Four Years In

Four years ago this month, I boarded a flight from LA to Tokyo, with two suitcases, a carry on, and a backpack. I didn’t even have my guitar. Just the essentials — clothes, Trader Joes gifts for people I had … Continue Reading →


Off to Indonesia

In an hour I’ll be heading out to Jakarta, for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering. What is Lausanne? The Lausanne Movement began in 1974, when over 2,400 leaders from 150 nations gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland to strategize about world evangelization. … Continue Reading →


First Original Translation Recorded

My original translation of 「求めて」”All We Seek” by Yuta Nakayama is featured on the new album,「主の栄光の中」(“In the Center of the Lord’s Glory”). The album is a collaboration work by several Japanese worship leaders, including Takafumi Nagasawa, the most well known Japanese Christian songwriter today. These … Continue Reading →


Album Release

On June 12 we released our debut album, “Where You Go”, at Evergreen SGV. We’re incredibly grateful for the support of everyone at Evergreen SGV, for purchasing so many copies in one day that we are already on our second printing! (And … Continue Reading →


#chianagata

Well, its official. On May 21, I married Chihiro Kawabuchi in Tokyo. Family, friends and coworkers all joined in, making it a wonderful once in a lifetime event. And then we did it again on June 4 in LA. After … Continue Reading →


Big Announcement

On Jan. 30, I proposed to Chihiro Kawabuchi, whom I met at my church in Tokyo in late 2014, and began dating just about a year ago. And since 99% of you weren’t in Tokyo to catch it, I made sure … Continue Reading →