John and Elaine Mehn have served as BGC missionaries in Japan since 1985 with the primary ministry of cross-cultural church planting, direct evangelism and outreach, mobilization and equipping for church planting, leadership development, and spiritual renewal mentoring. (For more information on their current ministries click here.)
Since 1985 they have lived in the world’s largest city: Tokyo. Currently they live in Machida City, a large suburb of Tokyo with nearly 500,000 people (For address or contact information click here). Their home, in addition to their residence, is the operations center for the Church Planting Institute (CPI), and a renewal center for women in ministry called The Spring. They are both trainers, authors, and speakers.
Since the triple disasters of 3.11.2011, John served as the Disaster Response Director for the Japan Mission supervising over 25 teams to the affected areas.
John and Elaine Mehn have two children, Tim and Beth, and two grandchildren who are living in northern Illinois.
Their next Home Assignment is in 2020, but they do visit family in Northern Illinois (Rockford) in the summer and often then visit churches.