Posted on April 16, 2022 Wati and Arenla Longkmuer joined IMCC

Wati and Arenla Longkmuer joined IMCC

Benjamin Chan

April 16, 2022


Wati and Arenla Longkumer joining the India Mission Coordination Committee on April 1, 2022 marks a milestone development of the Baptist mission movement which was ignited in the India Mission Summit in 2014. Wati and Arenla bring with them strong vision and rich ministry experience including their last service with the India Missions Association, which is the largest mission organization in India supported by more than 280 church and mission organizations, and IMA coordinates the support of more than 5,000 Indian missionaries. Taku and Katie Longkumer, IM Regional Consultants for Economic and Community Development in Southern Asia, share their excitement, “Arenla and Wati have their roots back to the Nagaland Missions Movement. We see God is using them in a tremendous way nationally and globally.” Arenla joyfully shares, “It is a great privilege and honor to be a part of IMCC team. I look forward to working together for the extension of God’s Kingdom”, and Wati shares, “I thank God for leading me to minister amongst the Baptist family and thank you all for your warm message of welcome and support. I come with the with deep sense of understanding that not our human wisdom – which is inadequate anyway – but the Spirit of God will is ‘with us, will ‘help, strengthen us and uphold us with his right hand’ (Isa 41:10) as we embark on this journey of empowering the Baptist churches for greater involvement in missions.”

I invite you to read the IMCC announcement, and pray for Wati and Arenla and their team, as they launch missionary training and global strategic cooperation.

(IMCC Letter)

April 11, 2022

IMCC information release to partners, IMCC Commission & Forums and all concerned

IMCC welcomes the services of Rev. Dr. Wati and Mrs. Arenla Y. Longkumer

Greetings to you all from the India Mission Coordination Committee in the name of our Lord Jesus.

We are extremely delighted and excited to inform all concerned about Rev. Dr. I Wati Longkumer, DD and Mrs. Arenla Y Longkumer have joined the ministries under India Mission Coordination Committee with effect from 1st of April 2022. While Rev. Dr. I. Wati Longkumer now heads the IMCC Mission Commission as the Chair, Mrs. Arenla Y. Longkumer serves as member of the IMCC women Forum, also entrusted with IMCC Publications as well as member care.

Rev. Dr. I Wati Longkumer holds Doctor of Divinity (Hon.) from Washington College and International Seminary, Seattle, WA. with Master of Theology (Biblical Studies) from Trinity Theological College, Singapore and Bachelor of Divinity, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. Some of his former ministry and leadership roles include as General Secretary, India Missions Association; Director Nagaland Missions Movement; Missionary Teacher at Phnom Penh Bible School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia also held various roles such as Vice President, Academic Dean, Finance Controller, Director of Ministries etc. His present honorary leadership in other national and international organizations are; Head Chairman, Asia Missions Association, Steering Committee Member, International Missionary Training Network, World Evangelical alliance Mission Commission; Executive Committee Member, Asia Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission and vice Chairman, Vishwa Vani Board.

Mrs. Arenla Y. Longkumer holds MA (Missiology) from Asian Centre for Theological Studies & Mission, Seoul, S. Korea and Bachelor of Theology- South India Biblical Seminary, Bangarapet, Karnataka. Some of her former ministry roles are – Women Ministry Catalyst, India Missions Association; as Residential Parent in Kodaikanal International School, TN; as Internal Advisor of Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia Women Commission; a teacher in Teddies Nursery Gloucester, UK; Teacher & Cashier at Phnom Penh Bible School, Cambodia and Office Manager of Asian Baptist Federation. Trained both in theology and clinical psychology she is also committed in the areas of counselling and pastoral care.

Rev. Dr. Wati Longkumer is committed to mobilize churches in mission through their active engagement and partnership and training of rural pastors and church workers. Mrs. Arenla Y.
Longkumer is committed to support the IMCC work among women, IMCC Publication and Communications and members’ care. Their services with IMCC are supported by the Ao Baptist Arogo
Mungdang (ABAM), Impur, Mokukchung, Nagaland and its affiliated churches. Rev. Dr. Wati Longkumer and Mrs. Arenla Y. Longkumer can be reached through, mob/wa: 7893111163 and, mob/wa: 8778483350 respectively.

We believe their services will add more strength and blessings to the IMCC National Ministries and we invite all to pray for Rev. Dr. I. Wati & Mrs. Arenla Y. Longkumer as they take up these areas of ministries of the IMCC.

Rev. Samaresh Nayak
Executive Director; IMCC
& for the IMCC Core Committee

** The India Mission Coordination Committee (IMCC) serves in the areas of Anti-Trafficking, Justice for All, Mission,
Women and Youth ministries. The IMCC works in partnership with American Baptist International Ministries. **