Reverend Ernest Pua’a was born on Oahu and raised on the friendly island of Moloka’i before moving to Maui in the late 70′s. In the early years of his life, his father, an accomplished slack key guitarist, taught him how to play the guitar; while his mother taught him to sing. Hawaiian music has therefore always been a big part of his life. AKA “Da Barefoot Warrior” he has been one of the most sought after musicians on Maui, playing for many wedding couples and in many different venues. As time went on, one of Maui’s great reverends Pastor Laki Kaahumanu encouraged him to become an officiate and ordained him. Ernest Puaa is a wonderful, and kind hearted person, a God loving human being and well known for his caring manner. He finds joy in sharing his love and Aloha spirit with so many different kinds of people; who were once strangers in his life and are now part of his “Ohana” which means “Family.”What a blessing to be married by this truly Hawaiian spiritual man who finds pleasure in knowing that he is doing exactly what he was put on this earth for.