Robert was born and raised in Honolulu and came to know the Lord as his Savior at the age of 19. His first ministry was with Kohala Baptist Church on the Big Island as a church planter/pastor. He later served as State Director of Evangelism & Church Planting with the Hawai'i Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) for five years. In 2002 he returned to the pastorate with Wai'alae Baptist Church and served this congregation for 12 years. Then in April 2014 Robert started his ministry as OBN Facilitator. Prior to this latest assignment Robert served as OBN Moderator and HPBC President. Robert graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div and D.Min.) in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to Beverly. They have three married children and three grandchildren. Robert enjoys golf and home improvement.z
Miki Uyeda OBN Bookkeeper
Miki was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i and came to know the Lord as a teenager. She attended the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications in 2004. In 2009, she served as Payroll/Accounts Receivable for Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, while raising her two sons, Mason and Micah. She currently attends and serves Hawaii Chinese Baptist Church’s English Fellowship, where her husband, Rob, serves as Pastor. Miki also serves Hawai’i Baptists through their Wives in Ministry program. She began her bookkeeping ministry with Oahu Baptist Network in March 2016.
Carlye Lawrence International Ministries
Carlye has served as the Director of International Ministries (IM) since 2011. Prior to that she served a total of 3 years on staff at IM, and graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. God has grown her heart for international student ministry through the varied cross-cultural ministry opportunities He has given her: growing up in Hawaii’s melting pot of cultures, gaining a BA in International Relations from Chaminade University, studying and working in China for 2 years, serving with a Korean-English congregation, international mission trips, as well as encouraging missions through WMU Hawaii. Carlye serves as a NAMB missionary. With her staff and OBN volunteers, they welcome, befriend, share the Gospel, and disciple international students, scholars and their families at UH Manoa, HPU and KCC.