India (Calcutta)

Karunakar Jena

Having been saved in a Seekers Conference when he was 19, Rev. Jena has a deep burden for the SLM ministry. God has used him in a tremendous way the past 15 years. He has established 20 churches among Hindu-background people, and 3 among Muslim-background people in Kolkata and West Bengal state. Rev. Jena has trained 40 “tentmakers,” local people, to evangelize using the Bible lessons, and then to oversee the new fellowship groups that are started.


Bible Correspondence Courses
Fellowship Groups
Sunday Schools
Bible College

Contact Information

A-21/2/1 Satyen Park, Po – Joka
Kolkata 700104 West Bengal

Phone: (706) 342-0397Tel: 011-91-9831773230


Population: 1,220,800,359 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

Languages: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9% note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language (2001 census)

Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)