Rev. Sky Liko St. John
Our beloved lead minister, Rev. Sky St. John moved to the next chapter of life Thursday afternoon, December 19, 2013, returning to the formless presence of Love and Spirit.
In the midst of our grieving this unexpected loss, we affirm the truth that we know: when we live the lessons Sky taught us, we honor the gift of his
presence in our lives.
About Rev. Sky St. John
Sky St. John
returned to Hawaii and Unity Church of Hawaii
in July 2005, and we were grateful for his
Many people already knew Sky, because he spent the majority of his adult life in Honolulu where he was a public school teacher for thirteen years before answering the call to become a Unity minister.
also had a successful entertainment career, performing at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for fifteen years and producing several professional recordings.
He became a Registered Nurse and worked for two years in the last existing leper colony in the United States, on the island of Molokai.
After teaching nursing at the college level, Sky
formed a nursing education company called "Operation Nightingale," training international nurses from all over the world.
He held degrees in education, communications, nursing, with graduate work in Health Education and was A.B.D. (all but dissertation) for a Doctorate in Public Health.
was the builder and owner of a bed-and-breakfast on the Big Island of Hawaii until his
call into ministry, in 1994.
Graduating from Unity Seminary in 1995, he worked as a Minister in the Retreat Department at Unity Village for two years.
During that time, he was also the Music Director for the first Unity World Conference and traveled throughout the country presenting workshops, concerts and Sunday services.
Sky then spent the next five years in Omaha, Nebraska as the minister at Unity Church of Omaha, where they grew from a congregation of fifty to nearly five hundred.
Their stated mission was: to realize our oneness with God and each other, and this is still a mantra for Sky
AUDIO: In an introduction to his
message on the metaphysics of judgment, Sky
explains the central message of his
series on Christianity, specifically on heaven, hell, and judgment day: (1:00)
Play Sky's Introduction to the series
Sky's lesson on Judgment (24 min, 9.7MB)
Sky's lesson on Heaven and Hell (26 min, 10.7MB)
Sky's first lesson in the series (30 min, 11MB)
» Read "A Unity Christian Creed" prepared by Sky
This special presentation is based on the workshop designed by Sky
and presented throughout the nation.
personality, ability to love, and humor always shines through.
I am sending love to all his
friends and family.
May we all be blessed to be such a bright light as he
is ! Thank you Unity of Hawaii for sharing your message on podcast.
To have been "awakened" by the Spirit working though Sky St. John
I am so thankful for the generosity of spirit of Rev. St. John
When I lived on the island of Trinidad, I would often have Church with him every Monday afternoon -- anxiously awaiting the availability of his
helped to deliver me through some very dark times in my life and shed light on those dark places.
I will miss his
laugh/chuckle and am sorry that I did not have an opportunity to see those smiling eyes in person.
I stand with his
congregration and affirm with them a peace that passeth all understanding as you adjust to his
I shall forever be grateful to have been in the presence of God's Glorious Creation, Rev. Sky St. John
, in all of his
Genius Talents; music, singing, composition, sermons, and life lessons.
had the amazing ability to truly connect with everyone he
came in contact with; be it a smile and eyes that shined, a simple greeting of Aloha and a hug, a Sunday sermon, or a one to one heartfelt talk.
As busy as he
was and I mean Ultimate Multi Tasker, he
always found time to 'just be' with you.
Accomplishing what amounts to what one would hope to accomplish in many lifetimes, Sky
was a Gift to all of us from the Divine Spirit as His
spoke to you, you were truly in the company of God's spirit - Pure Love.
made the all-important eye to eye and spirit to spirit contact with you.