Lifehouse Osaka Pastors, Luke & Izumi Kennedy
Luke became a Christian at 14 under the leadership of Ps. Rod and Viv Plummer in Queensland, Australia. He moved to Japan with the Japan Team to help start the Tokyo Jesus Lifehouse Church in 2004.
Before leading Jesus Lifehouse Osaka, Luke led a growing young adult ministry in Australia while graduating from studies in Social Work and completing his Bible college study.
In 2005 Luke received a vision to build a large church in Osaka which would love the next generation in Japan. In 2009 the church began with 7 people and has now grown significantly with students, young professionals and young families. Luke and Izumi’s passion is to raise up and train leaders who can reach this city with the good new of Jesus.
Luke and Izumi were married in 2009.
Senior Pastors, Rod & Viv Plummer
Rod and Viv Plummer have pastored churches in both Thailand and Australia and overseen church planting projects in several other countries. Rod is known as a “training pastor”, having raised up hundreds of young people to serve in areas of Christian service and full time ministry.
In response to God’s call the Plummers left a large thriving church in Toowoomba, Australia to start this exciting new church here in Tokyo.
The prayer of Rod’s heart is to inspire, mentor and equip hundreds of young Japanese and foreign leaders to minister to the needs of people living in the greater Tokyo area.