Our Story.

In 1954 a young missionary couple, Mark & Huldah Buntain obeyed the call of God on their lives and travelled by ship from Canada to Calcutta, India. From the onset of their ministry, the Buntains faithfully proclaimed Jesus and reflected His light through acts of compassion. Moved by the plight of the city’s poor and homeless children the Buntains set up the first Assembly of God Church School in Calcutta. The Buntains’ great love & compassion for the poor led to the setting up of a feeding program which provided daily nutritious meals for those struggling to survive on the streets and in the slums of Calcutta.

Today the AG Church Kolkata worships in over 18 weekend services in eight different languages. The scope of the work also includes a Home for underprivileged children; a Vocational Training Centre; and a safe shelter for the daughters of sex-trafficked victims. Several thousand poor people continue to benefit daily through our Feeding Program. Our child sponsorship programme helps to feed, clothe and educate children from the streets and slums of Kolkata.