by Craig Webb
It’s been 41 years since we had our Kalihi Baptist Church farewell retreat in 1977. My mom and dad, Henry and Patti Webb, had served Kalihi Baptist for eight and a half years and in that time the church family held churchwide retreats twice a year on holiday weekends. So when I drove out to Waianae to visit with Camp Pu’ukahea co-director, Jimmy Tucker, I almost didn’t recognize it. The grounds and the buildings are clean and inviting. Sitting on 14 beautiful acres, PKCC has eight buildings that provide overnight accommodations for up to 172 people. Three of the buildings have meeting areas that can comfortably accommodate between 26 to 170 people. There’s also a large gathering tent that can hold over 200 people. Pu’u Kahea has been owned and operated by the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) since 1949. Jimmy and Ashley Tucker are the Directors of Pu’u Kahea Conference Center, and Lindsey Lai is the Office Manager. Pu’u Kahea is also blessed by countless volunteers who come from all over and stay at Pu’u Kahea and work on the grounds, help cook, serve, and provide hospitality for guests. More info about reservations, pricing, and volunteering are available at pkcc.org.
Jimmy and Ashley Tucker