The Judsons preached the gospel for many years before the first convert Maung Naw who was baptized in 1819. The gospel spread very slowly among the Bamar Buddhists but was joyously accepted by the Kayin, Kachin, Chin and other ethnic minorities who adhered to traditional faiths. The rapidly growing number of Christians finally led to the formation of the Burma Baptist Missionary Convention on 15th December, 1865, later known as Burma Baptist Convention and today as Myanmar Baptist Convention (MBC).
To organize and engage all the Baptist in Myanmar in proclaiming and witnessing. The message of Salvation o fLord Jesus and Holistic mission in Myanmar and throughout the world.
The Myanmar Baptist Convention is formed basically by all the Baptist Churches in Myanmar through the Language and Regional Groups. The MBC commits for spiritual maturity of the Baptist Christians, having the life in all its fullness by everyone. Preservation and promotion of Baptist Faith and Order, and heritages and becoming good citizens through workshop, effective trainings and seminars, publishing of literature, producing supporting materials in different formats, sharing of resources, partnership and cooperation with other churches and organizations inside and outside the country.
Motto and Symbols
The motto of the MBC is “Service and Sacrifice”.
MBC officers and directors
Vice president – Rev. Saw Samson, Rev. Dr. Aye Nwe
General Secretary – Rev. Dr. Thang Cin Lian
Associate General Secretary – Rev. Dr. Robert Pun
Treasurer – Sayama Nang Thuzar Mon
Ministers Department – Rev. Dr. Saw Eh Thaw
Youth Department – Saya Win Htut Thar Kyi
Literature and Publication Department – Saya Saw Silas Mahuyar Wah
Christian Education Department – Saya Saw Harrison
Women Department – Sayama Nant Buddy Htoo
Men Department – Saya Brang Seng
Evengilisml and Mission Department – Rev. Ro Sang
Theological Education Department – Rev. Dr. Saw Cyrus Sein
Christian Communication Department – Sayama May Hninsi
Finance and Property Department – Sayama Nang Thuzar Mon
Christian Social, Service and Development Department – Rev. Mahn Aung Zaw Moe
Leadership Development Department – Rev. Ai Nap Tao