Elevate Church Japan is passionate about seeing people experience the love of God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Elevate Church is a Bible-teaching church that gives practical principles for daily living. We love to see God's plan unfold for people of all ages and all walks of life. We are a church that evangelizes, nurtures, and shares the good news about God's love, and we encourage people to do the same for others. We are a church plant from Elevate Church, Newhall campus located in Southern California, USA.


 DevOn & Mie Glenn

After leaving a professional music career, the Glenn family built a successful business in the Luxury Logistics industry that lasted ten years. Through a series of life challenges, God transformed them from having selfish aspirations to a lifetime commitment to serving others and advancing God’s Kingdom.

Devon comes from a background in entertainment, and Mie from a world of Japanese culture and traditions. Even though they had business success, they experienced a void and were missing their life purpose. Touched by God’s unconditional love, His encounter with them completely changed their life direction. They sold their home, and all their possessions, and committed their lives without compromise as followers of Jesus Christ.


Our Values


It dares you to see things differently.

The Bible alone dictates what we believe and practice. The Word is our standard.

Hebrews 11:6


Whatever it takes.

We passionately love God, love people, and love to serve because everyone matters.

Matthew 5:41


Everyone matters, especially family.

Beyond being human God spoke us into existence by a word – “family.” The impact of family can be the best example to our society that family life was God’s big idea.

Ephesians 1:5


Jesus remains but methods change.

To be an effective Church, we must be culturally relevant to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:10


WE is better than ME.

Team collaboration brings better results to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, our greatest partnership is the Holy Spirit, who ignites every spiritual gift that comes from above.

Ecclesiastes 4:9


what We Believe


We believe in the virgin birth and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and died for our sins. His life was the perfect sacrifice for the atonemennt of our sins. ➡︎ John 1:1 ➡︎ Acts 2:3-24

God's Word

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It is divinely inspired, infallible, and fully authorative. It is the final source for how to live life and what to believe. ➡︎ 2 Timothy 2:16-17 ➡︎ 2 Peter 1:20-21 ➡︎ Psalm 119:105 ➡︎ Psalm 9:7-11

The Trinity

We believe in one eternal God, existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. ➡︎ Genesis 1:26 ➡︎ Matthew 28:19 ➡︎ 2 Corinthians 13:14


We believe that we have all sinned and are in need of forgiveness. This forgiveness became available to us through the blood that Jesus shed for us. ➡︎ Genesis 2:15-17, 33:1-24 ➡︎ Romans 3:23


We believe that we have all sinned and are in need of forgiveness. This forgiveness became available to us through the blood that Jesus shed for us. ➡︎ Genesis 2:15-17, 33:1-24 ➡︎ Romans 3:23

Death Was Arrested

We believe Jesus rose from the dead, declaring victory over death and hell. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father. ➡︎ Ephesians 1:20 ➡︎ Philippians 2:6-11 ➡︎ Hebrews 1:2-3


We believe that healing is provided by Christ's redemptive work on the cross. ➡︎ Mark 16:15-20 ➡︎ 1 Peter 2:24

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that to walk in the power of God, we must receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is our helper and enables us to use our gifts, which include speaking in tongues. ➡︎ Galatians 5:16-25 ➡︎ Hebrews 6:1 ➡︎ Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-48

We Will Rise Again

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. ➡︎ Revelation 20:11-15

Water Baptism

We believe that water baptism is an outward symbolic sign and testimony that demonstrates that Jesus died for our sins and was raised by the power of the Holy Spirit. In baptism, we are identifying wiht His death and resurrection. ➡︎ Matthew 29:19 ➡︎ Acts 8:35-37 ➡︎ Romans 6:3-9 ➡︎ Colossians 2:11-12 ➡︎ 1 Peter 3:20-21

Jesus' Return

We believe that we are called to be Jesus' hands and feet here on earth and that He is coming back for His church. ➡︎ Acts 1:9-1 ➡︎ Thessalonians 4:16-17

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1898-11 Hitomurao, Minamiuonuma-shi, Niigata, Japan 949-7316

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