On Sunday 26th January 2020 the church celebrated its 53rd Anniversary and four deacons who had been in active service in the church were honoured for their years of selfless service and commitment to the growth of the church.
The honoured deacons and deaconess are:
Deaconness Christianah Adunni Oluleye
She was born into the family of Late Pa Jacob and Ibilola Bankole In Abeokuta On 17th February 1936. She accepted Jesus Christ in 1942 in her primary school days.
She was ordained a deaconess along with others as second-generation deacons in Emmanuel Baptist Church on 30 October 1982.
Deacon Simon Olabisi Joel.
He was born On 12th August 1940 to the family of Late Chief Joel. O Olaore and Madam Abigail Aderonke Olaore. He joined the church in February 1969.
He served as chairman board of deacon. He has served for over 35 years as a deacon in the church.
Deacon Ezekiel Omoniyi Iwaloye
He was born into the family of Mr John Iwaloye and Mrs. Adedoye Iwaloye. He was ordained a deacon in Emmanuel Baptist Church on 30 October 1989.
He also served as treasurer for Kwara Baptist Conference for many years. He has served for over 30 years as a deacon in the church.
Deacon Dr Samuel Oloruntoba
He joined the church in July 1969. He has been the pioneer of many great events and developments in the church. He made substantial contributions to Kwara Baptist Conference. He has served for over 35 years as a deacon in the church.
The honoured deacons and deaconess are moving to ‘slower’ lane.