JBM Representative: TSUZAKA YOSHIO ( Pastor of Fussa Bethel Christ Church)
We, the Japan Bethel Mission, are a group of churches that were founded by the missionaries of Bethel Temple in Seattle USA. From 1914~2004, the Bethel Temple church of Seattle, has sent 75 missionary pastors to 25 different countries all over the world. In 1950, Bethel Temple sent Mary Tyler as a missionary worker to Tokyo, Japan. & she founded a church there. Pastor Morita & his wife Emiko both came from this church & soon after, they were sent to Rikuzen Takada city in Iwate prefecture to pioneer Rikuzen Takada Christ Church. In 1952, Bethel Temple sent another missionary, Ruth (キロネン) to Fussa City in Tokyo area . There she founded Fussa Bethel Christ Church. In 1962, missionary pastor George & Marybeth Frazer were sent to Kurume City, Fukuoka prefecture & they founded Kurume Bethel Christ Church. In 1982, missionary pastor Nils & Andrea Olson were sent to Munakata city in Fukuoka prefecture, and there they founded Munakata Bethel Christian Center.