According to Baptist Historian William H.Brackney, the first Baptist work in Fiji started in 1969 with two churches andmembers were around 1,100 .
As of 2006 there were 14 small churches under the Fiji Baptist Convention.
(As recorded in the Global BaptistTimeline, the first general Baptist church started in 1609 in England.)
In the Oceania region the below is thesummary of the start of Baptist work:
- 1962 – Mariana Assoc. of General Baptists
- 1969 – Baptists in Solomon Islands
- 1969 – Baptist Bible College, Kwinkia PNG
- 1973 – Fiji Baptist Mission
- 1976 – Baptists in Samoa
- 1977 – Baptist Union of PNG
- 1984 – Fiji Baptist Convention (FBC)
by Bonny Resu
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