Welcome to El-Shaddai Tamil Christian
Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan

A Tamil Church in the heart of Tokyo

(The first Tamil church in Japan)

A place for nurturing, building up or helping believers to mature in Christ
To reach out to this suffering world with the saving message of the gospel as well as the practical compassion and mercy exemplified in Christ

Japan – A country where the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few

Out of the 127 million people living in Japan, 86% of the Japanese population identifies themselves as atheist. Though the constitution provides freedom of religion, Religion is rarely discussed in every day life and the majority of Japanese do not worship regularly or claim to be religious. Most of the people turn to religious rituals in birth, marriage and death and take part in spiritual matsuri (or festivals) throughout the year.

Shintoism (worship of nature and ancestors) and Buddhism are the two major religions followed in Japan. It is a shocking reality that only about 1% of Japanese identify themselves as Christians. We, at El-Shaddai Tamil Christian Fellowship is striving hard to reach out to the unreached and share the gospel and love of Christ as explained in John 3:16.

The leadership team:

Bro. Vijayakumar alongside his wife Unisha has been deeply burdened and had a strong urge to touch the people in Japan for the kingdom of God. As the Bible says in Esther 4:14, For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this. Just like how Esther was given the royal title to rescue her own people in times of trouble, they believed that God has planted them in Japan to touch the lives of people around.

Bro. Vijayakumar – Coming from a non-Christian background, accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and savior of his life at the age of 14 and has followed Christ passionately since then. He has also committed to be a missionary back then. When he landed in Japan, he understood God’s perfect plan of planting him in this nation. Since Japan has less than 1% of Christian population, this has always been a burden in his heart which led him to laying the foundations of El-Shaddai Tamil Christian Fellowship in August 2022 – The first Tamil Church in Japan. Since then he has been leading the church preaching and shepherding the flock of the kingdom of God.

Sis. Unisha – Born and brought up in a Pentecostal family, she has special calling towards kids ministry and always had a strong desire in turning the hearts of children towards Christ. She has wide experience in conducting Sunday school, Vacation Bible school (VBS) and Youth Retreats. Currently she leads the kids ministry of the church leading and nurturing your minds.