Our History

First Baptist Church, Oke-Isokun, Oyo was founded in 1858 as a result of the effort of Rev. T. A. Reid, a missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention of the United States of America. Presently, First Baptist Church Oyo belongs to Oyo West Baptist Association in Oyo Baptist Conference of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

Rev. T. A. Reid was posted to Oyo as a missionary by the American Foreign Mission. He was in the town until 1864.  In 1865, as a result of war in the United States of America, missionaries could not come to Nigeria.  Between 1864 and 1889, there was no missionary in Oyo station; this also was as a result of inter-tribal wars among the Yoruba. Rev. S. G. Pinnock took charge of Oyo Station from 1892-1909. He did not limit his activities to Isokun area of Oyo town alone; he extended his activities to its environs as well. He asked for a piece of land from Alaafin Adeyemi I to build a church at Ashipa in 1895. In 1898, he established the second Baptist Church in Oyo town, that is, Aatan Baptist Church. This was the first preaching station of Isokun Baptist Church.

Our Anthem

We are made for His Praise

Our Vision

Our overarching vision is to seek to reflect God’s eternal purpose in the Church’s contemporary situation.

What We Believe


A covenant fellowship of Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with people in our community, nation, and the entire world.


Worshiping, fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His holiness and majesty, and responding in joyful and loving obedience to His leadership.


A nurturing fellowship of Christians who experience a growing knowledge of God and man.


A church whose purpose as individuals and a body is to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing a total commitment to life, personality, and possessions to the Lordship of Christ.

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