Koji & Marcia Esaki
In 1993 Koji and Marcia Esaki moved to Japan with their daughters Hana (age 6) and Mae (age 3). Koji pastored the Nagakute Presbyterian Church in suburban Nagoya, and Amazing Grace Church, Gifu City. In addition he aided the MTW Nagoya Team for ten years with the Nagoya church plant, by preaching monthly and serving on the session. Koji also served as Gifu Prefectural Prison Chaplain for seven years as the only Christian chaplain to 800 inmates with monthly worship services and individual counseling. Marcia taught at the Nagoya International School for ten years and managed the health office there.
Koji and Marcia moved to downtown Osaka in April 2015. The Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area has 17 million people and is one of the least churched metropolitan centers in the world. They joined the plan to start Genesis International College. During that initial time, Koji became manager of 10 translators in a two-year translation project for City to City Church Planting Lessons, a course that focuses on process, relationship and reflection in building up churches and pastors. Koji and Marcia also became involved in Bible studies, pre-marriage coaching, marriage counseling, and just generally building community in their apartment building.
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