United Baptist Church of Mozambique

The United Baptist Church of Mozambique (Portuguese: Igreja União Baptista de Moçambique) is a Baptist Christian denomination in Mozambique. The headquarters is in Maputo.

United Baptist Church of Mozambique
Igreja União Baptista de Moçambique
ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
HeadquartersMaputo, Mozambique



The Church has its origins in 1921 with the building of a mission by the Swedish Scandinavian Independent Mission in Maputo.[1] In 1970, the Evangelical Baptist Church and the Scandinavian Baptist Mission merged to form the United Baptist Church of Mozambique. [2] According to a census published by the association in 2006, it claimed 1,178 churches and 400,000 members.[3]

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  1. ^ J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 1345
  2. ^ Erwin Fahlbusch, Geoffrey William Bromiley, The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 3, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, USA, 2003, p. 664
  3. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 398



- Eric Morier-Genoud, Archives, historiographie et églises évangéliques au Mozambique, Lusotopie, Paris: Karthala, 2000, pp. 621–630.

- Eric Morier-Genoud, Arquivos, historiografia e igrejas evangelicas em Moçambique, Estudos Moçambicanos, Maputo: Université Eduardo Mondlane, n°19, 2001, pp. 137–154

- A.W. Wardin (ed.), Baptists around the World. A Comprehensive Handbook, Nashville (Tennessee), Broadman & Holdman Publishers, 1995 : 52, 53, 413.

- E. Hanson & B. Wennberg, Mission Genom Hundra År, Tidaholm (Sweden), Fribaptisamfundets Förlag, 1991.