Missionary-Evangelists to Nigeria, West Africa

Our Story of Missions

In December of 2004, I (Yinka) visited my native country of Nigeria for the first time in twenty-six years. When I saw the faces of young children and the need there, I felt God’s calling me to return to Nigeria as a missionary and evangelist. My family’s burden is to be of help and encouragement to the Nigerian people by soulwinning, holding revival meetings, and equipping them with a supply of well needed printed materials such as KJV bibles, tracts, and study materials, which is a great need there. Our desire is to go throughout the country, with the Lord’s help, preaching, teaching, and seeing as many churches planted as possible. As of 2008, the Lord has allowed us to see over 5,200 profess salvation in Jesus Christ. We have also started five Bible institutes based out of local churches, passed out over 6,000 KJV Bibles, and planted eleven churches to the glory of God. It still amazes us that the Lord would find us worthy to be used in this way in Nigeria. All the glory belongs to Him!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is everyone involved in the ministry?

In short, yes. I don’t want my kids to grow up and say, “The ministry was dad’s job.” or, “We never got to do anything when we traveled.” In our ministry, everyone has a part to play. Whether it is setting up the display, giving testimonies, or singing, my desire is for my children to know that whatever God did for me, He did for them as well.

Do you experience any persecution from the Boko Haram?

We live down south, so we do not experience much of the danger that those up North face. We do covet your prayers when we travel, though, because of the bad roads and armed robbers.

What are a few of the most important things we could pray for?

We are always in need of safety when we travel and good health for the family because we do not have any kind of police, ambulances, or 911 emergency response teams in Nigeria.

How long have you been in the ministry?

I was an evangelist for many years before I felt the Lord calling me to go back to my country. We’ve been in Nigeria, West Africa for almost 12 years.

Have you seen any dangerous animals?

We’ve seen many king cobra snakes (over 25 at least), scorpions, and a few crocodiles. The other animals we have come face-to-face with in the midst of Africa would be goats, turkeys, chickens, cows, and a lot of lizards.

What do you do for fun?

We have our family fun night on Fridays, which consist of the whole family playing basketball. We also enjoy riding bikes, rollerblading, jumping on the trampoline, and other recreational activities.

Nigerian Facts

Geographic Location

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon

Comparative Area

Slightly more than twice the size of California

Predominant Religions

Muslim: 48.8% Protestant: 32.3% Catholic: 10.9% Other beliefs: 1.9%

Languages

English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani

Literacy

65.1% of those ages fifteen and over can read and write

References

Pastor Dave Clear

First Baptist Church
14400 Diamond Path West
Rosemount, MN 55068
651.423.2271

Dr. Ed Johnson

Pastor Emeritus
First Baptist Church
14400 Diamond Path West
Rosemount, MN 55068
651.423.2271

Pastor Paul Taylor

Gospel Light Baptist Church
2011 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.871.6330

Pastor Mike Golden

Cornerstone Baptist Church
1099 Highspire Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717.939.8722

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