The Nagoya team was started in 1987 when the Japan Presbyterian Church helped lead the Nagoya team to its present location in an urban area on the east side of Nagoya. Two church plants were started within a few years under the leadership of MTW missionary, Bruce Young. In 1995, MTW missionary Wayne Newsome became the team leader, and since that time two more church plants and an international school have been started.

In May 2008 the Nagoya team divided into two separate teams. The teams now are divided in the the Church-Planting team, led by Wayne Newsome, and the Theological Education team, led by Michael Oh.