WHERE WE WERE THEN…
Center of Deliverance C.O.G.I.C. (C.O.D.) was established November 1993, by Pastor Wilson, Wife Darlene Wilson, children and Mother (Evangelist) Norma Wilson in their home at 1791 PiPi Circle on Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii.
On December 5, 1993 they moved to Wahiawa Intermediate School where the first official service was held. Truly the Lord blessed on that day when the church doors were open by adding other families to the church.
In May 1994 the Wahiawa Intermediate School was scheduled to be renovated, thus forcing Center of Deliverance to find another location for its Sunday morning worship.
Thereafter, C.O.D. moved into Kaala Elementary School in Wahiawa. They began initiating several programs to reach the community, which included feeding the hungry and an outdoor soul saving crusade.
On December 25, 1995, God blessed C.O.D. with their own building that was located at 319 North Cane Street, in Wahiawa. C.O.D. tremendously increased and soon this location became too small.
In February 1999 the Lord opened doors once again and the church was able to lease another building which is formally known as “The Howard Building Supply Center”. However, due to the membership which included approximately 70 military members, the church experienced a great transition.
On October 1, 2001 C.O.D. moved to the YMCA facility on 1100 Kilani Avenue in Wahiawa. There, they continued to faithfully meet the needs of the community through fellowships, outside park services, feeding and clothing many needy families.
In February 2005 the YMCA building was forced to close and C.O.D. relocated to the Wahiawa Elementary School. After moving to various locations we understand this Ministry existed solely for the purpose of outreaching, discipleship and equipping young men and women for ministry… advancing the kingdom of God.
WHERE WE ARE NOW…
In December 2010, C.O.D. moved to its present location 94-295 Pupuole Street, Waipahu.
Though we went through many transition periods many valuable spiritual lessons were learned. Such as: remaining faithful with what God has blessed us with and to value the relationships of family, friends and true fellowship.
Perfecting the work of the ministry is the central theme that has been echoed for the past few months in the C.O.D. family. Though it took extraordinary circumstances to dislodge the C.O.D. family from the comforts of the pineapple fields of Wahiawa, into to sugar canes of Waipahu, we acknowledge that “we” are yet in the process of Perfecting the Work of the Ministry.
WHERE WE ARE GOING…
Now that we are “thinking outside of the box” of our comfort zones and have launched out into the deep waters of God’s will to impact our community, we welcome this opportunity to be a flame of evangelism.
Please pray for us…”Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9).