‘Church growth, revelation of God’s grace’

The Minister-in-Charge, First Baptist Church, Ibadan, Oyo State, Reverend Stephen Ogunbode, has described church growth as a signifier of God’s grace.

He also stated that God’s favour and blessings are what makes a church excel physically and spiritually.

The cleric stated this at the grand finale and anniversary thanksgiving service of the FBC, Idikan, held last Sunday as part of activities marking the 110th anniversary of the church, with the theme, “Divine Uplifting.”

Noting the efforts of past ministers in ensuring the growth of the church, Ogunbode highlighted some of the achievements to include church expansion and planting, renovation, productive evangelism, investment in education, among others.

The week-long event featured health talk, revival services, free medical test, football match, musical concert, among other activities.

Present at the event included the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Reverend (Dr) Samson Ayokunle; Pastor, Union Baptist Church, Odi-Olowo, Osogbo, Osun State and Chairman of NBC, Reverend (Dr) Olumide Kehinde; President, Ibadan Baptist Conference, Reverend (Dr) Yemi Adekunle; guest speaker and Pastor, FBC, Garki, Abuja and President, Abuja Baptist Conference, Reverend (Dr) Israel Akanji, among others.