History

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.

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 Commisoion, 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.

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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.

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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

Location

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

Mailing Address
PO Box 1386
Hixson, TN 37343

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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.