I have experience in overseas missions, pastoral ministry, church planting, leadership training and coaching. I direct Acts 8 Ministries, a mission helping the body of Christ in Ethiopia to develop "discipleaders."
Born and growing up in Tokyo, I came to the U.S. as a college student. While studying at the University of California Berkeley, I came to know Christ. After graduation, I joined staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and served both in Japan and in the U.S. In 1992, sensing God’s new leading, I entered pastoral ministry. I helped plant a church in Colorado Springs and later led the Japanese congregation of an Asian-American church in Seattle.
Over the years, the Lord has grown my love for His church. My ministry has been about helping unlock the full potential and unveil the beauty of the body of Christ. I graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.
I am married to Kim, who is a certified brain integration technique practitioner, using a therapeutic model that results in improved creativity, greater learning ability, enhanced behavioral attitudes and better physical coordination.
Kim and I live in Duvall, WA, and are the proud parents of Elizabeth, Christina, Sarah and Zachary.