Meet the Pastors
Tokyo Musashino Evangelical Free Church is a Japanese church with an English Department.
We welcome our interim pastor: Dale Little
Dale was born and raised in Japan, the son of missionaries. Since 1984 he has served in Japan as a church planter, theological educator, and mission organization leader. He met his wife Ann, who is from Maine, USA, while both were doing graduate study at seminary in the Chicago area. They married in 1981 and have three children.
After serving in Japan for twenty years with ReachGlobal (EFC of America) the Littles now lead the ministry of the EFC of Canada Mission in Japan. They have planted two churches in Japan:
Owariasahi EFC in the Nagoya area (1986-93) and Higashimurayama EFC or Sunrise Chapel in Tokyo (1999-2003).
In addition to his church ministry, Dale, who holds a PhD in systematic theology, also teaches theology part time at Japan Bible Seminary and at Tokyo Christian University.
Further information about the Littles can be found at http://www.ritoru.net.
erry started to work as a missionary to Korea from 1977, and went on to Okinawa and served for 13 years all together. He joined Evangelical Free Church Mission in 1990. He was called to serve MCC as an English department pastor from 1995.
He is from Wisconsin, USA
Wife Karlyn worked as a missionary in Okinawa from 1975.
They married in 1980 and have 2 daughters.
Ace (Eisuke) was born in Kyoto, and grew up in Kagoshima, Japan.
He graduated from the Yokohama National University, majoring in Economics.
He received his Master of Divinity from Japan Bible Seminary (Tokyo) and Master of Systematic and Biblical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois, USA) .
He has been serving as Pastoral Associate of MCC since 1983.
He has worked for Japan Campus Crusade for Christ since 1972, involved in college evangelism and personal evangelism training, also serving as Training Institute Director (1973), and Country Director (1974-83). Since 1984 he has served Japan International Food for the Hungry as an Executive Director. Outside of Japan he’s been involved in supporting those who are suffering from hunger in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America to obtain self-sufficiency. Inside Japan he’s been reporting the present situation of world hunger that he has witnessed firsthand and working to educate and encourage Japanese to reflect on their current way of living.
He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Warner Southern College (Florida, USA) in 1991 for his contribution to the alleviation of the problem of world hungry.
He is also Special Envoy for Japan International Food for the Hungry since 2007.
He’s married to Elizabeth Marie and has three children.