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TRIBUTE — FAREWELL TO REVD (DR) SAMUEL TITILOLA OLADELE AKANDE —– THE ‘’ARCHBISHOP OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH OF NIGERIA’’….. A SHINING STAR IN THE FIRMAMENT OF GOD

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“God does not answer the prayers of wicked people. Although wicked people may appear to be prospering, this is not necessarily an answer to prayers as such people would still spend an eternity of pain and punishment when God decides to eventually judge wicked people for their callousness” – Revd Dr S.T. Ola Akande. IBADAN DECLARATION — In 1987, when Revd Akande was Africa’s Regional Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and he hosted the Global Consultation on Missions sponsored by the BWA in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Baptist Conferences from about 39 countries drawn from the five continents of the world attended the event. “In his presentation to the conference, Akande looked straight into the eyes of his audience and declared that Africans would now be the ones to send missionaries to Europe and America. That pronouncement was tagged ‘Ibadan Declaration’ and has come to fulfilment.” We received the news of the sad loss of Rev. (Dr) Samuel Titilola Oladele Akande officially through the president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle who announced the demise of Rev Dr S.T. Ola Akande, the former General Secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, at the age of 94. Making the announcement, Ayokunle wrote:  “Baba S.T.Ola Akande, former General Secretary, Nigerian Baptist Convention, has changed address today at a ripe age of 94. Rev Dr Samuel Titilola Oladele Akande has answered the Glorious Call! Baba relocated to the great beyond a few minutes ago after a brief illness. GOOD NIGHT BABA. May God console and comfort the Nigerian Baptist Convention and his immediate family.” Very able Bayo Oladeji, Special Assistant to CAN Chairman first broke the news on his Facebook page. We felt bad not because Baba S.T. Ola Akande was not old enough to go meet hs Maker, but remembered his immense contributions to Christendom as a fiery outspoken cleric who combined brilliance with oratorical skills. Baba Akande was one of the Christian leaders who took exceptional interest in my book publication titled: NIGERIA’S LEADING LIGHTS OF THE GOSPEL – Revolutionaries in Worldwide Christianity and recommended the book as resource material locally and abroad. Others fathers in the faith who demonstrated encouraging interest at the stage of compilation are Prelate Sunday Ola Makinde, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo and Prophet Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye. Below, read an excerpt on the genius as published in the…

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