Asian American female missionary telling a story, sitting on cushions with children and mothers wearing hijabs
International Mission Board
Asian Church Missions

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.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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.

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Reiji and Alice Hoshizaki

First Asian missionaries sent by FMB/IMB – 1955 to 1984

Joo-Chan and Bo-Bae Kim

Missionaries to Mexico and East Asia

Lough Fook

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.

Resources for Kids

Download print-outs of activities and stories for children to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions.

Ezra Bae portrait

Ezra Bae

Asian Church Mobilization Strategist

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.

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The IMB’s vision is not ours to fashion.

“God has given His vision to the church. That vision, expressed so clearly in Revelation 7:9 of a multitude of every language, people and tribe and nation, is His vision.” — Dr. Paul Chitwood


A multitude from every language,
people, tribe and nation
knowing and worshiping
our Lord Jesus Christ
(Rev. 7:9)


To serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations

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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.