Location of Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church is located on the main Chandni Chowk Road, just opposite Gurdwara Sisganj and before the Fountain Chowk or Bhai Mati Das Chowk in Delhi.
Establishment of Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church is probably the oldest Christian mission in the whole of the northern Indian region. In the later half of 18th century, before the Revolt of 1857, the Baptist Missionary Society of London purchased a piece of land near Red Fort of Delhi where the Central Baptist Church was established in 1814.
Architecture of Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church is one of the oldest church structures in Delhi. This church is a fine example of European architecture of late 18th Century, when the Mughal rule was ended. The southern side entrance of Central Baptist Church has a large deep colonnaded porch supported on thick heavy circular columns. Likewise the other two sides of Central Baptist Church have double height balcony with semi-circular arched openings. Central Baptist Church has been well maintained with its original motifs and carvings which shows the French and Italian Renaissance. The roof of Central Baptist Church has been re-laid with stones and iron beams. The walls of Central Baptist Church have memorial tablets remembering the faithful Christian Britons and Indians who devoted their whole life in service of Central Baptist Church.
Naming of Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church is also known as Mother Church.
Important Personalities related to Central Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church has raised several leaders, preachers, pastors and reverends who were leading several other churches and denominations in Delhi, Maharashtra, Bengaluru, West Bengal and Kolkata. The priests and the clergymen like Walter David (President of Baptist Union of North India), Rev. Victor David, J.D Masih, S.P David (Former President of Baptist Union of North India), Mr. Dayal Masih, Dinesh Dass and many more.
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(Last Updated on : 13-05-2016)
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