Who We Are

JAKARTA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY (1961/63 - 2016)

September 1961 KEBAYORAN BAPTIST CHURCH was begun in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell Sears – pioneer Southern Baptist missionaries in Indonesia. Two years later on September 1, 1963, the small group organized themselves into a church and here is the statement they signed:

ACTING, AS WE BELIEVE, UNDER THE LEADING OF GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT WE, THE UNDERSIGNED BAPTIZED BELIEVERS, HEREBY COVENANT TOGETHER TO ORGANIZE AS A CHURCH BEARING THE NAME KEBAYORAN BAPTIST CHURCH.

There follows the name of 13 forward looking souls who by faith signed the document. An Indonesian congregation was started under the name Gereja Baptis Kebayoran and the two were distinguished as the English Language Church and the Indonesian congregation.

Since that date, although JIBC has moved on several occasions, it has stood for salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and world evangelism. A number of pastors have preached from its pulpit and many souls have been saved and baptized. 

In 2014 JIBC rented its present facilities in the South Jakarta area of Kemang. We are located at Gedung Kemang 7, Lantai 4, Jl. Kemang Raya No.7 Rt.013/Rw.01, Kecamatan Mampang Prapatan, Kelurahan Bangka, Jakarta Selatan, 12730.  

The Lord continues to bless this local fellowship of Believers as we seek to minister in the name of Christ to the English speaking community – both expats and locals. By faith, we believe that God has had, and will continue to have, a place for this Church in His kingdom’s work. Let us commit ourselves to continue steadfastly, assured of God’s purpose and presence and power in our midst.


Statement of faith

Our church is committed to the great truths of Biblical Christianity including these historic principles.


Scripture Alone

The Bible is the complete and perfect Word of God. It is the supreme rule for understanding faith and life.


Christ Alone

Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. He is sufficient and without Him, there is no possibility of salvation.


Grace Alone

Salvation is a gift from God. It is not earned or deserved, but is given by God through His mercy and grace.


Faith Alone

We are saved through faith in the work of Jesus Christ, not by our own work or effort.


The Glory of God Alone

All of life should be lived for God. All of creation is designed for the pleasure and praise of God in heaven.


Scripture : Roman 6 : 23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.