Northwest Alumni – Kingdom Leaders serving at home and around the world

Charlie Nishi:

Tell us how your ministry leadership has developed over the years?

P1160013a My years at Northwest were instrumental in shaping my service for God’s Kingdom. The Canadian Japanese Mission introduced me to the Christian faith. After my Engineering degree, I led bible studies for the Japanese mission and mentored young adults. The Lord led me to study the Scriptures, so I returned to BC to attend Northwest. The many mentors and friends at Northwest led me to serving with the Fellowship for the past 40+ years.

What elements of your Northwest education and leadership development have you found helpful in your life?

My love and commitment to Christ, the leadership development from Northwest and my training in biblical studies, theology, apologetics and church history have been invaluable for my teaching/preaching ministry at Marpole Baptist Church. Above all, this has been helpful in leading the Baptist Housing board and ministry over the past 30 years.

Thank you for serving faithfully. God has blessed you richly with mentors from Northwest – can you tell us more?

I am grateful for Professor Don Hill, Professor of Theology whose clear teaching of theology and application has been life changing. Dr. Jack Pickford, Dr. Harold Dressler, Dr. Howard Andersen and Dr. John Richards were significant influences and I am thankful for them as well.

Graham Crawford:

You attended Northwest Baptist Theological College several years ago. Was it foundational to your current ministry?

Northwest was foundational to my faith. At Northwest my faith in the Lord was solidified and I was given the training to share my faith with others. I now serve God as a missionary!

You were the youth pastoral intern at Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church years ago. Tell us more.

The leadership team, staff and congregation at Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church were exceptional. Practical ministry experiences gave me confidence and my apprenticeship made me the man I am today! I am thankful I was given the privilege to serve with PFBC.

Where is God directing you to serve now?

I’ve been an SIM missionary for the last 12 years serving in Botswana for the “Flying Mission”.  In March 2015, I met Kathleen, and plan to marry this May. God is directing us to serve the Lord together with SIM in Benin, West Africa as “Project Coordinators” in 2017.

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Northwest Alumni serving God at home and around the world – we thank you! We are sincerely thankful to our friends, partners and investors for their faithful support. Please prayerfully consider how you will partner and “Invest with Northwest.”

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