Mike Burgett

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I was born on May 22, 1955, in Springfield, Missouri, while my parents Larry and Ruth Burgett were attending Baptist Bible College, in preparation for their ministry. In 1959, we moved to Japan where my parents served as missionaries for 20 years. At the age of six, I trusted Christ as my Savior and was baptized with the first believers from the Sapporo Bible Baptist Church.

After graduating from high school, I returned to the United States to attend college. I had a desire to become an architect and build church buildings on the mission field. I attended college to study architectural engineering. Before graduating, God called me into the ministry. My desire to build church buildings had changed. God had given me a desire to establish local churches on the mission field of Japan.

In the fall of 1976, I enrolled at Baptist University of America. While in school, God gave me a wonderful wife, Cindy. We were married on July 7, 1979. The following year, I graduated from Baptist University of America.

Cindy Burgett

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I was born on April 2, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois. When I was 13, our family moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee. Shortly after moving to Tennessee, a bus captain from the Bible Baptist Church invited me and my younger sister to attend church. I was saved at a youth rally at the age of 14. The Lord made such a difference in my life.

A year later Don Sisk, a missionary to Japan, spoke at our Missions Conference. When I saw the slides of Japanese praying to idols of gold, I realized that very few of them were saved. That night, I surrendered my life to the Lord. I told God that I would go to Japan or anywhere He wanted me to go.

After graduating from high school, I enrolled at Baptist University of America in the fall of 1977. That is where I met Mike. We shared the same burden for lost souls in the country of Japan. We were married on July 7, 1979.

Our Family

God blessed our home with four precious children: Bethany, Carl, Matthew, and Jonathan. We are thankful that all four of our children have trusted Christ as their Savior.

Our children went to a Japanese school for six years. They are all still very fluent in Japanese. Each of them loved living in Japan. They have all been instrumental in bringing their Japanese friends to Christ. God has given them a real love for the Japanese people. After six years of Japanese school, we continued their education through home school.

They are all currently living in the United States. Our daughter, Bethany, is married to Daniel Davidson. They live in Oregon, where Daniel pastors Hillview Baptist Church. Our three sons live in Oklahoma and attend good churches there. Carl is married to Daisia and they live in Tulsa. Matthew is married to Ai and they too live in Tulsa. Jon is married to Tabitha and they are currently on deputation as missionaries to Japan. God has blessed us with 18 grandchildren. Our prayer is that each of our children and now our grandchildren will put God first in their life. We want God to use them for His honor and glory. We appreciate you praying for them too.

2016 Family Reunion