Japanese Baptist Church of Seattle...



...is a community of believers in Jesus Christ who join together to worship, to learn, to encourage one another, and to serve our community and our world. Please view our Special Events and Scheduled Events for the latest information.






Seeking Youth Director and Nursery Director


Do you share our values in the importance of investing in and raising up the next generation? We're seeking some special people to be our Youth Director (20 hrs/week) and our Nursery Director (2.5 hrs/week). For position descriptions and contact information, click here.

Coming up...


Sunday, April 20, 2014, 11:00am Easter worship service with the combined English and Japanese congregations. Pastor Jennifer will bring the message "An Easter Wardrobe Makeover" and Pastor Sakiyama will bring the message "Do Not Hold on to Me." The scripture for the day will be John 20: 1-18.

Please join us for Sunday worship services in English or Japanese.


We have a rich history as a church founded over 110 years ago to engage in ministry for and with immigrants from Japan. Throughout the years, we have been an important part of the Japanese-American community in the Greater Seattle area.

JBC offers worship services and other programs in both English and Japanese. Our Senior Minister, Rev. Jennifer Ikoma-Motzko, regularly preaches at the English service. Rev. Yukio Sakiyama, our Associate Minister, preaches at the Nichigo (Japanese-language) service.

Reflecting trends in the Greater Seattle area, our current mission is to serve those who identify themselves more broadly as or with the Asian American peoples in the Greater Seattle area. We are pleased that our current members come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, as well as a full range of ages and generations, and we believe that all will find a warm welcome here.

JBC is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the USA, and we support its missions work through our giving and our personal participation. We also support other Christian missions and agencies, emphasizing those that serve our community and/or provide ministry to Asians and Asian-Americans.