All Nations Fellowship (ANF) is a multilingual, multisite, Gospel-centered Christian church dedicated to serving the Greater Nagoya area for the blessing of Japan and all nations.
We long to see a movement of God's Spirit that transforms Nagoya, Japan, and all nations for the glory of Christ.
To make disciples, equip leaders, and plant churches throughout Nagoya by proclaiming, teaching, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1) Gospel-centered - ANF believes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God for the salvation of all people. The Gospel is how Christians are born, and the Gospel is how Christians grow. We believe that all of our teaching and practice should be based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Bible.
2) Church Planting – ANF is committed to planting new churches throughout our region. We intentionally meet in multiple sites around the city, and our events are translated into multiple languages to serve the members of our communities.
3) The Nations – Although our local focus is on church planting in the greater Nagoya area, ANF wants to be a blessing beyond our own city. We look for ways to proclaim the Gospel in other parts of Japan and the world for the glory of Christ.
Jeremy Sink became ANF’s lead pastor in January 2015. He and his wife, Gina, came to Japan from North Carolina in 2012 to serve on Mission to the World’s church planting team. Jeremy holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte (1995) and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (2001). He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and served as a pastor and church planter in North Carolina for 12 years before God called their family to move to Japan. Jeremy and Gina have three sons: Joshua (16), Josiah (13), and Garrett (10). They expect to spend the rest of their lives serving God here in Nagoya.
From Jeremy: “we’re here to introduce people to the amazing grace and hope that can only found in jesus christ. we also want to see christians growing in their faith and new leaders being sent out to plant churches in other parts of nagoya. anf is strategic for all of those purposes. this is the kind of church where all kinds of people can feel welcome, and by god’s grace it’s the kind of church that could make a real difference in many people’s lives.”
Paul and Yu Kang are part of the missions team for Christ Bible Institute (CBI) in Nagoya. CBI is the parent organization of Christ Bible Seminary (CBS) which trains Christian leaders and pastors in Japan. Paul is an elder at ANF and also serves at CBI as chaplain and interpreter. Yu Kang is a native Japanese born in Nagoya and leads a ministry to young mothers and children. The Kang’s two children are Issac “Jesus is coming back” Soon Kang and Sara “We are saved by” Faith Kang. Please pray for the Kangs as they minister and serve in Nagoya.
“I believe that God could work his plan perfectly without our help if he wanted, but He gives us the privilege to participate freely and also with joy. The freedom and love god grants us exceeds our expectations. It is this freedom and grace that compels us to obedience. We can love and serve beyond imagination when we remember that we are loved and served beyond imagination through God and the Jesus christ through the Cross.”
Brett and Taylor Rayl began serving with CBI in 2012 as short-term missionaries through Mission to the World. In March 2013, Brett accepted the call to leadership for CBI and the family committed to long-term service in Japan. In December 2013, God gifted them with the birth of their first son, Paton. Brett serves as the Director and Team Leader of Christ Bible Institute, overseeing missionaries and national staff, projects and funds, and casting vision and directive for the ministry as a whole. He graduated with a Master's of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2012. Taylor serves the ministry and missionaries in many ways, and having Paton in tow opens up wonderful avenues for relational outreach and discipleship.
Yu Eguchi is from Kanagawa prefecture and has been married to his wife Asako since February 2014. Yu was involved in café ministry for five years in Kanagawa prefecture and has been involved with Heart & Soul café in Nagoya since 2012. Yu and Asako met at CBS and married when they were in the last year of their seminary study. They both graduated in August 2014. Now they have their first baby named Ikoi (which means “rest”), who was born in November 2014. Yu serves as manager for the Heart & Soul Cafe, and he is a church planting apprentice at All Nations Fellowship. Yu and Asako have a heart for reaching out to young families and are preparing for involvement in church planting.
We have small groups for both English-speaking members and Japanese-speaking members, both in Nagakute (AM) and CBI (PM) locations. Most often, we go over a few questions relating to the sermon of the day and discuss them. Then, we share prayer requests and pray for each other. We often meet over lunch/dinner.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in checking out one of our small groups.
We started a toddler’s ministry. We hope to support parents who want to focus and listen to the sermon.
We are currently looking for more volunteers. We particularly need more Sunday School teachers for 4 ~ 12 year old children. They usually serve once a month during the service time. Please contact Paul Kang if you are interested.
Sunday School is offered every week except the last week of the month. Children attend morning worship with their parents, and leave for Sunday School before the sermon begins. At Sunday School, one teacher speaks in either English or Japanese while another translates. All children welcome!!!
Youth group is on every first and third Sunday morning from 9:30 to around 10:15. Afterwards, students are welcome to worship with the adults from 10:30. (Youth group is sometimes cancelled during winter, spring and summer breaks, so please check before coming for the first time.)
We have a potluck about once every two months after Sunday worship. Please see “イベント・Events” to see when the next one is.
At ANF, we highly value families and children. On the last Sunday of every month we have “family worship.” This is where the whole family gathers to worship together. There is no Sunday School this day. We have a testimony given to show how God is currently at work and the sermon is geared towards families. Finally we remember the work of Christ by serving communion on these days.