Takarazuka Fellowship Church      日本語

Statement of Faith




Message from Pastor

Pastor Kenji Higashi.

When I was in my teen, I wanted to know the truth about life. Who am I and what will happen after I died? Is there a god or gods? As I grow up in Japan, I
read many books on religions especially on Buddhism. I thought the way of Buddha was collect and the Christianity was wrong. However, I was still
missing something inside of me. I wondered, is there the God, the only one as Christians say? How can I know this for sure?

I went to USA when I was in high school. My American friends in the High school invited me to attend their church. At first I hesitated but I wanted to
save the poor Christians friends from their mistake. So to convert Christian friends to Buddhism, I went to the church. At first I could not understand
how the Christians can even believe such a nonsense that a man resurrected and he is the God. However, I felt and found love in the church. It was a
strange feeling. I slowly wanted to know more about them and their God.

John 13:34-35

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another."

I prayed to the Christian God for first time and asked him to tell me the truth. I started to read Bible and the Bible changed my life.

Matthew 7:7

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

As I read the word of God and his words became more and more personal. He speaks to me directly. I surrender to him and immediately I felt his
presence in my life. I became a new Christian. God is real and now I understand His love. He loves me so much that He even spare His life for me.

I went to Dallas Theological Seminary. They taught me properly how to read God's word. As God equipped me to serve Him, I realized He wants me to
teach his word to others especially to Japanese. I came back to Japan and God made a church by using me. The church is called Takarazuka Fellowship

As a church is "WIFE" for Christ, our church main focus is "W.I.F.E, "which stands for W: Worship, I: Instruction (teaching and studying Bible), F:
Fellowship and E: Evangelism.

Come to our church and see the great things our mighty God has just begun to do in Japan.

I have posted many Bible messages on Youtube in both Japanese and English, so please check it out.

Youtube Bible Messages

Takarazuka Fellowship Church.

Pastor: Kenji Higashi
Tel: 090-5466-5166