2008 ~ 2009
NUC did not have a full time pastor but we were blessed greatly by having many guest preachers so that every Sunday we could keep our worship service as usual. Some of the pastors and missionaries who helped us during this period include: Monika Bruttel, Kazu Endo, Willie Gonzales, Daithao Kamei, David Leaf, Hank Lee, Kurt Saban, Frank & Mary Kay Sapp, Ron Stoller and Paul Wicking.
David Leaf became the official pastor at NUC. He preached regularly, helped to start The Beacon magazine, and ran regular bible studies. The Lord was able to use David in many ways to bless the church.
2011 ~ 2013
There was no official pastor at NUC, but a regular succession of guest speakers blessed the church with preaching and teaching the Word of God. Mika and Akemi Ishikawa put in a lot of effort to grow the church, through running prayer meetings, bible studies and a children's Sunday School. In January 2014, NUC blessed and sent out Mika and Akemi to work on church planting in the Nagoya area.
The decision to appoint Michael Larsen as the official pastor of NUC marked an important turning point in the history of the church. With a wealth of experience pastoring Japanese and English congregations in the US and in Japan, he has a real pastoral heart for the church.
... to the present
At the moment we remain a small and intimate fellowship, but we have a colourful mix of ages and nationalities who enjoy worshipping together.