The church has a history of using travel-related infrastructure for the rapid dissemination of the gospel. Just as the apostolic band made strategic use of the Roman system of roads, the Tsukuba Express line in Japan represents a strategic opportunity today. Assemblies of God missionaries Chris and Lindsey Carter, along with their developing church-planting team, are taking advantage of that opportunity.
Chris and Lindsey CarterChris and Lindsey Carter are Assemblies of God missionaries to Japan. Together with their three children (Wesley, Adelaide, and Hudson), they live and minister in Japan's science city, Tsukuba, which is about one hour away from Tokyo by train. Their ministry is primarily focused on three areas:
- Chris makes use of his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Aberdeen to train pastors at both the graduate and undergraduate level at Central Bible College in Tokyo.
- Chris and Lindsey pastor Tsukuba International Christian Assembly, a bilingual church currently representing about 16 different nationalities.
- Chris and Lindsey lead a Chi Alpha student ministry at the University of Tsukuba (Chris also teaches at the university as an adjunct faculty member).
Over 43,000 children and teenagers in Tsukuba, Japan — raised in an honor-shame culture — are desperately in need of hope. Who will tell them of Jesus and His love? Who will tell them of the sun of righteousness who rises with healing in his wings? Josh and Erin McCoin, Assemblies of God missionary associates, have answered God’s call! Learn how God has uniquely qualified them to reach children and youth in Japan for Jesus!