring First Assembly of God's first regional campus in Kahalu'u.
He returned to school to earn a Master's degree from the Hawaii Theological Seminary. Upon graduating in 2008, he was commissioned as an Army Chaplain with the Hawaii Army National Guard and deployed to Kuwait. He remained on active duty orders for several years, and in 2013, he deployed to Afghanistan.
Ronaldo answered the call to pastor Paradise Chapel and was installed on December 28, 2014, succeeding Dr. George Nagato, who was the pastor of the church for 34 years and was also the former Hawaii District Superintendent. Since Ronaldo's teen years, his theme verse has been Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” His desire is to seek the Lord and see Him glorified. His passion is to see people come to know Christ, find freedom, and fulfill their God-given destiny.
Ronaldo is married to Joy who is a registered nurse and works for US Renal Care. They have three furry children. Ronaldo enjoys movies, music, traveling, and riding his motorcycle.
As an endorsed chaplain with the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions, Ronaldo has a heart for both the defenders of our nation and the protectors of our communities. He upholds these brave men and women in prayer and provides hope in Christ in their times of suffering. Being an Army and Police Chaplain gives him the opportunity to respond to crisis and tragedy in places where others are not able to go.