Roger (B.S. Columbia University, M.M. The Juilliard School) and Abi (B.M. Belhaven University, M.M. University of Memphis) use their gifts as musicians and artists to support church planting. Music is especially powerful at communicating the gospel in Japan, where only 0.3 percent are Christian. Roger and Abi have been serving with Mission to the World since 2003.
Roger is the director of faith and art and Abi is the director of worship music at Grace City Church Tokyo, a new church-planting effort in center-city Tokyo led by Japanese pastor, Rev. Makoto Fukuda. Roger is also the founder and director of Community Arts Tokyo (#92887), an organization connecting people to each other, the church, and God through the arts. Community Arts Tokyo continues to be involved in the disaster area with arts-based relief and recovery work for children and communities since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters on March 11, 2011.