The greatest problem facing humankind is not a natural disaster, a humanitarian crisis, or political instability. The greatest problem in the world is lostness.


A message from Paul Chitwood

“I love the work we do at IMB. It’s only because of Southern Baptists and their faithful investment in my life that I am here serving as IMB president.”

Watch Paul’s video now.

Where we work

Each day, 157,690 people are dying without Christ.

IMB missionaries live among these people, many who have never heard the gospel. At the IMB, we believe that missionary presence cultivates gospel access, gospel belief, and church planting and multiplication. See what lostness looks like in areas around the world and celebrate the work that God has done through IMB missionaries this last year.


The American peoples have a rich heritage of missions, yet more than 550 million American people are living without Jesus....

Asia-Pacific Rim

The Asia-Pacific Rim is home to 2.3 billion people, living in 16 countries and representing nearly 30% of the world’s total population...

Central Asia

All the Persian and Turkic peoples who call Central Asia home are unreached. Most Central Asians have no knowledge of biblical Christianity and are unaware that the gospel is good news....

Deaf Peoples

Most of the approximately 70 million Deaf people around the world have never seen Jesus's name signed in their language. Often ignored and oppressed, the Deaf are some of the least evangelized people on earth....


Europe’s 810 million residents are from every country in the world. Though diverse, the people of Europe do have one thing in common – more than 98% do not follow Jesus. ...

North Africa & Middle East

North African and Middle Eastern peoples live in a place where history blends with the modern world. Filled with unengaged and unreached peoples, there the church is engaged in a captivating resurgence unlike any other....

South Asia

From the heights of the mighty Himalayas to the crystal-clear water of the Maldives, South Asia is both awe-inspiring and heart-wrenching. It has the largest concentration of non-Christians on the planet. South Asia is home to more than 500 million Muslims and is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. ...

Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has a growing Christian population. Yet still nearly 1,600 unreached people groups remain in sprawling cities, barren deserts, rain forests, and tropical islands. Partner with us to reach them with the gospel....

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Together, we join God in His mission. Learn more about our five strategic objectives.

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Your generosity transformed lives


missionaries supported with comprehensive care


new churches




people received leadership training


people heard the gospel


new believers


new people groups and places engaged

How We’re Funded

Your church’s support of the Cooperative Program enables us to fuel overseas ministry needs that are not covered through the Lottie Moon offering.

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