Spiritual Transformation in the Nigerian Baptist Convention

A Historical Reflection on Recent Paradigms

  • Ayotunde Olayori Oguntade, PhD
Keywords: Antecedent, Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Reflection, Spiritual Transformation


Recently, there have been paradigm shifts in the spirituality of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. One major factor responsible for the spiritual transformation is the influence of Neo-Pentecostalism or the Charismatic movement. This new wave affects the Baptist heritage of the denomination. This study reflects on the spiritual transformation in the Nigerian Baptist denomination from the 1980s to 2022. The study is significant because it gives insight into the causes of the spiritual transformation in the Convention over the years and encourages the Convention to assess her spiritual activities to retain her identity continuously. It examines notable spiritual transformations in the history of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, highlighting the factors that were responsible for them and isolating some of the noticeable spiritual transformations. The paper utilises the historical-analytical method.