Jaars Center

About Us

We reduce barriers, ease burdens and deliver God’s Word. We do that by training, equipping, deploying and sustaining individuals, teams and stations to aid in the work of proclaiming the gospel to the whole creation.

Watch our feature-length documentary, Whatever It Takes, to learn more about how God has worked through JAARS over the last 75 years!


We train Christian workers to operate safely in both diverse and challenging conditions and cultures in the air, on land, and at sea.


We equip the global Church with the tools and infrastructure needed to reduce the barriers in their path, ease burdens they should not have to bear alone, and deliver God’s Word.


We deploy personnel and operational assets to sustain air, land, and sea operations in the most remote locations on the planet.


We sustain the challenging work of proclaiming the gospel by preempting and providing for the needs of our Bible translation partners worldwide so that they can continue effective ministry.

What We Believe

  1. We believe the Bible, the inspired Word of God, is completely trustworthy, speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.
  2. We believe in one God, who exists eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe all people, being created in the image of God, have intrinsic value, but as a result of sin are alienated from God and each other, and therefore in need of reconciliation.
  1. We believe that Jesus Christ, the son of God, born of the virgin Mary, is fully God and fully human. He demonstrated God’s love for sinners by suffering the penalty of death in their place, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended to heaven where he intercedes for his people.
  2. We believe all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior are, by the grace of God, declared to be right with him, receiving forgiveness and eternal life.
  3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return personally in glory, raise the dead, and judge the world.
  1. We believe all people will rise from the dead, those who are in Christ to enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost to suffer eternal separation from him.
  2. We believe in the Holy Spirit who imparts new life to those who believe in Christ; through his indwelling presence and transforming power he gives assurance and equips believers for holy living and effective service.
  3. We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and is commissioned to make disciples of all nations.

Our Heritage

We praise God for a legacy of his faithfulness.

From our earliest days 75 years ago, our passion has been to reach the unreached—both spiritually and practically. Our founder, Cameron Townsend, believed that all people should have God’s Word in their own language.