GUWAHATI, Oct 18 - The first Baptist churches in the North East, viz., Guwahati Baptist Church, Nagaon Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church, Sivasagar, are going to celebrate 175 years of their founding. A daylong celebration is accordingly scheduled for October 25 at Guwahati Baptist Church here.
These churches were founded by Nathan Brown, Miles Bronson and Cyrus Barker on January 25, 1845.
�Those pioneer American Baptist missionaries not only founded the church but also rendered benevolent service to the society including education, literature and resuscitation of the Assamese language at a very crucial time in the history of Assam. Apart from organising jubilee in January at their respective places, a joint jubilee is being organised in Guwahati on October 25,� a press release issued by Pastor A Haque said.