In an atmosphere of thanksgiving, the Nigerian Baptist Faithful were full of joy as a 37,000-seater auditorium was dedicated at Lufuwape Community on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as the 108th Convention-in-Session began.
The event was presided over by His Eminence, Revd Dr Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle, the President of the Convention and Christian Association of Nigeria. At the service, the faithful were glad because this is one of the landmark achievements under the leadership of Revd Dr. Ayokunle.
While unveiling the plaque, the President admonished congregants to see the auditorium as a sign of greater things to come into the denomination. Everyone must collectively work towards the development of a beautiful city to the glory of God.
In his speech, the Chairman of the building committee, TPL Dr. Bunmi Ajayi, noted that the auditorium was constructed with N1.5billion within one and half years. He said everyone worked assiduously towards making the place habitable for the Convention in-Session.
He added that the Campground is still in progress and he implored everyone to work with the leadership of the denomination in building a place befitting for congregational worship.
‘The parcel of Lagos was firstly acquired by the Deacons’ Fellowship before it was happened over to the convention and the denominational leadership acquired more hectares and today opens a new chapter in the annals of the church,” he said.
All the members of the committee were prayed for and the opening service commenced.
Participants at the annual Convention-in-Session is drawn from congregants from all across the country and other Mission countries where the church has outreaches.
Some of the ministers that will deliver the word of God include the Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Executive President, Ghana Baptist Convention, Bishop Francis Wale Oke of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries among others.
It is expected that at the end of this convention, a new President would be announced for the Convention.