Pastoral Team & Elder Board


Church Planter/ Pastor

Joey Zorina is from North-East India (Aizawl, Mizoram), a 95 percent Christian state. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 2006 in Assam, India. Joey received his training from:

Harvest Bible Training Center (India- 2002)

Tokyo Christian University (Chiba, Japan, 2008).

City to City Asia Pacific (2015).

Serge Discipler’s Training (2015).

He has served in church plants on various roles and as assistant pastor in the last 13 years in Japan.  He also writes monthly for Living Life, and has written for GospelcenteredDiscipleship.com.  Yisel serves with her husband wholeheartedly. She graduated from Heritage Bible College & Seminary, Ontario, Canada with a degree in Christian education and has taught kindergarten for 11 years in Japan.


Worship Leader

Aki Sugawara grew up playing the sax in jazz bands, and has served as worship leader in various Bay-Area churches, leading with vocals and picking up instruments as needed. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he spent much of his professional life working in Silicon Valley companies, including Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media. Graduating from UC Berkeley studying Japanese language and literature, he also spent a year at Kyoto University in an exchange program.

Aki became a Christian while living in Kyoto for two years, and returned to Japan feeling the call to ministry. His desire is to build up a vibrant, indigenous younger generations of Christians in Japan, who would use their musical talents to reach a world that that doesn’t know Christ.


Deacon Candidate / Gospel Formation Group.

Joshuatly Tee is from Malaysia, and currently working as a System Administrator at a major company in Tokyo.  He grew up in a Chinese speaking church in Malaysia.   He has served in a youth ministry prior to coming to Japan.  He takes care of The Bridge Fellowship church’s accounts and other minute details.  He loves to care for the church by serving behind the scenes in various capacities.

 

 

 


Intern / Worship Leader

Kudzanai Shadreck Musarurwa is from Zimbabwe, and currently serving as a theological student intern staff from Tokyo Christian University.  Kudzi is passionate about leading worship and serving in various capacities to aid the team.