The Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) had its beginnings in 1953 when some young people from Asia met in Rio de Janeiro. This resulted in coming together at the 1st Asia Baptist Youth Conference on 20th August 1956 in Hong Kong. The vision to establish APBF was released during the 4th Asia Pacific Youth Conference. The following years through the leadership of Allan Prior from Australia Asia Baptist Fellowship come into being in 1975.
APBF represents over 33,000 local churches and 65 Conventions in 22 Countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Inspire and Equip Baptists by Collaborating, Networking, Training and Serving to fulfil the Great Commission.
Baptists together Transforming Lives in Christ across the Asia Pacific.
To promote fellowship, cooperation and service amongst Baptists.
To stimulate and coordinate evangelism.
To assist in consultation and planning for various ministry programs.
To function as a regional organisation of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA).