Retired, New Generations

Mr. Jim Yost

Jim, along with his wife Joan, left for Irian Jaya, Indonesia in February of 1977 where they pioneered a church planting work among the northern Sawi and Asmat tribes located in the southern lowlands of Irian Jaya (now called Papua).  They witnessed a spiritual awakening there that ushered hundreds of people into God’s Kingdom.  A church was born and continues to grow to this day.  In 1996 they moved to the coastal city of Sentani where they have focused ministry on problem people, particularly youth.  Taking the concept “church without walls” they are planting cell-based fellowships on school campuses, in open-air markets, on basketball courts, in prisons, in prostitution centers, and on street corners.  Jim, who is officially retired, still actively mentors others to see movements happen that utilize obedience-based discipleship based on discovery Bible learning with high accountability.