Bruce has been a born again Christian since his sophomore year in high school in 1974, and happily married to a wonderful woman, Janet, since January 8, 1983.  He and Janet moved to Kauai in November of 2003, and currently live in Lihue.  They have two married children; Becky and her husband Noah Hamilton who live up in Princeville on Kauai’s North Shore, and Luke and his wife Lindsey who live in Istanbul, Turkey.  Their children have blessed them with three wonderful grandchildren Nanea, Koakai and Everly.  Bruce and Janet, along with a few like minded couples, planted Calvary Chapel Lihue in the Spring of 2011.  He had previously served as a youth pastor, a worship pastor, and an assistant pastor within Calvary Chapel churches since his ordination in 1989.  Bruce’s life verse is John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Bruce Baumgartner

Senior Pastor
Worship Ministry Leader