This year is a remarkably special one as Ikoyi Baptist Church clocks 50. To God alone be glory! It is our year of Jubilee as we celebrate God’s faithfulness. The history of Ikoyi Baptist Church began with concern of a few Baptists for the non-Yoruba speaking members of First Baptist Church Broad Street, Lagos who were unable to have meaningful worship experience every Sunday because of language barrier.
Rev. Griffin on behalf of these concerned members delivered a letter to Rev. Dr. Dahunsi asking that Deacon Sholeye later Rev. Sholeye be released from the First Baptist Church, Lagos to lead Ikoyi Baptist Church. This was done and the first service was planned for Sunday May 28, 1967. This service was attended by 27 people -20 children and 7 adults.