Ron Coia

Ron Coia arrived in Okinawa in 2008. As a teacher for the Department of Defense schools, he currently teaches English and government at Kubasaki High School on Camp Foster. Ron and his wife Kristie love serving the local church in a military context, as it is a ripe mission field...

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Josh Copeland

Josh was born in 1979 in the great state of Mississippi, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2000.  He served four years and deployed to Iraq before the end of his first enlistment. During that time, he met the love of his life, Ashleigh; they were married in...

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Grant Ellis

Grant is married to his high school sweetheart Lorna. In high school Lorna told Grant that they would someday be missionaries; he was hesitant to believe her. In the summer of 2001 Grant joined the U.S. Air Force effectively becoming a missionary to the military communities he would be stationed...

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Jack Free

Jack and his wife Michele are from Prescott, Arizona where they met in high school and married in 2003. In 2005 Jack joined the Marine Corps. Eventually their journey brought them to Okinawa in June of 2016 and they have been part of the Pillar family since. Executing multiple household...

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Sam Lepley

Sam was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.  He met his wife Kelly while stationed in Jacksonville, Florida.  They were married in January 2016 and shipped off to Okinawa in June 2016.  God has blessed them with a 1 year old son and a baby daughter expected to come...

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Jonathan Ransom

Jonathan and Linnea were married in 2004. God has blessed them with three children, Emma, Johnny, and Owen. In February of 2013 Jon and his family moved to Jacksonville, NC, to join the team working together to plant Pillar Church of Jacksonville. One year later Pillar Jacksonville sent the Ransoms...

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