Daniel and Keiko Sexton
Daniel Sexton has served as a missionary with One Mission Society in Japan since 1987. In September 2000, he married Keiko Kannombayashi, and they began serving together.
Daniel has been involved in English evangelism and church planting with churches in the cities of Tokyo, Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, and the Bumo district in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Currently, Daniel and Keiko minister with OMS Christian Mission Church and other churches in the western part of Tokyo. Both are on the Christian Academy in Japan school boards. CAJ is a school for missionary children, which OMS helped to begin in 1950.
Teaching conversational English is one of the most effective methods of reaching the Japanese and introducing them to the Gospel. Keiko became a Christian through an English conversation class at the Gamagori Christ Church when she was 16 years old.
Daniel graduated in 1977 with a B.S. degree in agriculture from Kansas State University. Upon graduation, he began dairy farming in the Abilene area. While on a Men for Missions trip to Haiti, Daniel became convinced that he could be used on the mission field. Daniel completed his M.A. and M.Div. degrees at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1994 and 1995.
Keiko graduated with a degree in social welfare from Doho University in Nagoya, Japan. She also completed a one-year basic course from Tokyo Biblical Seminary in March 1993. Before marrying Daniel, she worked for six and a half years at the OMS Christian Bookstore in the seminary.
Daniel and Keiko have three children: Timothy, Tabitha, and Tryphena.