The Coble Family

James and Karen have been part of the Grace Bible Church Hawaii Leadership for over 15 years. Karen severed in the church office administration in various roles for 10 years. Her last position before moving to Manila was as the secretary to the senior pastor Bruce Ho. From 1984 to 1990 James and Karen served as the High School youth pastors under Pastor Sam Webb. In June of 2003 the Coble’s moved to Manila in the Philippines where James graduated from the Every Nation School of World Missions and Church Planting. This is a one-year bible course designed to maximize mission efforts in Asian countries and to equip pastors to plant churches throughout Asia. James & Karen Coble along with their 3 children Sean, Shane and Amanda moved to Yokohama Japan in March of 2005. James and Karen are currently staff missionaries at Every Nation Church Yokohama.

Update: We are no longer staff missionaries at Every Nation Church Yokohama and Every Nation Ministries. However we will remain in Japan as marketplace ministers and as members of Every Nation Church Yokohama.

James & Karen Coble

Our Vision

God has blessed us with a unique opportunity to penetrate the nation of Japan. Our vision is to help plant healthy viable churches capable of planting other church planting churches, and to raise up local leaders. This is a long term goal that will span over many years. To accomplish this learning the language will be key, which we will dedicate ourselves to in the few first years. Under the leadership of Pastor Scott Douma of  Every Nation Church Yokohama, we have dedicated ourselves to reaching the youth, college, professionals & families, in the Yokohama and Tokyo areas.

In Genesis 12:1-2Genesis 12:1-2
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

12 1 Now Jehovah said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee: 2 and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing;

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it says “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Please join with us as we make disciples of all nations.