Korea Baptist Convention

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Korea Baptist Convention
AbbreviationKBC
ClassificationEvangelicalism
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
Origin1949
Congregations3,299
Members520,000
Official websitekoreabaptist.or.kr

The Korea Baptist Convention is a Baptist Christian denomination in South Korea. It is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance. The headquarters is in Seoul.

History[edit]

The Korea Baptist Convention has its origins in the early Baptist churches established by Canadian missionary Malcolm Fenwick in 1896. [1] The Southern Baptist Convention also contributed to the planting of churches.[2] The Convention is officially founded in 1949. [3]. In 2017, it has 3,299 churches and 520,000 members. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 328
  2. ^ J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 1649
  3. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 329
  4. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, retrieved November 26, 2018

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