November 8, 2016




浄土真宗の家庭に名古屋で生まれる。日本の大学卒業後、アメリカの大学院在学中にイエス・キリストを救い主と信じる信仰を持つ。日系企業に勤めた後、セントルイス市にあるカベナント神学校を1993年に卒業。1993年11月より日本長老教会の牧師として名古屋と岐阜で22年間牧会活動を行う。2014年から2016年の間にRedeemer City to City主催の「都市における教会開拓セミナー」と「福音コーチトレーニング」で学ぶ。2015年の春、大阪に移り、現在は日本長老伝道会(Japan Presbyterian Mission)の伝道師として宣教活動を行っている。2019年4月からは、協力牧師としてマスタードシード・クリスチャン教会大阪でも従事している。妻のマーシャとの間に二人の娘がいる。




English Workshop Speakers 

Workshop 1: The Key to the Multiplication of Making Disciples: What is Mobilization?

In this workshop, we’ll discuss about: What mobilization is, who are mobilizers and what do they do, how mobilization works within the context of missions and local church, how you can become involved, and how mobilizing plays a crucial role in discipleship.

by Matt Barany (Director of Mobilization of Second Level Ministry)

Matt is from Woodbridge, NJ. Matt accepted Christ at the young age of 4 and grew up in a family of 6. He has felt a call to missions and to reach people for Christ since he was 8 years old. Matt grew to love missions and getting to connect with people from others cultures, especially from East Asia. In 2007 God laid Japan on Matt’s heart and since then his passion and desire to see Japanese reached for Christ has only grown. Matt took his first step into working directly with Japanese as a volunteer with Second Level Ministry in February 2016. He is now serving as a Director of Mobilization.

Workshop 2:  Mentoring and Small Groups

by Jeremy Brooks (Discipleship Coach of Second Level Ministry)

Jeremy serves as Discipleship Coach of Second Level Ministry. Jeremy has focused on the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20 and Paul in 2 Timothy 2:2, to make disciples who will also make disciples of Jesus. His passion is to encourage and support Japanese believers in their ability through Christ to lead and make disciples of Jesus among their own people.