Church Staff

Senior Pastor

Ted Fukusaku

Believed in Christ while working in the United States. Enters Tokyo Christian University to receive M.Div. After graduating from seminary, becomes pastor at Karuizawa Christian Church for four years. In 2001 moves to Vancouver and becomes pastor at Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church. Father of three sons and one daughter. Hobbies include ‘Go’ (Japanese chess), Jogging, reading.

Assistant Pastor

Mari Fukusaku

Believed in Christ at Okutama Bible Camp. After working at Kinki-Nippon Tourist for two years, enters Tokyo Christian University to receive M.Div. After graduating from seminary, becomes pastor at Karuizawa Christian Church for four years. In 2001 moves to Vancouver and becomes pastor at Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church. Mother of three sons and one daughter. Hobby is baking, and special skills is impersonations.

Associate Ministers

Tony & Pat Schmidt

Serving as associate pastors at Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church since 2011 after retiring in Japan where they served as missionaries with OMF International since 1972.

Director of Youth Ministries

Mai Yoshino

Born in Osaka and raised in Hyogo prefecture. Both parents being pastors, receives faith at an early age. After graduating from high school in Japan, studied abroad in Canada. Graduated from Pacific Life Bible College (Bachelor of arts pastoral leadership) in 2020. Hobbies include thrift shopping, puzzles and reading.

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