• John-VanFarowe

    John VanFarowe


    At the age of 16, I was at a large Christian event. There was an opportunity to respond to the Christian faith with a personal commitment. I went forward and made a personal commitment that I would go anywhere in the world as a missionary. At the age of 20 I was attending college. One […]

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    Chuck Sandy

    Lay Pastor

    Chuck is a teacher trainer, community builder, activist for positive change, and an author who writes books and articles about education, motivation, and personal growth. Though raised in the Christian church, it was as an adult that he fell completely in love with Christ and recognized the call to serve God more fully. He’s eager to […]

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    Byron Peterson


    Byron, a plasma physicist and native Montanan, brings good humor and a love of the church to his work as treasurer. Byron is employed at a research facility near Tajimi and is also busy sharing the duties of raising his teenage daughter, Ayumi.  Byron has been singing in church since before he was in the […]

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    Allen Williams

    Music Director

    A long time resident of Nagoya, Allen has a PHD in English Literature and is the author of several books.  He is married with two sons.  When not teaching at university or writing, Allen spends his time drawing on his experience as a Bakery Chef in a former life, baking cakes as well as tending […]

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    `Yoshi` Masuda

    Professor Yoshiharu Masuda is many things: a Jazz Acoustic Bass Player, collector of gramophones and old coffee grinders, a specialist in the role of acoustic waves play in helping these with cochlear implants learn languages and a Professor Nagoya Gakuen University. He has also ridden his bicycle across Cambodia, ten times around Lake Biwako and […]