Pastor Mitsunobu Matsumoto is the Lead Pastor of Koinonia Gospel Church in Kobe, Japan. Born into a Christian family in Japan, his mother started a church in 1992.
He studied linguistics at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and he started working for his father's company before answering God's call to be a pastor. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Kobe Lutheran Theological Seminary and he continued to pursue his studies at Kwansei Gakuin University and Kobe University with master's degrees in language communication and culture and also in Economics.
He has been in full time pastoral ministry for the 18 years and he also conducts Anger Management classes all over Japan for companies, schools and churches. He is married to Yurika and they have one son, Joshua.