Rt. Rev. Dr. Juria Bardhan hails from a village in Odisha, India. He is the youngest of three children.
Bishop Juria has been deeply involved with Believers Church for almost 20 years in different areas. After reading Theology, he spent ten years in Odisha, where he provided spiritual guidance to many Clergy, pastors and workers. He was also on the boards of several leading Christian organizations. He later served as the Principal of Believers Church Theological Seminary in Kerala.
After his Consecration as Bishop, he provided leadership in Ranchi, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Bihar. Currently, Bishop Juria is leading the work of Believers Church in the Diocese of Kolkata. He provides spiritual leadership to hundreds of vibrant parishes. He also leads the social work of Believers Church in the area, including Reaching Friends Ministry, which provides care to lepers, and a widows care project which tends to the needs of thousands of women.