"He is a man of highest standards of ethics and moral character," said Councilman Breen Harimoto.
"I am confident that he will be able to serve well in this capacity," said Council Chair Ernie Martin.
Okino told KITV4 News while he admits his comments may have been over the top, he stands by his Christian beliefs and his ability to do the job.
Okino does not believe his religious stance will derail his appointment.
The full council decides Wednesday whether he should serve on that city board.