Manipur Baptist Convention

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Manipur Baptist Convention (MBC) is an apex body of the Baptist Churches in Manipur, India. As of 2015, it has 1,303 churches and 196,217 baptized members[1]. It is under the Council of Baptist Churches in Northeast India (CBCNEI).[2] The convention is also a member of Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF)[3] and Baptist World Alliance (BWA). The General Secretary of the Manipur Baptist Convention is Wungnaoting Konghar.[4]

History[edit]

Missionary from the American Baptist Mission arrived in Manipur in 1896. The first converts the missionary had were Tangkhul Nagas. They in turn converted neighboring ethnic tribes to Christianity. In 1903 A. Porom Singh became the first Meitei convert.[5]

Statistics[edit]

The statistics for the MBC is given below with the number of churches and number of Baptized Church members only as on 2011[6].

Communicant members including children and non-baptized family members are not included in the statistics.

Sl. No. Association Churches Members
1. Aimol Baptist Association 15 2,128
2. Anal Naga Baptist Association 48 5,372
3. Chin Baptist Association 17 1,915
4. Chongthu Baptist Churches Association 35 3,300
5. Chothe Baptist Churches Association 10 1,245
6. Chiru Rem Baptist Churches Association
7. Gangte Baptist Association 13 700
8. Inpui Naga Baptist Churches Association 12 2,207
9. Kuki Baptist Convention 264 16,333
10. Komrem Baptist Churches Association 59 8,934
11. Lamkang Naga Baptist Association 20 2,700
12. Liangmei Naga Baptist Association 67 11,159
13. Mao Baptist Churches Association 34 7,865
14. Maring Naga Baptist Association 54 6,328
15. Maram Naga Baptist Association 20 2,790
16. Meitei Baptist Association 43 1,500
17. Monsang Naga Baptist Churches Association 05 1,056
18. Moyon Naga Baptist Association 10 1,018
19. Nepali Gorkhali Baptist Churches Association 18 1,009
20. Poumai Naga Baptist Association 62 17,613
21. Rongmei Naga Baptist Association 187 23,099
22. Sadar Baptist Association 23 2,906
23. Simte Baptist Churches Association
24. Southern Tangkhul Naga Baptist Association 78 12,980
25. Thadou Baptist Association 50 5,500
26. Tangkhul Baptist Churches Association 79 37,200
27. Thangal Naga Baptist Association 11 1,470
28. Tarao Baptist Association 04 413
29. Vaiphei Baptist Churches Association 04 480
30. Zeme Naga Baptist Association 24 2,811
Total 1,272 1,82,576

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