|Ron & Debbie Galbreath - Asia Pacific, Assemblies of God|
Ron has a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Southwestern University in Waxahachie, Texas, and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. He first came to Japan in 1988 and worked for 4 years as a public school teacher in the city of Himi in west central Japan. In 1992 Ron received foreign missions appointment to Japan through the Assemblies of God Division of Foreign Missions. In 1993, while visiting churches and raising support for his work in Japan, Ron met Debbie. It was love at first sight. Ron and Debbie were married February 12, 1994, and returned to Japan in August of the same year.
Debbie has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She was in the Pre-Med. program preparing for a career in pediatrics. After graduating in 1989, she decided to take a job teaching English in Japan before returning to the States for medical school. She ended up teaching for 3 years on the southern island of Kyushu. It was tough to say good-bye! In 1994, she was back in Washington State preparing for the entrance exam to medical school when she met Ron. Less than a year later, she was on a plane back to Japan as Mrs. Galbreath, a missionary with the Assemblies of God.