Our Founder: Kahu David A. K. Kaapu


Haili Christian School opened its doors in September of 1978 to two teachers and thirteen students. 

Inspired to reach children and families in our community with the joy and saving grace found in a relationship with Jesus, the late Kahu David Ka'apu of Haili Church, began this visionary endeavor on his knees.  After two years of trusting and waiting on the Lord in prayer to provide, he commissioned a small team of prayerful and committed individuals to faithfully follow the Lord's leading. 

Today we celebrate God's faithfulness through the years and rejoice in the growth He continues to provide.  Through education and personal relationships our students will discover how great our God is; how vast His love for them.  It was the prayer of our founder that God would enable the leadership and staff of Haili Christian School to live lives worthy of the gospel of Jesus, in the witness of His love, and in humility be examples for children to follow.

Haili Congregational Church
Haili Congregational Church of Hilo, founded in 1824, has been the spiritual Ohana for many generations of families living in East Hawaii.  Haili continues today in the same Biblical and Christ-centered ministry with the single purpose to draw men, women, and children to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.  Please come and be a part of one of our family-style services. 

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