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Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS, for short) is a non-profit, para-church organization. Our various Christian ministries serve Japan, South America, and the United States. We are supported by an interdenominational network of Japanese and Asian-American churches and individual supporters.


Old baptism photo of a young man by a pastor

In May of 1950, the Japanese Evanglical Missionary Society (JEMS) was born at Mount Hermon as Japanese-American ministers met and prayed. After World War II, they had a dream to rebuild their churches, evangelize to their communities, and send the gospel of Christ back to Japan through the sending of missionaries.


We, the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society, believe…

That the Bible is God’s Word, written by men divinely and uniquely inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.In one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.In Jesus Christ, the world’s only Savior; in His pre-existence, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, bodily resurrection and personal return.In the Holy Spirit as a Person, indwelling and empowering the believer, convicting the unsaved, and presenting the claims of Christ.That sinful man is lost and can be redeemed only by the death and shed blood of Christ upon the cross through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. In the resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting, and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation.That the Church, the Body of Christ, is comprised of all who have accepted the redemption provided by Christ.

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