American Baptist International Ministries

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American Baptist International Ministries (formerly known as the American Baptist Missionary Union and the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society) is an international Protestant Christian missionary society founded in 1814 in the United States. It is a constituent board affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.


Adoniram Judson, co-founder of the Missionary Society

The Society was founded in 1814 at the first Triennial Convention and initially sponsored by two American missionaries in Burma, Adoniram Judson and Ann Hasseltine Judson. The organization is the oldest Baptist missionary organization based in North America. The Society was involved in sending workers to many different countries including China during the late Qing Dynasty.[1] As of 2009 the society has missionaries in 76 countries.[2]

Prominent American Baptist Missionaries[edit]

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The first chapel in the proximity of Kintambo, now "avenue de l'Avenir", quartier Basoko, Ngaliema, founded 1891 by Sims Aaron, legal representative to ABFMS.


  1. ^ American Presbyterian Mission (1867), p. v-vi
  2. ^ The Missionary Jubilee: An Account of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Baptist Missionary Union, at Philadelphia, May 24, 25, and 26, 1864, with Commemorative Papers and Discourses. American Baptist Missionary Union (Sheldon & Co., 1869) (accessed July 1, 2009 on Google Books)


  • American Presbyterian Mission (1867). Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese. Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press.

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