Bangladesh is a small country 55,000 square kilometers with 162.2 million in population.  It is one of the most densely populated poor nations on Earth.  The language and people is Bengali.  Bangladesh is 87% Muslim, 12% Hindu, .5% Buddhist and .5% Christian.

In 1936, the Assemblies of God church was first planted in Kamarol Village by Rev. Abdul Wadud Munshi, the pioneer and founder of the AG work in Bangladesh.

The significant growth in recent years really took the leap when Rev. Daniel Munshi took the leadership in 1976.  From this time, church growth took a tremendous turn which is still going on.  Rev. Asa Kain took this growth to new heights serving as general superintendent from 1990 to 2018.  Elected in 2018, Jonathan Munshi is the current superintendent.  There are over 400 churches and outreaches, 11,600 adherents and 210 pastors.

Church planting and evangelism is our main thrust.  There is a tremendous growth of churches in Bangladesh now.  Our goal is that every church/pastor has five branches and there is estimation that every three weeks there is an Assemblies of God church planted.  Because of the nature, condition and need in this country, we have developed a holistic strategy which includes ministries/activities like buying land; church building construction; starting primary children’s schools; micro income generation projects for women empowerment; mother and child health care; university students friendship centers; youth, children and women’s departments; distant theological education for rural pastors; Bible school; orphanage and youth hostel; sending missionaries; safe drinking and sanitation projects; emergency relief and rehabilitation, and more.

Executive Leadership

Jonathan Munshi
General Superintendent