New General Secretary of Bangladesh Evangelical Alliance
GeneralMay 27, 2009
Greetings from National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh (NCFB).
NCFB was born in 1980 with the spirit of Lausanne covenant (1974). Since then Dr. Dennis Dilip Datta led this organization till 2006 as Honorary General Secretary. During his leadership NCFB has become the largest protestant (Evangelical) umbrella organization. In 1999 we moved to our own building. In 2006 at the Silver Jubilee Dr. Datta stepped down from the Honorary General Secretary position and Rev. Sukamal Biswas took over the responsibility of Honorary General Secretary to make a way for a new full time General Secretary.
Now on 23rd of May Rev. James Saberio Karmoker has been commissioned as the first full time General Secretary of the NCFB. Rev. Karmoker by profession was an accountant holding Masters Degree in Commerce and worked with Koinonia (the caring development arm of the NCFB) up to 2004. While he was an accountant of Koinonia he attended Billy Graham’s International Conference Amsterdam 2000 as steward. During this conference he felt the calling to come to the Lord’s ministry. After return from the conference he became the honorary pastor of his church, Shion Free Baptist Church. While serving as an accountant and as Pastor he felt a need of theological education to become a messenger of the Lord. In 2004 he went to Cornerstone Theological Institute in Australia and took his theological education till 2006.
At the end of his study he returned to Bangladesh and took the responsibility of his Church. In June 2007 he was appointed as full time Assistant General Secretary to prepare himself for full time General Secretary. And now in last Annual General Meeting held on 23 May 2009 he was commissioned as full time General Secretary. It means he will shepherd more than 4000 churches of 19 denominations and 16 para church organizations.
He is married to Trecea and a father of 2 children, daughter Ericka (7 yrs) and son Erick (8 months).
We request you to remember him and his ministry in your prayers and do your communication with him regarding the NCFB programs and activities.
At present we are watching with much anxiety the rise of religion based terrorism. Our Government is seriously considering to ban 12 militant organizations out of 29 militant organizations in the country.
One of this militant organization ‘Hijbut Tahohid’ Chief Bayazid Khan Panni declare himself as the leader after Prophet Muhammed. He wrote to book ‘Dajjal’ (Rogue) This Islam is not the real Islam’. In his book he straightway said that the Jew and the Christian are the devotees of Satan. Every Muslim has the obligation to kill and crash them.
The State Department of US is a recent report expressed their deep concern that Bangladesh is used as the corridor of the terrorist of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Please remember us and our country in your prayers.
Dr. Dennis Dilip Datta President
Rev. Sukamal Biswas Former General Secretary (Hon'y)
National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh 32 Mollika Housing Society Milk Vita Road, Dhaka 1221 Bangladesh