THE NIGERIAN BAPTIST CONVENTION
He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach. Mark 3:14
About Nigerian Baptist Convention
Baptist work in Nigeria began with the appointment by the Southern Baptist Convention of America of the first missionary to the country, Rev. Thomas Jefferson Bowen in 1849. He arrived Badagry, Nigeria on the 5th of August, 1850.
The First Baptist Church in Lagos was organized with 24 members. The following day 20 members of the church who had earlier been baptized by Wesleyan Missionaries, received the believers baptism. LeviGreen was ordained as Deacon while members of the Moses Ladejo stone was formally appointed as Mission worker in 1876 and on January 25, 1877 he began work in Ogbomoso. By 1878, he had been licensed to preach and became the Pastor of the Oshupa Baptist Church in Ogbomoso.
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