Our team

Chris Eyre

Lead Pastor
Chris has been married to Hisami since January 1994. Together they have three boys: Kento, Yuki, and Masaki. Chris was born in Kalispell Montana and raised in Henderson Kentucky. Hisami is from Ginowan City, Okinawa.   Chris and Hisami have been blessed through his service with the Marines to attend, and be part of leadership at many different Baptist churches. Chris has served as a Team Kid Director, Awana Truth in Training Leader, Adult Sunday School teacher, and Deacon.

Chris has spent the last 30 years studying, participating in, and developing a passion for leadership. As he was nearing the end of his time in the military service, he began to sense the Lord leading him to retire from military service and enter into full time ministry. With a desire to be obedient to the Lord’s leading, Chris withdrew from his required professional military education, and enrolled in Seminary. He is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, and a Master of Divinity with a focus on Discipleship and Church Ministry.

He is blessed to serve as the Lead Pastor where he can employ the gifts that the Lord has crafted in Him for such a time as this.  Chris is passionate about worshiping the living God, connecting with Him and the body in fellowship, and serving all the people the Lord places before him…all for God’s glory!

Cory Cloud

Worship Pastor
Cory came to Koza in the spring of 2018 from Dallas, Texas. He met his wife, Cindy, while they were attending Howard Payne University. Cory received his masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cory loves serving at Koza because he has a heart for leading people to God’s throne through worship and making disciples.

He enjoys any outdoor activity. If he is not in the church office, he’s hiking, fishing or on his SUP. Cory and Cindy have three boys, Carson, Caiden, and Coleman. The whole family loves Tex-mex food, salsa and spending time together at the beautiful beaches on island. 

Annette Macfarlane

Director of Family Life Ministries
Annette is married to Rob, who serves as chairman of deacons at Koza. They were married in 1998 and have 3 children, Jack, Parker, and Kyla. Annette began serving in our children’s ministry in 2014 with a calling to serve the children and families in Okinawa.

Before the Marine Corps brought the Macfarlane family to Okinawa, Annette was teaching in a Christian School in Stafford, VA and has worked as a preschool, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. Annette has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Hannibal LaGrange University.

Annette desires to help the families of Koza show their children that God has a plan for their lives, that His word applies to their life each and every day and that each kid that comes to Koza has a place to belong.

Mishael Cushman

Preschool Ministry Coordinator


Children's Ministry Assistant Coordinator

Mike Anderson

Single's Ministry Coordinator

Lauren Thompson 

Preschool Ministry Assistant Coordinator


Student Ministry Coordinator

Shoko Bora

Church Secretary

Star Copeland

MOPS Ministry Coordinator

Walt Mead

Men's Ministry/Home Groups Coordinator

Megumi Bak


Natasha Keller

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Julie Maxey

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Yuki Eyre

Audio/Visual and Communications Director