Meet the Pastor

The Reverend Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh

Rev. Barbara first came to know Jesus while attending Kaimuki Evangelical Church Pre-School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her experience of God, proved to be the saving grace which supported her during her life. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in Psychology; later obtaining her M.A. in psychology from San Jose State University.  

Rev. Barbara worked at the Asian Community Center for almost 8 years, where she developed and administered the non-profit, community-based organization’s programs. 

Fast forward to July 14, 1990 - in the middle of the night, she heard God tell her to become an ordained minister. She graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary, during which she spent a year as Ministerial Intern at Buena Vista UMC in Alameda. Her first appointment was to Ione Community UMC, where she spent 5 years; followed by her appointment to Lake Park UMC in Oakland, where she has served for 7 years. She has been the pastor at Faith UMC since July 2009. She is an Elder in Full Connection in The United Methodist Church.

She is married to John Firebaugh; and has two grown children Robert Firebaugh and Renée Firebaugh.

Pastor’s Office Hours

Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm OR by Appointment

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