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Buntain, D. Mark
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Daniel Mark Buntain (1923–1989) served as a missionary in Calcutta, India where he, along with his wife Huldah Buntain, founded the Mission of Mercy. Together they planted a ministry that included a large congregation, a six-storey hospital, a feeding program providing daily meals for thousands, and dozens of schools for children and adults.

Buntain was born in Winnipeg, Canada, where his father, Daniel Newton Buntain, pastored a prominent Methodist congregation. His father opposed the early success of Pentecostalism in Canada until he attended a reviv…

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Tennison, Allen, “Buntain, D. Mark”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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