Meet Our Team

Guy Higashi, DMiss

Adjunct Faculty, Formational Leadership 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.

Education:

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

Advice:

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

Verse:

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