Kenji was born in Osaka, Japan into a non-practicing Buddhist home. By the sovereign grace of God, his family moved when he was 6 to Greensboro, NC – an area with more churches than Asians. God saved him from his sins and from himself at the age of 16 and called him to ministry in college while involved with Cru, a campus ministry at NC State. However, he spent the next five years in the corporate world to honor his parents before attending seminary. Upon receiving his Masters in Theology, his family moved to Fairfax, VA in 2003 to pastor in a multiethnic church in the Washington DC metro. Kenji has pastored for over 15 years and started All Peoples Community Church on September 18, 2016.
Kenji is married to Christine, his college sweetheart and they have three children, Charis, Alana, and Derek. They have a multicultural family, as Christine's parents are German immigrants. He is a sports/basketball junkie (Lakers fan way before Lebron), an apostle for the Dallas Cowboys, and has the metabolism of a humming bird.
As an Associate Minister at APCC, Teddy’s mission is to declare and demonstrate the gospel of Jesus Christ by shepherding all peoples for the joy of all peoples. A native of Fairfax, he did his undergrad at George Mason University, studying Recreational Resources, Health, and Fitness, and completed his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary,
After realizing he didn’t have to be someone that he wasn’t, he trusted Christ in 2007 upon hearing the Gospel message for the first time while on a mission trip in Honduras. This “someone” was not only addicted to self, but had every ambition to satisfy his worldly desires. It was that message, that Jesus sets us free, and that the good news demands our baggage claim at the cross, that ultimately broke his shackles of living in a world centered on himself. He hopes for others to experience a similar freedom, where in the end, what matters most is embracing the reality that we are His and He is ours, and that there is no better image to bear than the likeness of His son, Jesus Christ, today, tomorrow, and forever more.
He’s married to his best friend Tiphanie and they have one daughter, Lynlee, and will be expecting their second child in November. He’s honored and humbled to be serving the Lord’s church in Fairfax for the glory of God and the joy of all peoples.
Jonathan was met by the grace of God in 2014 as he sat alone in his dorm room reading through the book of Romans and was saved. He soon felt that God was calling him to pastoral ministry. His passions consist of eating delicious food, playing paintball and buying books. Jonathan will be getting married after his internship with All Peoples Community Church and moving up to Worcester, Massachusetts to help plant a church.