Immanuel Baptist Church (Yangon, Burma)

Immanuel Baptist Church is in central Yangon at the corner of Mahar Bandoola Garden Street and Mahar Bandoola Road opposite Yangon City Hall. The church is one of the oldest Baptist churches in Yangon.

Immanuel Baptist Church
Immanuel Church Yangon.jpg
Location411, Mahar Bandoola Garden Street and Mahar Bandoola Road, Yangon
CountryMyanmar
DenominationBaptist
History
Founded1885
Architecture
Completed1885
Designations

HistoryEdit

Built in 1885 by an American missionary, the church was destroyed during World War II but rebuilt in 1952.[1] Until 1965, the pastor of the church was sent by the American Baptist International Ministries, which at that time was called the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society.[2] One of the founders of that missionary organisation was Adoniram Judson, who lived in Burma from 1813 to his death in 1850.[3] The church is on the Yangon City Heritage List, a list of man-made landmarks designated by the governmental Yangon City Development Committee.[4]

In the early 1960s over 90 percent of the congregation were Burmese, including ethnically Anglo-Indian and Anglo-Burmese.[5]

PastorsEdit

  • 1960-1965 Allen, Bradley Moore
  • 1965-1967 Unknown
  • 1967-1990 Poba, George C.
  • 1990-2013 F. John, Paul
  • 2013-Current Rev.D Yaw Lar

See alsoEdit

  1. Places of Worship in Myanmar
  2. VirtualTourist

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Immaneul Baptist Church".
  2. ^ Allen, Marcia M. (28 April 1963). "Now Rangoon is Home for us". Worcester Sunday Telegram, Feature Parade Section. p. 3. Retrieved 21 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Adoniram Judson
  4. ^ "Special Reports: Heritage List". The Myanmar Times. 2001-10-29.
  5. ^ Allen, Marcia M. (28 April 1963). "Now Rangoon is Home for us". Worcester Sunday Telegram, Feature Parade Section. p. 4. Retrieved 21 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

 
photo probably taken by Marcia Leilani McIntire Allen