3 Other Missionaries in Japan

Here are other missionaries serving in Japan which are not connected with the Park Avenue church of Christ. We include them on our web site so that others will have access to their reports and learn of their work. We have regular correspondence with each of them.

Steve Carrell


Steve Carrell

Steve Carrell

Steve is currently working with the Matsudo church of Christ in Chiba Prefecture to the east of Tokyo. He and his wife, Debbie (deceased), began their work with this congregation in the fall of 2007. Before this they worked with the Tachikawa church of Christ in a suburb, Tachikawa, of Tokyo.

Bill Carrell, Steve’s father, was a missionary in Japan in the 1950‘s and 1960‘s. Steve spent his early years in Japan. He and Debbie returned to Japan in 1979 and worshiped/worked with the Tachikawa church until they moved to Hokkaido. After working there they moved to Ibaraki to work with the Hidaka church before going to Tachikawa.

Joel Osborne


Joel and Kristin Osborne

Joel became interested in mission work in Japan through a Let’s Start Talking campaign to Sendai while a student at York College. He and four other York College classmates returned to Sendai to work. They committed themselves to work with the congregation for five years.

After that time some of the group returned to the states for further study and Joel worked in various mission points in Asia. Upon returning to Japan in 2009, Joel entered into a time of prayer and reflection as he consider future work in Japan. He began working with the Mito congregation in April 2010 focusing on discipleship and spiritual formation. He and Kristin were married in 2015.

Brent and Sandy Rogers


Brent and Sandy Rogers

Brent and Sandy Rogers have been in Japan for many years working as vocational missionaries. They operate an English school called Logos in Kojima, Kurashiki in Okayama, Japan (west of Osaka/Kobe). Supporting themselves from the English school they have reached out into the community to plant a congregation.

Previously they had done mission work in India. Both are from Arkansas originally.

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