Our History

The History of Akita Bible Baptist Church

Passionate Christians from the Conservative Baptist Association with the support of the Akita Evangelistic Association , started the church in 1977 by renting a farm house in Futatsuya, Akita City.In 1986, Nobuo Ikeda was appointed as the first pastor of the church. During the eight years he was the pastor (1986-1994), the church acquired the status of a religious corporation. In February 1994, the church built a new church building at its current location. A few months after the new church building was completed, Pastor Ikeda retired and the church became a church without a pastor.For 17 years, Pastor Tetsuo Sato (former Pastor of Jumonji Church), Pastor Tsutomu Nakano (Pastor of Sakata Midorigaoka Church), and Pastor Kazuhiko Saito (Pastor of Yuzawa Bible Baptist Church) served as interim pastors for the church. In addition, Mr. Masao Uenuma has served as a short-term pastor for every year since 1999, and also served as a short-term missionary at Akita Bible Baptist Church for three months from April to June 2010. In April 2011, Billy Petite became the second pastor of Akita BBC.Currently, the church is in its third term with Pastor Billy Petite He is an American who was raised in Kagoshima as a missionary kid.

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