Sanford Subash Bhowmik, a graduate of Nizamuddin College in Bangladesh and Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio City, spoke at William Carey University recently. Bhowmik and his wife, Maryana, have served as missionaries establishing and training churches over the past 27 years.
Maryana led her husband, a former Hindu, to the Lord in 1980, and since then he has worked as an evangelical missionary in various parts of the world. In 1983, he began his missionary work as a church planter in Bangladesh; first in Gopalgonj and then in the Jessore District. In 1994, he moved to New York to serve as a pastor for the Metro New York Baptist Association. He then worked as a multi-language church planting missionary with the Baptist Convention of New York from 1999-2007.
Since 2007, the Bhowmiks have been working with the International Mission Board (IMB) in South Asia. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.
The couple live their life by Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” The Bhowmiks have two children, Prodip and Popy, and two grandchildren, Shiloh and Lydia.