In memoriam: Joren Basumata (1948–2021)

Join us in prayer and gratitude for a national church leader who has also served the global family through MWC. 

Joren Basumata of BJCPM India died 15 October 2021 at 73.  

He served the local church as pastor of Emmanuel Chapel Bengali and Tollygunge Christian Fellowship; national church as chairperson; and the global Anabaptist-Mennonite church as General Council member for Bharatiya Jukta Christa Prachar Mandali from 2003-2018 and Executive Committee member (2003-2009). 

He is predeceased by his wife Ira and survived by a daughter, son-in-law and grandson. 

“Joren Basumata was a well-respected, well-loved, and faithful preacher/teacher til the end,” says Cynthia Peacock, MWC regional representative for South Asia. 

Updated 14 January 2022. Date corrected