Marc Leis

About Marc Leis

Since 1991, Marc and Yumiko Leis have been reaching out to Japanese young people. After serving for 13 years in the BEST Club college ministry, Marc and Yumiko transitioned to reaching out to local Japanese children and youth and their families since 2004. For the next 13 years we used English Classes, Cooking classes, Jr. High Friends Club, volunteer activities at 2 local Jr. High schools, and parties in our home to reach over 350 Japanese young people and their families with the Good News of Jesus.

We returned to Japan in November 2018 and also started to reach out to Japanese College Students at 4 Universities in Shizuoka.  We have been reading the Bible with many of them and several have come to faith.  In October 2019, we helped launch a new church in Shizuoka called Every Nation Church Shizuoka.  We are working to lead all of these young people to Christ and follow them into their Oikos (their extended Family & Friend Group) and establish cell-group churches among their families as well as relating them to our new church family.  Marc is also training church leaders in one-on-one discipleship and Yumiko is supporting Pastor’s wives, Missionary wives, and other single Women in Ministry.

For most of the Japanese we meet, we are the first Christians and the only Christians they have ever met. Right in the heart of the 10:40 Missions Window, Japan is considered to be the 2nd largest “unreached” People group in the world with only 1/2 of 1% of the population who identifies with Christ.

We also have 3 children of our own, Joseph Shinji, Joy Maki, and Benjamin Takeshi who are all working or college students back in the US.

We appreciate and need your prayers and support to be here in Japan! Thank you so much for “holding the ropes” for us.

Serving Him with you,
Marc and Yumiko


October 5, 2019

We will be launching our new church – Every Nation Church Shizuoka from Sunday, October 13th. Please be praying with us as we love each other and the people who come with the Love of Jesus Christ!