Headquartered in Los Angeles, JEMS 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.
"Jesus to every Japanese, Jesus every day."
Who We Are
In May of 1950, 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.
JEMS can be described by its four distinctive ministries:
These key ministries were brought into being by God and entrusted to JEMS to fulfill God’s mission amongst the Japanese and Asian Americans.