Established in Los Angeles, CA, in 2002 as "Jubilee Mission" by Olivet Assembly (OA) church musicians, the ministry began with a vision to raise musicians on the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to provide a platform for musicians to use their talents for God, and to strengthen the church worship in OA churches.
With greater inspiration to increase the presence and quality of Gospel music on college campuses and local communities, Jubilee Mission formed a non-denominational fellowship to collaborate with local Christian musicians. Through partnerships with local fellowships and Christian organizations, the ministry began its growth, gradually extending its influence into other fields of the performing arts, as well as media and education.
Jubilee Mission moved its headquarters to San Francisco in the year 2003. In 2004, Jubilee College of Music was established as part of Olivet University to better equip OA church musicians with the skills and Biblical foundation needed for Christian mission and service. The fellowship moved its headquarters in 2006 to New York City.
Through many collaborative events and projects worldwide, Jubilee Mission aims to cover the earth with praises as the water covers the sea. One significant collaborative project that Jubilee Mission organized in New York City brought together local musicians and college Gospel choirs from NYU, Fordham, Nyack and Pace for a concert at the historical Apollo theater.
In 2007, Jubilee Mission was rebranded to Jubilee World to represent the organization's diverse work in the music, entertainment and performing arts field, and formed a Senior Advisory Board to help broaden and strengthen the ministry's goals and strategies.
As Jubilee World continued to expand into more cities, the organization began to hold its own General Assembly on its anniversary date (July 10th) every year to gather its members together for further networking, training, and conferencing.
In 2012, the Jubilee World headquarters moved to Nashville and acquired a beautiful facility. In 2015, Jubilee World established its current 165,000 square foot headquarters in Saint Louis and acquired the 1,700-seat Orpheum Theater in the same city one year later.
After 15 years of ministry, Jubilee World looks ahead to growing many more Christian artists called to transform their culture into one that is Christ-centered and pure.
Ministries of Jubilee World include Jubilee Worship & Jubilee Dance (est. 2002), BREATHEcast (est. 2004), Jubilee College of Music, a music college part of Olivet University (est. 2004), Jubilee Academy (est. 2007) the Jubilee Chorus and the Jubilee Symphony Orchestra (est. 2007), Jubilee Song (est. 2010), Jubilee Kids School (est. 2011, The Jubilee School, a music certificate program part of Olivet University (est. 2013) and Jubilee Studio Fellowship (est. 2017)