Take a look at some of the amazing events Explicit Movement has had previously.

Past Events

Hour of Power – Fall Series for Pastors, Leaders, Educators and Parents!

Contemporary Issues of Sexuality and Culture

Are there sexuality issues you are trying to understand in order to effectively engage with youth & young adults in your life?

Are you willing to candidly discuss relevant issues pertaining to relationships and sexuality? 


Pacific Rim Christian University is partnering with Explicit Movement in offering this dynamic and practical intensive 1 week course that will equip you to navigate through such important topics.


The pervasive influence of sex is evident in our culture. This course will provide a forum for Christians to encounter subject matter, participate in discussion, and engage in personal reflection. This class is theological, practical, and designed to   minister to students while equipping them to serve in their sphere of influence in matters pertaining to sex and relationships. Subject matter will include God’s design for sex, forms of sexual brokenness, healing and restoration, being whole, and   living out God’s intention of healthy sexuality and relationships.

Audience:  Church Leaders, Young Adults, and Parents

When:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, October 5-9, 2020,

Audit:  $99 (typically to audit a class through Pacrim University is at least a few hundred dollars so this is a great opportunity!)

Single Day Only:  $45 attend a single day’s sessions only.

Where:      Makana Room at Sunset Towers, 419 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814

 *NOTE: If stay at home orders continue, this course will become online.


  • Monday: Introduction, Sexuality and Culture, Sexuality in Church History, God’s Vision and Intention for Sex, Power of Vulnerability in Ministry and Restoration
  • Tuesday: Pornography including Sex Addiction, the human side of porn that includes interview with ex-global porn actress Brittni Delamora who is now a pastor, and sex trafficking experts.
  • Wednesday: LGBT issues including transgender topic
  • Thursday: Sex Abuse
  • Friday: Healthy Relationships/Dating, Healthy Sexuality

Register Today!

Special Edition Zoom: Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault – 2 Sessions Only!

“My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge.” So let’s get some knowledge and put the brakes on the destruction!

‌Join us this Thursday!

Special Edition Zoom: Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault
Courage to Hear, Courage to Heal
Thursdays, August 20th, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Meeting ID: 922 8560 3173
Passcode: 136466

This Thursday, Michele is joined by Chris Yanuaria, Violence Prevention Facilitator, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa &. David Nisthal, Program Coordinator of Hawai’i Child Welfare Education. They will provide you with an understanding of sexual assault, including definitions, impact on survivors & consequences for perpetrators.

Gain knowledge about:

The prevalence of sexual assault in your community
Resources to get help
How to start a conversation with your youth on this issue

Special Edition Zoom: Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault – 2 Sessions Only!

Special Edition Zoom: Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault
Courage to Hear, Courage to Heal

Session 2 of 2 – August 27th, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Meeting ID: 922 8560 3173
Passcode: 136466

This Thursday, Michele is joined by Sheryl Sarmento of Healing Wings.

Grief is something that needs to be acknowledged and expressed in order to be healed.
In this much needed session, we wil
learn about the losses a victim of sexual abuse may encounter
how to deal with these losses in life through the grieving process
discuss what friends and family can do to create a safe place for the victim of sexual abuse to be able to grieve and ultimately heal from this trauma.

NEW: Explicit Connect

Join us LIVE each TUESDAY at 12:00 noon Hawaii Standard Time on Facebook!
You deserve a community who cares! Get to know Michele Okimura, Executive Director as she talks story, answers your questions, and helps you navigate the tough stuff with grace and compassion. At Explicit we believe that Christians should be equipped and encouraged to thrive in fun, healthy, God-honoring relationships with sexual integrity in the design and timing of our Creator!

Click Here to Join the Group

12 Week Session: Free Zoom Parent Power Hour

Listen to all the past sessions of our very first 12 session Free Parent Power Hours!
In March 2020, COVID-19 changed the lives of everyone around the globe. God turned this crisis into a new community when He led us to produce our FREE WEEKLY Parent Power Hours. Each Thursday evening from 7-8:00 pm HST, we gather to have some fun, get connected and talk about topics that effect our families in this unprecedented time of quarantine around the world.

Immediately, speakers from Hawaii and around the United States began to join us to take this unique opportunity to share the their wisdom and insights. From April 16 through July 2, 2020 we have hosted a fantastic group of Godly mentors to help you through your journey.

You can listen to recordings of these sessions HERE

In addition to all the eye-opening, grace-filled, practical content discussed in these FREE recordings, each attendee to the live sessions received a follow-up resource via e-mail. To access this additional content, please contact us at: [email protected] – and be sure to mention which session you listened to 😉

Explicit Zoom Parent Power Hour

April 16.” 5 Ways to Connect with Your Teen”
with Special Guest: Michele Okimura, Director of Explicit Movement

April 23. “More Ways to Connect with Your Teen, including when they mess up!”
with Special Guest: Pastor Ellie Kapihe

April 30 “5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex and Porn”
with Special Guest: Richie Cruz

May 7. “What My Parents Did Right When I Was A Teen”
A panel discussion including tips on dating for teens
with Special Guest Panel:
Charis & Marion Logan, Mark Palompo, Josh Ko, Micah Yamada

May 14. “Porn, Parents, Predators – Real World Digital Issues- Practical Tips to Protect Your Young Children & Middle Schooler”
with Special Guest: Sarah Siegland

May 21. “A Parent’s Role: When Your Teenage or Young Adult Child Dates”
with Special Guest Panel: Pastor Daryl & Claudie Yamada, Pastor Cal & Joy Chinen

May 28 “The Value of a Parent’s Healing Journey: Impact on Family” Part 1 of 2
with Special Guest: Pastor Rob & Barbara Gross

June 4 “The Value of a Parent’s Healing Journey: How to Help Your Teen Recover Their Sexual Integrity” Part 2 of 2
with Special Guest: Pastor Rob Gross

June 11 “Approaching LGBT Issues with Your Teen”
with Special Guests: John Allison, Edward Sariol, Brittany Masai & Joshua Kaina!

June 18 “Parenting-Male and Female Gender Issues”
with Special Guest: Glenn Stanton

June 25 “Cohabitation Vs. Marriage”
with Special Guest: Glenn Stanton

July 2 “Loving My LGBT Friends”
with Special Guest: Glenn Stanton

Zoom Meeting ID 743-082-823, Meeting Password 386299

    Please check in 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to be sure we have time to address any technical issues. See you there 😉

Explicit Young Adult Zooms

FRIDAY, May 22.” Sacred, Sexual & Shame-Free:
My Journey from Bondage to Purpose.
Part 1 of 2. ”
with Special Guest: Pastor Rob Gross of Mountainview Community Church

FRIDAY,May 29. ” Sacred, Sexual & Shame-Free:
My Journey from Bondage to Purpose.
Part 2 of 2. ”
with Special Guest: Pastor Rob Gross of Mountainview Community Church

Note: Change of Day

THURSDAY, June 25 “Cohabitation Vs. Marriage”
with Special Guest: Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family

THURSDAY, July 2 “Loving My LGBT Friends”
with Special Guest: Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family

Zoom Meeting ID 743-082-823, Meeting Password 386299

    Please check in 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to be sure we have time to address any technical issues. See you there 😉

#FamilyTechGameplan January 2020

4 Secrets to Navigating Your Kids Through the Dangers of Social Media, Porn & Video Games…. Without Hurting Your Relationship With Them!


7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (check in at 6:30 pm)

2214 North King Street, Honolulu


Another tells us that 1 out of 10 visitors
to hardcore porn sites are 9 years old or younger!

What is happening to the world our kids are growing up in?

Here’s the reality: as parents of the very first 100% digital generation, we’re facing an onslaught of dangers that families have never faced before…and we are shockingly unprepared for it. In this workshop, Dean is going to show you, step by step, a practical road map for your family to decrease the fighting and whining you’re so sick of, and instead increase creativity, social connections, and heart-to-heart relationships with your kids.

When you leave this workshop, you’ll have:

  1. Confidence in your game plan to turn things around in your home.
  2. Practical resources and tools you can use to protect your kids online.
  3. Peace of mind and renewed hope that you can raise healthy, successful kids.


Individual: $20
Couple: $30
Single Parent: $15
(Till January 22 Midnight)
(Sorry no childcare available)


Individual: $30
Couple: $45
Single Parent: $20


Download your free flyer

Explicit Young Adults Conference March 2020

Have you ever seen a fun, healthy, God-centered relationship?

Many young adults struggle to navigate romantic relationships and avoid damaging experiences like heartbreak, regret and abuse. At this conference we will engage in relevant conversations to empower you to walk in healthy relationships with sexual integrity and prepare you for thriving relationship in God’s timing and design.

Friday, March 6
After Party 9:00pm-10:30pm

Saturday, March 7
9:00am-2:30pm AND 8:00pm-10:30pm

Christ Centered Community Church (C4)
4211 Waialae Ave. Suite 1030
Kahala Mall above California Pizza Kitchen



$49 Early Bird (by Feb 24)
$59 Pre-register (by March 4)
$79 At the Door

*Includes FREE 21-Day Interactive Journal AND Friday Night AFTERPARTY!!!


Download your free flyer


Workshops Session 1
(Saturday,1:00pm – 1:45pm) 

Want to Have the Best Sex?
By Dave Willweber

No, really! Wouldn’t you want to know how to have the most fulfilling, most rewarding, best, safest, mutually satisfying sex? Then this is the right session for you. God, as the Author of sex, has the most complete view & design for sex especially when contrasting the many counterfeits perpetuated today. This workshop is foundational to understanding the revelational WHYS behind God’s Design! – a must for every believer!

Lifting up the Anti-Sex Trafficking Cause
by Shantae Williams

Our culture has become increasingly aware of sex trafficking in recent years, but how does this issue affect you and our Hawaii?  This issue touches close to home more than many of us realize!  A growing number of local young adults, teens, and children are being sex trafficked through tactics of recruiters and traffickers both in person and online.  Victims could be your neighbor, relative, friend, classmate, or even a fellow church member.  Be informed and equipped on how you can make a difference!

Good Game: Encouraging Insights For Those Who Desire To Date
by Marion Logan, Mark and Jalee Palompo

This session has been developed for those currently not in a dating relationship but desire to be in a good one. Marion Logan and Mark & Jaylee Palompo team up to provide helpful direction for singles to enhance their dating life by contrasting ‘good game’ and ‘bad game.’

Breaking Up Instead of Breaking Down
by Charis Logan

A breakup is one of the most difficult things to go through in life. Even the best breakup is horribly painful and the arrays of emotions that come with it are unpredictable and complex. Whether you are going through a breakup, looking for “closure”, or would like to know how to minister to someone going through one, Pastor Charis will share her personal insights, experiences, and tips for going through this tumultuous season with grace and strength.

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Abuse:
The Impact and Pathways for Healing
By Vicky Wong and Chris Yanuaria

We all have been impacted by this trauma in some way – either we have been a victim ourselves, or we know someone who has been a victim. We will break the silence on this topic, equip you on where victims can start the healing process and share practical ways to help those who have experienced sexual trauma.

Workshop Sessions 2
(Saturday, 8:15pm -9:00pm)

By Tiffa Garza

Throughout history we have seen women who have responded to God’s call in many different ways. What is “God’s call”? How have you responded to God? Do you know what He’s asking of you? During this breakout session may we discover our God-given design and embrace the strength, the emotions, the femininity, the beauty, the honor, and the authority being daughters of the King of all kings. There’s an amazingly unique design on us ladies, we bear the very image of our CREATOR! Get ready to laugh and to cry during this sister session!

by Chad Reis 

What does it mean to be a man? More importantly, what does it mean to be a son of the Father? Our society has massively skewed the idea of masculinity and reduced it down to lifted trucks, eating meat, and chasing chicks. In this session we will dive into God’s design and specific calling for you as a son of the Father.

Spilling the LGBTea
by Edward Sariol, John Allison, Brittany Masai and Joshua Kaina

Come and hear powerful testimonies of God’s redemption from people who’ve struggled with sexual brokenness. Learn about biblical sexuality, gender, relationships, and how to share God’s Love without compromise.

Navigating Through Dating (for couples in a relationship)
by Marion and Charis Logan

This session is designed for those who are in a dating relationship or moving toward engagement. Charis and Marion Logan have fun discussing the difficulties of dating utilizing scripture, their personal story, and stories from others. Those who are dating are given insight about how they can navigate through the whirlwind of emotion and conflict. Those who are in love will be encouraged to look at engagement with hope and anticipation.

True Love Dates
by a panel hosted by Andrew Yasuhara

If you have grown up in church, then you probably have heard the term True Love Waits. Although this theme came with good intentions, it didn’t provide guidance on how to find your spouse in a safe, healthy, and godly way. True Love Dates dispels the myth that you are going to ‘magically’ be ready to find the right one for you. This workshop will give you practical tips on how to be the right person in order to find the right person. Join our panel with Pastor Joshua and Kim Ko, youth pastors at First Assembly of God, and Derek and Danielle Devine, our keynote speakers.

Loving in Grace and Truth November 2019

Navigating Through LGBTQ Issues

Equipping adults of all ages, especially parents and church leaders with a biblical mindset and grace-filled approach to LGBTQ issues!

Have questions on how to engage in meaningful dialogue on LGBTQ topics with your youth or peers?
What is God’s biblical truth and His heart on such topics? How do we minister to loved ones?

Come and be equipped, inspired, and encouraged on such topics. Together, let’s discover real answers to common questions on these sensitive issues so we can love well in grace and truth!

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church (MGMC)
1401 Mahiole St, Honolulu, HI 96819

SPEAKERS (click on photo for bio)


Individual: $20
Couple: $30
Single Parent: $15
College Students with valid ID: FREE
*[Till November 13th Midnight]
[Sorry, No Childcare Available]


Individual: $30
Couple: $45
Single Parent: $20
College Students with valid ID: FREE


Download your free flyer

Heart to Heart July 2019

Explicit Movement Parent Conference

Heart to Heart

Is sex love?

  • How do I reach my teen’s heart to embrace God’s joyous design for sex and sexuality?
  • How can I influence my youth to find love in the right places?
  • How can I talk confidently about sex and sexuality topics with my teen?

Youth are immersed in a sexualized culture that bombards them with confusing messages about sexuality. Parents often struggle in how to influence their teen’s heart and mind. Explicit seeks to support you with practical tips to connect heart-to-heart with your youth and engage the difficult questions about relationships, purity, and sexuality!



7:00pm-10:00pm *Check in: 6pm

9:00am-12:30pm *Check in: 8:30am

*SPECIAL SESSION ADDED on Saturday afternoon, 3-4pm
(Youth Conference also ends at 4 pm):

Celebrating Male and Female In God’s Design
By Marion And Charis Logan, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church (MGMC)

*Lunch not included and no childcare available.


EARLY BIRD by July 15: $30

REGULAR (until midnight July 25): $40


Register here!


7:00-7:50pmSession #1: Dave Willweber: God’s Design for Joyous Sex
7:50-8:25pmSession #2: Richie Cruz: Navigating Through a Pornified Culture
8:35-8:55pmSession #3: Shantae Williams: The Sex Trafficking of Our Local Youth
8:55 -10:00pmSession #4: Bunny Correa: Connecting Heart to Heart
9:15-10:00amSession #5: Dean Kaneshiro: #healthyTECH:Secrets to Navigating Your Kids Through the Dangers of Social Media, Screen Time, Porn & Video Games Without Having to Become an Expert
10:10-10:55amSession #6: John Allison, Edward Sariol, and Brittany Masai: Loving in Grace and Truth
11:10-11:20amDevotional Message: Michele Okimura
11:30am-12:15pmSession #7: Commissioning by Bunny Correa and Dean Kaneshiro
Celebrating Male and Female DIfferences by Marion and Charis Logan

Bios & Workshop Descriptions
Heart to Heart Parent Conference 2019

Click on a speaker’s photo for their bio & Workshops.

Bunny Correa, New Hope Hilo

Bunny Correa, New Hope Hilo

Mark Palompo, New Hope Central

MC/Mark Palompo, New Hope Central

Dean Kaneshiro

Dean Kaneshiro

Dave Willweber, PEACE Global

Dave Willweber, PEACE Global

Richie Cruz, Porn Scar

Richie Cruz, Porn Scar

John Allison, Baptist Collegiate Ministries UH Manoa

John Allison, Baptist Collegiate Ministries UH Manoa

Eddie Sariol, Anchor International/The Gathering 808

Eddie Sariol, Anchor International/The Gathering 808

Shantae Williams, Psy.D

Origin July 2019

Explicit Movement High School Youth Conference


Sexuality, Relationships, Identity

Is sex love? What do I deserve? What is God’s original design? Our culture communicates many confusing messages about sex. Explicit seeks to combat lies with explicit truth and engage the difficult questions about relationships, purity, and sexuality at ORIGIN!


FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

7:00pm-10:00pm *Check in: 6pm
(Pre-Event: 6:45pm)

9:00am-4:00pm *Check in: 8:30am


EARLY BIRD by July 15

Individual $40
Group, 10+ People: $35

REGULAR (until midnight July 25)

Individual: $55
Group, 10+ People: $45


$65 No Group Rate

*Prices Include Lunch

Register here!



7:00 - 8:20pmSession #1: Brandon Ahu: What’s in Your Closet?
8:20 – 9:35pmSession #2: Louisa Wendorff: Healing Hearts to Freedom in Christ
9:35-10:00pmSmall Group Time
9:00 - 10:00amSession #3: Marion & Charis Logan: Celebrating Male and Female Differences
10:00-10:45amSession #4: Richie Cruz: The Human Side of Porn
11:15-11:40amTestimony/Special Music
11:45am-12:15pmSession #5: Bryan Sands: God Loves Sex
1:05-1:50pmIdentity Workshop for Guys by Chris Yanuaria
Identity Workshop for Gals by Linsey Luttrell
Finding Freedom in Forgiveness by Tisha Lehfeldt
The Dating Game by Austin Araki
Beauty in Singleness by Brett Nakasone
Loving in Grace and Truth by John Allison, Edward Sariol, and Brittany Masai
How to Talk to Your Youth About Sexual Faithfulness by Bryan Sands
3:05-4:00pmSession #6 Final Charge by Dennisa Bumgardner

BIOS & Workshop Descriptions
ORIGIN High School Youth Conference

Click on a speaker’s photo for their bio & workshop.

Brandon Ahu, Metro Christian Church

Brandon Ahu, Metro Christian Church

Louisa Wendorff, Singer/Songwriter

Louisa Wendorff, Singer/Songwriter

Tisha Lehfeldt, Mountain View Community Church

Tisha Lehfeldt, Mountain View Community Church

Joshua Ko, First Assembly of God

Joshua Ko, First Assembly of God

Richie Cruz, Porn Scar

Richie Cruz, Porn Scar

Bryan Sands, Kaimuki Christian Church

Bryan Sands, Kaimuki Christian Church

Marion and Charis Logan, MGMC

Marion and Charis Logan, MGMC

Austin Araki, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor

Austin Araki, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor

John Allison, Baptist Collegiate Ministries UH Manoa

John Allison, Baptist Collegiate Ministries UH Manoa

Eddie Sariol, Anchor International/The Gathering 808

Eddie Sariol, Anchor International/The Gathering 808

Christopher Yanuaria,
New Hope Town

Linsey Luttrell,
New Hope Hilo

Brett Nakasone Christ Centered Community Church

Dennisa Bumgardner, Elevate Community Church

Dennisa Bumgardner, Elevate Community Church

Youth Group Pre/Post Lessons:

Pre-conference Lesson 1 FACING GIANTS

Pre-conference Lesson 2 FACING FEARS

Post-conference Lesson – VULNERABILITY & EMPATHY Part 1 UPDATED

Post-conference Lesson – VULNERABILITY EMPATHY & SHAME part 2 UPDATED

Post-conference Lesson FATHER HEART OF GOD (1) UPDATED

Post-conference Lesson 3 FACING YOUR #Selfie UPDATED

Post-conference Lesson 4 FACING IT TOGETHER UPDATED

Origin + Heart to Heart July 2019

Origin High School Youth Conference +
Heart to Heart Parent Track

Download the conference flyer (7.4MB).

July 26-27
Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor



Listen April 2019


Early Bird Registration Ends Sunday April 21, 2019 at Midnight.

Explicit Movement in partnership with Women of Purpose presents:


Bringing Awareness and Prevention to The Sex-Trafficking of Hawaii’s Keiki and Youth

This issue is now close to home and has been for some time.

Did you know that our local children, especially our middle school and high school youth, are targets of sex-traffickers in our local schools, shopping malls and beaches?

Did you know that numerous local youth on Oahu have already fallen victim to sex-trafficking recruiters who are often fellow classmates?

Did you know that even youth coming from solid, loving families have become trapped?

Parents, aunties, uncles, and church leaders NEED to become aware of this issue and become part of the front line protectors of our children and youth. Come and learn about this pressing issue and gain practical ways to mentor and impart wisdom to your keiki and youth so they can avoid becoming trapped.


Event Info

April 26-27, 2019
Friday Night 6:30-9:00 PM Main Session (in main Sanctuary)
Saturday Morning Workshops 9:00-11:30 AM (In AFC Dining Hall)

Session 1: Handling Abuse Trauma and Trafficking Disclosures in Your Church Community
Session 2: Joining the Fight Against Trafficking

First Assembly of God at Red Hill
3400 Moanalua Road

Early Bird Price Until April 21:
Friday ONLY: $10
Saturday ONLY: $10
Friday AND Saturday: $15

Regular Price:
Friday ONLY: $15
Saturday ONLY: $15
Saturday AND Friday pkg: $25

*Childcare not provided.


Contemporary Issues of Sexuality and Culture – Spring 2019


Are you willing to make time to candidly discuss relevant issues pertaining to relationships and sexuality?
Are there sexuality issues you are trying to understand in order to effectively engage with youth and young adults in your life?
Let’s engage such topics with honesty, grace, and hope and discover answers together.

Pacific Rim Christian University is partnering with Explicit Movement in offering this dynamic and practical 14-week class that will equip you to navigate through such important topics.

Class Description:
The pervasive influence of sex is evident in our culture. This course will provide a forum for Christians to encounter subject matter, participate in discussion, and engage in personal reflection. This class is theological, practical, and designed to minister to students while equipping them to serve in their sphere of influence in matters pertaining to sex and relationships. Subject matter will included God’s design for sex, forms of sexual brokenness, healing and restoration, being whole, and living out God’s intention of healthy sexuality and relationships.

Audience: Young Adults, Church Leaders, and Parents
When: Thursday nights, January 17-May 2
Time: 5-8 PM
Cost to Audit: $99
Where: Pacific Rim Christian University
2223 Hoonee Place, Honolulu
(off of Sand Island Access Road)



In Partnership With Grace Encountered Ministry

Equipping Adults Of All Ages, Including Parents And Youth, With A Biblical Mindset And Grace- Filled Approach To LGBT Issues.

Have questions on how to engage in meaningful dialogue on LGBTQ topics with your youth or peers?
What is God’s biblical truth and His heart on such topics? How do we minister to loved ones?

Come and be equipped, inspired, and encouraged on such topics. Together, let’s discover real answers to common questions on these sensitive issues so we can love well in grace and truth!

FEBRUARY 23, 2019
9:30am check in
Hosted by Calvary Chapel


Event Details


Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor
94-1044 Waipio Uka St.
Waipahu, HI 96797
Located In The Waipio Shopping Center


Individual: $20
Couple: $30
Single Parent: $15
Youth & College Students with valid ID: FREE
Group [10+ People]: $10
[Sorry No Childcare Available]


Individual: $30
Couple: $45
Single Parent: $15
Youth/College Students: FREE
Calvary Chapel Members/Pastors: REGISTER AT DOOR
*no group rate at the door


John Allison, Associate Director
Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Edward Sariol, Director
The Gathering 808
Panel Guest Speakers:
Napela Gaspang, Metro Christian Church
Denise De Luca, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor
Brittany Masai , Catalyst Christian Community
Mona Masai , Catalyst Christian Community
facilitated by Pastor Mark Palompo

General Schedule:

Session 1:
by John Allison and Edward Sariol
Session 2:

Explicit SoCal Conference- July 2018



Parent Testimonies Youth Testimonies



High School & Parent Conferences

July 20-21, 2018
11947 Del Amo Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703


FREE Pastor’s/Leader’s Equipping Session

Thursday, July 19
9:00am – 12:00pm
The Freedom Center
4007 Paramount Blvd., Suite 106
Lakewood, CA 90712

NOTE: ALL pastors, youth leaders, key leaders, staff, board members, etc. do not need to register online and will receive FREE admission. Just simply check in at the door.






7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Check in 6:45 PM

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(Lunch Provided)


Early Bird Discount Ticket: $39
Available Until June 24

Regular Ticket: $49
Available from June 25 to July 19

At The Door Ticket: $59


(Joshua Ko)

(Richie Cruz)

(Tisha Lehfeldt)

(Speaking Team)








7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Check in 6:45 PM

9:00 AM – NOON


Early Bird Discount Ticket: $29
Available Until June 24

Regular Ticket: $39
Available from June 25 to July 19

At The Door Ticket: $49


(Dr. Andy & Julie Doan)

(Richie Cruz)

(Michele Okimura)





For more information, contact [email protected]


The prevalence is disturbing. It may surprise you, if not shock you.

At an Explicit youth event, we found that 30-40% of the girls were sexually abused. Two local pastors at different churches discovered at their respective men’s retreats that 80% of the men had experienced sexual abuse.

As concerned leaders, we must be equipped to create safe places in our communities and churches where people who are secretly struggling in shame can experience God’s compassion and begin their healing.

We urge you to forge the courage to hear the truth about the effect that sex abuse has on individuals, marriages and families, and break the silence to call forth the courage to heal!

Session 1: Thursday, April 19, 7-9:00 PM

Session 2: Thursday, May 10, 7-9:00 PM

Session 3: Thursday, June 14, 7-9:00 PM



Early Registration online by the date of each event: $15

At the Door Price:  $20

Special Price to attend all 3 Sessions (online pkg.):  $40

Registration opens in March!





  • Street parking
  • Parking structure next to New Life Church




(MAY 10 & JUNE 14)
(off of Sand Island Access Rd. Located behind American Carpet One)


  • Street parking
  • In Front of building
  • American Carpet One
  • Gravel lot next to New Hope Oahu (oceanside) on Sand Island Access Rd.

Description of Sessions:

(all sessions will incorporate opportunities for rich dialogue)

Session 1: Courage to Hear : Receive a foundational introduction and understanding on sexual abuse issues and the shame and rejection attached to this wound. Learn some practical steps that your community can take to address this issue in a healthy way.

Session 2: Courage to Heal: We will explore practical ways for communities to become safe places where people who have been victims can begin their healing journey.

Session 3: Courage to Walk in Freedom: In this session, we want to empower leaders with more tools to help others walk in freedom from the painful affects of sexual trauma. Learn ways to prevent sexual abuse, impart healing and restoration, and communicate the message of respect and honor. Learn what resources are available to you.

The Heart of Man – Spring 2018

The Heart of Man is a story inviting the sons and daughters of God to feast with Him at His banqueting table, leaving behind our broken ways of relating to God and to others. Come and experience deeper depths of the Father’s love for you that brings freedom from pain, performance, secrecy, and shame!

This film features emotional interviews with real people including William Paul Young, author of The NY Times best selling novel,” The Shack.” All is interwoven with a compelling production-rich narrative story shot in Hawaii.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!! Invite your friends and families!

Dates and Locations:

Thursday, March 15 at Winward Missionary Church (45-227 Iole St, Kaneohe)

Saturday, March 17 at Nanaikapono Protestant Church (89-236 Pua Ave, Waianae)

Friday, April 6 at Winward Missionary Church (45-227 Iole St, Kaneohe)

Friday, April 20 at Excel Church (95-801 Kipapa Dr, Mililani)

Saturday, April 21 at Calvary Assembly of God (961 Io Lane, Honolulu)

Wednesday, April 25 at New Life Church (1190 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu)


All Young Adults invited, as well as adults of all ages! 

(Due to adult themes, we recommend the youngest attendees to be older youth)

Single Life Workshop – November 2017

of Nothing Hidden Ministries from Bethel Church in Redding, California

For singles ages 18-70!  Single Life Workshop is a ministry out of Bethel Church in Redding California and it has literally helped thousands of people from around the world!


At the core of who we are, we have been designed with a desire for relationship – to experience intimacy and connection and to know others and be known ourselves.  Yet many are left not knowing how to create this type of deep connection.  SIngle Life Workshop helps individuals build genuine and meaningful relationships with others that actually satisfies our natural longing to feel truly connected.

In this workshop, singles will:

1)Discover how to allow yourself to be fully known, seen and loved in your relationships.

2)Practice applying simple and powerful tools that will create deeper connection in your communication and interaction with others.

3)Learn how to fully embrace your sexuality as the gift from God that it is while you’re single.

Don’t miss out on the significant amounts of joy, pleasure, freedom and fun that God desires for us to experience through relationships.  By investing the time and learning how to do relationships well, you are setting up the foundation for a more fulfilling life. 


Wednesday, November 8-11, 2017 (Veteran’s Day Weekend)

Wednesday:  6:30pm to 9:30pm (Check in from 6pm)

ThursdaySaturday9am to 9:30pm



Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

1401 Mahiole Street

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819

Transform Youth Toronto – March 2017

Ready to transform Toronto's youth?


The Explicit movement helps to heal, empower and train youth and young adults to embrace purity and live out healthy relationships as they discover their God-given identity. Youth and young adults around the world are hurting with insecurity about their identity and confused when it comes to sex and relationships, their struggle is intensified by distorted views of sexuality promoted by the media, school curriculums and the entertainment industry that reject God’s design for sex to be a beautiful gift reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Hawaii, Philippines, and Singapore experienced the movement and Toronto is next.

We’ll be honored to have you as our guest at our first breakfast session in Toronto. You'll learn about the movement, and the way you will become a key element to transform the new generation in Toronto.

WHERE: 69 Long Branch Ave. Toronto  (New Arising Church)

WHEN: March 21 2017

TIME: 9:30am

SPRING FLING – April 2017

A Young Adults Event 

Connect Parent Workshop 2016

The internet and social media can powerfully influence youth’s attitudes about relationships, identity, sexuality, pornography and LGBT issues.  Be empowered with tips for engaging your youth on these hot topics and gain practical strategies for managing their use of the internet and social media.




Early Bird by November 13:

$15 Individual
$25 Couple

Regular and at the door:

$20 individual
$35 Couple


Dean Kaneshiro, The Living Room

Edward Sariol, Gathering 808, Anchor International




REJECT – November 2016



An event that equips youth on identity, relationships, and purity


Saturday, November 19, 2016
9am – 4:30pm
Leeward Community Church
1860 Komo Mai Drive, Pearl City


Early Bird by November 13:

$35 individual
Group Rate:  10+, $25 each


$45 Individual
Group Rate:  10+, $35 each

At the door:

$50, No group rate


Carrington and Linsey Luttrell, New Hope Leeward

Joshua Ko, First Assembly of God

Nick Love, Anchor Church

Abi Arakawa, Leeward Community Church

Lolan Lauvao, Word of Life

Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner, Elevate Community Church

Edward Sariol, Gathering 808, Anchor International

Pat McFall, New Hope Hawaii Kai


Explicit Movement holds to the Biblical belief that sex is a gift of God reserved for marriage between one man and one woman.  Pastor Zach and Dennisa Bumgardner will share about the value of sexual purity and a vision for marriage.  Eddie Sariol will present Biblical truths and a practical, grace-filled approach that will empower students to confidently share with LGBT friends about why our hope is in Jesus.



Rejected from Your Family: How to handle rejection from the ones closest to you

– Pastor Joshua Ko

One of the most devastating rejections an individual can experience is rejection from the family.  With divorce at an all-time high and multiple marriages becoming a norm, students are faced with so many different challenges of feeling unwanted and unloved.  Jesus teaches us how to deal with rejection from our loved ones as well as heal our deep-seated wounds.  This breakout session seeks to help students acknowledge their current situation and reject the lies that come through other people’s decisions.


Friends are Fighters: What can happen when you fight for a friend

– Pastor Nick Love

As Christians, we sometimes give up on our friends when they fall into sin or if they do something that isn’t attractive.  However, their lives can be transformed when we go the extra mile to help and care for our friends that may feel they aren’t worthy of being in a relationship with Jesus Christ.  They might feel “Rejected,” but we can break the lies through our actions to help them understand they are loved.  In this break out session, we will look at proactive solutions for helping friends who are struggling. In addition, we will look at how all of us must have friends to help us through our journey.


Rejected to Accepted

– Pastor Mark Sagapolutele

Jesus didn’t say that your Christian life will be trouble-free.  On the contrary, He said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)  Sometimes all it takes is a change of perspective.  In this session, Pastor Mark will share the emotional process of being rejected and rejecting others that he went through.



– Pastor Pat McFall

Think about this for just a minute: You are the most on-display person than anyone like you has ever been in history.  Wait, what?  Yes!  You and your friends are the most interconnected generation that has ever existed.  One minute you are recording a funny video with friends and the next minute millions of people can watch it and like it.  The world is literally in the palm of your hand.  So why is it that the most connected generation feels like the most disconnected?  How can we be confidently showing who we are on IG while at the same time asking for the #likeback in order to be sure?  Our social media profiles can either connect us or define us.  In this session, we’ll learn why one is so much better than the other.


Unfriended: Facing Rejection

– Pastor Lolan Lauvao

Rejection is a painful experience that can lead us to feel alone and heartbroken.  It can also feel like the hurt will not end.  This session focuses on how to overcome the spirit of rejection and how to handle being rejected by friends and peers.




FACE IT – October 2016

Download a Flyer

EXPLICIT Movement presents a High School event:


Facing the real emotions of your heart without fear.
Know your value in Christ.

  • Aiea Korean United Methodist Church
  • 99-550 Kulawea Street
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016


  • Featuring Guest Speaker, Brittni De La Mora


A life transformed from pain to purity, from misery to hope and life in Christ.  Brittni, formerly a world famous porn star, will share how she was bound to the chains of suffering as she endured the Adult Film Industry.  Be impacted by her story of the power of God’s love.  Brittni has appeared on ABC’s “The View” and National Geographic’s “Drugs, Inc.”  Brittni and her husband, Richard De La Mora of Cornerstone Church of San Diego, long to see the rising generation of youth walk in their God-given destiny.

cjWe are thrilled to not only feature Brittni De La Mora at our FACE IT event, but unexpectedly the Lord has blessed us with CJ Emulous, a world famous rapper, who will perform at FACE IT.  He and his wife will also share their testimony of their purity journey!  Come and be blessed by this man of God who is also a youth pastor and a Hawaiian island boy.


More about CJ Emulous:

CJ Emulous, who lived in Hawaii for several years during his teen years, is an internationally recognized rap artist and speaker, and pastors youth and young adults at New Life Community Church in the Sacramento region.  CJ struggled through rebellion and at 19 years old, he had everything that he could ever want. He started performing at clubs and events in Hawaii – everything was going according to plan until he got busted on possession of drugs and a firearm. But, God’s mercy was upon him even in facing prison time He rescued him. Now CJ gives back to the community and is a full-time Christian Rap artist, speaker, mentor, and youth minister. He has spoken at the churches of T.D. Jakes, Andre Crouch, and Bishop Noel Jones. He has also had the opportunity to perform with Flame, Everyday Process, J.R., Keisha Cole, Jesus Culture, and Too Short just to name a few. He’s also partnering with Luis Palau and Rick Warren. God captured CJ’s heart and gave him a burden for this generation to see Jesus in truth and not based on culture or a false religious view. He is anointed, entertaining and gifted at articulating Gods word in a relevant way!


We are having a video contest for youth groups or individuals within your youth group to create a 1 minute video sharing the message of FACE IT (facing your giants, facing your fears, facing your emotions etc.). Watch this video by Pastor Joshua Ko for more info and instructions:

This event also includes Break Outs On IDENTITY for Guys and Gals!

  • Identity for Guys Workshop by Pastor Carrington Luttrell of New Hope Leeward
  • Identity for Gals Workshop by Youth Director Abi Arakawa of Leeward Community Church



EARLY BIRD (by October 9)

  • Individual: $15
  • Group 10+ People: $10 each


  • Individual: $25
  • Group 10+ People: $20 each


  • Individual: $25
  • No Group Rate



  • Saturday,October 22, 2016
  • Check in at 5:15 PM
  • Pre event starts at 5:45 PM
  • 6:00 – 9:15 PM

Youth Leader’s Resources



SEXUAL TENSION – October 2016


Download a Flyer

EXPLICIT Movement presents an event for Young Adults:


Exploring Real Life Pressures
of Sex, Singleness, and Relationships

Featuring Brittni De La Mora, Former Porn Actress



Friday, October 21, 2016


Brittni began working in the adult film industry at the age of 18 and continued for seven years.  Hear her talk about the reality of porn and be impacted by her powerful testimony of how God transformed her life.  She has appeared on television shows such as “The View” and National Geographic’s, “Drugs, Inc.” to share about her knowledge about what the industry is really like.  Brittni and her husband Richard are members of Cornerstone Church in San Diego.  They both have a passion to minister to young adults and see them walk in their God-given destiny.



  • EARLY BIRD (by October 9) – $20
  • REGULAR – $25
  • AT THE DOOR – $30


  • Friday, October 21, 2016
  • Check in from 6 PM
  • 6:30 – 9:45 PM
  • After Event Mixer with Open Mic and Pupus
  • 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Also attend a Break Out featuring dynamic local speakers!
Workshop Descriptions:

GENDER TENSION:  Male and Female Differences

By Pastors Marion and Charis Logan, MGMC

Guys, have you ever wanted to understand more about the gals?  Gals, have you ever wanted to know more about the guys?  Marion and Charis share hilarious and unique insight to bring understanding and clarification in guy/gal differences.  Marion speaks to the gals about what he wishes they knew more about guys, and Charis speaks to the guys about what she wishes guys knew about gals.  This is a fun/interactive discussion with time for questions and answers.

DATING TENSION:  A Panel Discussion

Pastor Mark and Jalee Palompo, New Hope Central
Aaron and Koreen Larson, The Living Room
Pastor Scott and Mikela Kobayashi, MGMC
Moderated by Pastor Andrew Yasuhara, First Assembly of God Metro

Let’s face it—dating can be a roller coaster filled with excitement, mystery, and fun . . . and also filled with drama, conflict, and uncertainty!  Hear from this panel about their diverse dating histories and experiences, and how they navigated through their turbulent times.  They will discuss how each person in a relationship brings in their experiences, previous heartbreak, and different worldviews.  This is a fun, interactive panel to discuss the reality of dating. 

SEXUAL IDENTITY TENSION:   LGBT Issues in Grace and Truth

By John Allison, Associate Director, Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Culture sends us a lot of messages about sexuality, but how do we know what’s true?  Views and opinions may constantly change, but God and His Word never change.  Based on scripture and personal testimony, we will explore the truth about homosexuality and gender.  We will learn what the Bible says about loving our gay and transgender friends, experiencing the grace available to all of us, and embracing the reality of self-denial for all believers.

CHOOSING TENSION:  Understanding Sexual Impurity’s Disintegrating Impact

By Senior Pastor Alex Michel, New Hope Town 

Whether it is in the world or in the church, many couples intend to build a relationship that will go the distance in rich and fulfilling ways.  Countless couples engage sexuality as a means of experiencing deep connection and love for one another.  Yet over and over again, these good intentions equate to great tensions as well as the usual disintegration of the relationship.  Why?  This workshop will help participants understand why sex outside of marriage is destructive in relationships, and what things people can do to prepare now to lay the foundation of relationships that can fruitfully last a life time.

RECOVERY TENSION:  Healing Heartbreak

Mari Kanemura LSW LCSW, Ola Hou Clinic
Joshua De Gracia, Know God Know Love

If you’ve ever been heartbroken, you know how hard it is to live a normal life!  Once your heart is shattered due to disappointments, failed dreams or relational storms, it affects everything from family, career, financial outlook and even your health!  It’s crucial to know how to bounce back from painful events that are a part of our lives.  Not only will you hear real stories of heartbreak, but you will discover how to position yourself for God’s healing to take place in your life, how to speak words of comfort and effectively reach out to those around you who are touched by brokenness.

CONTROLLING TENSION:  Guarding Against Abuse

By David Nisthal, Sexual Abuse Treatment Center Hawaii
Satcha Slade,  Wai’anae Seventh Day Adventist Church

This workshop will provide education on sexual violence (definition of, types of, and statistics), address common misconceptions and myths regarding this issue, and equip you with helpful tools to identify and report sexual violence.  You will also learn about resources that support the healing journey for victims.  Furthermore, you will hear Satcha’s heartfelt and inspirational testimony as a survivor and victor over abuse.  

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: For Pastors/Staff Leaders ONLY

By Brittni and Richard De La Mora, Cornerstone Church of San Diego
Moderated by Pastor Brandon Ahu, Metro Christian Church

Richard and Brittni give special access to pastors and ministry leaders discussing their histories, dating struggles, love story and ministry.  This session is a candid discussion about the real life, devastating circumstances of people who walk into church searching for answers.  Brittni and Richard offer unique insight for how to minister to broken people with God’s acceptance, love, and truth.  A question and answer period will follow as time permits.

Speaker Bios:


MC: Brandon Ahu, New Hope Metro

Brandon serves as the assistant pastor at Metro Christian Church in Honolulu.  A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Southern California, he is currently pursuing an MA in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.  With years of experience as a pastor for youth and young adults, Brandon’s heart is for young people to awaken and rise up to the call placed on this generation.  He just got married this year to his lovely wife Kara.  In his leisure time, Brandon enjoys volleyball, surfing, golf, playing with his dogs, inviting people over to watch football games and eating good food together.



Brittni and Richard De La Mora

Brittni is a former porn star who began working in the adult film industry at the age of 18 and continued for seven years.  She now speaks about the reality of porn and shares her powerful testimony about how God transformed her life.  Brittni has appeared on a number of television shows including ABC’s “The View” and National Geographic’s “Drugs, Inc.”  She and her husband Richard are members of Cornerstone Church in San Diego and both have a passion to see young adults walk in their God-given destiny.



Marion and Charis Logan, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

Marion is the Young Professionals Pastor at MGMC.  With the calling to make a difference serving youth and young adults in a multicultural and coastal environment, Marion also works with youth in the community to promote positive, healthy living and leadership.  His passion is to see people maximize their potential, live wholly, know who they are as God’s sons and daughters, love God and others, and see God’s kingdom collide with earth!

Charis grew up in the church and enjoyed life as a pastor’s kid.  She graduated from Trinity Western University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and thoroughly enjoys her job with her dad and boss, Senior Pastor Cal Chinen.  After serving part-time as Middle School Director and then as full-time Youth Pastor, Charis is now Assistant Pastor of Media Ministries and the Children’s Ministry.  She and husband Marion have been married for five years and have two wonderful young sons.  Charis’ greatest joy in life is ministering to people and seeing God bring healing and freedom to their lives. 



Mark and Jalee Palompo, New Hope Central Oahu

Mark is Campus Pastor who oversees the Frontlines and Youth Ministries at New Hope Central Oahu.  He previously served as Youth Pastor of the church for two years and continues to minister to the next generation with his wife Jalee.  Both Mark and Jalee have a passion to see young people rise up to their fullest potential in the Lord.  He graduated from Life Pacific College in San Dimas California with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and an emphasis in Youth Ministry.

Jalee has traveled to 21 countries doing volunteer work with various missions organizations, eating lots of bugs and sharing God’s love.  She was a high school youth leader for six years and loved every minute of it.  In 2010, she became Miss Hawaii and was second runner up to Miss America 2011.  Jalee earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University and worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist for elementary school students in Wahiawa.  Her love for children is what motivates her to serve as a leader for the Children’s Ministry at New Hope Central Oahu.  Mark and Jalee love cave-diving, hiking and watching HGTV together.  They have been married for two years and have a beautiful daughter.



Aaron and Koreen Larson

Aaron and Koreen have been married for over 17 years and with three amazing kids, they have called Hawaii their home since 1996.  Aaron and Koreen were involved with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), leading schools and outreaches in Cambodia, India, Nepal, China, Taiwan and Japan.  They currently serve several local churches with Aaron as a guest speaker and Koreen as a guest worship leader.  Aaron is also the Assistant Director for the Explicit Movement.  They see their calling as loving God, each other, their family and taking strategic opportunities to pour into the rising generation.



Scott and Mikela Kobayashi, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

Scott began ministering in the Youth Ministry at MGMC when he graduated from high school and eventually became the Youth Pastor in 2013.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Family Resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Scott’s heart is for youth in Hawaii and around the world to be radically transformed by Jesus Christ; to see them inspired, equipped, and empowered to transform themselves, their families, their schools, and the world.

Mikela is the Middle School Youth Director at MGMC.  She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.  Mikela enjoys being in the ocean, dancing hula, completing DIYʻs and a good chai tea latte.  Her dream is to one day travel the world and serve third world communities.  Scott and Mikela are newlyweds who just got married this past summer.



Alex Michel, New Hope Town

Alex Michel is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and serves as Senior Pastor of New Hope Town.  He has served on the National Youth Council under the National Foursquare Youth Director, the Directional Team, and the Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at Pacific Rim Christian University where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor.  He has also been serving on the Ethics Committee and Pastoral Licensing Team for the Hawaii District Office.  Pastor Alex received his Masters of Divinity from The Kings University in 2011.  He is passionate about equipping leaders and shepherding the body of Christ to experience holistic discipleship in both inner and outer growth into Christ likeness.  Alex has been married to his best friend and ministry partner Jennifer since 1994, and they have four beautiful children ranging in age from eight to twenty years old.



Joshua DeGracia, Know God Know Love

Joshua is the founder of Know God Know Love, a ministry that focuses on expanding God’s love and word to the world through blogging, faith-based conferences and Christian apparel inspired by biblical principles.  He speaks at various churches and organizations, primarily focusing on relationships and dating.  Joshua brings a fresh voice and perspective to dating that inspires single men and women.  His ministry hosts an annual faith-based relationship and dating conference that has continually grown each year.  Joshua is a teacher at Kalani High School and enjoys playing sports, reading, and outdoor adventures.



David Nisthal, Education Coordinator, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center

David Nisthal, M.S.W. is an Education Coordinator for The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC).  He received his M.S.W. degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  Prior to working at SATC, David served as a probation officer working with juveniles and adults and became a certified trainer with the Mentors in Violence Prevention program (MVP).  David joined SATC’s Prevention and Education team a year ago, primarily providing sexual violence prevention and bystander intervention education to colleges and universities across the state.  Currently, David is promoting the [respect] ™ campaign which provides youth and young adults tools to create healthy, respectful relationships in an effort to prevent sexual violence. David can be reached at 808-535-7614 or [email protected].



Satcha Slade, Wai’anae Seventh Day Adventist Church

Satcha was homeless when she was two years old and a victim of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse from when she was eight years old through her late teens.  She shares her powerful testimony of how she has gone from shame, fear, and pain to becoming an over-comer in Christ.  Her message speaks to people’s value and inspires others with the hope and healing found in God.  She has a passion to see people freed from the cycles and chains of bondage so that they arise to their divine purpose in life.  Satcha is a strong advocate for children, youth and adults who are victims of abuse.



John Allison, Associate Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries at UH:

John grew up going to church with his family in a small town in Oklahoma.  God led him half way around the world to the middle of the Pacific Ocean when he moved to Hawaii to work for a year with International students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.  One year became many years when God told him to stay and grew in his heart a deeply rooted love for the islands and all their people.  John has been working for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries Oahu since 2006, fully convinced that he has the best job in the world.  After graduating from UH in 2009, He has been mentoring, planning events, doing graphic design and travelling; he says he gets to do it all with the coolest people on the planet- college students!  John states, “Who knew that when God asked me what I was doing with my life, He had a plan for me to spend it on an unbelievable adventure in relationship with Him.”



Mari Kanemura, Ola Hou Clinic

Mari Kanemura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Ola Hou Clinic, providing counseling and therapy to children, teens and women. She has worked extensively for a number of years in the field of death and dying, specializing in loss and grief counseling, abuse, trauma, and relationship issues.  Mari was born and raised in Hawaii and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu and Made in Hope, a non-profit organization committed to ending sex trafficking and violence against women and children.  She and her husband Chris and have two incredible sons.

Loving In Grace and Truth – September 2016

Back by popular demand, we are offering an afternoon workshop to equip and bring understanding in grace and biblical truth in approaching LGBT issues. With rave reviews, John Allison and Eddie Sariol equipped approximately 120 pastors and leaders in Honolulu in 2015. Both John and Eddie have ministered internationally with our Explicit Team on these topics; John on our Singapore trip in May and Eddie on our Philippines trip in June. They bring clarity with compassion to these sensitive issues. I encourage you to come and be blessed by the gold in these two wonderful men of God!


Understanding Homosexuality and How To Love Better
An Equipping Event for Leaders and Parents


Featuring Guest Speakers:
John Allison
Assistant Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Eddie Sariol
The Gathering 808 Ministry, Solid Rock Ministries


PRICE: $10 At The Door

Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church
1401 Mahiole Street (2nd floor)

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 – 3:30 PM (Check-In at 12:30 PM)

Philippines June 2016


Explicit Philippines!

  • Manila Conference:  June 24-25
  • La Trinidad/Baguio Conference:  June 28-29

Conference Summary:

Our Explicit Team, Eddie Sariol from The Gathering 808 and Joshua De Gracia from Know God Know Love, ministered powerfully to over 1200 youth, parents and pastors in Manila and Baguio Cities.  We were part of a larger crusade, so Philippines just got an introduction to our Explicit Movement, however the Lord showed us that so many there are hungry to learn about healthy sexuality and for healing.  We look forward to MORE!  We thank the Lord for His great faithfulness and we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters there!

Photos from the Conference:

NEVER GIVE UP! – August 2016

  • Hawaii is in the midst of a SUICIDE EPIDEMIC,” according to Hi County Prosecutor Mitch Roth. (from Hawaii Tribune Herald, June 2015)
  • Just in the past year, there were 5 youth suicide deaths in the Waianae Coast.
  • Dept. of Health reported that 18% of HI youth have contemplated suicide. (2nd highest in the nation)

Explicit Movement presents:


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As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

A Workshop for Pastors, Leaders and Parents on SUICIDE PREVENTION

Featuring Dr. George Rhoades, PhD

Be equipped to prevent suicide among the people under your watch care, get common questions answered and get clarity on myths and misconceptions.  This is an issue that affects Christians as well, so come and learn how to be a wise vessel of God’s healing and hope to the hopeless.


9 AM – 11:30 AM


(back building)


Love offering will be taken

for more information please email [email protected]

Dr. Rhoades is a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  He is founder and director of the Ola Hou Clinic, an international author and speaker, and an Executive Director of Roads to Hope.  He has worked in 28 countries around the world helping to disciple and bring healing to people who experienced trauma.   Explicit Movement is also honored to have him on our leadership team for our parent leg in supporting families.

Jr. High Event – November 2016

Jr. High Conference

Saturday, November 19, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Leeward Community Church

More information TBA

Explicit Conference Singapore – May 2016

May 27-28, 2016

We celebrate and rejoice because of the numerous lives – youths, parents and youth leaders – that were touched and healed by God’s power and love at our first international conference in Singapore! The Explicit speaker team each ministered so powerfully with God’s heart bringing revelation and light to subjects often avoided – each message so real and relevant to the receivers! God knit our hearts together with the people of Singapore and many thanks to Scripture Union and the over 40 churches who partnered with us!

We look forward to sharing with you a recap of EXPLICIT Singapore after this event!

Click on a Photo for a Slideshow:

Testimonies From Singapore:

Last night’s session really changed my perspective on life. I felt the power of healing, God’s presence and His love for me. I used to think I was a failure and not important. But after yesterday’s session, I finally believe I have value. -Youth Attendee

I came without much of an expectancy because I was tired of God. At the session where I had to write down how we view ourselves on the mirror, mine was just filled with negativity…all I knew was that I was crying my heart out because I felt God telling me He loves me and that I am beautiful. Even though I still struggle with not believing, God is still there telling me He loves me! – Youth Attendee

The healing session on the first night really impacted me, as it made me reflect on the lies I have believed. It helped me overcome my insecurity and reminded me on how God loves me. It was a LIFE CHANGING experience for me and helped me deal with some issues that put a lot of weight on me. – Youth Attendee

It made me OPEN UP to people I’m not close to and made me realize how much God loves each one of us. This event also taught me not to give into temptations easily, with the enemy trying to make us feel isolated. I also learned how to be more confident about my body and how I think. –Youth Attendee

I have learned to OPEN UP my heart and allow God to heal my heart. –Youth Attendee

It has freed my burden of shame and unworthiness and helped me to embrace my identity as a Child of God. – Youth Leader

I am thankful for how REAL the sharings were – especially on porn, masturbation and homosexuality – how the struggles can go on for years. For revealing to me how I need to dig deeper to WHY I struggle with those 3 things, which I personally struggle with. Thank you for being the mouth pieces of God, speaking so much life and truth to us! Really encouraging me as to how I can help others with my own testimony. –Youth Leader

This conference reminded me there is no limit to how much brokenness God can handle. It encouraged me to live rightly for God again. Sense of renewal! – Youth Leader

It helped me open up to more topics like this and understand how much impact it has on the future generation. I too struggle with things like porn and sexual desire and always found it hard to share or encourage others with my journey. I am now willing to be more open and seek to minister to others. I want to recommend this conference to my church’s youth, youth leaders, young adults and parents too! –Young Adult Attendee

Very powerfully presented with good metaphors and key take aways and learnings. Dr. Chloe really knows how to present the touch points facing parents today in a modern society – Parent Attendee

…the points to build a closer relationship with my child were really constructive and I look forward to applying it. Hopefully it will help me ‘undo’ the mistakes I made in the past and through prayer to help me change so I can help my child. – Parent Attendee

…Prompted me to reflect on MY VIEW of sex and deal with the sexual relationship in my marriage. –Parent Attendee

It was a great message and helped me to understand how to talk to my children on sex, and most importantly unconditional love, care, and support for your children no matter how they mess up. Thank you for organizing this event! Thank God! – Parent Attendee

Staying Sane – April 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016
For Youth & Young Adult leaders

EXPLICIT Movement presents a FREE Youth Workers Equipping Event:
Staying Sane While Pastoring Youth with Emotional Struggles Without Losing Your Mind!


Featuring Clinical Psychologist Dr. Chloe Buckley, PHD who will be equipping you with practical helps and tips such as when to refer youth to professional help and much more!


9-11 AM (refreshments provided)
Aiea Korean United Methodist Church
99-550 Kulawea St. in Aiea


For questions, contact Pastor Michele at [email protected]