a brand new church for the gold coast.

Are you looking for a local, authentic church where you can easily bring friends or family?

Or new to the Gold Coast or following Jesus, and haven't found your community yet?

Maybe like many right now - you've realised there must be more than just 'attending' an event on Sundays - you want to be part of a community living out a 'full' kind of life.

We get it.

And that's why we launched SOZO, a brand new church for the Gold Coast - with a heart to reach the many young families, students & internationals that call this beautiful part of Australia home.
We didn't move our family of 7 halfway back across the world just to start 'another' church doing the same old things.
We're taking the best of what we have learned over the last 15 years launching churches across Japan & Asia, and reimagining what is possible for a community passionate about learning and following the ways of Jesus.
If you're new to the Gold Coast or new to following Jesus, looking for a church you can bring a friend to, or want your kids to grow up in a community that values God's ways, we'd love to welcome you!
Josh & Yuki.


join us on sundays


9:30AM Coffee & Stuff
Sunday Teaching
Kids Program

TAFE ROBINA Events Centre 2F

Sundays are the primary way we gather all together as a community, learn the ways of Jesus from the Bible and create space to hear from God.

Come early to grab coffee & a donut, check your kids in, meet friends and enjoy a time of worship & practical teaching from the Bible.

We respect your time (and attention) - so our gatherings go for about an hour with plenty of time to catch up afterwards, or go to lunch with friends.

Families - if you've got babies or kids, they'll love our fun and interactive kids program.

Everyone is welcome, and although things won't be "perfect" and we don't have a "smoke machine" - don't worry we know you'll have the best time.



TAFE Robina Events Centre 2F

94 Laver Dr, Robina 4226.

📍Google Map
🚗 Car
Free parking available.
Park on the B1F TAFE zone, and use the elevator to come to the 2F.
For GF outdoor parking, registration is required on the EasyPark app > https://easypark.com.au/
🚂 Train
100m to Robina Station
🚌 Bus
10min walk to Robina Town Centre


meet the pastors.

After 15 years of church planting and pastoring in Japan, my wife Yuki and I - along with our kids Zion, Rhema, Rapha, Jireh and Kfir (yes 5!) - are stepping into the next adventure God has for us, pioneering a new church in the heart of the Gold Coast.

As an international family on the ride of a lifetime, we have a God-sized vision to start a fresh, new style church on the Gold Coast with a heart to reach families, students and internationals - helping them live a life to the full with Jesus.

Growing up in the backyard of south east Queensland, meeting Jesus as a student and moving to Japan after university - I had some big dreams.
What I discovered is that God's plans for us are far bigger  and better than we could ask or imagine.

Together Yuki and I are most passionate about seeing people enjoy life while stepping into their God-given potential - whether that's in family, business, sports or academics.

We are entrepreneurs at heart, and as well as pastoring at SOZO, we run several different business in Japan and Australia, and serve as the director of an international Christian school "Zoe International School" in Yokohama, Japan.


σώζω sṓzō;

{Greek} from σῶς sōs; to save, deliver or protect; heal, preserve, save, do well, be made whole.

'For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost' -Luke 19:10

想像 sōzō;

{Japanese} from the kanji for image or idea; to dream or imagine; see things from your heart as though they will happen.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" -Ephesians 3:20


find your community.

Communities are our heartbeat and where you find family.

Sozo communities gather regularly to do life together - celebrating during the highs and being there for each other during the lows.

Some communities are based around following the ways of Jesus - learning from the Bible or other studies.

Others are designed around your passions - like surfing or food & drinks.

Families - we understand!
So some groups are based around kids activities and playgroups.

Find a community thats a match for you, and make some life-long friends.


join the team.

Are you ready to use your God-given gifts & talents  to be part of  the team?

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a life-giving church on the Gold Coast - making a difference in south east QLD, northern NSW, Australia, Asia and beyond.

God hasn't called us to do it on our own - we also need you to live the big life that God has called you to.

Discover purpose, passion and fun, and join us on the team as pioneers.


responsible giving

When we steward our finances well and live with margin, giving generously is a joy.

Unfortunately people never get to that place of financial freedom are not able to truly live out God's promises that we are "blessed to be a blessing" and "all nations will be blessed through us".

The Bible is clear - we are only fully trusting God when we put him first in our finances.

That's why we are passionate about first equipping people with the financial tools to win at life, which creates a margin for generosity.

As a church we are committed to financial transparency and stewarding our finances well, which is why we give the first 10% of our general giving to local, global and international missions projects.

Consider partnering with us financially with regular responsible giving or contributing towards our launch fund, and together we will reach the Gold Coast.