Joshua Harris was the lead pastor of a mega-church, and a bestselling author of Why Church Matters and Humble Orthodoxy. See the details at https://joshharris.com/
Robert moved to the Richmond area in 2000 in order to convince a particular young lady to marry him. He succeed in that but was less successful in getting Erin to leave her native Richmond. He soon learned that God had particular plans for them in Richmond. After working for a local church for 6 years, with much prayer and guidance, they felt God’s call to plant a church in the historic Northside of Richmond, Virginia. Redemption Hill Church began in January 2008 with a small group of people, and has seen healthy gospel growth over the last 7 years. Robert has the privilege of coaching and mentoring pastors and church planters throughout the Mid-Atlantic through the Acts29 Network.
After graduating from the Niigata University, Makoto went on to study at the Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary before serving at the Yamanoue Church of the Japan Presbyterian Mission for eighteen years. He believed he would settle and always live in Yokohama but moved to Tokyo in 2008 to start a church planting ministry supported by Redeemer City to City.
The Grace city Church Tokyo was launched in 2010 and in 2013 the Grace Church Planting Network was formed. Though he was born and raised in the countryside of Tochigi Prefecture, it is amazing that God has planted him in the city of Tokyo to be actively involved in recruiting, training, training, encouraging and coaching church planters through the Grace Church Planting network.
Married to Michiru with three sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.
Carlton is a Southern Baptist missionary who has been in Japan with his wife Cornelia since 1982 and have raised two sons on the mission field. Like most missionaries, Carlton has worn many hats over the years – language student, old-school church planter, church leadership development consultant, college teacher, team leader and currently prayer advocate for Japan, East Asia Peoples Affinity Group, IMB. His passion is prayer and new wineskin church planting in the business community.
Seita Sakaguchi – Worship Leader