Goals and Objectives

The heartbeat of IBJM is sharing the truth of the Messiah with Jewish people. Our desire is to see them come to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. This purpose has not changed over the years as we continue to reach out to these precious people.

  1. To work with local churches in sending God-called missionaries to fields where there is little or no witness.
  2. To establish and maintain New Testament churches near Jewish communities.
  3. To assist local churches in obeying the Lord’s command to preach the gospel to Jewish people.
  4. To train Christians in methods of approach to Jews, and to provide materials to develop an effective witness.
  5. To publish and distribute the Bible and other suitable literature to Jewish people throughout the world.
  6. To distribute relief to needy Hebrew Christians.
  7. To bring light through the gospel to Jews and Gentiles, pointing them to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and to encourage spiritual growth.
  8. To reach out to Jewish people through radio and television ministries.
  9. To establish Everlasting Nation Fellowship prayer groups and classes, knowing that God will bless those who love Israel.
  10. To conduct prophetic Bible and missionary conferences to stir the hearts of God’s people in these last days.
  11. To render assistance to worthy students preparing for Jewish missions work.

Support the Ministry

The ultimate purpose of IBJM is to bring the Jewish people in direct contact with the truth of the gospel. Help IBJM fulfill our purpose by supporting the ministry financially.


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, shepherdsbethel.org, for additional details.

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