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Brazilian Baptist Convention

The Brazilian Baptist Convention (Portuguese: Convenção Batista Brasileira) is a Baptist Christian denomination in Brazil. It is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance. The headquarters is in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian Baptist Convention
Convenção Batista Brasileira
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ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Origin1907
Congregations8,392
Members1,618,663
Official websiteconvencaobatista.com.br

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HistoryEdit

The Brazilian Baptist Convention has its origins in the establishment of the first Baptist Baptist Church in Salvador (Bahia) in 1882, by the Southern Baptist Convention.[1] It was founded in 1907.[2] In 2015, it has 8,392 churches and 1,618,663 members. [3]

Social programsEdit

The Convention coordinates several social programs, through the "Missões Nacionais" especially for the rehabilitation of drug addicts, dance and sports and for young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods and housing orphaned children. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 102
  2. ^ Robert E. Johnson, A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2010, p. 289
  3. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, retrieved November 30, 2018
  4. ^ Luis Felipe dos Santos, A Igreja Batista contra o vício, super.abril.com.br, Brazil, September 15, 2017

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