Leaders - タロ・サタラカTalo Sataraka

タロ・サタラカ Talo Sataraka

主任牧師 Senior Pastor





Pastor Talo and his wife Noriko are the founders of New Hope Tokyo. They have a daughter Erika who is the joy of their life. Pastor Talo, who was born in Samoa, first came to Japan as a missionary with YWAM when he was 22 years old, and served for 7 years as a director at Shibuya Harvest church. Later he returned to Hawaii, and while serving as an intern at New Hope Christian Fellowship Oahu under his mentor Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, he underwent training as a pastor at Pacific Rim Christian College, and graduated with a master’s degree in Christian ministry.

With a vision of pioneering a vibrant church that would convey the love of Jesus through creative arts, Pastor Talo and Noriko returned to Japan in 1999 to start New Hope Tokyo with a few friends who shared the same vision.

As the director of New Hope Japan Association, through New Hope Tokyo, Pastor Talo has contributed to the pioneering of New Hope Yokohama, New Hope Osaka, New Hope Narimasu (a satellite church), and New Hope Taiwan. In addition he has established New Hope International Preschool in Tokyo. With a passion for church planting in Japan, Asia, and the South Pacific, Pastor Talo acts as the director of New Hope International Asia, which oversees churches in Japan, Taiwan, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Pastor Talo plays the ukulele, and cooks a mean BBQ.