About Ministry to Japanese People in Southwest Michigan
Fumihito Andy Nakajima was raised in Japan by a Buddhist family. He was led to Christ by a Christian English teacher at his high school. When he was a senior at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, Andy and other Japanese students at the seminary caught a vision for reaching out to Japanese people living in western Michigan. They formed a committee, joined by retired RCA missionaries and Japanese Christians living in the area. They held their first worship service in November 1992. The Ministry with Japanese-Speaking People now organizes worship services, Bible studies, language classes and tutoring, and pastoral care ministries in the western Michigan cities of Holland, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo.
Andy serves in partnership with the Classis of Holland.