Missions in Mexico and Central America are expanding their reach to spread the gospel. We are proud to support Spanish Ministries of International Board of Jewish Missions (IBJM). This page features excerpts from the IBJM website. To find out more, please visit the IBJM website.
IBJM was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus.
Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53.
Persecuted and beaten by friends and forsaken by his family, God led the young Gartenhaus to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.
Built on the biblical command and priority for Jewish evangelism found in Scripture, the vision of Dr. Gartenhaus was two-fold. First, assisting and equipping existing local churches in fulfilling the Great Commission, by reaching both Jews and Gentiles with the gospel. Secondly, his heartbeat was to see local churches established in and near to Jewish communities.
Today, IBJM world headquarters are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The ministry has grown over the years with workers now in many U.S. cities and in 18 countries across the globe.