Pastor James DeViney
I came to Japan in 2007 as a high schooler when my father was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base, and my family quickly connected with Calvary Baptist Church. As I grew up I came to love Japan and it’s people, and the Lord gave me the burden to stay and serve the local church.
As my family returned to the US, I started working and studying, and after meeting my wife who is a local pastor’s child, I began to attend a Japanese seminary in order to better learn how to teach and minister by the natives who know intimately the difficulties of the pastorate here, as well as learn theology in the local tongue.
After spending the last few years mentoring under the previous pastor, he recommended me as his replacement and the church officially elected me as a pastor in May, 2021.
Secretary Michiko Tsuji
I have been working at Calvary Baptist Church since 2004. I live in Misawa with my son Shuhei, who is 30 and has mental and physical disabilities due to Hydrocephalus. He works at the handicap work shop and has been working at their bakery for 10 years now.