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Bethel Baptist Church is an independent Baptist Church.
We believe that there is only one true and living God, that He
exists eternally in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. And it is the divine guide book for our lives.
We welcome you to visit our church any time.

I am the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church.

I was born in Nishio city, Aichi prefecture in 1950.
In my high school day my homeroom teacher recommended that I should attend an English Bible study, which was led by a missionary lady. I attended there every week very faithfully. Although I was interested in learning English, I was not interested in the Bible. I graduated from high school and started to work in Aichi prefecture. After one year of training in Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, I was supposed to open Chicago branch with then president of the company.

I became very discouraged in my life. One day, in my despair as I was thinking about taking my life, the English Bible study again came to my mind and I went. An American missionary was visiting the class on that exact day. He shared the gospel with me and led me to the Lord. I started to attend a church in Gamagori city.

A few years later I went to the States to study the Bible at Tennessee Temple University and Temple Baptist Seminary (now in Winston Salem, NC). I returned to Japan as a missionary and was married shortly after. We are now ministering in Iwatsuki, Saitama, sharing the Gospel of Christ with people joyfully.

I also studied Biblical counseling and is desiring to help people who are in pain and dismay like I used to be.


You are welcome to any service. Come and worship God who loves and cares for you.

Koichi Joe Mita

Since you were precious in My sight,You have been honored,
And I have loved you; (Isaiah 43:4)