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Japan Evangelical Lutheran Oe Church

(Nihon Fukuin Ruteru Oe Kyokai)

We are a church practising the love of Christ,

and standing firmly in the tradition of the Lutheran church

and the principles of the Reformation.

Who is JELC( Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church)?


💬 We welcome non-Japanese speakers. See also HERE

📖 We have books for worship translated into English in Oe chapel. Ask us at the reception desk.


at Oe Chapel

Every Sunday 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

at Uto Branch Chapel

Every Saturday 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Everyone is welcome. 

(All worship services are in Japanese language.)


English Conversation Club 

7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.,

Every Wednesday at Oe Chapel

We welcome English speakers! Join us!


Rev. NAKAJIMA Kazuki

Rev. NAKAJIMA Kazuki

Born in Hokkaido and rised in Chiba.

Pastor Kazuki was appointed the pastor of Lutheran Oe Church in April, 2024.

He has served Lutheran Sapporo Church, Megumino Church, and Hakodate Church in JELC Hokkaido Diocese.

He graduated from Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tokyo.


Our mission started as the church of Kyushu Gakuin, a Lutheran school established by Rev. Charles L. Brown D.D., in 1921. We later became independent and changed our name to 'Lutheran Oe Church', took from the town's name. In Oe district, there are many schools and cultural facilities. Soho Tokutomi, a christian journalist, lived in Oe and educated his students at his home as a private school called Oe Gijuku. We serve people with the love of Christ and preach the gospel in this historical and academic town.


Is there anyone who speaks English in Oe Church?

Yes. Some members can speak English. Missionaries form the Lutheran Church in America also attend the services at Oe chapel.

I'm not Christian. Can I attend the services?

Of course yes. We welcome your attending!

Do you have the services in foreign language?

We're sorry, but no. However you can attend the international services at Kumamoto Lutheran Church. See here.


Oe(大江) Chapel

4-20-23 Oe, Chuo-ku,

Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto. 862-0971

Uto(宇土) Branch Chapel

1-67 Honmachi,

Uto-shi, Kumamoto. 869-0431


*Pastor may use machine translation to reply.

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