Keisuke & Bethany Idota
Ministry Area: Japan
Responsibilities: Church planting, pastoring, discipleship, mentoring, counseling
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keisuke was born and raised in Japan. He grew up in a church in Chiba, Japan, planted by MTW missionaries and attended a Christian school started by MTW missionaries for their children. As the only Japanese student, he learned English and received Christian education. Later he moved to America for high school, graduated with a Bachelor's degree at Covenant College, where his faith grew and he felt God call him to ministry back home in Japan. He met his wife Bethany at Covenant, was married in 2015, and has a son, Yuma, who was born in 2020. Upon living in Japan together for the first two years of marriage and working with an MTW church planting team, Keisuke and Bethany both felt the call to go to Covenant Seminary to be equipped for full-time ministry, get ordained through the PCA, and return to serve the church in Japan as a pastor and counselor. Their hope is to grow and equip future male and female Japanese ministry leaders and share the grace of God in a place where His gospel is desperately needed.