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Our Church Beliefs
    We believe that Jesus: died, was buried, and was physically resurrected on the third day; is the eternal and divine Son of God; is the second person of the Trinity; came into this world to redeem us by offering himself as the sub- stitutionary sacrifice for our sins.
    We believe that the result of Jesus’ work is that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
    We believe that the fulfillment of God’s plan of redemption will begin with the visible personal return of Christ to judge the world and separate believers and unbelievers forever, and will culminate in a new creation.
    We believe that only the Bible is God’s Word to mankind, and is without error in all that it teaches and affirms.
    We believe that baptism is best practiced through submersion of those old enough to have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior with understanding.

    If you would like to seek spiritual guidance from one of our pastors, please contact us at the church or visit us on Sunday.

Our Pastors
    Reverend Michael Larsen began serving as pastor of our English speaking congregation in October of 1994. He has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and a Masters of Teaching English as a Second Language from California State University, Sacramento.

    Our pastor for our Japanese speaking congregation is Rev. Koki Arai, who has been serving at our church since 1985. He is also the owner of Mikuni Restaurant.

History
    The First Japanese Baptist Church began in 1920 as the “Seisho Gakuen” (Bible Institute) at 5th & P streets. There were seven adults and three children. In January 1922, we became the First Japanese Baptist Church. After four years in a temporary facility, our church moved to its current location in 1962.

Weekly Ministries
    Sunday:         9:45 a.m. Japanese Worship / English Sunday School
                        11:00 a.m. English Worship / Japanese Sunday School
                        2:00 p.m. Japanese Bible Study (2nd & 4th Sundays)

Wednesday:     7:30 p.m. Young Adults Japanese Bible Study
Thursday:         9:30 a.m. English Bible Study & Prayer
Saturday:         7:00 a.m. Japanese Prayer Meeting

Directions
    Our church can be reached by taking 99 south from highway 50. Take the second exit on the right, fruitridge, and go right (west). Turn right at the first signal (Franklin). 29th Avenue is the first street on the left at a =| | intersection. First Japanese Baptist Church 2900 29th Avenue Sacramento, CA 95820 451-6707

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