Sabbath school: 9:15 AM Church worship: 11:00 AM Prayer meeting: Wed 7:00 PM
The Hawaii Conference was established in 1895. It has a church membership of more than 6,000 and contains 31 churches and 13 schools. Hawaii is home to an esteemed hospital—Adventist Health Castle, located on Oahu and established in 1963. Camp Waianae provides a fun summer camp experience, along with spiritual renewal and revitalization all year round.
Ralph S. Watts III is president of the Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and an ordained minister. He grew up in Korea and Singapore where he developed a deep appreciation for the cultural diversity and his vast scope and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world. His family has a rich history of mission service as both his grandfather and his father have served the Adventist church as pastors and administrators. Watts has pastored churches in Colorado, Wyoming and California. He is a published author and has traveled extensively to various countries for speaking engagements. He has a Bachelor of Theology from Union College, a Master of Divinity from Andrews University, and a doctoral degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. His dissertation was on the subject of small group ministries. He is married to Sharon and they have two adult children, Elise and Steve.