Buddhism and Christianity

September 23, 2022 · Buddhism · Hirokazu Matsuoka

Matsuoka, Hirokazu was born in Tokyo as a son of a Buddhist priest, and began working as a Buddhist priest while at university. After graduation, he continued his Buddhist studies, abroad in South Korea. Invited by another Japanese student to attend a local church’s Christmas gathering, he felt he could try church once, since he was overseas, so he went. After becoming a Christian, he left the Buddhist priesthood and now serves as an evangelist and pastor of Nozomi Church in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture. He is the author of “Buddhist Priest Meets Jesus.”