In May of 1950, JEMS - the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society - was born at Mount Hermon as ministers met and prayed. After World War II, they had a dream to rebuild their churches, evangelize their communities, and send the gospel of Christ back to Japan through the sending of missionaries.
Today, fifty years later, God has honored that dream and more, as JEMS now involves all Asians through its ministries with the local church, on college campuses, through conferences and retreats, and many other programs and ministries.
Sharing the gospel overseas has also expanded with the development of many programs and the inclusion of South America as another mission field.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, JEMS is a non-profit, para-church organization. It is supported by an interdenominational network of Japanese and Asian American churches and especially by individual supporters.