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  • In 1938 the missionaries of Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (MCCS) were asked to leave from East-Turkistan (Sin Kiang). In 1939 MCCS decided to go and start working in India instead.
  • In 1940, the first missionaries came to Bombay and Poona in the state of Maharashtra. The work was primarily carried out among the Muslim population.
  • In 1948 the work was extended to Solapur. Sister Maj Franzen initiated the health care work in the remote villages of Solapur.
  • In 1963 the Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) was formed with Pastor B. Thoma as the 1st Moderator.
  • In 1967 'Solapur Well Service' was established for the drilling of wells and manufacturing of the hand pumps.
  • In 1968 the church started to work in the Karnataka State.
  • In 1981 "St. Luke's Medical Society" was founded for the purpose of coordinating the health care work of the church.
  • In the year 2000 the evangelistic work began in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh.
  • During 2001 the work began in Andaman Island. In 2002 it expanded to Gujarat.
  • In 2003 it extended to Goa.
  • During 2004 the work was initiated in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • In the year 2005 the work was expanded to the States of Andhra Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.
  • During 2006 the work spread to North of Maharashtra and during 2007 the work extended to Bihar.
  • During 2008-2009 the Lord has opened opportunities for more evangelical work in Goa, Andaman, Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.
  • Congregation: The HCC has 118 congregations and 28,900 members. There are 119 pastors and 8 women pastors. There are 40 evangelists and 6 Bible Women. Today HCC is working in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttaranchal, Haryana and Bihar.
  • HCC is involved in the extensive development work in addition to support from the MCCS. We express our thankfulness to the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden for the generous support extended towards HCC.