We exist to lead people into deeper, more committed relationships 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.