“... and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace,”

Isaiah 9:6b


Since the start of 2021, we’ve begun to emerge from one of the most difficult times in the history of humanity. This Christmas, our students and faculty will share a message of hope through music, hula, testimonials, and stories, as we celebrate the birth of our Jesus Christ, who is our everlasting hope.  

Our theme, “A Thrill of Hope,” is taken from the classic Christmas carol O Holy Night. In the song, the writer celebrates the “thrill of hope” of our Savior’s long-awaited coming, which was first foretold to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. In Isaiah 9:6, another prophecy tells us that our Savior will be called “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” 

Many of us are feeling weary, and HBA wants to share praise and hope with our HBA community and beyond. We hope you can join us in prayer and celebration as we share a “Thrill of Hope” with the world.



Tune into Hawaii News Now or join us online:

  • December 18 at 6:00 p.m. on K5 
  • December 18 at 7:00 p.m. on K5, Hawaiinewsnow.com, and K5’s Facebook
  • December 19 at 9:30 a.m. on Telemundo
  • December 19 at 5:00 p.m.on K5, Hawaiinewsnow.com, and K5’s Facebook
  • December 20 at 6:30 p.m. on KHNL
  • December 25 at 6:00 p.m. on KGMB

Hawaii Baptist Academy presents:

HBA’s High School Wind Ensemble
HBA’s Soldiers of Light
HBA’s Drama Department
Halau Hula ‘O Ka Lama ‘Ula



Premier Sponsor
Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc.
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Soldiers of Light Choir
Abigail Bumgardner ‘24
Hannah Cheng ‘24
Caley Chun ‘23
Wyatt Donayri ‘23
Kaitlyn Furuta ‘23
Kira Hasuike ‘22
Riley Hasuike ‘25
Everett Hayashi ‘25
Sarah Kawakami-Williams ‘22
Ashley Kodama ‘23
Kaylee LaBarre ‘25
Michela (Ella) Lim ‘23
Randie Lueder ‘25
Jenna Matsumoto ‘22
Jaelyn Mina ‘22
Priscilla Pamatigan ‘23
Julia Sakamoto ‘22
Nicole Shibuya ‘24
Mia Takahashi ‘25
Jethro Thomas ‘22
Christina Toyomura ‘23
Cassidy Tsutsui ‘22
Tobias (Tobi) Watanabe ‘25
Kinley Williams ‘22
Krysti Williams ‘22
Allison Yee ‘25
Hope Yonehara ‘22
Aaron Yoshida ‘22
Alyssa Young ‘22
Wind Ensemble

*Section Leader

Madison Callo ‘24
Hannah Angela Dela Cruz ‘23
*Rachel Harris ‘22
Kaitlyn Hasegawa ‘22
Ryan Fukui ‘23
*Kyle Siu ‘24
Alto Saxophone
*Evan Chang ‘23
Brady Katano ‘25
Jadynn Wong ‘24
Noah Curammeng ‘24
Nicklaus Iseri ‘22
Nick (Kazuki) Kawasaki ‘22
*Isaac Kim ‘22
Ezekiel Lum ‘24
Kaeden Miyoi ‘23
Alexander Marutani-Cole ‘23
*Timothy Shimizu ‘23
*Shea Erler ‘22
Torin Hayashi ‘24
Austin Imperial ‘24
Harley-Vaughn Kaawa ‘24
Elyse Kaneshiro ‘23
Ethan Nakata ‘23
Bass Clarinet
Maxwell Lee ‘23
Amanda Tsuha ‘25
French Horn
*Amanda Sato ‘22
Cade Yoshida ‘22
Damon Au ‘22
Trent Mitchell ‘23
*Aiden Uchimura ‘22
Preston Gonzalez ‘24
Braden Fukuda ‘23
*Cody Yeung ‘22
Josiah Lum ‘22
(Drums on Believe for It)
Halau Hula ‘O Kalama ‘Ula
Mari Cesar ‘24
Riley Lorenzo ‘24
Brandi Yap ‘22 Pu’ili on Sleigh Ride
Kiani Vidaurri ‘22
Tisha Lehfeldt, 95.5 The Fish
Creative Team
Mark Ganialongo ‘94, Editor, New Hope Oahu
Chaz Umamoto, Audio Production Coordinator, Music Supervision & Clearance, Playback, Mastering Engineer; Craft Brewz Music LLC
Joshua Stephens, Mixing Engineer; Craft Brewz Music LLC, 
Josh Namba ‘16, Recording Engineer, Vocal Producer & Playback; Craft Brewz Music LLC
Micah Gamalog, Recording Engineer; Craft Brewz Music LLC
Jordan Tano, Producer, Kingdom Purpose
Evan Fujimoto, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Kingdom Purpose
Ozzie Jaramillo, Production Assistant, Kingdom Purpose
Mami Ogiwara, Production Assistant, Kingdom Purpose
Leo Hynes, Colorist, Gradient Film
Eric Woo, Logo Design, Eric Woo Design, Inc.
Raycene Sugai, Sassarella Luxury Hair & Makeup
Hawaii Baptist Academy
Ron Shiira ‘75, President & Executive Producer
Todd Yokotake ‘84, Choral Director
Dwaine Woo, Wind Ensemble Director
Peter Chang ‘92, Drama Instructor
Christina Yasutomi, Student Activities Director & Producer
Billie Takaki Lueder ‘94, Director of Institutional Advancement & Producer
Tammy Mori, Director of Communications & Public Relations
Special Thanks to
Pastor John Tilton and the New Hope Oahu Video Production Team
HBA’s administrators, physical plant workers and security team
FLIK Independent School Dining


Community Partnerships



The Salvation Army Angel Tree program runs every holiday season to provide Christmas gifts to those in need. This Christmas, Hawaii Baptist Academy is sponsoring Angel Tree tags that will be distributed to families in need near The Salvation Army’s Kauluwela Corps in downtown Honolulu.

HBA is also participating with the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child and students will be donating and packing shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items.  These shoeboxes will be sent to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.