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Baptist Student Fellowship

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Nigerian Baptist Convention’s Christian witness and ministry in institutions of higher learning are in response to the Lord’s command to make the gospel known to all persons since schools are engaged in the quest for knowledge and truth of which God is the Source, the Christian perspective is essential to realize the ultimate in education.

The unique nature of the student life and campus community demands a specialized ministry of the church to the individual need of students for redemption and Christian nurture within that community.

OBJECTIVES

  • To lead students to commitment to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord
  • To involve them in the study of biblical truth and Christian discipleship
  • To lead them to relate academic disciplines to their Christian faith
  • To involve them in responsible church membership; denominational understanding, and participation
  • To involve them in the study and practical participation in mission for kingdom expansion

OBJECTIVES EXPLAIN

Salvation: Making a personal, private/public confession begins a Christian life. Regular attendance at Christian Fellowships, church programmes/activities etc. become meaningful and rewarding after the experience of second birth.

Discipleship: Becoming an obedient follower of Christ; guided by the Scripture and the Holy Spirit. Emphasis is placed on personal and group study as well as obedience to the revealed truth.

Academic Excellence: Need for a balanced spiritual and secular knowledge to enhance spiritual growth.

Churchmanship: Total commitment to, and full involvement in the programmes and activities of a local Baptist church.

Missions: Practical involvement in missions. Each BSF group is encouraged to network with local Baptist church and other Christian organization using available resources to realize the goal of global harvest.

PURPOSE

To plan and develop materials and services acceptable for use by campus organizations, church-based-BSFs, Associations, Conferences, and Convention in: order to establish, strengthen and improve the ministry to students in schools of higher learning, and in churches.

STUDENT MINISTRIES DEFINED

Student Ministries in the local situation is the ministry to students on a campus or church. The ministry is conducted primarily in the following ways:

  • A student organization, which is called Baptist Student Fellowship (BSF)
  • A Campus Minister provides leadership to a campus-based BSF. This may be a fully employed person or a volunteer. The Campus Minister serves as adviser to the BSF.
  • A Church BSF Adviser provides leadership to a church-based BSF. This is a church member who is nominated by the BSF and approved by the church.
  • A Church Student Ministries Committee liaises between the church and the Student Fellowship in advising and assisting, giving particular attention to the area of student-church relationships.
  • An Associational and/or Conference Committee assist local churches and campuses in implementing programmes of Student Ministries.

OUR FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF THE STUDENT MINISTRIES DIVISION

Programme Design: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for designing a programme of Student Ministries adaptable for use on campuses, in churches, Associations, Conferences, and the Convention.

Publication of Materials: The Student Ministries Division shall make available the materials to serve as guidelines for establishing a Baptist student organization on a campus, or in a church.

The Division shall also make available such materials for strengthening and improving student organizations (e.g. promotional materials, Bible Studies, leadership training courses, discipleship courses, outreach programme and retreat plans). In addition, the Division shall make available a daily devotional guide (The annual Seek Daily).

Field Services: The Student Ministries Division shall make available the personnel to assist in the establishment, development, promotion coordination of Student Ministries (vision and programmes) throughout the Convention.

Conferences: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for the encouragement and promotion of Associational, Conference and National student programmes.

Accountability: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for reporting its work and ministry activities to the Convention.

Missions: SMD shall be responsible for planning, mobilizing students and executing mission activities.

STUDENT MINISTRIES DIVISION RELATIONSHIP TO CHURCHES

Student Ministries Division receives support from churches, and is one of the outreach arms of the local church. Churches throughout the Nigerian Baptist Convention have a medium of ministry to students through the Baptist Student Fellowship (BSF). Student Ministries Division has a responsibility to help churches develop an effective ministry to students. In the context of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, ministry to students is the work of the church.

BAPTIST STUDENT FELLOWSHIP (BSF) DEFINED

The BSF is an organization, a fellowship, and a ministry. It is an organization of Baptist Students, a fellowship of Christian Students, and a ministry to all students.

BSF DISTINCTIVES

 

BSF SYMBOL/LOGO

The logo of the BSF is a symbol which describes the purpose and goal of the ministry to students. Four (4) symbols are involved:

  • The academic cap (mortar board), stands for academic success (Acts 26:24).
  • The church building stands for the local church (Matthew 16:18).
  • The open Bible stands for the revealed Word of God (2Tim. 3:16).
  • The globe stands for the vision of the whole world (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • The mortar board, placed in the centre of the church is the symbol of academic achievement, and symbolizes the successful student.
  • The silhouetted church, in the centre of the open Bible, illustrates the New Testament church which is today the visible expression of the Word of God. The church’s spiral points upward to the ultimate source of truth and wisdom.

The successful student is a part of the New Testament church: pointing Man to the Ultimate Source of all wisdom.

The circle shows that the ministry of the church is to the whole world.

MOTTO

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35, NIV).

The Baptist Student Fellowship motto is a reminder that love and unity within the Christian community is the characteristic by which others will recognize the followers of Jesus Christ and be encouraged through their lives to follow Jesus as their saviour and Lord.

COLOUR

The colour of BSF is light leaf green, which stands for the physical, spiritual and intellectual growth of students. It shows that a successful student needs to grow daily and steadily in all these areas of life.

BSF HYMN

STUDENTS, RISE NOW

Students rise now, build the kingdom

Heed the master’s call today.

Students rise up, follow Jesus,

He’s the life, the truth, the way.

In the city, in the village

In each near or distant land

Preach the gospel, make disciples,

And fulfill the Lord’s command.

Refrain: Students rise now, rise and build. (2x)

 

 As true students of the Scripture

Workmen unashamed and bold

Grow in knowledge, deepen wisdom,

God’s own truth is purest Gold.

And with prayer and devotion

Seek the master’s face each day.

Let the kingdom come within you

And among you in all ways.

Refrain: Students, rise now, rise and build/2x

 

As the servants of the Saviour

Let God’s will be done on earth.

Joining hands with other Christians

Share the message of new birth.

We’re forgiven, we’ve been pardoned

Through the death of Jesus Christ:

God’s own love gift has been offered

Our redemption sacrifice.

Refrain: Students, rise now, rise and build/2x

 

As the members of Christ’s body

Sharing in one common life

Bearing burdens, sharing sorrows

Use God’s love to banish strife.

We’re united in the church now

Founded on the rock of faith.

We have gifts now; let us use them

That the church may grow in grace

Refrain: Students, rise now, rise and build/2x

 

Jesus calls us as disciples

To give all our lives to Him:

Bringing talents, time and money

And our futures yet unlived.

He is building, let us join Him

Let us answer Heaven’s call

Students, rise now, rise and follow;

Follow Him as Lord of all.

Refrain: Students, rise now, rise and build/2x

 

NB: Composed in 1993 by Dr. Paul Ogden Davidson, Music Department, Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, 1993.

 

OUR PROGRAMMES

INTRODUCTION

Although a person enters into new life in Christ by a process the scripture speaks of as the new birth, this is only the beginning of the process of growing in grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Viewing the Christian life from this perspective, BSF provides varied opportunities for Christian students, who by background and/or preference, adhere to Baptist doctrines to experience those disciplines that will encourage spiritual growth, and the sharing of their faith. Spiritual growth opportunities are designed to meet personal needs for worship; the study of God’s Word; fellowship; and the practice of Christian discipleship in all aspects of life. Christian outreach provides opportunities for sharing one’s own experience of faith in Christ, and helps to develop a Christ-like concern for ministering to the total needs of others.

WORSHIP

The common needs of students are; the need to worship, pray, be inspired, and express their devotion to God in a setting with their peer group. Such a setting may more readily attract non-Christian students, who may be influenced to receive Christ as Saviour and Lord. Thus, campus meetings for inspiration, prayer, testimony, and sharing, help to meet the needs of both Christian and non-Christian students to express faith in God through meaningful experiences.

PRAYER

Prayer is individual and corporate communion with God. Through prayers, we confess our sins; intercede for others; and supplicate for ourselves. Prayer is the life of BSF programmes. Prayer is to a Christian life what blood is to the body.

BIBLE STUDY

Students who seek to know themselves and God must first of all be students of the scriptures. The Bible is the record of God’s self-revelation to man, expressed ultimately in Jesus Christ.

In addition to Bible study periods, the BSF organizes other programmes to include talks and seminars on Bible subjects, or on relevant issues from a biblical perspective.

DISCIPLESHIP

In the context of Baptist Student Ministries, discipleship may be defined as the process of growing in relationship with Christ by learning of Him, living under His authority, and applying His teachings to every  area of life. The call to discipleship is the ultimate demand Christ makes of believers. True discipleship will make Christ not only the Saviour, but also the Lord of life. Discipleship includes everything Christians do. It applies the knowledge of scripture to relationships, stewardship of time and resources, career choices, values, and moral standards.

FELLOWSHIP

While BSF is an organization, it is also a Christian fellowship. The students who participate in BSF experience a sense of oneness in community. BSF plans activities in which students may experience meaningful relationships with fellow students; senior friends, and other Christians through which the experience of Christian community is deepened. In fellowship, BSF members come to know themselves, as they belong to each other and to God. The campus fellowship is a favourable example of a broader fellowship within the community of the local church.

CHURCHMANSHIP

Students are members of a specialized academic community. They are also members of a larger and more diverse community beyond the campus. It is in the context of relationships and situations outside the campus that most students will live and work for the greater part of their lives. Thus, the BSF ministry is closely linked to the local church.

As responsible, participating church members, students become God’s instruments on campus, and also share in the church’s responsibility to bear witness to the community; to the nation; and to the world, of what God has done for man in Jesus Christ. Encouraging students in the life and work of a local church is an integral part of BSF.

EVANGELISM

BSF considers witnessing a key outreach ministry. Evangelism is an area of outreach which calls for Christians to share that which they have experienced in Christ. Evangelism involves living a life that gives credibility to one’s testimony. It means sharing verbally in the power of the Holy Spirit one’s personal experience in Christ in order to help others to know Christ as Saviour.

Sharing one’s experience in Christ is not limited by time or place. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit it may lead students to witness on campus, in villages, in towns, throughout the nation, and to the uttermost parts of the world using every available contemporary means.

MISSIONS: Mission is the heartbeat of God.Practical involvement in missions activities. Each BSF group is encouraged to network with local Baptist church and other Christian organization using available resources to realize the goal of global harvest. Every year the SMD shall be responsible for planning, mobilizing and executing mission activities. 

STEWARDSHIP

Christian life is a call to be Spirit-filled, controlled, and empowered. Christians are stewards of God-given resources. Christian students are also called to be faithful and responsible in the use of their body, time, influence, material possessions, gifts, etc. to the glory of God.

VISITATION

Visitation activities are those functions of BSF which are directed towards meeting the needs of others. It may involve visiting the lonely, counseling students in matters of personal morality, crisis situations, decision-making times, grief experiences, or assisting in tutoring those with academic difficulties.

In visitation, a healthy BSF seeks ways to locate, enlist, and involve new students in its activities. The BSF programme offers something others students may need. The visitation programme is the medium for enlisting them for full participation in BSF programmes. The BSF visitation programme may include opportunities to establish new fellowships, and to strengthen weak ones.

ZONAL OPERATION/STAFF/OFFICE LOCATION

The Student Ministries operate in thirteen (13) zones across the country ministering to over 150 campuses. Under listed are the staffs providing field services to Baptist Student Fellowships across the Nation:

National Office:

National Coordinator: Revd. Joshua Sunday Ibukunoluwa (08038263958)

Writer/Editor:

Revd. (Mrs.) Iyabo Aderonmu (08063092044)

Ministerial Officers:

Revd. Moses Orukotan (08056111793) (on study leave)

Rev’d Mobolaji Oyelade (+2348139661690)

Western Zone I:

Zonal Coordinator: Revd. Collins Olatunji (08033220237)

Location: Lagos East Baptist Conference Secretariat, Obanikoro, Lagos.

Western Zone II:

Zonal Coordinator: Revd. Oluwamoroti Akintola (07033408256)

Location: Ogun Baptist Conference Secretariat, Idi-Aba, Abeoukuta, Ogun State.

Associate Coordinator: Pastor Amos Adedokun (08057075572)

Location: First Baptist Church, Ago-Are, Oyo State.

Western Zone III:

Zonal Coordinator: Rev’d Mobolaji Oyelade (+2348139661690)

Location: Baptist Building, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Western Zone IV:

Zonal Coordinator: Revd. Samson ‘Goke Okediji (08035695310)

Location: Baptist Girl’s High School, Idi-Ifon, Osogbo, Osun State.

Associate Coordinator: Pastor Ralph Oladimeji (08030673568)

Location: Salem Baptist Church Ilorin, Kwara State.

Western Zone V:

Zonal Coordinator: Rev’d Adesola Adeyemi (08037608589)

Location: First Baptist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Eastern Zone I:

Acting Zonal Coordinator: Revd. Friday Ojiebun (08037205420)

Location: Baptist Building, NTA Rd. Benin City, Edo State

Associate Coordinator: Revd Segun Abioye (08037908041)

Location: First Baptist Church Ogboreki, Delta State.

Eastern Zone II:

Acting Zonal Coordinator: Pastor Gbenga Osho (08030482897)

Location: Goodnews Baptist Church Umuahia, Abia State.

Acting Zonal Coordinator: Rev’d Oyekachi Nnorom (07037851425)

Location: First Baptist Church Owerri, Imo State.

Eastern Zone III:

Zonal Coordinator: Pastor Seyi Oyenibi (08037205420)

Location: Bayelsa Baptist Conference Secretariat, Bayelsa State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Lawson Ipalibo (08162555565)

Location: First Baptist Church Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Northern Zone I:

Zonal Coordinator: Revd. Michael Owoade (08064608588)

Located: C/O First Baptist Church Markudi, Benue State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Tunde Alagbe (08065769960)

Location: Baptist Convention Ground FCT, Abuja.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Anzaku Mallam (08069567386)

Location: VictoryLife Baptist Church Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Samuel Mtan (08032250581)

Location: Redemption Baptist Church Daudu, Benue State.

Northern Zone II:

Zonal Coordinator: Rev’d Wumi Omidina (08061631127)

Location: Zaria, Kaduna State.

Northern Zone III:

Zonal Coordinator: Rev’d Stephen Dada (08036140819)

Location: C/O First Baptist Church, Gombe State.

Northern Zone IV:

Acting Zonal Coordinator: Bro. Akinola Akindele (08060607204)

Location: C/O First Baptist Church, Gusau, Zanfara State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Shalom Ekundayo (08065381235)

Location: Victory Baptist Church Minna, Niger State.

Northern Zonal V:

Associate Zonal Coordinator: Mr. Ajine Delo (08034836767)

Location: C/O First Baptist Church Yola, Adamawa State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Pius Gapshie (07030651385)

Location: Taraba Baptist Conference Secretariat, Taraba State.

Associate Coordinator: Bro. Daniel Yusuf Jauro (08020787750)

Location: Fellowship English Baptist Church Mubi, Adamawa State.

OUTLINE HISTORY OF BAPTIST STUDENT MINISTRIES OF THE NIGERIAN BAPTIST CONVENTION (1956 – 2015)

1956       Miss Mary Frank Kirkpatrick, the mother and pioneer missionary of NBC arrived in Nigeria. She began ministering to some students at Ibadan Boys’ High School, Ibadan.

1957       The First “Baptist Student Night” was held at Antioch Baptist Church, Ogbomoso on 29th December. It was an opportunity for students to lead the programme of the church.

Revd Thomas Kennedy, a Southern Baptist Missionary working with Baptist Associations in the Northern Nigeria made contact with some students in the North, especially in Zaria.

1958       University of Ibadan students requested for a worship opportunity.

1960       Baptist Student Union (BSU) of University of Ibadan was launched.

1964       The Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) agreed to set aside a Sunday night for students in December as “Baptist Students Night”. The BSU of University of Ife was launched on 11 October. The Baptist Student Centre, Ibadan began to function.

Space was also given to Student Ministries in the Nigerian Baptist, the official magazine of the NBC.

1965       Miss Kirkpatrick organized a Leadership Training Conference for students on 4th of September.

1966       Miss Kirkpatrick started full-time student ministries. In July the first BSU National Conference was held at the Nigerian Youth Camp, Lagos/Ibadan highway with 37 students in attendance.

1967       Seek Daily, a book of daily devotions published by the Student Ministries started. It had been published before by Miss Nar Owens at Agbor Baptist Girls’ High School, Agbor.

1968       Baptist Student Union of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria started with the arrival of Miss Bettye Anne McQueen. She also extended the scope of the ministry to some towns in Northern Nigeria. She ministered to the ABU BSF till 1985 when she left for Ibadan to be the first Head of Student Ministries Department (SMD) Nigerian Baptist Convention.

1970       Charismatic and Pentecostal awakening began on many campuses in Nigeria which had a great impact on the operation of BSU

1972       Miss Kirkpatrick began the circulation of a Student Newsletter to various campuses. This Newsletter later developed into a magazine, “The Voice”. Its production was stopped in 1977 and later continued from 1985 by the Baptist Student Fellowship Alumni Association.

1975       The Baptist Mission of Nigeria passed a motion to bring Student Ministry under the complete direction of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

1977       Miss Kirkpatrick departed Nigeria on 17th December.

1978       Mrs. Leslie Williams became the Student Ministries Coordinator and she retired a year later. The NBC nominated the first student work Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of Deacon (Professor) A.F. Ogunsola.

The name, Baptist Student Union was changed to Baptist Student Fellowship (BSF).

1979       Miss Marie Van Lear became the Student Ministries Coordinator. She served till 1985.

1980    The Student Ministry Advisory Committee of the Nigerian Baptist Convention recommended to the Convention to open Student Ministries Department and name a Head of Department.

1981       The NBC acted on the motion to bring Student Ministries under the NBC by voting to open a department of student ministries and to seek a departmental head. That was during the Convention in Session at Benin.

1982      Revd Philip Wilson and his wife joined the Student Ministries staff as campus ministers for University of Jos BSF. They also extended their ministries to other part of Northern Nigeria as the BSF Zonal Coordinators. They resigned in 1993 to serve as the Executive Secretary of the Baptist Missions of Nigeria.

The year also witnessed the beginning of Baptist Student Fellowship Alumni Association.

1983    “BSF NYSC Programme” started. Mr. Dejo Olaore (now Rev. Abioye) was the first Corper to serve under the programme. Deacon Chief S.S. Ayanda was very helpful on this programme.

1984       Mr. and Mrs. Everett Douglas arrived as full-time Campus Ministers at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Their ministry is best remembered for emphasis on Christian Discipleship. They resigned in April 1987.

The first church-based BSF was inaugurated at Abule-Okuta Baptist Church, Gbagada, Yaba, Lagos (now First Baptist Church, Bariga).

The first student holiday missionaries were sent to Home Mission fields.

1985       The first Secretary of SMD was appointed at the NBC Session in Jos, in the person of Deaconess Bettye Ann McQueen. She opened the Student Office on 17th June, 1984 at Baptist Building, Ibadan. Mr. Sunday Yemi Oyegbile was appointed as SMD Office Secretary.

1986       Baptist Student Leaders’ Fellowship began at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso.

Miss. Mojisola B. Olaniyan was employed as the Writer and Project Coordinator, SMD.

The Department began the publication of Department newsletter, “The Vision”. The BSF Operational Manual was also published.

1987       Revd. Nathan Nwachukwu joined the SMD staff as Eastern BSF Zonal Coordinator.

1988       Pastor Emiola Nihinlola joined SMD staff as Western Zonal BSF Coordinator.

The first Western Zonal BSF Leadership Training Conference was held in December at Camp Young, Ede.

1989       National BSF adopted its Constitution during the National Conference at Camp Young, Ede.

On 31st December, Deaconess McQueen resigned from the Student Ministries to begin a ministry to students in Port Harcourt and environs.

1990    Pstor Emiola Nihinlola was appointed by the NBC to be the first Nigerian Coordinator of Student Ministries on January 1.

The beginning of Associational BSF Activities.

Production of programme books for BSFs.

The induction of the first Volunteer Campus Minister in person of Revd. E.A. Ogunsola. He was VCM    for Baptist School of Nursing, Ogbomoso.

In June Pastor Daniel Ogundayo joined Student Ministries as Western Zonal BSF Coordinatora

1991       Production of Programme Guidelines for campus-based BSFs began.

The beginning of Award of Accountability Merit to BSFs.

“Conference for Workers with Students” organized for Pastors and adult leaders of BSFs started.

Pastor Nkem E. Osuigwe became the Zonal Coordinator for the Eastern Zone 1 BSF with base in Owerri.

1992       Pastor Elisha Magaji joined the Student Ministries staff as the Northern Zone 1 BSF Coordinator.

1993     Pastor Adegoke Adeleke and Jeffrey Salako joined the Student Ministries staff as BSF Zonal Coordinators for Western and Eastern zonal BSFs respectively.

Pastor Nkem Osuigwe resigned from the Student Ministries to assume the pastorate, Faith Baptist Church, Port Harcourt.

1994       Sunday Akano (now Rev Sunday IbukunOluwa) joined the Student Ministries Staff as BSF Zonal Assistant in Jos, Plateau State.

1995       Student Ministries and Youth Department was Inaugurated at Orita-Mefa Baptist Church, Ibadan.        

              Mr. Christian Opara joined the Student Ministries as Acting Zonal Coordinator with base in Owerri.

             Mr. Joshua Oladapo joined the Student Ministries Division as a Youth Corps member in Western Zone    with base at Akure

Mr Gbenga Akintola joined the Student Ministries Division as a Youth Corps member in Eastern Zone 1      with base at Owerri.

1996       Revd. Goke Adeleke was transferred to the Youth Division as National Coordinator in February.

Mrs. Mojisola Alabi (Nee Olaniyan) was also transferred to the Publications Department in June.

In September, Mr. Diran Ajao was employed to serve as curriculum writer.

Also in September, Mr. Joshua Oladapo, was appointed as Acting Zonal BSF Coordinator based in Akure.

In November, Mr. Nuhu Kahma was appointed as Zonal Assistant based in Kaduna.

    Mr. Gbenga Akintola was retained after Youth Corps service and appointed as Zonal Assistant for Western  Zone to coordinate Osun Conference who based in Ola-Ejigbo.

1997       Pastor Tayo Orodiji joined Student Ministries Division as Western Zone II Coordinator in June.

In July, Mr. Keji Bolarinwa and Mr. Dejo Abioye were appointed as Zonal Assistants at Ado Ekiti and Ilorin respectively.

1998       In January, Revd. Lambert U. Njoku and Pastor Reuben Kpanvu joined SMD as Eastern Zone I and Northern Zone II Coordinators respectively with bases at Owerri and Kaduna. In June, Mr. Stephen Olufemi Dada, Rev. Friday Ojiebun, Pastor Gbenga Akintola were appointed as Acting Zonal Coordinators Northern Zone 1, Eastern Zone 1 and Western Zone 1, who base in Jos, Benin and Abeokuta respectively.

In June, Revd. Emiola Nihinlola resigned as the Coordinator of the Student Ministries and assumed the Pastorate of Immanuel Baptist Church, Oyo. He was succeeded by Revd. Daniel Ogundayo, while Revd. Jeffrey Salako was transferred to Ibadan from Benin.

In December, Revd. Daniel Ogundayo also resigned and assumed the pastorate of Calvary Baptist Church, Jos.

In March, Mr. Sunday Adesina Ajekiigbe was appointed as Zonal Assistant who based in Minna. Beloved Miss Mary Frank Kirkpatrick went to be with the Lord.

1999       Bro. Abiodun Oluwole was appointed in April 1 as Zonal Assistant who base in Akure.

Revd. Jeffrey Salako became the Coordinator of the ministry from 1st January.

2000       Mr. Sunday Oyegbile was transferred from the Student Ministries Division to Men Missionary Union from January 3rd, 2000.

Mrs. Olufunke Ogunmola joined the Student Ministries staff as office Secretary.

2001       Brother Michael Kayode Owoade joined the Student Ministries as Zonal Assistant for Western Zone 1 with base in Ago-Are, Oke-Ogun in January.

2002       Revd. Reuben B.K. Kpanru resigned as Zonal Coordinator for Northern Zone II to the Pastor Union Baptist Church, Keffi.

Pastor Joshua Oladapo was appointed as the Northern Zone II Coordinator with base in Kaduna from 1st October.

Bro. Daniel Ayanmuyiwa was appointed as BSF Zonal Assistant for Northern Zone 1 on 1st December.

Pastor Elisha Agya Magaji retired as Coordinator of Northern Zone I on 31st December.

2003       Pastor Moses Abiodun Orukotan joined the Student Ministries staff on 6th January.

2004       Rev. Jeffrey Salako left for further studies in the USA on August 3rd

Pastor Joshua Oladapo, Northern Zone II Coordinator resumed as Acting Coordinator.

            In October, Rev. Tayo Chris Orodiji was appointed as the Acting Coordinator SMD in Ibadan, while Rev. 

Joshua Oladapo redeployed to Akure as Zonal Coordinator, Western Zone III

In October, Pastor Gbenga Akintola, was appointed full-time Zonal BSF Coordinator for Western Zone 1.

In November,Mr Shallom Ekundayo was appointed as zonal assistant with base in Minna.

Pastor Samson Okediji was appointed as Zonal Assistant for Western Zone II who base in Ogbomoso.

2005 January 11Rev. Tayo Orodiji and Rev. Goke Adeleke, Chaplain of Bowen University, Iwo, went home to be with the Lord.

Pastor Moses Orukotan began to act as national coordinator.

In July, 2005, Pastor Samson Okediji, Pastor Michael Owoade were appointed as Zonal Coordinator who base at Ogbomoso and Markurdi respectively.

Pastor Elizabeth Aderonmu was appointed as Editor for Student Ministries Division at SMD Ibadan.

2006 January       Pastor Collins Olatunji was appointed as Zonal Coordinator for Northern Zone IV with base in Gusau.

September, 40th anniversary celebrated at the National Conference held in Minna.

2007       April 3rd, Rev. Gideon assumed office as the National Coordinator

          May. Pastor Bolaji Oyateru was appointed as zonal coordinator for Northern zone IV who base in Maiduguri

Bro Amos Adedokun was appointed as Zonal Assistant for Western Zone I who base at Ago-Are.

Rev. IbukunOlwa Joshua Sunday was appointed as VCM for FECA Akure.

2008       Pastor Alhamdu Tukurrah was appointed as Coordinator Northern Zone I who base in Northern Zone V who base in KadunaJanuanry 2008, Mr Ajine Delo joined as Zonal Assistant who base in Yola.

              The student ministries was represented at the Baptist world youth alliance in Germany by the National Coordinator.

         50th anniversary of BSF was celebrated at the national Conference in Benin and an historical book “The child has survived” written by Rev. Dr. Emiola Nihinlola was dedicated at the occasion.

NBC gave the sum of #10million to purchase instruments and landed properties for campuses

2009      Partnership with Ghana NUBS began with 10 BSF members and staff attending their congress in Kumasi

           SMD was represented at Urbana Student Mission Congress in St. Louis Missosori, USA by the National   Coordinator

SMD was represented at PAMOJA (a Swahili Language meaning TOGETHERNESS) held in Cote Divoire

2011 December 31              Rev Gideon Akanbi resigned as the National Coordinator. Rev. Joshua Oladapo also resigned his appointment with the Student Ministries.

Pastor Stephen Dada was appointed as Northern Zone Coordinator who base in Gombe

Mr. Gbenga Osho, Mr Akin Akindele, Pastor Onyekachi Nnorom were appointed as acting zonal Coordinators for Eastern Zone III, Northern Zone IV and Eastern Zone I respectively.

2012 February     Rev. Joshua Ibukunoluwa was appointed as the National Coordinator.

MOD metamorphosed into Youth and Student Ministries Department

June, Rev. Dr. S.A.K Olaleye assumed office as the pioneer Director of the department.

August, Pastor Sola Adeyemi, Wumi Omidina and Henry Afor were appointed as Zonal Coordinator for Western Zone III, Northern Zone I and Eastern Zone IV respectively

2013 February     The West African Leadership Conference was held at camp young, Ede

June, Rev. Gbenga Akintola Resigned his appointment with the division

Pastor Mobolaji Oyelade was appointed as Zonal Coordinator for Western Zone I

August, Partnership with the great commission movement of Nigeria for student on mission programme started.

December, the BSF donated a Sienna Space Bus to the National Office for missions.

2014 August         Pastor Henry Afor resigned his appointment with the Division.

2014 October       Rev’d Oluwamoroti Akintola was appointed as Zonal Coordinator for Western Zone II

Pastor Seyi Oyenibi was appointed as Zonal Coordinator for Eastern Zone III.

2015 January       Rev’d Collins Olatunji was redeployed to coordinate Western Zone I comprising the three Conferences in Lagos.

Pastor Mobolaji Oyelade was redeployed to the National Office, Baptist Building to serve as the ministerial Officer and also doubles as the coordinator for Ibadan and Oyo Conference.

2015 February     Rev’d Mobolaji Oyateru resigned his appointment with the Division.

2015 August         The National Conference marked the 50th session of its kind