Pastor

Pastor Nobu Kurisu

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture. From the 4th grade of elementary school to his senior year in high school, basketball was his passion. After graduating from high school, he started to immerse himself in punk rock and reggae. Even though he never openly rejected the love of God and the cross of Jesus Christ, he hid these things in his heart, and let the pleasures of the world take control of his life. As he hurt others and even himself, continuing to make mistakes, he had no clear purpose in his life, and to seek for "something", in 1989 he went to Hawaii, then in 1990 made his way to New Jersey. In the spring of 1991, He met Mr. and Mrs. Saigo (the founders of PJC), and through this decisive encounter with this couple, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Through the overwhelming love and power of God, his values were completely changed, and was called to become a minister of the gospel. From the beginning of PJC in 1991, he receives personal guidance and discipline from Rev. Saigo. He graduates from Philadelphia College of Bible in the spring of 1998, and at the same time also receives a "Preaching License" from the C&MA. He serves as the associate pastor at PJC and New York Japanese Church (NYJC) for two years. In the fall of 2000, he becomes the head pastor at PJC, where he currently resides. 

 

栗栖 あゆみ 夫人

広島県福山市出身。幼少より音楽に親しみ、NHK合唱団や吹奏楽部を経て、高校・大学でトランペットを専門に学ぶ。卒業後はピアノとハモンドオルガンの教授、コーラス・グループの指導、教会の奏楽者等を務める。信之師と1995年に結婚し、渡米。西郷師の秘書として、PJCの働きやNYJCの開設に携わる。1998年以降は、子育てと信之師の働きを陰で支えることに謹んできた。主に事務、J-Kids、ベビーシッターなどに携わる。