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This image is from the church directory in 1973. Although Gardena Valley Baptist Church started out as a small, Japanese-speaking congregation, over the years it has grown into a large multi-ethnic community while maintaining some Japanese roots. Revered Harumi Nishimoto, the Issei Pastor, would lead a separate Japanese-speaking congregation which GVBC calls the "Nichigobu," or Japanese-language group.

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