About

This is Us.

As parents and leaders, we want our kids to have a healthy, biblical view of sex and relationships. We want to be able to talk candidly and confidently about the issues that have such a deep impact on their lives. We also know that, as Christians, we have access to God's wisdom and truth. Of all people, we should be good at this!

The problem: we were not prepared properly.

The shame and awkwardness surrounding these subjects can be paralyzing - both at church and in our homes. We don't know what to say or how to say it, and we're left stressed out about our kids’ futures, feeling like we're letting them down when the stakes couldn't be higher.

At Explicit, we get it. We’re parents and leaders ourselves and we know firsthand how tough this is. Plus, we’ve personally lived through sexual abuse, porn addiction, broken relationships, and the consequences of our wrong choices. We’ve been there. 

However, we've also seen the transformation that is possible when we address sex the right way. We have decades of combined experience working with parents, pastors, young adults and teens. Through our partnerships with licensed therapists, educators, psychologists, and pastors, we’ve witnessed hundreds of testimonies of transformation in the lives of young people in Hawaii and across the world. That's why we're so passionate about providing you with the roadmap you need to prepare your kids to thrive.

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We believe in the power of a tough
conversation.

Staff

Our team is comprised of multi-ethnic, diverse and multi-generational people who love Jesus and desire to see people understand who they are in Christ and who He has created them to be. We have fun and love to teach and love all of God's people. 

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Michele Okimura

Director Of Explicit Movement

Michele serves as the Director of Explicit Movement, which seeks to support youth and young adults in the pursuit of purity and godly, healthy relationships. She has been serving as Associate Pastor of Lifespring Church since 1997, which includes overseeing children and youth ministries. Michele also leads Kingdom Families, an LLC that serves to equip church leaders and parents in mentoring children and youth. Prior to being a pastor, she worked 17 years as a public school teacher. Her passion is to strengthen families, to equip adults, and to raise up the next generation as passionate lovers of Jesus. Her desire is to see all age groups in God’s Kingdom passionately hungering after the Lord, walking in holiness in their true identity, and ministering in love, unity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Michele and her husband Rob have been married since 1984 and they have two adult children, Aaron and Jessica.

Core Team

Joshua Ko

Pastor, First Assembly of God

Brandon Ahu

Pastor, Metro Christian Church

Marion & Charis Logan

Pastors, Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church

Mark Palompo

Pastor, New Hope Central

John Allison

Director, International Ministries UH

Mike Frasier

Pastor, Island Family Christian Church

Andrew Yasuhara

Pastor, First Assembly of God

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Not a moment, but a movement.

Testimonies

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High School Student

“My name is Leeza and I attend Waianae High School. I’m also involved in the Waianae Christian Club and it (EXPLICIT Conference) is the most life changing experience that I ever had. Thank you so much for supporting our ohana.”

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High School Student

"The entire experience not only was an answer to prayer, an encounter like no other but a confirmation of what God had been speaking to me. I kept thinking how much I would have loved that my children and grandchildren could be in attendance. In the time of prayer…the students, pastors, the parents, the entire room was being made new. Since that night, the testimony of Pastor Kainoa and the prayers spoken and those which we were led through had in the Spirit reached the homes of my family and there is healing going on and reconciliation that occurred as a suddenly! It is truly a revival of a different sort but I know it has been established and it will only continue as we continue to pray and allow God to use us to let Him blow our minds beyond what we could imagine!”

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High School Student

“We all have ups and downs and before the EXPLICIT conference, I was in a rut and needed out. When they opened with worship, it was phenomenal, and it set the mood so we were all in a mood to learn more and to stay pure. Each guest speaker was great! The first night was amazing. I went home filled with the Holy Spirit. My personal favorite was the founder of Porn Scar. My favorite part was when they had us write on a small mirror, the rejecting thoughts about ourselves, Afterwards, we had to find a youth leader to wipe it clean. We then prayed on what God had said we were. I left EXPLICIT feeling rejuvenated and filled with the Holy Spirit.”

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Youth Pastor

“One youth who had been feeling like the “benefit” in the #friendswithbenefits felt such empowerment when Marion spoke over our girls and told them that they were the Daughter of the King of Kings and should never settle for anything less.  The blessing touched her heart so much she couldn’t stop crying when she realized she didn’t have to be anyone’s “benefit.” Having attended this conference, I believe all youth and their pastors/leaders would benefit so much from attending.  It gave real examples, life testimonies and scientific proof that Satan continues to try and “hijack” how our youth view sex and relationships, but God has a much better plan.  This conference healed many, set many free and definitely taught us a whole lot that we will continue to talk about with our youth.”

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Parent of Teen

Tiara’s mom: “When Tiara came home from the conference, she excitedly shared with me many things she learned for 30 minutes straight! Tiara has a number of friends in relationships. When she went to school that following week, she approached her friends and shared with them, “Let me tell you a story about what God really wants in relationships!” She was encouraging to them, but also sharing truth. It has now been about 9 months since the conference and even recently, Tiara still talks about what she learned from the conference to her friends!”

“The Explicit youth conference was both powerful and Spirit-filled. I encourage any and all youth to attend because they will learn and grow in their knowledge of God’s divine plan for their sexual purity. The speakers talked about the many issues our youth face every day in regard to dating, sex, and the influence of their peers and the media. They will come away equipped to stand firm in their resolve and to honor God with their bodies.”- Pastor

“My wife and I attended the parents/leaders portion of the EXPLICIT conference and found it to be very informative, even at our age, since we are great-grandparents.  The presenters were wonderful in giving specific points in communicating with children and young people about the dangers of sexual exploitation without knowledge, especially in light of the Word of God.  We also learned how to prevent the younger generation in falling into experimenting with sex outside of marriage and to keep themselves pure in the sight of God.  We believe that all parents, grand-parents, pastors and leaders should attend the next conference.”- Senior Pastor

“Explicit is a powerful vehicle through whom the Lord is moving to open the gates of revival in the Hawaiian islands! Families, parents and children, are being healed and as a result, the land is being healed! Explicit is more than a conference, it’s a corporate move of God." - Senior Pastor

“I LOVE the fact that the sessions helped me to find my identity and worth in Christ. With the workshops, it opened my eyes to my relationship and how to better and strengthen it in Christ with Him being the center. AMAZING topics – LOVE THEM ALL!”

“We really went deep and sessions explained the reasoning and WHY, which is what I think is so important. I love it so much! So much knowledge and healing!”

“I like that the sessions were relatable and fun, but also deep and impactful. Beyond blessed to be here! …The sessions and workshops were amazing because they answered all the questions I came with. A lot of good material that the church doesn’t talk about enough. Love EVERYTHING!”

“I enjoyed how raw and honest the speakers were. As they shared and taught unashamedly, it created a safe environment for us to be vulnerable and honest about where we are in our life and the things we are going through – excellent conference.”