The roots of the Christianity in Poumai Naga community began from the year 1937. It was mentioned that the gospel was first brought to Poumai area at Maiba village. As the years past by the Good News of Jesus started spreading to other villages. The Poumai Baptist Assocation (PNBA) was founded in the year 1978 under the banner of "Jesus is Lord". The association has divided into three circle wise 1. Lepaona Circle 2. Chiliivai Circle 3. Paomata Circle for better administration. At present there are 81 churches and around 21 thousand baptised members including all the town and branch churches.