Today in Christian History – April 26 (2020)

1969 – Emmanuel Oladele Agboola is unanimously elected to chair the 56th annual session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in acknowledgment of his hard work and zeal for souls. His contemporaries recognize him as one of Nigeria’s greatest indigenous pastors and educators as well as a humble and kind man.

Apart from his pastoral ministry, Emmanuel Oladele Agboola (1903-1988) also served in other capacities within the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He was the chairman of the board of governors of the Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta from 1958 to1971; adviser to the Abeokuta Baptist Association for five years; convention recording secretary in 1933, and vice president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in 1951, 1955 and 1956; and member of the convention executive and convention ministerial board, for many years. He was unanimously elected president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at its 56th annual session, which was held in Ogbomoso from April 26 to May 2, 1969.

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