Missionaries we support

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

Missionaries on the Field - JGCT Sending Church

Aaron & Mayuko Ghentwith Lina

  • Serving in Sapporo, Japan with OMF
  • aaronandmayuko@gmail.com

Aaron served in Japan as a single for 5 years involved in youth ministry. He met Mayuko who also had a heart for missions. Now as a couple, they have a joint desire to minister to youth. Their vision is to see Japanese youth come to know Jesus as their personal Saviour and joyfully worship God.

  • Serving in East Asia with OMF

Supported Missionaries

Martin & Ruth Ghent

  • Serving in Japan with OMF
  • mrghent@gmail.com

Martin grew up on a farm in Ontario, Ruth Mae in small town New England. They married in 1981 and they have 4 children. They have been church planting in Northern Japan since 1986. In their free time they like to garden, make things with their hands and are usually involved in a renovation project.

Missionary Candidates

Kyle & Kate Balkisoon

  • Serving in Canada with OMF
  • kylebalkisoon@gmail.com
  • katebalkisoon@gmail.com

Kyle and Kate have both served in ministries and as missionaries around the world before meeting each now.
Now, they are called towards seeing God reach the nation of Japan on the wildest adventure of their lives.

Jesse Lam

  • Appointee with Fellowship International
  • jljesselam@gmail.com

Jesse’s interest in modern Japanese music began in 2011 while visiting relatives in
Hong Kong. Since then, he has developed a passion for understanding language and
culture, leading to a desire to learn more about how arts affect human expression and
reflect the nature of God’s creativity. After several vision trips to both rural and urban
Japan, Jesse received God’s calling to return to Japan as a full-time missionary,
particularly focusing in on those in the secular music industry. Since that time, he has
been writing and creating music, while being involved with international student
ministries through his home church and his university campus group, Power to Change.

However difficult it may be, Jesse believes that though the music industry may be one of the most worldly or secular areas to start a disciple-making movement, it is also a silo that has influence over an entire modern culture. He hopes that he can show that there is real hope, lasting peace, and deep love found in Jesus Christ to those who sing songs about seeking those very things. Jesse writes, “Perhaps in reaching those who are least likely to walk into a church to becoming disciplers, many more in similar situations may also have the chance to meet the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”

Jesse’s desire is to arrive on the field as soon as is possible to serve as a musician ministering to musicians. Before that time comes, he focuses mainly on his musicianship, his theological studies, and his mastery of the Japanese language.


Sunday Services

English Worship Service:
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Japanese Worship Service:
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Contact info

301 Silver Star Boulevard, Scarborough, ON M1V 0B6
(416) 335-JGCT (5428)
EN: informus@jgct.com  / JP: infoip@jgct.com

Kevin Ueta, English Pastor
(416) 335-5428 Ext #101

Adam Shih, Youth and Family Worker
(647) 449-0704

Minako Ebisuzaki, Japanese Interim Ministry Worker
(647) 209-5428