About us

Pastor   Shin Kawano

<Profile> Born in Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture in 1966. Moved with family to Los Angeles, USA in 1978.

Graduated from Gardena High School in 1984. Graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1993. Graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1997.

Became a pastor of the Okubo Baptist Church since April of 1999.

Living with wife and three children. Hobbies: Listening to music (Jazz, R&B, Pop, J-Pop, K-Pop, Gospel, etc.), watching sports TV (NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA, etc.) and walking


<Comment> The Okubo Church is a cozy church, and the morning service and evening service are different in style. If you want to know more about Christianity, or if you love gospel and praise, please come to Okubo Church. We look forward to welcoming you.