Art Sepulveda is the founder and senior pastor of Word of Life in beautiful downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. He grew up in Santa Barbara, California. He attended the University of Southern California on a soccer scholarship and graduated with a degree in Architecture. It was there he met his future wife, Kuna.
After working for several years in the architectural field, in both California and Hawaii, he began to experience a “dream-shift.” His desire to be the best in his field was replaced with a call to ministry. The Lord spoke to him from Philippians 2:16 to, “…hold forth the word of life…” and Word of Life Christian Center was started on September 23, 1984.
Since then Word of Life has grown from 25 people to over 6,000; with church campuses across the islands of Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, and church plants in California and Japan – with more campuses and plants opening soon! Our purpose is to fulfill the Heavenly Vision – to win souls and make disciples – by Advancing the Kingdom of God… Equipping the Saints…and Building Together the Body of Christ.
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Pastor Kuna was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received Christ into her life at age 16 while attending Kamehameha Schools. But it wasn’t until attending college at the University of Southern California that she fully committed herself to follow Christ. It’s also where she met her future husband, Art Sepulveda. Together, they founded and pastor Word of Life Christian Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Pastor Kuna has an unwavering commitment to build God’s House by building God’s people. As a worship leader and singer-songwriter, she encourages others to love God, love people, and love life! No matter what people are facing in life, she knows that God’s faithfulness will always see them through.
Pastor Kuna’s genuine love for God and love for people is evident through her ministry that is always uplifting, life giving and transforming! As the founder, leader and host of Word of Life’s annual Devoted International Women’s Conference, Pastor Kuna has helped to encourage and empower the lives of thousands of women from all over the world. She has also directed many outstanding community-impacting productions, illustrated sermons, and music recordings.