Meet Our Team

Guy Higashi, DMiss

MAFL Lead Mentor

Department: Church & Ministry Leadership

Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Guy Higashi is Formational Leadership Lead Mentor with LBC | Capital’s seminary and also the Creative Arts, Online and Graduate Programs director with New Hope Christian College. Guy was formerly the President of New Hope Christian College and provides leadership both in Eugene and its Hawai’i campus. Prior to his assignment to Oregon, Guy was the President of Pacific Rim Christian College- Hawai’i. His work and ministry experience includes Director of Continuing Education at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Administrative Director for Tommy Walker, Integrity and Maranatha songwriter, Senior Pastor of New Hope Pearl Community and on the management team with Wayne Cordeiro of New Hope Christian Fellowship. Guy’s corporate experience includes IBM and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Guy has a Masters degree in Worship, Theology and Arts and a Doctorate degree in Missiology with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has organized worship conferences and mission projects around the world. His passion is to equip pastors and leaders with resources for Kingdom purposes, especially in the areas of missiology worship and the arts. He loves playing the ukulele and guitar, outdoor activities like fly fishing, helping at the ranch with Pastor Wayne, IDPA pistol competitions, and gardening. He and his wife enjoy going to the movies, concerts, and having a nice steak or sushi dinner date. Guy and Lori have been married for 33 years and have four children and six grandchildren.


Doctor of Missiology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena California
Master of Arts- Worship, Theology, and the Arts, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
Justice Administration, West Oahu College, Oahu, Hawaii

Courses Taught:

MFL 501 Self-Care for the 21st Century Leader
MFL 502- Integrative Theology
MFL 503- Emotional Intelligence & the Digital Age Communication
MFL 504- Restoration and Reconciliation
MFL 505- Leadership as Influence
MFL 507- Theology of Organization
MFL 508- Shaping Resilient Teams
MFL- 509- Communication as Story
MFL 510- Seasons of the Soul in Leadership
MIN 842- Innovation and Change
MIN 844- Formational Leadership in the Digital Age
MIN 845- The Spiritually Formed Leader
MIN 846- Ministry Leadership in an Interconnected World
MIN 847- Leadership Expression, Soul Care, and the 21st Century

Publications/Creative Works:

“Musical Communitas: Gathering Around the Ukulele in Hawaii and the Foursquare Church” 2011
“Ukulele as a Christian Witness” 2012
“Contextualization of the Gospel in Global Life” 2013
“Theology, Language, and the Gospel in Context” 2014
“PanPacific Hermeneutics” 2015
“New Wine and New Wineskins- Ethnomusicology” 2015
“Innovation Teaching Technologies” (Mobile Classroom)” 2016
“Utilizing an Executive Coaching Strategy” 2014
“Body Building God’s Way” 2001


“Healthy leader means healthy leadership and healthy leadership multiplication, which translates into healthy churches and organizations.” Dr. Higashi


“Let your life so shine that it will glorify the Father which is in Heaven” Matthew 5:16