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Oct. 25, 2021

Mike Kai

Pastor Mike Kai knows from personal experience that success doesn’t just happen— it’s the outcome of countless daily choices to walk in obedience.


Currently, Mike and his wife Lisa lead a multi-site church network, the Inspire Network. The powerful network grew from humble beginnings as a church that Mike and Lisa planted in Hawaii in 2001. Today, that network has produced life-giving conferences and books, with the most recent release being Mike’s book That Doesn’t Just Happen. But on this episode of Trevor Talks, Mike takes us back even further, into the challenges that shaped his character. 


Pastor Mike grew up in a small town in Hawaii. Early plans for a career in the air force were interrupted when Mike’s girlfriend got pregnant when he was just 19. They married, but within two years, the marriage was over and Mike was desperate and alone. It was then that a coworker friend invited him to church— and changed Mike’s life forever. This episode tells the story of what led Mike from that turning point into a position as a leader in both professional and spiritual development.


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Mike Kai

From humble beginnings in 2001 to a thriving multi-site congregation, Mike and Lisa Kai are passionate about building the Church. They are visionary leaders with hearts to advance the Kingdom of God by attracting non-believers to Christ, connecting them to their church family, training them for life and ministry and sending each person to fulfill their God-given potential.

Mike believes that “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind can comprehend what God has for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9),” and out of this conviction has sparked the emergence of the Inspire Network. Each year, the Network hosts the Arise Women’s Conference, Kingdom Man Conference, and the Equip and Inspire Conference, which empower people from across the Hawaiian Islands, US Mainland, and Internationally. In 2019, he also launched the Influencer’s Network aimed at equipping business leaders and executives globally with leadership tools through professional exchange.

Mike and Lisa reside in Honolulu and are the proud parents of three daughters and two grandchildren. Mike has traveled to speak at conferences and to congregations all over the world and conducts pastor’s and leader’s round tables nationally and internationally. Mike is the author That Doesn't Just Happen, The Pound for Pound Principle and Plateaus.