Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

BWA receives new members

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Ajoy Lama, 2nd right, of the Arunachal Baptist Church Council of India with, (from left) BWA First Vice President Jan Sethra, General Secretary Neville Callam and President Paul Msiza

Three organizations were granted membership in the Baptist World Alliance by the General Council at its meeting convened in Vancouver, Canada.

One new country has been added to the BWA roster. Founded in 1984, the Grenada Baptist Association has six churches and 400 members. Grenada is the newest country in the Caribbean to join the BWA family.

The Arunachal Baptist Church Council in Arunachal Pradesh state in Northeast India, established in 2008, comprises 95,000 members in more than 1,000 churches. It grew out of a merger of two Baptist groups in the state, one in the north and the other in the south, and becomes the 21st BWA member from India.

The Faith Evangelical Baptist Church in South Sudan has 7,000 members in 74 churches in both South Sudan and Kenya.  It was established in 2007.

The BWA now has 235 member organizations in 122 countries and territories.

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©July 6, 2016

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