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Esther and Brad McDaniel

God brought Esther (Quilit) and Brad together during their senior year of high school at HBA. Like a true gentleman, Brad made Esther feel right at home on the first day of school as her personal guide. A few months later they started dating. At 19 they were engaged and at 21 they were married. They are blessed with two children, Michael and Mele. 

Senior year also marked another important milestone. In addition to meeting the love of his life, Brad answered the call to serve in full-time ministry during Christian Emphasis Week. After graduation, he attended California Baptist College for three years. When he returned to Hawaii he coached the HBA boys and girls basketball teams from 1989 to 1995. Esther graduated from Hawaii Pacific College with a bachelor’s degree in human services. 

Today, Pastor Brad and Esther McDaniel are full-time missionaries with Harvest Family Life Ministries Hawaii (HFLM), providing Bible-believing, Godly homes for children who are abandoned, neglected, and abused. They have been serving families by partnering with the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services-Child Welfare Services and Family Court since 1995.