Our Fearless Leaders!

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Devon & Mie Glenn are passionate about discipleship, marketplace ministry, family restoration, and most importantly – Jesus! They believe that Christianity is a lifestyle. God transformed the couple from having selfish aspirations to a commitment to serving others and advancing God’s Kingdom. Their family left sunny California, friends, ten years in business, and sold their dream home to move to Japan in August 2017 with a passion to reach Japan.

They are intentional about strengthening, encouraging, and equipping Japanese people through discipleship resources, church leadership coaching, marketplace ministry, and fighting the problem of suicide.

Their calling is for Japanese residence to know and follow Jesus passionately, be filled with the Holy Spirit, multiply and lead teams of believers, to bring the hope of the gospel to every corner of the world!

Devon and Mie own and run Heaven’s Café which is a miracle Café in Minamiuonuma City, Niigata prefecture, and lead ministry at Elevate Church Japan. In addition, they travel throughout Japan ministering to churches and working to help church leaders develop their strategy for discipleship and growth!

Devon’s Story: A Natural Born Entrepreneur

Devon’s life leading up to full time ministry is definitely non-traditional; from owning a restaurant, to becoming a hairstylist and earning a spot on the Paul Mitchell Styling Team to becoming a renowned drummer and performing worldwide. Read more about his life from his IMBD profile…

Mie’s Story: A Story of Hope and Redemption

Through the suffering of loss and pain Mie found hope and the redemptive power that can only come from Jesus. Learn more about her story as well check out her book One Love.

Our Affiliations:

  • Their ministry is under the covering of Lead Pastors Mauricio and Virginia Ruiz of Elevate Church in Newhall, CA. They were ordained through Elevate Church in July 2017.
  • Devon serves as a Board member of Empowering Japan