Brad & Esther McDaniel '86
God brought Esther (Quilt) 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.
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,” Philippians 1:3.
We extend our sincere mahalo to our Hawaii Baptist Academy Ohana for selecting us for this honor. We are humbled to be included in such a distinguished group. We thank our Lord for the privilege of serving Him by serving His keiki. We are grateful for the sacrifices made by our parents in order to send us to HBA and for raising us to know and love Jesus. So many saints have poured into our lives over the years-we are especially thankful for Pastor Aaron Blake and his wife Mary, founders of Harvest Family Life Ministries (Texas), our mentors and spiritual parents.