He was born on September 30, 1975 to Myrna and Sotero Orpilla in Frankfurt, Germany. Christian served in the US Navy, earned a master's degree, and had a career as an IT Field Engineer for ActioNet.
Christian loved comic books, cooking filipino food, deejaying, modifying cars, playing Magic, and music. He loved singing and dancing and was in a singing group back in the 1990’s. He djayeed in his younger years with a Dj group and later in life still djayeed for events and parties.
He met his wife Tricia, in the late 1990’s and they married on Valentine's Day in 2005. Together with his wife, they mentored countless youth and young adults in the community. Their house was always open and complete strangers became family member. He sat on various committees within the Asian, Filipino, and Polynesian communities such as FilFest USA, Fil-Am Friendship Day, PolyFest VA, and Asian Fest. He founded The Young Filipino American Modern Dancers of Virginia (YFAMD), he assisted with The Pampango Youth Club of VA, and assisted in directing The United Ilocano Association of Tidewater's Filipino Folk Dance Troupe. Christian also shared the aloha spirit with his ohana of Halau Kahealani, his wife's polynesian dance group, and established their business, HK Street Meat. He was President of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, Board Member of the Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads, and proud member of the Pacific Islanders of Virginia.
He is survived by his loving wife Tricia Orpilla and their children Christian, Desiree, Noah, and Keone, by his parents Sotero and Myrna Orpilla, by his sister Honee Laurie Orpilla, by his mother in law Virgie Pangilinan, by his sisters in law Melanie Pangilinan and Ellen Amacio, by his brother in law Shaun Amacio, and by his nephews Sebastian and Tavii, whom he raised as his own.