Asian churches are growing in number and depth across the Southern Baptist Convention, and our partnership is essential to fulfilling the Revelation 7:9 vision. Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese congregations represent the Asian faces of the SBC, and many are active partners in IMB’s work of taking the gospel to the nations.
Together, we are taking the good news of Jesus to every corner of the earth.
Each May, we celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the work of the IMB. This year, we focus on three missionaries who made unique contributions, Reiji and Alice Hoshizaki, Joo-Chan and Bo-Bae Kim, and Lough Fook.
First Asian missionaries sent by FMB/IMB – 1955 to 1984
Missionaries to Mexico and East Asia
Fook heard the gospel from Rosewell Graves, IMB Missionary in China from 1855–1912, was discipled and became burdened to bring the gospel to the Chinese in British Guiana.
Download print-outs of activities and stories for children to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions.
Ezra Bae is IMB’s Asian American mobilizer. In this role, Ezra is responsible for connecting with Asian American congregations for purposes of partnership and mobilization. Born in South Korea, Ezra studied theology in Virginia and North Carolina and served 14 years as senior pastor of a Korean Baptist church before relocating with his family to serve as a missionary in East Asia. Ezra and his wife, Heesoon, have two adult children.
A multitude from every language,
people, tribe and nation
knowing and worshiping
our Lord Jesus Christ
To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations
Rejoice over what God has done and continues to do as we intercede for missionaries and the nations.
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Since its beginning in 1845, the IMB has had one goal: take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.