Jakob has a burning passion to see the lost come to Jesus and to see those bruised and bound by the enemy healed and set free! After being arrested on drug charges, and God miraculously raising him up from a drug overdose he’s been on a mission to see God touch the lives of those who desperately need Jesus.

Over the last 10 years Jakob has led and planted churches, taught in Bible Colleges, traveled around the world for missions and evangelism and served on staff with several ministries and churches. Jakob and his wife Leah live in Lahaina Hawaii with their two beautiful children Moriah and Gabriel.

Jakob Barrientos

Lahaina Pastor

Leah has a passion for the hurting and broken both in and outside the church. She, and her husband Jakob, have served various churches for over 10 years. Leah is an anointed worship leader, evangelist, and has a strong prophetic anointing. Beyond her work in the church, Leah’s greatest passion is to be a great mother and wife. She and Jakob have two beautiful children that love the Lord and serve with them in all things.

Leah Barrientos

Lahaina Minister

Sam has been a faithful pillar in the Kings Cathedral family. He has been foundational in several extensions within the KC family. Sam is a talented musician, a powerful teacher of the word, and a faithful prayer warrior.

Sam Ahia

Lahaina Minister

Minister Patty has been a part of the KC Lahaina family since the extension was established. Patty serves in many areas including children’s, bus, hospitality, finance and much more.

Patty Peterson

Lahaina Minister

Roland and His wife Linda lead the Filipino congregation in KC Lahaina. They are an integral part of what God is doing in Lahaina. Roland is a powerful preacher and faithful shepherd to the people.

Roland Respicio

Lahaina Minister

Senior Pastors

Dr. James Marocco has served as Senior Pastor of King’s Cathedral & Chapels since 1980.​

He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Vanguard University, a Master of Arts from the University of Southern California in Ancient History, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, specializing in pastoral counseling and church growth.​

He is a board member of Church Growth International and has authored several books on Spiritual Warfare, Church Growth and Hawaiian History.

Dr. Marocco is married to his beautiful wife, Pastor Colleen and they have three children and six grandchildren.

Our Story

In 1980 I had the marvelous privilege of being led by God to Maui to pastor First Assembly of God, Kahului, a congregation of 100 people.  The first Sunday in May, our first official service as the pastor, the church doubled. Within a year it had grown to 700 people attending the Sunday morning service. Although the chapel on Kane Street was expanded in attempts to accommodate the growth, God opened the door for us to secure the Maui Sate Palace, which became our new home in 1982. In 1983 God spoke a word to me that changed my life and our church forever. He said, “Just as the mayor of Maui County is the mayor of three is- lands, I want you to pastor three islands.” That year we started our first extension on Molokai, soon to be followed by an extension on Lanai. is led to the concept of being one church, not only in three locations, but in many congregations as we expanded to other sites on Maui. In 1984 God spoke to me to secure fourteen acres on the most tracked corner of Maui.  Ten years later, after numerous miracles we moved into our new church home, the largest church facility in the state.

In 1995 we were hit by a major move of God, which followed in 1996 with the opening of the first extension outside of Maui County in Honoka’a, Hawaii.  With rapid succession, extensions opened in Kauai, Alaska, Tahiti, California, Japan, and Seattle. By 2005 we were in the 12/12/12 Vision, believing God to be in 12 nations, 12 places in the continental U.S. and 12 new extensions in Hawaii. In 2010 the vision grew and we embraced the 120/20 Vision, believing to be one church with 120 congregations ministering to 20,000 people weekly by May of 2015. God is doing this miracle right before our eyes. King’s Cathedral and Chapels is now in thirteen nations: Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Spain and Mozambique. King’s Cathedral and Chapels is also in eleven states in the U.S.A.: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Florida with a new extension to open in Arizona.

The Vision has come from God and what He has done to bring it about is absolutely amazing. I am thankful we have had the privilege of being co-laborers together with God. I look forward to the new vision He will give us, as well as to seeing the miracles He will do to fulfill it.

-Dr. James Marocco
Senior Pastor
The 1-2-3 Vision


100 US Mainland Congregations
200 International Congregations
30000 Disciples


What We Believe

Assemblies of God
Statement of Fundamental Truth​

​The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10 [KJV/NIV]; Acts 2:42 [KJV/NIV]). The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.

  1.     The Scriptures Inspired
  2.     The One True God
  3.     The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
  4.     The Fall of Man
  5.     The Salvation of Man
  6.     The Ordinances of the Church
  7.     The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  8.     The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
  9.     Sanctification

    Another aspect of holiness is seeing all human life as sacred and created by God in His image. The ramification of this truth is lived out in the following ways at King’s Cathedral and Chapels.A) Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Psalm 139)B) We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
    We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
    We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, beastiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18- 20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; I Timothy 1:9-11).We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of King’s Cathedral & Chapels as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a Biblical role model to the King’s Cathedral & Chapels members and the community, it is imperative that all persons em- ployed by King’s Cathedral & Chapels in any capacity, or who are formal members must hold to the Biblical standard of holiness.
  10.     The Church and Its Mission
  11.     The Ministry
  12.     Divine Healing
  13.     The Blessed Hope
  14.     The Millennial Reign of Christ
  15.     The Final Judgment
  16.     The New Heavens and the New Earth
Core Values

Ministering:  A church committed to preparing people for Judgment Day by encouraging their gifts and providing opportunities for them to serve— giving their gifts a place of expression to operate.​

Challenging: A church committed to raising up an army of mature Christians, passionate about being holy giving supernaturally, praying fervently, serving fully and witnessing powerfully.​

Spirit Filled: A church committed to each person experiencing God’s presence through being filled with the Holy Spirit, His gifts of healing, words of knowledge, discernment, prophecy, and other gifts.  A church committed to be a Spirit sensitive church.​

Permeating: A church committed to seeing its community permeated by God’s kingdom through affecting the community’s nerve centers of education, business, media, recreation, social services, and government.

Worshipping: A church committed to having numerous opportunities to gather for worship consisting of joyous praise and song, biblical preaching, personal ministry, uniting in a concert of prayer and opportunity for people to receive Christ as Savior.

Personal: A church committed to personally minister to each person through home visitations, the laying on of hands, small groups, ministry to every age group, and ministry to ethnic groups in their language.​

Disciple Making: A church committed to growing every person to become disciples of the Lord and to be used by God to make disciples, encouraging them to evaluate their life on the basis of how many disciples they have made.​

​Apostolic: A church committed to operate as one church in many locations throughout Hawaii, the Pacific Rim, and wherever God desires us to be.