Meet Our Leaders

Ray Palompo

Elder, Primary Teaching Pastor and Pastor over Adult Ministries

Ray is the main preaching elder at Island Grace Church.  He was born in Honolulu and lived his early life there.  The US Navy took his family to Subic Bay, Philippines and then to Northern California, where he was a youth pastor and elder at Community Bible Church in Vallejo, California.  There, he attended Grace School of Theology and Ministry and The Cornerstone Seminary.  Burdened by the Lord and affirmed by the church, Ray was sent back to Hawaii with seven other families from Community Bible Church and they planted Island Grace Church in 2009.  The preaching of Christ and the making of disciples continues to be His burden to this day.  Ray and his wife Lirio have two sons (Brandon and Sam), and a daughter and son-in-law (Marjory & Alex).

Jay Palompo

Elder and Pastor over Music Ministry

Jay was born in Honolulu but moved to Vallejo, California to graduate from Vallejo High School and CSU Sacramento. He transplanted from Community Bible Church in Vallejo, California (cbcvallejo.org) where he served as an Elder, Music Pastor, College\Career Pastor, marriage counselor, and attended the Cornerstone Seminary. Communicating his burden for the islands to the elders at CBC, they sent Jay and family to Hawaii to plant Island Grace Church. Here he serves as an elder, music pastor and Bible study leader. One of his greatest joys is training men through discipleship. He married Angeli in 1991 and have three sons: Jonathon, David, and Andrew. You might catch Jay and family at the beach for some SUP (stand-up paddle) time or at the local hardware store loading up supplies for some random home project. 

Bob Arrieta

Elder and Administrative Pastor

Bob is a native of the Province of Palawan in the Philippines.  Instead of a regular high school, he went to a minor seminary for Catholic priests, where he gained a more advanced knowledge of the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.  In college, he reluctantly joined a Home Bible Study, and it was there that he read the book of Romans for the first time.  By God’s grace, he gave his life to the Lord after studying and understanding the gospel of Christ.  He married Liz Viduya and shortly thereafter moved to California in 1983 and to Hawaii in 2012.  Bob and Liz have three children, Jason, Nicole (Foley) and Michael.  They now have seven grandchildren.  Bob likes to tell “Dad Jokes”, but most of all he loves to teach and discuss the great doctrines of the grace of God. 
 

Al Boncato

Deacon

Al was born in Athens, Georgia. The military moved his family to various naval bases throughout North America. During his grade school years, his family finally settled in Vallejo, California. There he graduated from Vallejo High School, Napa Valley College and attended Grace School of Theology and Ministry. During his senior year of high school, Al heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, gave his life to follow the Lord and began attending Community Bible Church (CBC) in Vallejo. At CBC, he faithfully served in the youth ministry as well as various other ministries for 20 years. In 2010, God lead him to move to Oahu to help with the planting of Island Grace Church (IGC). At IGC, he serves as Deacon, youth council member, lead usher and teacher. He and his wife, Chona were married in 1996. They have one son, Alrick and two daughters, Chloe & Mara Jaden.

Ron Corpuz

Deacon

Ron is a deacon at Island Grace Church.  He was born in Honolulu and raised in Central Oahu.  He graduated from Hanalani Schools and Hawaii Pacific University, and is currently working in the engineering department for a local telecommunications company.  Ron has been attending IGC since 2012, where his heart for serving and pointing our church to Christ has led him to serve in our Crosswalk Youth Ministry and Music & Sound Ministry.  In his spare time, you might catch him relaxing at the beach, watching a film at the theater, or at home practicing the culinary arts.