Born and raised on the Big Island, Eddie took his first Living Waters class in 2005 because of his own internal struggle to reconcile his same-sex feelings with his faith. After receiving much healing from the Lord and years of being trained under his mentor Kristi Foth, he later moved to Honolulu as a church planter with Anchor International. There he became certified as a Living Waters Coordinator and founded a ministry called “The Gathering 808”. He also partners alongside another mentor named, Floyd Shaw of “Choices” ministry in Palo Alto, CA. His team consists of people from different churches and crosses denominations to serve others who are struggling in the area of broken sexuality and relationships. He aspires to help people find complete wholeness through a relationship with Jesus and the church community!