Nobumasa (Nobby) was born to a Buddhist family in Japan. At the age of 19 he heard the gospel from an American missionary and accepted Christ as his Savior. On the other hand, Beverly was born into a Christian family in the States. Her father being a pastor, she was raised with a vision for missions.
Nobby soon realized the need for the gospel in Japan and felt a calling to ministry. He went to Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in the States and there met Beverly. They were married after graduating and felt God calling them back to Japan as missionaries. They have served together in Japan since 1978 and still see the tremendous need of spreading the gospel there. They continue to pray that the Japanese people will be more receptive to the love of God and accept His salvation.