Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani (A Research)
Author : Sunanda Pani
W/O – Sunial Pani (S/O – Mr. Harona Pani and Mrs. Binabati Pani)
At/PO – Ranalai, Via – Chandragiri
Dist – Gajapati, Orissa
PIN – 761 017 (India)
Email : odia.baptist.mandali.sammilani@gmail.com

(I love ‘Utkal Baptist Churches Association’ which is popularly known as ‘Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani, Gajapati’ with its headquarters at Talada, Gajapati presently.)
It is my desire to publish more data and current affairs of Utkal Baptist Churches Association regularly)

Contents

(1) Preface
(2)  Some famous Indian Christians
(3)  Famous people converted into Christianity.
(4)  Brief History of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani
(5)  Some of the suggested needs/reformation (Utkal Baptist
Mandali Sammilani, Gajapati)
by Sunial Pani,Ranalai
(6) Top 10 most old Churches of the Sammilani
(7) Top 10 most populous Christian inhabitations of the UBMS
(8) Important events of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammmilani and
pictures of the great people of God.

(9) Social Customs
(10) Independent Gospel Preachers i.e. Pracharaka    
Alphabetical order)
(11)  Pastors/missionaries/social worker/Bible students/Church
leaders/CEOs of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani
(12) Provisional list of sons (alphabetical) with highly reaching hands
(13) Authors
(14) People engaged in Gospel work as CEOs
(15) Other prides/talented-sons of the soil (provisional)
(16) Persecuted sons of the soil (provisional)
(17) Baptist Churches Under Utkal Baptist Mandali
Sammilani Main Churches i.e. Mandali
(alphabetical order)
(18) Minor Churches i.e. Samaja (alphabetical order)
(19) New satellite images of some of the Churches of
Utkal Baptist Mandali  Sammilani

Preface

 Our life style has more impact in moulding the heart of a man than what our preaching has.
Romans 12:14, 17-21 (The Holy Bible)
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
19Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
20To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani is a body of Churches that is in Gajapati District, Orissa, India. It is an indegenous institution which controls the Churches in its social and religious activities. The Headquarters of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani is at Talada, Gajapati, Orissa.
Before we look into the Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani we must know how Christianity came to India and then Orissa.
St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, came to India in 52 A.D., and landed at Kodungallur on Kerala (then Malabar) coast. He preached the Gospel to the Brahmin families of Kerala, many of whom received the faith. He established seven Churches there. It is said that he frequently visited Malayattoor hills for prayer. Later, he moved on to the east coast of India. He was martyred in 72 A.D. by a fanatic at Little Mount (near Chennai) and his body was buried at Mylapore (near Chennai).
Baptist Christian missionaries first came to Orissa in 1822 during the British rule. As one of the poorest regions of India, Orissa has been fertile ground for missionary work. In several districts the people have been open to conversion, where they today form a significant fraction of the population. Christianity flourished in Orissa between 1850 to 1947. The missionaries came closer to people in need and helped out of their heart. So, many people, even higher caste tribes wanted to embrace Christianity in Orissa.

Some famous Indian Christians :

Sonia Gandhi (UPA Chairperson)
Late Y.S. Rajsekhar Reddy (Former CM, AP)
George Fernandese (Former Defence Minister)
PA Sangma (Former Speaker of Lok Sabha)
James Michael Lyngdoh (Chief Election Commisioner of India 2001 – 2004)
Anna Chandy (first woman judge in India)
Freida Pinto (Indian actress, Slumdog Millionaire)
Diana Hyden (Former Miss World)
Lara Dutta (Miss Universe 2000)
Dino Morea (Film Actor)
Genelia D’Souza (Indian film actress)
Asin Thottumkal (Indian film actress)
Leander Paes (Indian professional tennis player)
Mahesh Bhupathi (Indian professional tennis player)
Paul Valthaty (Indian cricketeer, currently plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL)
Robin Uthappa (Indian cricketeer – currently Pune Warriors in IPL)
Mother Teresa (Founder of Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

Following persons are the famous persons who converted into Christianity.

 Y.S. Rajsekhar Reddy – Former CM of AP
Tal Brooke – Former follower of Sathya Sai Baba
Jayasudha – South Indian actress
Sister Nirmala – Now the supremo of Missionaries of Charity
Pandita Ramabai – Indian reformer
Krishna Pal – First Indian convert to Christianity
Rabi Maharaj – Former Brahmin Guru
Bobby Jindal – Current Louisianna Governor
Bakht Singh – Famous evangelist
Sadhu Sundar Singh – Famous evangelist

Brief History of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani

During English reign, the Maharaja of Gajapati divided the southern Orissa under Madras provience into 18 ‘mutha’s.
Rev. J.A. Glandening, a Canadian missionary came to Paralakhemundi in 1902. There was no road or other communication. There was fear of thief. Rev. J.A. Glandening started his work at Buruding or Dhipagudi. The present Gumma was already established by that time. The first baptised person of the area (most probably in the whole of Sammilani) was Biswanath Edla who is the father of Habel Edla. He was baptised at Paralakhemundi on March 20, 1907. Madhab Pani was also baptised with him on the very day. Pratima Pani, wife of Madhab Pani baptized on Dec 26, 1908. Madhab Pani is the uncle of Suratha Pani. Dutika Palo, Rutupurna Sadangi and Mark Sadangi were baptized at Paralakhemundi on Jan 23, 2010. Haripani Jena got baptized at Parlakhemundi on Sep 3, 1912. He is one of the prides of the soil. He became the MLA in British India. He is the first high school pass out of the soil. He also a multi-talented man.
The present Eye Hospital situated to the suburb of Paralakhemundi, called Ranipentha is their outcome. The Canadian missionaries were working in Serango area and served the people in the area. They also preached the Gospel simultenausly. They set up a hospital at Serango which is functioning till today. The Canadian missionaries purchased land from Mr. Durmana Bardhan (late) (Talada) and built an office for them which is now the headquarters of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani. Eminent persons like Rev. Allaby (father of Eric Allaby) and other God-fearing persons were active in the area.
On Mar 3, 1910 Baptist Church at Burudingi was established. The Church was established without a pastor in the Church. Ofcourse, the Church was established with the appointment of Madhab Pani as a Deacon and Bacharan Roul as Secretary. Later on the Church got Sahadev Roul as its Pastor. It is noteworthy to mention that, all these persons were from present day Gumma, which was called Puruna (means old) Gumma in that time.
The following persons from present Gumma shared the Gospel and won many for Christ. These people were Mark Sadangi, Netra Singh, Chandradhwaja Badanayaka, Ashok Limma, Raghumani Palo and Purna Chandra Pani.

Some of the suggested needs/reformation
(Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani, Gajapati)
by Sunial Pani,Ranalai

1)      A new office building at Talada with an appointment of a watchman (local people should be given priority) and the watchman should get regular monthly salary.
2)      Appoint of officer bearers :
Up to 5 persons from each main Church (mandali) and minor Church (samaja) should get together somewhere in the Sammilani (or at the Headquarters) and there should be a voting system for the office bearers. Expenses of the participants from the villages should be born by the respective mandali or samajas  and the existence office bearers should come to the Headquarters with their own expenses.
3)      The income and expenditure statement must read out in the annual convention (Bada Sabha) of the Sammilani.
4)      One person from each mandali/samaja should be selected (by respective mandalis and samajas) every year to participate in the decision making body at the Sammilani Headquarters. Office bearers should attend the meeting but they should not participate in the meeting i.e. they should be the silent spectators.
Some examples of decision making are – Finding out income source for the year, budgeting, formulating/modifying some principles of the Sammilani if necessary only for the better spiritual and social welfare of the people in the Sammilani. No principle should be modified for personal gain. Arrangments for the annual convention (Bada Sabha) i.e. who is(are) to deliever the word of God in the convention, who are the mandali or samaja those broken the law and principles of the Sammilani and what actions should be taken with love etc.
5)      There should be photo/video recording of the Bada Sabha only for the welfare of the people. This should not be used, in any cirmustances, for personal gain. Budget should be prepared for the same by the decision-making committee.
6)      Every mandali/samaja should send their monthy reports (good/bad) to the Sammilani and that should be documented properly for future generation.
7)      The Sammilani must not be controlled by a single individual.
8)      Because of the fear of indiscipline the Sammilani help any mandali/samaja or individual in any circumstances. But every welfare work should be done as a whole.
9)      Attention should be given on the subject – No individual should use the video recording/photograph etc. for his personal gain (i.e. use any of the Sammilani resources especially Bada Sabha photos and video recordings to gain donors (financial)).
10)   No lad/lass/adult person should be given opportunity to sing solo, say/recite/read Bible verses in the Bada Sabha, as there are many talented persons in the Sammilani and it is not possible to allow everyone to perform their skills. It might create a chaos.
11)   No individual should be given an opportunity to advertize anything – neither about his/her organization/nor Gospel work, nor Gospel audio/video, casstte, books…. etc.
12)   Except emergency prayer request like if one is in death-bed, if one is in the hands of some terrorists, no prayer request should be entertained. Because if this system prevails the number of prayer request will reach to the Bada Sabha dias that it would take hours (several hours) to read it.
13)   Since volley ball is a risk-free game, the Sammilani should promote it in every mandali/samajaa and it should conduct volley ball tournament in a specific period of the year and distribute prize to the winner and runners-up in the Bada Sabha. The Bible says that, it is profitable (though not as much profitable as the spiritual things are). The Bible also says that our body is the temple of God. Shouldn’t we keep fit the temple of God?
14)   Every marriage in the Sammilani must be registered for the security of the brides. It is not the place to discuss the disadvantages of marrying without registering in the Sammilani. Dowry system must be banished. And (if) anyone who inclicts or forsakes his wife without a valid reason (Please note what Jesus instructs/commands what to do and what must not to do in the Book of Matthew regarding the matter. I do not discuss it here) should be outcasted as an example for others.
15)  Anyone with anti-Bible doctrines must not be entertained in any of the mandali or samaja of the Sammilani.
16)  We know, there is a system of dano (offering) and swechchha dano (it is also offering). When dano(offering) is collected people give as they wish and even in the swechchha dano(i.e. offering) also people give as they wish. So, what is the difference between dano and swechchha(it is ‘own will’ in Oriya). So, do we give the dano obligatory?   But we know, it is not obligatory. We give as we wish.
17)   Because of lack of space it is not possible to give all suggestion. Many such princles should be regulated by the Decision-Making Committee as said above and the copies should be forwared to every mandali and samaja.

Following are the top 10 most old Churches of the Sammilani.

01 Burudingi – Established on Mar 7, 2010 (Though believers of Buruding those fled to Gumma, Phalariguda (today’s Ashrayagada) and Serango, not all the three Churches are attributed to all the events, facts, history etc. associated with Buruding, except Phalariguda i.e. today’s Ashrayagada, as maximum believers those fled to the three different Churches were living at Phalariguda)
02 Badapada – Established on Mar 23, 1913
03 Serango – Established on Mar 14, 1918
04 Rayagada – Established on Mar 19, 1922
05 Narayanpur – Established in 1923
06 Jhalarsingh – Established on Dec 14, 1930
07 Chheligada – Established in 1931
08 R.Udayagiri – Established in 1932
09 Nuagada – Established in 1933
10 Gumma – Established on Feb 27, 1938
The Sammilani was born on Feb 19, 1922 at Serango, Gajapati (then Ganjam) with the combination of Buruding, Badapada and Serango and the branches of the major Churches. The Sammilani born with an annual Maha Sabha held at Serango on the very day. The convention was held from Feb 19, to Feb 21, 1922. The Sammilani was named as “Paralakhemundi Malo Christian Mandali Sammilani”. Ofcourse, the name of the Sammilani has been changed 5 times for various reasons. In 1940 the name changed to “Ganjam Malo Canadian Baptist Utkala Christiya Sammilani” because it was not confined in the Paralakhemundia area. The leaders wanted to broaden it to entire Ganjam District (now Ganjam and Gajapati). The leaders saw that no linguistic people group other than Oriya and Soura were in the Sammilani, so they wanted to add the word ‘odia’ and ‘saura’ in the name of the Sammilani. So, in 1947 the name of the Sammilani changed into “Ganjam Malo Canadian Baptist Saura Odia Khrista Mandali Sammilani.” Then the leaders thought that the Sammilani is equipped well with its survival and they felt the word ‘Canadian’ be removed from the name of the Sammilani and in 1958, the name changed into “Ganjam Malo Saura Odia Baptist Mandali Sammilani”. The same people group was separated from the Sammilani, so again the name was changed into “Ganjam Malo Odia Baptist Mandali Sammilani” on Feb 16, 1961. Meanwhile, some portion of undivided Koraput District was added into the Sammilani. Prominent of the portion was Putasingh (which is now in present Rayagada District). Since the Sammilani was not confined to Ganjam District (present Ganjam and Gajapati District) only, the name, for the last time, was changed into “Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani”.
The first Church i.e. Buruding Church members were people from Serango, Bhramarpur and Puruna Gumma (present Gumma) and these people used to join the worship service at Buruding Church before the formation of the Sammilani i.e. before Feb 19, 1922.

Top 10 most populous Christian habitations

(1) Seranga
(2) Gumma
(3) Chheligada
(4) Rayagada
(5) Badapada
(6) Nuagada
(7) Gaiba
(8) K.Jhalarsingh
(9) Parishala
(10) Ashrayagada

Important events of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammmilani and
pictures of the great people of God.

(1)  Death of Haripani Jena –
(2) Death of Amaresh Karada –
(3) Death of Suratha Pani –
(4) Death of Sutika Lima –
(5) Death of Matthew Lima –
(6) Death of Madan Mali –
(7) Death of Kaleb Mishal –
(8) Believers of Baptist Church Ranalai persecuted on March 16, 1999
(9) Special time of Upendra Parichha with the Lord for 40 days
(10) Myrtyr of Mukunda Bardhan of Mukundapur in 2008
(11) Rayagada set ablaze with fire and Pastor of Rayagada Bana Ratna was martyred
(12) Many (from Ranalai and outside of Ranalai also) baptised with the Holy Spirit in 1982 at Ranalai

Pictures of “Great People of God”

Please click on this link to know more about Suratha Pani  (Pani Babu)

 
Please click this link to know more about Sutika Lima
Please click on this link to know more about Amaresh Karada (Karada Babu)
Please click on this link to know more about Madan Mali (former pastor, R.Udayagiri)
Please click on this link to know more about Kaleb Mishal (former pastor, Rayagada)
Please click on this link to know more about Matthew Lima (former pastor, Ashrayagada)
Please click on this link to know more about Upendra Parichha (Parichha Babu)
 

Social Customs

(1)    Marriage : 99.9% are arranged marriages. Girls do not talk with the boys before marriage. The groom side send message to the bride’s through a mediator and date is fixed accordingly. First both side visit each other’s house and then after mutual conversation day for the bachchan, china etc. fixed. The Sammilani has passed that only 7 people from groom side are allowed for bachchan. Then during bachhan infront of the guests at the bride’s house date for marriage is fixed. The grood doesn’t go for bachchan. Modern band parties are allowed in many villages of the Sammilani. There is no specific regulation/law passed by the Sammilani regarding this matter. Some villages like Chheligada avoid modern band parties.
On the marriage day 100 on an average from the groom side go to the bride’s house for marriage. They usually reach on the marriage day. After they reach, they are given guest treatment and after china (bagdan) the marriage ceremony take place. Before marriage the local pastor asks the willingness of the bride and the groom in addition to the close members of the family although they are agreed previously. Marriage process consists of sharing from the word of God, singing solo or dual on the marriage from both side, announcements of gifts, if any, to the groom etc. After the marriage ceremony is completed the groom side is treated with a feast. Within a few hours the groom side takes the bride with modern band or with a simple Christian procession as per the arrangment of the groom side.
After the groom side reach at the destination, the couple take part in the procession. After the feast there held a procession. Some villages dance till the dawn of the day.
(2)    Death : When a person dies, according to the language of Paul, it is usually said that the person went to be with the Lord. Deseased person is buried as all Christians do. Three days after a person is buried a custom is there to have a feast called tinidinia in which only the close relatives of the deseased person and all the kin entitled with the same title of the deseased person only take part in the feast. The members of the bereaved family are comforted by their relatives with feast which is called ‘randhi khuaiba’.
Profession:
                There is no specific profession that the people in the UBMS follow.
Independent Gospel Preachers i.e. Pracharaka (Alphabetical order)Aladinin Pani (Gumma)
Alok Bardhan (Marlaba)
Amaresh Karada – He was a God-fearing man who use to give his all to needy people. He is regarded as the greatest miracle performer with the Lord.
Amod Bardhan (Mukundpur)
Amod Bardhan (Mukundpur)
Bada Pani (Gumma)
Banchhanidhi Bebarta (Gaiba)
Benjamin Palo (Bhramarpur)
Benjamin Palo (Bhramarpur)
Binayak Jena (Khola)
Binayee Bebarta (Gumma)
Danda Pani (Marlaba)
Dauda Ghanta (Jhalarsingh)
Dhanima Lima (Sugada)
Dibya Jyoti Lima (Ashrayagada)
Guna Sundari Pani – She is the daughter of Madhab Pani and causin of Pani Babu. She was unmarried. She used to live with the members of her brother Abhaya Ch. Pani’s family who is at K C Pur. She preached the Gospel and led many to Christ. She went to be with the Lord on Nov 18, 1991.Hanok Karada (Talada)
Haripani Jena – He studid in M R Boys High School, Paralakhemundi with the help of Dr. Glandening. After his high school studies he appointed as a teacher in Mission School, Paralakhemundi. Then, he was appointed in the Immigration Dept. Berhampur. He resigned from the post. He was MLA from 1933-1941. In 1941 Rayagada was attacked which is one of the prominent events of the Sammilani. He involved in Gospel work 1942 onwards. He was baptised in September 3, 1912.
Jagat Pani (Nuagada)
Jakub Pani (Ashrayagada)
Jihijikal Parichha (Ashrayagada)
Late Amaresh Karada (Badapada)
Late Suratha Pani (Gumma)
Madhab Pani – He was the uncle of Pani Babu (Suratha Pani) and one among the Susamachar Pracharakas. He was born on Mar 20, 1907. He started Church Jan 14, 1923 onwards.
Nayanandini Pani (Gumma)
Peter Jena (Khola)
Philip Pani (R.Udayagiri)
Prafull Lima (Khola)
Radhakanta Bebarta (Gaiba)
Ribika Jena (Jeerango)
Samuel Machha (Gaiba)
Shreepati Pani (Gumma)
Sudarshana Chhinchani (Khola)
Suratha Pani (Gumma)
Well know as Pani Babu. Perhaps the most Bible learned man of the Sammilani. He was born at Buruding between 1900 to 1910. He studied at Paralakhemundi from 1920 – 1927. He studied upto 10th class with the help of Dr. Glandening. He was involved in the Gospel during his high school years. Then he became a teacher in Mission School, Parlakhemundi. He came to live at Gumma in 1928 as Buruding was collapsed. Then he was sent to Kakinada by Dr. Glandening because of his excellency in academic aspect and his interest in Gospel work and Bible studies. He studied theology in Kakinada in English medium. He had profound knowledge in English language. Literature books and Bible commentaries were being sent to him by post. He was a man of the Bible, a man of prayer and a man of books. He also got priest (purohito) licence from the Govt. Another priest during that time was Paul Bebarta (Narayanpur). Nirod Ch. Nayak (Serango) became the Govt. licence holder in later days. Pani Babu not only was a Govt. licence holder priest, but also a govt. licence holder evangelist. He never wanted to be an office bearer at any Church. Ofcourse, without his consent once he was forcefully selected as the Treasurer of the Sammilani. He had profound knowledge in Saura language. He had taken the lead role in the Saura Sammilani. He was also so fond of the Saura people group that, when he was unable to walk a long way, they (the sauras) used to carry him with a chair. Pani Babu went to be with the Lord on Dec 29, 1987 at Berhampur. He was buried by the Baptist Church, Berhampur. His wife Mariyam Pani went to be with the Lord on Feb 6, 2003.
Sushil Lima (Jeerango)
Upendra Parichha (Nuagada) – He is regarded as the greatest Bible teacher after Pani Babu

Some of the people of the Sammilani directly involved in spreading the Gospel (though we all are doing Gospel work these people are professionally doing the task)Aasera Singh (Serango)
Aashis Swalsingh (Rayagada)
Aashish Kumar Mishal (Rayagada)
Aasish Singh (Chheligada)
Abanata Pani (Ranalai)
Abhaya Karada (Talada)
Abhiram Keshari Singh (Jhalarsingh)
Abinash Bardhan
Abraham Lima (Paralakhemundi)
Aditya Ganta (Gumma)
Ahaj Pal (Gumma)
Ahas Pani (Gumma)
Ajay (Aju) Satapathy (Rayagada)
Ajitsen Andrap (Rayagada)
Ajmat Mishal (Rayagada)
Akhaya Bardhan (Talada)
Akhaya Karada (Talada)
Aklanta Lima (Gumma)
Albert Palo (Gumma)
Allhad Chandra Karada (Ranalai)
Alminium Beero (Chheligada)
Amantana Karada (Chheligada)
Late Amaresh Karada (Badapada)
Amaresh Roul (Ashrayagada)
Ambram Pani (Gumma)
Amit Pani (Ashrayagada)
Amit Pani (Ashrayagada)
Amod Kumar Bardhan (Rayagada)
Amod Pani (N. Jhalarsingh)
Amodh Kumar Bardhan
Anjan Jena (Khamarisahi)
Ansuman Pal
Arun Kumar Mali
Asero Karada (Deacon, Ranalai)
Ashok Nayak (Chheligada)
Ashraya Pani (Gumma)
Aswasana Beero (Chheligada, Pastor)
Aswasana Beero (Chheligada)
Ayub Chhinchani (Pastor)
Ayub Chhinchani [Pastor)
Babula Beero (Gumma)
Babula Nayak (Serango)
Babuni Kauri (Serango)
Bachhlal Bardhan (Chheligada)
Basanta Karada (Ranalai)
Bathuel Bardhan (Chheligada)
Belarsana Karada (Ranalai)
Bhabi Karada (Khamarisahi)
Bibhu Prakash Lima
Bidyadhar Nayak (Serango)
Bidyut Singh (Gumma, CEO)
Bihit Lima (Gumma)
Bijay (Biju) Satapathy (Rayagada
Bijaya Parichha (Gumma)
Biju Lima (Serango)
Bijuraj Jena (Gumma)
Bikash Bardhan (Narayanpur)
Biliam Bardhan
Bimal Ku. Singh (Gumma)
Binambra Jena
Binanta Kumar Jena (Gumma)
Binaya Guru (Serango)
Binaya Kauri (Serango)
Binaya Kumar Bardhan
Binayaka Lima (Serango)
Biraj Mohan Pal (Gumma)
Bishu Prasad Lima (Gumma)
Biswa Ranjan Karada (Ranalai)
Biswajit Pani (Gumma)
Biswajit Pani II (Gumma)
Biswanath Lima (Khamarisahi)
Biswaraj Karada (Ranalai)
Boyaj Parichha
Bulu Bardhan (Talada)
Charles Amiya Nayak (Chheligada)
Chiranjivi Pani (Gaiba)
Christdas Lima (Chheligada)
Damo Beero (Sailunga)
Dauda Beero (Parishal)
Debendra Chhinchani (Chheligada)
Dhananjaya Nayak (Chheligada)
Dhananjaya Nayak (Chheligada,)
Dharmendra Lima (Serango)
Dharmendra Nayak (Serango)
Dhiren Jena (Khamarisahi)
Dhirendra Parichha (Gumma)
Dibakar Karada (Chheligada)
Dibyankar Lima (Gumma)
Dileswar Ganta (Serango)
Dilip Singh (Gumma)
Division Sadangi (Gumma)
Eliazer Jena (Rayagada)
Elimelak Karada (Badapada/Jhalarsingh)
Eso Mali (Ranalai)
Gabriel Ghanta
Gaurav Kauri (Serango)
Gyanesh Lima (Gumma)
Hamuel Lima (Gumma)
Hananiya Pani (Serango)
Haneka Karada (Badapada)
Hanjeet Chhinchani (Serango)
Hari Surya (Serango)
Haripani Jena
Harona Karada (Chheligada)
Harsha Pani (Gumma)
Hebal Mali (Ranalai)
Hemanta Jena (Gumma)
Himansu Kumar Lima (Gumma)
Hruda Ranjan Lohora
Hruda Ranjan Lohora (Tabarada)
Iliakim Jena (Rayagada)
Inosh Karada
Ishodev Pani (Ranalai)
Ishrael Pani (R.Udayagiri)
Israel Bardhan (Badapada)
Israel Pradhan (Tandiguda)
James Rai Jena (Gumma)
Janman Ranjan Kulachandra Swalsingh (Rayagada)
Janu Bardhan (Serango)
Jayanta Chhinchani (Ranalai)
Jayanta Pradhan (Chheligada)
Jayasing Bardhan (Chheligada)
Jeebant Kumar Chhinchani
Jeebanta Chhinchani (Rayagada)
Jeebaratna Beero (Chheligada)
Jeebaratna Lima (Gumma)
Jeebaratna Pani (Bhramarpur)
Jeebit Lima (Gumma)
Jeeruel Pani (Ranalai)
Jeetendra Pradhan (Chheligada)
Jehu Lima (Gumma)
Jephat Chhinchani (Sindurdang)
Jesmon Chhinchani (Serango)
Jididio Lima (Gumma)
Jikhariya Lima (Khamarisahi)
Jirimiya Palo (Khamarisahi)
Joab Lohora (Tabarada)
Joel Beero (Chheligada)
John Edla (Gumma)
John Giliyad Singh (Gumma)
Jotham Parichha (Jhalarsing)
Jubal Kumar Beero (Chheligada)
Jubulan Karada (Ranalai)
Juel Mali (Ranalai)
Junas Lima (Khamarisahi)
Juria Bardhan (Ranalai)
Juria Bardhan (Ranalai)
Jyoti Lima (Serango)
Late Kaleb Mishal (Rayagada)
Kalyan Kumar Pani (Gumma)
Kantaraj Ganta (Hadubhangi)
Karmaban Roul (Ashrayagada)
Karunakar Pani (Gumma)
Kulu Lima (Serango)
Kuna Paika (Talada)
L.D. Lima (Serango)
Laban Bardhan (Chheligada)
Laban Lohara (Tabarada)
Lalit Kumar Bardhan (Chheligada)
Lamuel Lima (Gumma)
Late Madan Mali (Chheligada),
Late Matthew Parichha(Ashrayagada),
Late Parida Babu (Pastor, Parida)
Late Sutika Lima(Gumma)
Late Madan Mali (Chheligada)
Manas Mali (Ranalai)
Manas Ranjan Mali (Chheligada)
Manoj Karada (Chheligada)
Manorama Bardhan (Serango)
Manuel Beero (Chheligada)
Manuel Karada (Ranalai, Pastor)
Manuel Karada (Ranalai)
Mathuselaha Ghanta
Late Matthew Parichha (Ashrayagada)
Michael Pani (Ranalai)
Mihir Pani
Mitu Pani (Gumma)
Mohammadpati Mishal (Rayagada)
Mosha Pani (Serango)
Mrutyunjaya Lima (Ashrayagada)
Muna Ganta (Serango)
Muna Paika (Serango)
Nabodh Kumar Bardhan (Rayagada)
Nahoson Ananda (Badapada)
Naram Bebarta (Gumma)
Naresh Parichha (Chhelagada)
Nashosan Ananda (Badapada)
Nayan Mali (Chheligada)
Nayan Ranjan Lima (Ashrayagada)
Nayanan Beero
Nikunja Dalai (Pastor, Talada)
Niranjan Bardhan (Narayanpur)
Niranjana Bardhan (Narayanpur)
Nirjhara Sadangi (Gumma)
Nirod Bardhan (Rayagada)
Nishakar Karada (Chheligada)
Nuhurjan Lima (Gumma)
Obed Mishal (Rayagada)
Pabitra Jena (Khola)
Pabitra Mali (Ranalai)
Palikar Pani (Gumma)
Pallab Lima (Serango)
Pankaj Bardhan (Chheligada)
Pankaj Pani (Serango)
Parikhita Pani (Chheligada)
Peros Palo (Chheligada)
Peter Bargi (Khamarisahi)
Prabhas Ganta (Gumma)
Prabhat Mali (Ranalai)
Prabhat Pani (Chheligada)
Prabhat Pradhan (Chheligada)
Pradeep Kumar Surya (Gumma)
Pradeep Lima (Serango)
Pradeep Mali (Ranalai)
Pramod Palo (Chheligada)
Pran Ranjan Parichha (Rayagada)
Pran Ranjan Parichha (Rayagada)
Pranab Kauri (Serango)
Pranaya Beero (Gumma)
Pranaya Ranjan Pani
Pranesh Badanayak (Gumma)
Prasad Lima (Gumma)
Prasanna Singh (Serango)
Prasanta Mishal (Rayagada)
Prashanna Lima (Gumma)
Prem Roulo
Pullabi Singh (Gumma)
Puratan Jena
Putul Lima (Serango)
Putulu Lima (Serango)
Raja Pani (Serango)
Rajat Kumar Pani (Gumma)
Rajat Pani (Gumma)
Rajendra Pani (Pastor, Singa)
Rajesh Lima (Serango)
Rajesh Pani (Gumma)
Rajiv Bardhan (Badapada)
Rajkishore Karada (Talada)
Rajpati Pani (Gumma)
Rajpati Pani (Nuagada)
Raju Pani (Serango)
Ramesh Lima (Khamarisahi)
Ramesh Parichha (Chhelagada)
Ranju Nayak (Serango)
Rashmi Nayak (Serango)
Rashmi Ranjan Karada (Ranalai)
Ratan Lima (Serango)
Ribika Jena (Jeerango)
Sabulan Pani (Pastor, Serango)
Sagar Pani (Gumma)
Sambhav Kauri (Serango)
Sambhram Lima (Gumma)
Sambhranta Lima (Gumma)
Sameer Kauri (Serango)
Samson Karada (Ranalai)
Sandesh Raulo (Ashrayagada)
Sangram Keshari Singh (N. Jhalarsingh)
Sanjeet Pani (Serango)
Sanjeev Kumar Gamango
Sanjeev Kumar Singh (Chheligada)
Sanju Beero (Chheligada)
Santha Murty Bardhan (Rayagada)
Santosh Kumar Bardhan (Chheligada)
Saroj Beero
Sarthanka Lima (Gumma)
Satis Lima (Serango)
Satish Pani (Serango)
Satya Lima (Gumma)
Satya Ranjan Karada (Ranalai)
Satya Ranjan Singh (Chheligada)
Satya Ranjan Singh (Gumma)
Satya Sobhan Bardhan (Chheligada)
Saula Ananda (R.Udayagiri, Chheligada)
Seshapati Pani (Pastor, Gumma)
Shaban Lima (Serango)
Shantaraj Mohapatro (Ranalai)
Shantiel Karada (Ranalai)
Simon Raulo (Serango)
Sindhu Pani (Serango)
Solomon Karada (Ranalai)
Solomon Mishal (Rayagada)
Solomon Pani (Talada)
Soni Babu Sadangi (Serango)
Sonkhali Pani
Sony Lima (Gumma)
Stephen Ghanta
Suban Bardhan (Serango)
Subasita Singh (Ranalai)
Subodh Kumar Bardhan (Rayagada)
Subosh Chandra Pal (Ranalai)
Subrat Singh (Gumma)
Sudhansu Karada (Chheligada)
Sudhansu Sadangi (Gumma)
Sudhir Kumar Mali (Chheligada)
Sudhir Kumar Mali (Chheligada)
Sudhir Parichha (Gumma)
Sujit Kumar Jena (Gumma)
Sujit Kumar Pal (Gumma)
Sukanta Lima (Serango)
Sukanta Singh (Serango)
Sulabha Pani (Gumma)
Sumanta Pani (Gumma)
Sumendra Nayak (Serango)
Sunam Ranjan Samal (Chheligada)
Sunam Ratna Beero (Chheligada)
Sundar Lima (Gumma)
Sunil Karada (Chheligada)
Sura Samal (Rayagada)
Late Suratha Pani (Gumma)
Surendra Bargi (Khamarisahi)
Suresh Parichha (Chhelagada)
Surya Karada (Ranalai)
Surya Karada (Ranalai)
Sushil Lima (Jeerango)
Susthira Sadangi (Gumma)
Late Sutika Lima (Gumma)
Tiki Pani (Serango)
Titan Pani (Serango)
Tuku Mishal
Tuna Lima (Serango)
Tuna Paika (Serango)
Ullas Pani (Ashrayagada)
Upendra Parichha (Kumulasingh/Nuagada)
Uriya Pani (Ranalai)

Some people in the Sammilani excelled in different fields

Singers
Amit Pani (Ashrayagada, Singer)
Ishmael Parichha (Serango, Singer)
Sachin (Badapada, Singer)
Satish Pani (Serango, Singer)
Satyaban Parichha (Kumulasing, Singer)

Cricketeers
David Nirvaya Nayak (Chheligada, Cricket)
James Abhaya Nayak (Chheligada, Cricket)
Jashmiel Karada (Ranalai, Cricket)
Kishan Pani (Lalu) (Ranalai, Cricket)
Putul Lima (Serango, Cricket)

Volleyball
Sujogya Singh (Gumma, Volley Ball)

 Authors
Joab Lohora (Bishop) – Tabarada
Nahoson Ananda – Badapada
Pallab Lima – Serango
Provisional Alphabetical Order List of the special sons of the soil.Amaresh Karada (Badapada, Swadheen Pracharaka)
He is regarded as the great servant of the Lord. He performed many miracles with the Lord.)

Haripani Jena (Gumma)
He studid in M R Boys High School, Paralakhemundi with the help of Dr. Glandening. After his high school studies he appointed as a teacher in Mission School, Paralakhemundi. Then, he was appointed in the Immigration Dept. Berhampur. He resigned from the post. He was MLA from 1933-1941. In 1941 Rayagada was attacked which is one of the prominent events of the Sammilani. He involved in Gospel work 1942 onwards. He was baptised in September 3, 1912.

Matthew Parichha (Ashrayagada, Pastor)
He is a God-fearing man. His contribution in the formation of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani is unexplainable)

Suratha Pani (Gumma, great Bible teacher)
He is regarded the greatest Bible teacher of all time.)

Sutika Lima (Gumma)
He was the son of Mangudu Lima; born in 1915. He passed 8th class in 1930. A teacher turned pastor was also involved in the Gospel. He had enough contribution in the Sammilani.

Upendra Parichha (Nuagada, great Bible teacher)
He is a God-fearing man. He has a record of 40-day fasting. But we give all glory to the Lord only. He has indepth Bible knowledge and endowed with some other launguages also.)

People Engaged in Gospel Work as CEOs
Abhaya Karada (Talada)
Akhaya Bardhan (Talada)
Allhad Chandra Karada (Ranalai)
Bhakta Das Nayak (Kekisingh)
Bidyut Kumar Singh (Gumma)
Biswajit Pani (Gumma)
Christadas Lima (Chheligada)
Eso Mali (Ranalai)
L.D. Lima (Serango)
Nabodh Kumar Bardhan (Rayagada)
Niranjan Bardhan (Narayanpur)
Nishkar Karada (Chheligada)
Obed Mishal (Rayagada)
Pallab Limma (Serango)
Prakash Beero (Kekisingh)
Pran Ranjan Parichha (Rayagada)
Raj Kishore Karada (Talada)
Rajat Kumar Pani (Gumma)
Rajiv Bardhan (Badapada)
Sandesh Roul (Ashrayagada)
Sanjeev Kumar Singh (Chheligada)
Sonkhali Pani
Sudhir Kumar Mali (Chheligada)
Sunam Ranjan Samal (Chheligada)
Sunam Ratna Beero (Chheligada)
Surya Karada (Ranalai)

Persecuted sons of the soil (provisional) :
(1)Late Mukunda Bardhan (Mukundapur)
He was martyred for the Lord on Aug 25, 2008.
(2) Jeebaratna Beero [Chheligada (FMBP)]
Severely wounded for the Gospel but was as bold as lion to win lost souls.
(3) Manuel Pani (Ranalai)
He was imprisioned for His name sake.
(4) Late Amosha Shatrushalya
Was imprisioned for His name’s sake.
(5) …….
(6)…
…………… and the number is unending till the Second Coming.

Baptist Churches Under Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani Main Churches i.e. Mandali (alphabetical order)

Ajayagada
Andarsing
Ashrayagada
Badapada
Chheligada
Gumma
Jhalarsing
Kumulasing
Namanagada
Narayanpur
Parida
R.Udayagiri
Ranalai
Rayagada
Serango
Tabarada

Some of the Minor Churches i.e. Samaja (alphabetical order)

Ambajhari
Badpur
Bahadapada
Bisiringi
Boldagumma
Burjang
Chandiput
Chhelagada
Christapur
Debodola
Dihudisahi
Gaiba
Gandahati
Jeerango
Jholasahi
K.C.Pur
Kerdang
Khamarisahi
Khola
Labaguda
Lenge
Marlaba
Mukundpur
N.Jhalarsing
New Kekising
Nuagada
P.Phararsing
Parisala
Podagumma
Pottar
Putasing
Rajpur
Ramagiri
Sailung
Tabarada
Talada
Talamanda
Tarangada
Tikamala


New satellite images of some of the Churches of Utkal Baptist Mandali Sammilani

 
May the Lord bless you.

Sunanda Pani