Garo Baptist Convention
Garo Baptist Convention is a Baptist Christian denomination of India and Bangladesh. It is named after the ethnic group of the name Garo. Most members of this church are in Meghalaya. The Garo Baptist Convention had 2,407 churches and 264,380 members in 2013. In Bangladesh the central office of the GBC is located in Birisiri under the suburban area Susong Durgapur of Netrokona District, it was established in the year of 1890.
The Garo Baptist Convention consists of churches planted by the American Baptist missionaries since the mid-19th century in the state of Meghalaya.
This convention of Baptist churches in Meghalaya consists of more than 2,407 churches and 264,380 baptised adults in 2013. In Bangladesh there are 12,340 members.
Garo Baptist Convention is also a member of the Council of Baptist Churches in North-East India or CBCNEI, an umbrella organization of Baptist Churches in North-East India, which has other sister Baptist Associations such as the Nagaland Baptist Church Council, Karbi-Anglong Baptist Convention and Arunachal Baptist Church Council.
In Bangladesh, the other Baptist conventions are Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha (member 15,000) and Bangladesh Baptist Fellowship. GBC runs the J.N.B. Memorial Baptist Training Institute in Birishiri, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.