World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade

Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade (OBEC) is a Baptist Christian church body in the state of Odisha in Eastern India. It is affiliated to the Baptist World Alliance. Its headquarters is in Bhubaneswar. OBEC has 405,000 baptized members and more than 650,000 total communicant members in 3,865 churches.[1]

History

On 7 February 1822, Rev William Bampton, Rev James Pegg of General Baptist Missionary Society of England reached Orissa at the Pattamundai Coast and preached in Berhampur. The first baptism took place in Berhampur on December 25, 1827, of Shri Eron Senapoti served by Rev. Bampton. The first ordination of the Oriya preachers Rev. Gangadhar Sarangi and Rev. Ramchandra Jee Jachuck took place in 1835. In 1867 Indian Auxiliary Mission was formed and continued until 1899. Then, Indian Baptist Missionary Society was formed and continued till 1909. Afterward, that society continued under another name, Utkal Christian Church Union, until 1933, when it changed its name again not as a Union but as part of a Central Council. Later the Orissa Baptist Evangelistic Crusade took over the evangelical responsibility of Orissa Baptists since 1969 independently. As of 1 January 2006, OBEC has 26 consolidated Unions, 3240 churches and about 648,000 members above 13 years and 300,000 baptized believers.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ eron
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.