MBC Staff


  • Jon Elliff

    Jon is an elder and has been our teaching pastor since 2010. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1997 and then Southern Seminary in 2002 and 2007. His passion is teaching expositionally, discipling men, and leading the church in terms of vision and organization. Jon and his wife, Becky, have five daughters.

    Teaching and Vision Pastor

  • Steve Mills

    Steve is an elder and serves as our Worship and Counseling Pastor. He began his ministry leading worship at Hume Lake Christian Camp. He then served churches mostly in California. Steve has degrees from Whitworth University and Liberty Seminary. Steve is our newest pastor, arriving in 2020. Steve and Danelle have four adult children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren. 

    Worship and Counseling Pastor

  • Ryan Edwards

    After 22 years in the Navy, Ryan became an elder and has been our family pastor since 2015. Ryan is a graduate of Excelsior University and Southern Seminary. He is passionate about leading our young ones to maturity in Christ. Ryan also oversees the organization of our major events. Ryan and Michelle have two adult children.

    Family and Administration Pastor

  • Keoki Liftee-Kau

    Keoki and his wife, Tiffany, came to MBC in 2020 and jumped in immediately getting involved in many aspects of the church. After 22 years as a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines, Keoki agreed to become our business administrator. Keoki is also a fireman for the Honolulu Fire Department. He and Tiffany are the loving parents of two sons. 

    Business Administrator

  • Becky Elliff

    After a 23-year hiatus from being a secretary, the burgeoning need at MBC convinced Becky to join in as the MBC church secretary. Becky also leads our very vibrant Women's ministry, Women of the Word. According to Jon (Becky's husband), Becky is an "Expert wife and mother; the quintessential woman!"

    Church Secretary

  • Michael Weichhaus

    By trade, Michael is a microbiologist and teaches at Chaminade University. Michael joined the staff in 2021 to oversee the A/V. He and his wife, Claire, immigrated from Germany and Scotland, respectively, and are the proud parents of four children. 

    Audio-Visual Director

  • Tanner Johnson

    Tanner has been a part of MBC since he was a child - many in his family have been a part of MBC since the 1970s. Tanner serves MBC as our janitor, tirelessly preparing our facility for its use. Tanner is also a graduate student at the University of Hawaii working on a Master's Degree in math.

    Janitor

MBC Lay Elders

Our Staff Elders are joined with several men who have been trained, tested, and elected to lead the church.

  • Terry Kim

    Terry is one of our gifted teachers and leaders. Terry has been at MBC for more than 30 years. He is fervent about prayer and our pursuit of personal holiness. Terry loves to spend the with his wife, Yoko, and daughter, Candace.

  • Rob Espinosa

    Rob has been with MBC for over 20 years. Rob loves to teach, disciple men, and has led us in administration and the vision implementation of the church. Rob and his wife, Teri, are parents of two married daughters and proud grandparents to a growing number of children. 

  • Jim George

    Jim is an elder and has been with our church for more than 15 years. After serving for almost 30 years at Grace Community Church and The Master's Seminary (Sun Valley, CA), he and his wife, Elizabeth, have become notable Christian authors. Jim and Liz have two married daughters and eight grandchildren.