Welcome to our homepage.
May God bless you all .
Simultaneous translation is available!
We simultaneously interpret the messages and announcements in our church from Japanese to English.
We welcome those to our church from other countries and we look forward to worshipping together.
We are located in a new housing area in Nishi-Ku, Kobe.
The Hasetani River runs near our church and we enjoy this country atmosphere.
We would like to help everyone’s life be filled with joy, peace, and smiles as we try to live our lives based on the true teachings of the Bible.
We gather here to worship our Lord every Sunday.
A missionary couple from the USA（Baptist International Missions,Inc：BIMI）started our church 22 years ago and we are thankful to God that we are still sharing the Gospel with people in this area of Japan.
We started our church by renting a room to use only on Sunday mornings.
Missionaries Rev. and Mrs. Burchell worked with Pastor and Mrs. Murakami when our church began.
Soon, we thought the room was too small so we were led to build our own church building.
Our church building was completed.
More members were added to our church.
About twenty years ago when I was a college student, I started going to church.
I was able to hear about the wonderful grace of Jesus from the Bible.
I am not a philosopher or a professor who can give a lecture about religions, but I simply want to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ, so that I can be a tool to spread the Good News of Jesus to people here in Japan.
It is a great privilege for me to preach from the Bible at this church.
I pray that I will be used for God’s glory in His ministry.
★ Became a Christian when he was a college student.
★ Graduated from Kansai Independent Baptist Seminary
★ Involved in pioneer evangelism ministry to start a new church with a missionary couple at Gakuen Toshi, Kobe Nishi-Ku.
★ Became the pastor at Grace Kobe Baptist Church.
SUNDAY: We start with Sunday School. We have classes for all ages.
From 11:00am we start our first worship service.
We have music from our choir and instruments during worship time.
We hear God’s Word proclaimed by a message from the Bible.
If it is your first time to come to our church, we recommend that you join us by attending our first worship service.
The messages from the Bible are easy to understand even for new visitors.
We are sure you will enjoy this time together with our Lord.
The first worship service will end around noon.
Our church nursery is available, so please don’t hesitate to ask us if you need to use it.
At 3 pm, we have our second worship service.
We are studying from the book of “Luke” in the Bible now.
If you would like to study the Bible, this is a good opportunity for you to see what it has to say to us for our lives today.
Won’t you come and join our worship time to refresh yourself?
We have various meetings for men, women, youth, and junior/senior high school students. Also from 10:00 am Sunday morning there is Sunday School for children.
We are truly thankful to God that we have His Truth written in the BIBLE.
We welcome each one of you from our hearts.
What our church members have to say:
★ Our pastor’s sermons are always from the Bible, very easy to understand, and practical. I get something I can apply to my life every week!
★ I have enjoyed attending Grace Kobe for over two years. Although I can’t speak Japanese I have no problem, as the sermons are interpreted and everyone is friendly and kind-hearted.
1-18-13, Futatsuya, Nishi-ku, Kobe 651-2142
From Akashi Station
Take Shinki Bus “5 ban noriba” #13 bus
Get off at Futatsuya Higashi Guchi
(The bus which goes to Seishin-Home, does NOT stop at Futatsuya Higashi Guchi)
From Kobe Subway, get off at Seishin-Chuo Station.
Take #13 bus and get off at Futatsuya Higashi Guchi
If you need help to find our church the first time, we can also pick you up. Please call our church by 5:00pm on Saturday to ask for directions or make an appointment to be picked up.