Cambodia Baptist Union

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The Cambodia Baptist Union (CBU, also known as the Cambodian Baptist Convention [1]) is a national cooperative association of Baptist churches in Cambodia. Although Baptist missions have been noted in Cambodia since at least 1953,[2] due to the turbulent contemporary history of Cambodia, the CBU was only organized in 1995 as the Khmer Baptist Convention.[3]

In 1994, the Baptists co-founded the Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia (EFC) and in 1997, a Baptist Federation was created uniting churches that were planted by Southern Baptists and independent Baptists [4] and co-founded the Kampuchea Christian Council in August 1998.[5]


The CBU participates actively in ecumenical relationships through:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Mark Ministries: A First For Cambodia
  2. ^ Steinberg (ed), David Joel; David P. Chandler (1987). In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1110-0. 
  3. ^ Garrison, David (1999). Church Planting Movements (booklet). Richmond: International Mission Board - Southern Baptist Convention. p. 28. 
  4. ^ Cambodian Christian Church: A Thumbnail Sketch of Evangelical Cambodian Church 1993-2001
  5. ^ Christian Conference of Asia: New Members of the CCA