Jean-Jacques found Christ in his homeland of France. Immediately, he began telling others about Christ and sharing Christian literature. Desiring to get further training, he attended BMM's Bible institute in Algrange. There he met Valerie, an American MK who grew up in France. Jean-Jacques and Valerie married in 2002 and joined BMM the same year. The Cheloudtchenko family serves in France’s Basque region.