Our Pioneers & Mentors

History of HCC

1938-39

1938-39

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.

1940

1940

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.

1948

In 1948 the work was extended to Solapur. Sister Maj Franzen initiated the health care work in the remote villages of Solapur.

1963

In 1963 the Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) was formed with Pastor B. Thoma as the 1st Moderator.

1967

In 1967 ‘Solapur Well Service’ was established for the drilling of wells and manufacturing of the hand pumps.

1968

In 1968 the church started to work in the Karnataka State.

1981

In 1981 “St. Luke’s Medical Society” was founded for the purpose of coordinating the health care work of the church.

2000

In the year 2000 the evangelistic work began in Orissa and Uttar Pradesh.

2001

During 2001 the work began in Andaman Island. In 2002 it expanded to Gujarat.

2003

In 2003 it extended to Goa.

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