Gartenhaus Training Center

Join us at the Gartenhaus Training Center in Hixson, TN for practical training and information for those desiring to witness to Jewish friends and contacts through the local church and abroad.

Four-Day Focus

The Four-Day Focus unites veteran field workers in Jewish missions and evangelism with those who wish to be more effective witnesses to Jewish people. Future full-time missionaries, local church leaders, and those with personal contacts among the Jewish people will find themselves challenged and blessed by this enriching conference.

Event Date:
June 23-26, 2025

Registration Deadline:
June 13, 2025

Holocaust Education Day

These public presentations are geared toward education regarding persecution of the Jewish people before, during, and after World War II. Both Christian and public schools alike use this program to help students understand the dangers of anti-Semitism and appreciate the sacrifice of many to restore freedom of religion and person.

Registration for this event has closed. Check back soon for details on next year’s Holocaust Education Day!

Event Date:
March 15, 2024

Registration Deadline:
March 5, 2024

French Language Program

Ecole Baptiste de Langue Française

A French Language Training Program for Missionaries and Students

An Intensive, Short-Term Semi-Immersion Program of Study

Primarily for Short-Term Missionaries, but others are welcome to apply

Registration for this event has closed. If you’d like information on the next French Language Training Program, please contact us!

Event Date:
January 9-February 17, 2023

Registration Deadline:
December 16, 2022


About IBJM

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, the young Gartenhaus was led by God to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.

Contact Us

Phone: (423) 876-8150
Fax: (423) 876-8156
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm


Physical Address (Museum & Events)
5106 Genesis Lane
Hixson, TN 37343

Mailing Address
PO Box 1386
Hixson, TN 37343

Ministry Partner: Shepherd's Bethel

Shepherd's Bethel provides missionary lodging, up to three years for those on deputation, one year for those on furlough, and their units are also available for short stays of just one night up to several weeks for missionaries who are traveling.  Contact Director Michael Weiss at (812) 936-9648.  Consult their website,, for additional details.

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