The Golaghat Baptist Church was established in the year 1898. It is considered as one of the largest and oldest Baptist Churches in the state of Assam and is a part of the Golaghat City. This church was founded by a missionary named Dr. O.L. Swanson from America who came to Assam in the year 1893. During the early 1900s, Christianity was on the rise in Upper Assam and there were a few churches here. The American Missionaries called these churches as Indigenous Churches. Later on the works of the missionaries became more organized which led to the formation of the Golaghat Baptist Church. The local people also provided full assistance to Dr. O.L. Swanson in building up this church. Presently the primary operations of the church are carried on at the Golaghat office while there are six associations located at Guwahati, Goalpara, Nagaon, Tinsukia Sivasagar and Golaghat. This heritage building is a must visit for anyone travelling to the city where the calm and pious environment renders peace of mind.
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The Golaghat district is spotted with several other attractions which form a part of the tour package here. The Baptist Church is a perfect place to spend a peaceful evening and dedicate some time in meditation. During the time of Christmas the church is beautifully decorated which makes the environment quite joyous and festive. You can also plan to visit the nearby churches like Phoolbari Nepali Baptist Church, Baptist Church Tohoi, Merapani Baptist Church and Bagori Baptist church – all of which stands just at a walking distance.
To reach Golaghat Baptist church, any means of local transport within Golaghat district would be good choice as the church is located in the most convenient strategic location of Merapani.
The nearest railway station to the district is the Furkating junction and you will ample rental cars to reach the church from this place. One can just take the auto rickshaws from the bus stand and reach the church in no time.
Best Time to Visit
Winters are the ideal season to plan trip to any travel destination and with Christmas celebrated during this time, the Golaghat Baptist Church would be an ideal place to visit.