The history of Christianity in Karbi Anglong is started from 1857, when the Home Board of the American Baptist Missionary Society sent out an exploratory team of missionaries to Karbi Anglong. Subsequently, they commissioned C. F. Tolman in 1859 to be the first missionary to the Karbis. The seed of Christianity that was planted then has been bearing fruits continuously. However, due to different factors, the growth rate is comparatively dead slow and small. As reflected in 2001 census, out of the total population of 8, 12,320, a margin of 14.45% are Christians in Karbi Anglong and the majority of these Christians belong to the Baptist denomination.