Spencer Patrick is an entrepreneur, a business professional, a musician, weight lifter, judo coach, an author, a missionary and a pastor ministering the Kingdom of God. Most importantly he is a follower of Jesus. In Washington state, he was called into ministry at Cedar Springs Camp in 1983 and later founded Joy Inexpressible Ministries on 4 July 1993 as a young adult.
He was licensed in 2003 and ordained for ministry by Dr. Jerry Savelle at Heritage Christian Center on September 10th, 2004 and started Victory Word Church in June of 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.
He was trained for ministry in the Assemblies of God in the United States as well as under Rhema Bible Training Center’s Bob Yandian, and served for 6 years as a missionary in Asia. He has started and runs several businesses in Japan, Korea, and the United States referring to himself as a Faith Professional who is passionate about Jesus.
Getting to know Spencer, some of his interests are-
Favorite Bands – Planet Shakers, Hillsong United, DeGarmo and Key
Favorite Activities – Mountain biking, Jamming With The Victory Band, Hitting the Onsen
Favorite Authors – Charles Colson, Smith Wigglesworth,
Favorite Movie – Facing The Giants
Favorite Person – Mariko
Three Favorite Maxims – If you want to be a champion, you must run with the champions. You are what you think. Jesus was controversial, sometimes believers have to be as well.
Favorite Preachers – Kenneth Hagin, Charles Capps, Bill Johnson, John Wimber, Andrew Wommack, Bob Yandian, Oral Roberts
Mariko Patrick is an anointed Bible teacher and preacher based in Tokyo, Japan. She is a graduate of Biola University near Los Angeles California. Although Biola was a conservative denominational university, Mariko’s hunger for more of God connected her extensively with John Wimber’s ministries, the Vineyard churches, and many Spirit-filled groups. She met Spencer Patrick while on summer break a great international church near Tokyo Tower in Japan’s largest city. She and Spencer married about 3 years later near Redmond, Washington. They have spent extensive time in the Word and been under great teachers.
Mariko has served extensively in the Japan Assemblies of God and has been a very popular Bible teacher at the churches where she has led and taught. She continues to teach regularly on Sundays at Victory and has a passion for introducing people to Jesus, getting people baptized in the Holy Spirit and helping people understand how simple the Word of God really is.
Not only does Mariko have an extensive command of the Japanese and English languages, she also helps people see the depths of the Word through the original Greek and Hebrew languages and shows them simply how to apply that to every day life.