Charles and Anne Marie Smoker read blog


“Sports is a language the Japanese understand,” concluded Charles after outreach events in Japan during the World Cup in 2002. Having served in Japan since 1999, Charles and Anne Marie Smoker refocused their ministry, leveraging Charles’ passion of combining evangelism and sports to reach the Japanese for Christ.  During some days, Charles spends time in the classroom of a local Japanese pre-school, middle and high school where he engages the youth with English conversation and/or sports, developing relationships in the local community.

One of Anne Marie’s core values is to serve in the area of administration. Some of her roles include Operations Director of the Church Planting Institute in Japan, ministry event coordinating in Japan and globally, and being involved in Business as Mission which involves coordinating a short film festival to make kingdom connections in one of the largest cities in the world where they reside (Tokyo, Japan).  Aside from their individual ministry responsibilities, Smokers minister alongside believers at Grace Harbor Church in downtown Tokyo.
Pray with them as they seek to raise a new generation of Christ-followers.  Charles and Anne Marie have three grown children – Zach, Kyle and Ashley.

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