“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” — Samuel Zwemer
“We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” — Wesley Duewel. To be part of the praying team, CLICK HERE.
“You have one business on earth – to save souls.” ― John Wesley. “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” ― David Livingstone. To Go for Missions, CLICK HERE.
“The mission of the church is missions” — Oswald J. Smith. “All the money needed to send and support an army of self-sacrificing, joy-spreading ambassadors is already in the church.” — John Piper. To Give to Missions, CLICK HERE.
“Send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any tie, but the ties that bind me to your service and to your heart.” —
David Livingstone. “The true greatness of any church in not how many it seats but how many it sends!” — Unknown.
In 1850, Brother Bowen headed for Central Africa on a Missionary adventure; specifically to the town of Igboho. This is the faithful and humble beginning which has undoubtedly given rise to great achievements in what is today called, The Nigerian Baptist Convention; with over 10, 000 Churches, 437 Associations, 32 Conferences and about 6 million Nigerian Baptists. In the same vein, the obedient decision of the messengers at the fortieth session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Jos in 1953 resulted in what up till April 1998 was known as Home and Foreign Mission Department of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
At the 85th Annual Session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in the same Jos, in 1998, a decision was taken; to grant the Home and Foreign Missions Board autonomy and to give it a new name: Global Missions Board, the Mission agency of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. This decision has enabled and has resulted in the present growth of the Nigerian Baptist Convention mission work with 25 Home Mission fields and 13 International Mission fields, in Africa and beyond. There are about 35 frontier Missionary couples fully engaged and faithfully serving God to reach many for Him.
Southern Baptist missionaries tell a story of faith in Africa
Global Mission Board (GMB) is given clear mandate to awaken Baptist Family members to their responsibility to spread the Gospel message in Nigeria and beyond. To direct the energy of the Convention in propagating the Gospel at home and abroad. To recommend ways and means of financing the mission enterprise of the Convention. To recruit suitable full-time, part-time and volunteers workers for mission work in cooperation with the Convention family. To make the Global Missions Board a clearing house for the mission enterprise at home and abroad.