About us


The Youth Ministries Division [YMD] is a division of the Youth & Students’ Ministries Department, working with the youths in focus under the auspices of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. The youth fellowship is unique in her composition. It is a fellowship of students, admission seekers, job seekers, the employed, the singles and the married. The youth ministries division is a specialized ministry that has these groups in focus; designing programmes that address the teeming needs of the members of the group.


The Youth Ministries in Nigeria was inaugurated in Iwo, in 1973. This was the result of the efforts of some concerned persons like Rev. Emmanuel Akingbala, Dr. E.A. Dahunsi, Oba Samuel Abimbola II [Oluwo of Iwo], Bro. Noah Iyanda and Late Dr. T.A. Ayorinde, who preached at the inaugural ceremony. His message was concluded with these statements: ‘’Let us always remember that ours is not supposed to be a pressure group. Neither is the organization to become a society of those who think they know all that there is to be known. Rather, the Convention expects her youth to participate fully in a constructive way.



the objectives at the inauguration

  Thus, we expect cooperation with the Convention to the best of your ability.’’ Six conferences were represented and 241 youth delegates participated at the inaugural ceremony. The objectives at the inauguration were threefold: To help the Baptist youth to recognize their individual opportunities and responsibilities in the church worldwide mission,  to inspire Baptist youths to commit their lives to continuing Christian witness and to provide opportunity for Baptist youths to know one another better and thus work co-operatively to fulfill the Great Commission.

mode of operation

Organizing conferences

Discovery and positioning of gifts for service;

Working at the sidelines of the church to assist the church ministries with the youths;

Organizing annual conferences for leadership development and empowerment

Providing motivations for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Reaching all youths for Christ, and position them for effective living and service that reflects the glory of God.

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