Mission Field: Tokyo, Japan
Category: Global Professional
Projects: Tokyo Multicultural Church
Personal Journey | Jon was raised on the mission field in Japan where his parents served with the EFCM as church planters. He accepted Christ as Saviour when he was 5 years old. Jon was married in 1977 and has three grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren. Lyn, his wife of almost 36 years, died in February 2012 after a 3 year bout with cancer. Jon, along with Lyn, served as church planters in Japan with the EFCM for 20 years before returning to the U.S. to care for Lyn’smother. Jon married Laura Shannon in January 2018 after returning to Japan as a single missionary in 2016. Laura had been a single missionary serving in Japan since 1994, serving as an English teacher in KEEP (Kanto Evangelistic English Program). She continues with that ministry and serves with Jon at TMC (Tokyo MultiCultural Church).
Current Ministry | Jon and Laura work with Dale and Ann Little and a core group at Tokyo Multicultural Church, an intercultural ministry that seeks to reach Japanese and the international community of Tokyo with the gospel. Laura also continues to teach English in three Tokyo area churches.