Masami Yamamoto
All jokes aside I am not that short! In fact, I am the average height of an American… woman. So let me share with you about some important things, like Jesus, Who placed me and my amazing family with the saintly giants of EFBC!
He brought me to His Son when I was in high school through the faithfulness of a godly teacher, by the name of Jeff. Jeff shared the gospel and took me under his wing to model servant leadership. As I traveled abroad he repeatedly challenged me to see God’s growing Kingdom among the nations. Jeff did this for a couple years, and my passion for seeing Jesus glorified and His workers equipped for the harvest was galvanized. During my years at EFBC, my role in the Church family has changed and grown, but my drive hasn't. Magnify Jesus and prepare His people no matter where you are.

Since Kristen, my wife, and I came to EFBC in 2001 we have had four awesome children: Sakura, Nowa, Masato and Hiro. We met a few years earlier in college at Multnomah University, where we had both come to study the Bible. We had the same passion of making disciples among the nations propelling them into life with their Savior. As a pastor/elder, I am privileged to do that in unique ways for LORD’s glory!
What do I like to do with my free time? I love spending time with my wife and kids whether it is doing some homework with the kids, going to a track meet to watch my daughter or talking over a cup of coffee… we have some pretty great times together and we are super proud of our kids. When I get to do cross-cultural work or traveling with my family, we are all about being with others in their culture.  So, thank you for praying for us and let’s work hard to complete the mission (Matt. 28:18-20)!