Church leader in India served global body

Basumata Basumata

Joren Basumata, 80, former leader of Bharatiya Jukta Christa Prachar Mandali (Indian United Christ Evangelistic Church, or BJCPM) died Oct. 15.

He served as BJCPM national church chair and was pastor of Emmanuel Chapel and Tollygunge Christian Fellowship.

He represented BJCPM on the Mennonite World Conference General Council from 2003 to 2018 and was an Executive Committee member from 2003 to 2009.

“Joren Basumata was a well-respected, well-loved and faithful preacher/teacher until the end,” said Cynthia Peacock, MWC regional representative for South Asia.

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