We exist to lead people into a deeper, more committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

ARISE Church was planted back in 2004 out of Sure Foundation Puna by Pastor Lorin Carmichael.  In 2008, Evan and Shinobu Carmichael stepped into the role of Senior Pastors of Sure Foundation Hilo.  One of the first major initiatives that they undertook was transitioning the church from their warehouse location to the Prince Kuhio Plaza.  Given the new location and vision, the church began to grow spiritually and numerically.  A big factor in the spiritual growth of the church was the addition of small groups and building community.

 In 2014, the church moved from the Plaza and into the former Kress Theaters.

In 2016, the church begin to feel God was leading them in a new direction with a fresh vision. With the expansion internationally they believed having a name that would translate languages and identify with the vision of the church was vital. In June of 2016 in correlation with the move to our new location, at the Arc of Hilo, they changed their name to ARISE Church. 

The church is currently in the process of constructing a 22,000 square ft. building where people, young and old will gather to worship God.  The new building will accommodate the growing congregation, offices, have a church cafe, and will be a place where people can connect to God.   

 

 
 

Our Pastors

Pastor Evan Carmichael's ministry roots run deep.  He was raised in a pastor's home and was actively involved in ministry from the age of 10.  He had been leading worship at his fathers church for many years before answering the call to step into the role of senior pastor over ARISE Church.  Over the last couple of years the church has grown spiritually and numerically under his guidance.  He is ordained under the Assemblies of God.  Pastor Evan truly desires to see men, women, and children rise to the full potential that God has for their life. Pastor Shinobu Carmichael was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Like her husband, she was also raised in a pastor's home and understands what ministry is all about.  She has a heart to see women ignited with passion for God, their families, and life in general.  When she's not busy with church she's usually running around with their 3 children who are the joy of her life.

Pastor Evan Carmichael's ministry roots run deep.  He was raised in a pastor's home and was actively involved in ministry from the age of 10.  He had been leading worship at his fathers church for many years before answering the call to step into the role of senior pastor over ARISE Church.  Over the last couple of years the church has grown spiritually and numerically under his guidance.  He is ordained under the Assemblies of God.  Pastor Evan truly desires to see men, women, and children rise to the full potential that God has for their life.

Pastor Shinobu Carmichael was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  Like her husband, she was also raised in a pastor's home and understands what ministry is all about.  She has a heart to see women ignited with passion for God, their families, and life in general.  When she's not busy with church she's usually running around with their 3 children who are the joy of her life.

Binil Chacko Worship Pastor  Binil@arise.church

Binil Chacko
Worship Pastor 

Binil@arise.church

Keriyah (Kiki) Dutro Childrens Director Kiki@arise.church

Keriyah (Kiki) Dutro
Childrens Director

Kiki@arise.church

 

  • Commitment—We value our church members who demonstrate commitment in regular attendance, generous giving, and consistent dedicated involvement.
  • Excellence—We value excellence in life and ministry as the only attitude that honors God.
  • Leadership—We value the equipping of people to lead, succeed, and increase their influence within our church and community. 
  • Life—We value a vibrant, positive, exciting church atmosphere that exudes a life-giving spirit through passionate praise.
  • Relevance—We value ministry that is current, helpful in life, socially significant, and age relevant, focusing on the interests and needs of people. 
  • Team—We value teamwork that promotes a shared purpose and is expressed by people of diverse social, economic, and cultural strata connected as the family of God.
  • Wisdom—We value the pursuit of wisdom through the Word of God that directs us to a principle-focused, balanced, and successful life.
  • Kindness —We value kindness through a heart of compassion, reflecting the character of our heavenly father to everyone that we come into contact with.