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Nigeria to host global Baptist faithful at annual gathering

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The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) which is the global umbrella Baptist family organisation, is set to hold its annual gathering in Nigeria for the first time.

The global event will see congregants attending from various countries around the world.

The annual gathering, is scheduled to hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and at the Baptist International Convention Centre (BICC) on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

A major highlight of the event which will commence on 7 July and conclude on 12 July 2024, is the 10th Baptist International Conference on Theological Education (BICTE). It will run specifically from 5th to 7th July.

The Baptist World Alliance, which comprises of 51 million people in 130 countries and 253 member bodies, are unified by a primary mission to impact the world for Christ.

The event is expected to offer Baptists across the globe an opportunity to connect through worship prayer, learning, relationship, building and shared ministry experience.

The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. (Dr.) Israel Akanji stated that the Nigeria Baptist Family is pleased to host the global Baptist Family in order to further deepen fellowship and bond among the members.

He added that hosting the global Baptist members is intended to leverage the impact of Baptist mission work in Nigeria.

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