Our Story

We have a vision to reach Yokohama with the good news about Jesus and make a difference in our community.

From Nashville, Tennessee to Yokohama, Japan with our 4 kids in tow, God has bought us on the adventure of a lifetime as we serve him.

With over 15 years of ministry experience in the USA and 5 years of ministry in Japan, we felt God’s calling to step out in 2022 and pioneer a new Church for the people of Yokohama.

We have been blessed with an amazing team coming alongside sharing this vision to launch a new Church in Yokohama.

If you are looking for a Bible-based, life-giving, welcoming Church for you and your family, and would love to make a difference in Japan, we would love to welcome you!

-Michael & Shelly

Vision & Values

We have a heart to reach Japan with the good news about Jesus, and help people in our community find love and purpose living a life with God!

While there are other great Churches in the Yokohama area, we believe God has uniquely positioned and called us to reach the international community and local Japanese community in a cultural melting pot.

It is our hope that you would find a warm and loving community, centered around God’s grace, reaching those around us and making a difference in our city.

No matter where you are from or what language you speak, you’ll always have a home here!

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Old and New Testaments pointing to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.

We believe that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to redeem all of mankind. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life on this earth, performed many undeniable miracles, was crucified for our sins, buried and was raised from the dead for our justification. By the name of Jesus Christ, and His name only, can mankind be saved. Jesus Christ sits at the Right Hand of the Father and will return personally in power and glory to receive His Church unto Himself.

We believe that mankind is sinful by nature and will perish without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as revealed in His Gospel. That God wishes that no one should perish, but that all would come to this saving knowledge through the preaching of the Gospel to a lost and hopeless world.

We believe that matrimony is a holy monogamous marriage between one man and one woman. This means that man and woman are two distinct genders willed by God their Creator in their respective beings, which reflect the image and nature of God.

We believe in the multi-faceted work of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction of sin, revelation of the truth of the Gospel of Christ, drawing of the sinner to God, adoption of mankind into the Body of Christ through regeneration, and the distribution and administration of the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. Jesus Christ is the “baptizer with the Holy Spirit” for the empowerment of the Church through the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the local church as a place where believers gather together for edification, teaching from the Word of God, and ministry to and through each other according to their spiritual gift. The local church provides identity to its members as well as encouragement, interdependence, fellowship, correction, and discipline.