The Making of The Christmas Project

December 30, 2020

This past Christmas, I collaborated with Kingdom Purpose to release The Christmas Project, which is a series of Christmas music videos featuring a band of worship leaders and musicians from eight different churches. The goal of the project was to break down walls and collaborate to produce high-quality content for the churches that otherwise don’t have the resources. The Christmas Project brought worship leaders together in a time of isolation. Band members ranged from a school counselor to a former k-pop star. What started as an effort to help small churches create content for the COVID Christmas season, turned into a physical representation of the true body of Christ. A band and crew representing a total of twelve different churches, all uniting for a bigger purpose, to celebrate our savior's birth.

Kingdom Purpose is a lifestyle brand centered around stewardship (refers to the way time, talent, and treasure are used or given for the service of God). Our mission is simple: to use our time, talent and treasure to further His kingdom. With every project, we believe in creating with intention and pursuing unity and collaboration within the Church.

Band:
Lead Electric: Onipa'a Gaudia, Vive Church
Keys/Vocals: Robson Bunda, C4
Rhythm Electric/Vocals: Gabriel Miller, Calvary Chapel Wahiawa
Vocals: Bekah Kim, Christ United Methodist
Acoustic/Vocals: Laine Furukawa, Kalihi Union Church
Drums: Evan Arashiro, Pawa'a Community Church
Bass/Vocals: Dustin Pacleb, Grace Fellowship
Music Director/Pads/Vocals: Chaz Umamoto, First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu

Crew:
Drum Editing/Assistant Engineer:
Josh Namba, Salt and Light
Audio Team Lead/Assistant Engineer/Mastering Engineer:
Chaz Umamoto, The Brewz
FOH/Mixing Engineer:
Jericho Sombrio, First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu
Mixing Engineer:
Josh Stephens, The Brewz
A2/Instrument Tech:
Dave Regino, Bethel Chapel
Video Team Director/Photographer:
Jordan Tano, St. John Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church Mililani
Music Video Director of Photography/Editor:
Shaun Cabais, Pearlside Church
Camera Operator/Documentary Editor/Colorist:
Shaneika Aguilar, Pearlside Church
Camera Operator:
Joey Samante, Pearlside Church

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