William & Pamela Noar
Christar Japan: Cultivating Christ-honoring Transformation
Bill grew up in Elmwood Park, NJ, which is thirty minutes west of New York City. His father raised in a Jewish home and his mother from a Russian background both believed early in Bill's life. Bill, the second of two boys heard the Gospel as a child but did not believe until he was twenty years old. He graduated from Northeastern Bible College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity in 1982.
At age eight Pamela and her family began attending the Park Evangelical Free Church in New City, NY. She believed during that year. Through the clear teaching of God's Word in Sunday School and sermons, by age fourteen Pamela became burdened for the lost and felt strongly that God wanted her to be a missionary. To prepare she attended Nyack College and then got a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University. After working several years she went to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to get a Masters of Arts in Religion.
Pamela and Bill have four grown children. Two reside in Japan and two reside in the USA. Bill's hobbies include playing basketball and gardening. Pamela enjoys reading, walking, hiking, cycling and gardening.
The Noars first came to Japan in 1984. They presently reside in Kudamatsu City and are part of the Shimobe Team. They are seeking to establish a fellowship of believers in their community. Their outreaches are primarily focused on the Japanese of their city and international exchange students from Asia attending local universities. Contact English classes, Bible studies, orphanage ministry and sports are the main ways the team connects with the target groups.
Living in a city of over 56,000 Japanese almost all of whom are presently lost and will forever experience separation from God unless they hear and believe the Gospel, the Noars know that being here to share God's Word is the best use of the life they have been given. They desire to see God glorified as the lost are reached and begin to give praise to Him. Their goal is to see a fellowship of believers established with a heart to reach their family and neighbors and the foreign students and workers that are in the community.
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