20130917HC Staff and New Internes PicsBen Prangnell is our Executive Pastor.  He also oversees the Friday Night Service, Young Adult Ministry, and the ministerial staff.

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Ben and fellow interns in our first intern class

Ben is the Executive Pastor at Hope Chapel Maui. He and his wife Tiffany and their twin boys Zachary and Luke live in Kihei. Ben has the privilege to teach on Friday nights at The Gathering and also oversees the Young Adult Ministry of Hope Chapel. A few years ago he was a part of the group that  started a non-profit called basketballMAUI who’s mission is to reach the youth of Maui for Christ through the game of basketball. Ben is originally from Canada but moved to Maui in 2000 to volunteer at Haggai Institute. His first day on the island a friend brought him to Hope Chapel and he knew he had found the place he wanted to call home.  After applying for the internship that same year and being rejected, he began to volunteer in the coffee shop and bookstore and was the night cleaner while founding the young adult ministry ‘Rise’. The following year he was asked to be an intern and then joined the staff as the receptionist. Following that year Ben spent seven years with the late Dr Kit Lauer who was an Associate Pastor with Hope Chapel and upon Kit’s graduation to Heaven, Ben carried on with the ministry on Friday nights.

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