The Tsuruda Family

Lloyd's Story

Lloyd Tsuruda, the co-founder of FOFGM, has ministered to kids in 39 nations and counting in three decades of children’s ministry. Church planting and pioneering experience give him a voice to train pastors.  Teaching kids to be Mark 16 believers, fishers of men soul-winners, and getting them filled with the Holy Spirit are hallmarks of his global ministry.  Lloyd also trains children's workers and pastors all over the world, both in-person and online. Teaching faith and healing are always in his sermons to adults or kids. Lloyd's deepest desire is to reach more than 100 million boys and girls for the kingdom, so he champions Family of Faith Global Missions into new adventures as a visionary leader!

 

Education:

  • Rhema Bible Training College (pastoring)

  • Willie George’s children’s ministry school

  • School of Evangelism thru Reinhard Bonnke’s Christ for All Nations

  • University degree in Business from the University of Southern California

  • Master's Degree in Information Technology from Oklahoma State University

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida

  • Currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Norvel Hayes’ New Life Bible College

 

Experience:

  • Pastoring

  • Corporate career in Healthcare Compliance

  • Children’s pastoring

  • Children’s Missionary to many continents

 

Testimony:

  • Raised in a Methodist church in California by newly converted immigrant Buddhists.

  • His family is second-generation Japanese Americans from Hawaii, where Lloyd was baptized in the ocean after his uncle led him to Christ as a child.

  • Filled with the Holy Spirit in college, he had a supernatural encounter that marked him for life for the Lord.

  • Called to minister to children, he detoured from his career to go back to Children's Ministry School, where he met his wife while they were leaders in inner-city bus ministry to 1,000 kids weekly.

  • Driven by the revelation of James 5:7, that the Lord is waiting for the precious fruit of the earth -- children --- to be harvested, Lloyd began going to the nations.  At first, he was all about leading kids to Jesus, and then God showed him how getting those kids to lead others to Jesus would mean harvest multiplication, so he began the children's school of evangelism.  

  • He also writes the scripts and leads the family in the weekly radio international Bible dramas that reach thousands. Catch him on the next show to hear the world's greatest storyteller!

  • Solid Bible teaching is the hallmark of his sermons, focused on faith and healing.  Miracles of all sorts have happened as the Lord confirms with signs and wonders. And, he teaches how to keep healing by a lifestyle of speaking God's Word over their circumstances.

 

Family & Hobbies:

  • Married since 1998 to his Bible School sweetheart, Marie

  • Dad of three almost-grown kids, two daughters in college, and a teenage son

  • Originally from the Los Angeles area, this guy still loves his Mexican food and laying on a beach in his free time! He is the best chef, known for his fried rice or Japanese sukiyaki. 

  • He loves spending time with Jesus in the evenings on walks to the lake.

  • His favorite leisurely weekend would be reading his Bible or books on great men of God while relaxing at their family home in Virginia! 

  • His favorite things (besides Star Wars movie): trying new global cuisines, taking in a new Avengers movie at the theater, golfing, biking, or tie shopping excursions,...Lloyd is almost always looking for ways to know God and make Him known!

Marie's Story

Marie Tsuruda, the co-founder of FOFGM, is a lifelong missionary to children. Marie’s heartbeat is sharing the love of Jesus with kids in orphanages, churches, schools, and villages worldwide through outreach events, particularly children’s gospel crusades, and global multimedia ministry.  Marie has had the great honor of leading over one million boys and girls to Christ in 79 nations and counting in three decades of children’s ministry. 


Education:

  • Rhema Bible Training College as an evangelist

  • Willie George’s children’s ministry school

  • Christian TV station internship (hosted Victory Kids TV Program)

  • Teen Mania Missions internship

  • School of Evangelism thru Reinhard Bonnke’s Christ for All Nations.

  • University degree in elementary education from Oral Roberts University

  • Currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Norvel Hayes’ New Life Bible College. 

Experience:

  • Pastoring with her husband

  • Owning a daycare

  • Leading the county homeschool group

  • Directing afterschool Bible clubs for public school kids

  • Children’s pastoring in most of the seven states they’ve lived

  • Children’s Missionary to every continent

Testimony:

  • Raised in a Baptist church by a long heritage of Christians on her father’s side

  • Inspired by a mother raised in a Baptist orphanage, Marie has been in humanitarian aid work with orphans and vulnerable children globally since her childhood.

  • Born again at the age of 8, her parents led her to Christ.

  • Called into missions work at age 10 at summer camp.

  • Filled with the Holy Spirit at 13, she had a supernatural vision of Jesus that truly saved her life.

  • Healing: Marie often shares the testimony of God’s healing from a brain tumor and a paralyzing stroke.  They have seen countless miracles along their journey with blind eyes opening, the deaf hearing, tumors disappearing, and the lame walking.  

Family & Hobbies:

  • Married since 1998 to her Bible School sweetheart, Lloyd.

  • Homeschooling mom of three almost-grown kids, two daughters in college, and a teenage son.

  • The kids lead worship or do drama, clowning, crafts, or puppets! Their Radio Ministry is a Bible story drama going to over 70 nations each week seeing thousands receive Christ.  

  • Originally from Alabama, this lady still loves her sweet tea and chocolate pie with a side of southern hospitality, often shown by hosting international guests in their home.  Cooking is a hobby she is still learning as homestyle might also imply burnt biscuits (with chocolate gravy)! 

  • She loves spending time with Jesus in the mornings sitting on the backyard swing or her grandmother’s prayer rocking chair. On her errand days, she prioritizes lifestyle evangelism in one on one soul-winning. Workdays, she spends at her very pink home office surrounded with decorative globes -- usually before lunch, she has talked to a few countries!

  • Mid-day dog walks with their cocker spaniels to the nearby lake, followed by afternoon high tea talking and praying with her friends and family on the porch, are how she enjoys spending a leisurely weekend at their family home in Virginia! 

  • Her favorite things (besides The Sound of Music movie): Museums, performing arts events, exploring nature in mountains and beaches, sometimes even on horseback or hiking a waterfall, playing games, puzzles, reading, painting, and coloring...Marie is always a kid at heart!