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Jenny Martin

My Story

Proclaiming the Risen Son in the Land of the Rising Sun!

I am a Korean-American, the daughter of Korean immigrant parents, born in Berlin and raised for a short time in Chicago and a long time in Dallas. I left a part of my heart there in Texas! I earned a B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders from Baylor University followed by a M.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas. I worked as a speech-language pathologist in public schools and private settings before the Lord opened up a door for me to serve Him in Japan.

I met my husband Tim in Japan while I was there as a missionary and he was stationed there with the US Navy. After that, I received an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

As God leads and provides, we have a heart to equip the Japanese church so that many more Japanese may be among the nations giving Him glory!


My greatest blessings are my husband Tim and two kids, Hudson and Annalise.

Ministry Focus:

Our family is serving in Nagoya, Japan at Christ Bible Institute as well as in church planting ministry alongside a Japanese pastor. Learning the Japanese culture and language is a lifelong continuing education and always a part of our ministry. As wife and mom, my ministry is largely focused on discipling and homeschooling our children.

The People:

The Japanese are the second largest unreached people group in the world. As such, there is a lot of the image of God here in Japan who have yet to hear the name of Jesus Christ. The gospel came to Japan centuries ago but has never taken root. What is most needed for Japan is prayer.

Primary Prayer Request:

Pray for the Japanese church, that the gospel may take root in Japan and a gospel movement may grow across this nation.

For us personally, pray for our language fluency and cultural understanding to grow.

Pray for our children who are living between cultures as missionary kids, yearning for friendship; that they would know deeply the love of God for them and would grow in their love for Him.

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