Armenian Evangelical Baptist Church

The story of Baptist witness and ministry in Armenia began at the end of the nineteenth century. Its roots can be traced to an Armenian believers’ community in Tbilisi (in Georgia ), but also to Shushi and Alexandrapol (today’s Gyumri) in the part of Armenia which then was under the Russian Empire. However, it should also be noted that the ground for Baptist missions in Armenia , especially in its Eastern and Northern parts, was prepared by Lutheran missionaries from Basel , Switzerland , in the 1820s and 1830s. These missionaries acquainted Armenians with basic Protestant…

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