Here is Rev. Cory Ishida’s plenary session message “It’s All About Mentorship,” at the Asian American Ministry Conference, November 8, 2014.
Pastor Cory Ishida was born in Alhambra, CA in 1947 to Nisei (second generation Japanese American) parents. He grew up in Pasadena, CA and graduated from UCLA with a degree in zoology. Cory has been married to his wife, Reine, since 1969. They have three married daughters and ten grandchildren. Cory was called as the senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles (Evergreen LA) in 1977. In 1997, he, along with 300 members of Evergreen LA, planted Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley (Evergreen SGV) located in La Puente, CA.