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Facts and History

Quick Facts About the True Jesus Church

Denomination: Independent
Established: 1917
Founder: the Lord Jesus Christ
Membership: 1.5 million in 60 countries
Essential Doctrines: One True God, Salvation, Water Baptism, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Washing of Feet, Holy Communion, Sabbath (Saturday), and Christ's Second Coming

The History of the True Jesus Church


The True Jesus Church was established in 1917 in Beijing, China. The early workers, having received the Holy Spirit and revelation of the true gospel, began preaching the truth of salvation to every province of China. The power of God manifested mightily through the presence of the Holy Spirit and through accompanying signs and miracles.

Development in Asia

The gospel spread to Taiwan in 1926 and rapidly to other parts of Asia and the Pacific. Under God’s guidance, the church developed rapidly throughout Asia and became one of the largest Christian churches in Taiwan.

Development in other continents

Starting in the 1960’s, churches were established in North America, Europe, and Australia. And under the continued guidance of the Lord, the gospel has also reached Africa, Central and South America, and Russia.


The Lord Jesus commissioned His disciples to proclaim the gospel to every nation (Mark 16:15-16) and to attend to the spiritual needs of all believers in the church (Jn 21:15-17). We pray that the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit will enable us to fulfill these commissions. We will continue to expand this ministry by reaching out to all people. Through prayer, studying the Scriptures and mutual encouragement, we strive to deepen the members’ relationship with the Lord. Ultimately, the church may present herself holy and pure to the Lord.

Why “True” Jesus Church?

  • The God we worship is the true God; thus His church is the true church.
  • The Lord Jesus called Himself the true vine. The church, which is His body, is therefore called the true church.
  • The true church preaches the true and complete gospel, which is confirmed by the Holy Spirit, signs, and miracles.

(References: 1 Jn 5:20; Jn 15:1,5; 17:3)

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Established in 1917, the True Jesus Church proclaims the perfect gospel in many parts of the world and attend to the spiritual needs of her members..