On Sundays Joe Townsend attends Ealing Christian Japanese Church in West London, where he serves by giving the English message at Sunday school once a month during the church's bilingual services.

Joe also volunteers as JCL's Communications Editor and uses his skills in technology to design the layout of almost all JCL's publications.

Joe has made many Japanese friends and other connections over the years and is interested in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them all.