Baptist Convention of Haiti

Baptist Convention of Haiti
Convention Baptiste d'Haïti
AbbreviationCBH
ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersCap-Haïtien, Haiti
Origin1914
Congregations112
Members50,000

Baptist Convention of Haiti (French: Convention Baptiste d'Haïti) is a Baptist Christian denomination, affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance, in Haiti. The headquarters is in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti.

History[edit]

The Baptist Convention of Haiti has its origins in a mission of the Baptist Missionary Society in 1823 in Cap-Haïtien. [1] In 1923, the American Baptist Home Mission Society established and worked at the union of Baptist churches. [2] The Convention is officially formed in 1964. [3]

In 1994, it established the Christian University of Northern Haiti in Limbé. [4]

In 2010, it has 112 churches and 50,000 members. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 267
  2. ^ Patrick Taylor, Frederick I. Case, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions: Volume 1: A - L; Volume 2: M - Z, University of Illinois Press, USA, 2013, p. 719
  3. ^ J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 285
  4. ^ Robert E. Johnson, A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2010, p. 297
  5. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, retrieved September 29, 2018