Nistories of Churches in Ipoti Ekiti Area of Ekiti -Nigeria

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHURCHES IN IPOTI ARCHDEACONRY OUR SAVIOUR’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, IPOTI – EKITI According to the history of Christianity in Nigeria, Christianity in Ipoti-Ekiti can be traced to the one that started in Badagry in 1842. It came late to Ekiti land because of Kiriji war and Ekiti Parapo war which ranged from 1877 to 1893. Hence Christianity began in Ekiti in 1893. Among those who planted Christianity in Ijero area was Pa Ogunleye who was a native of Ipoti. He was the one sent by Madam Helena Fatiregun Doherty from Lagos to Ijero, but Pa Ogunleye did not make influence on the Christianity in Ipoti. Christianity in Ipoti started in 1897 through a man named Samson Ajayi Ogbon Edun who was a native of Ipoti. This man…show more content…
Mr. J.O. Sodipo - 1930 4. Mr. John Aladekomo - 1934 5. Mr. Aranmitewa - 1943 6. Mr. J.O. Ojo - 1945 7. Mr. F.A. Okoribiti - 1952 8. Mr. Olupitan - 1955 9. Mr. Agbedumoke - 1956 10. Mr. Adeyanju - 1958 11. Mr. D.A. Olatoye - 1960 12. Mr. M.A. Wilson - 1961 13. Mr. Daodu - 1964 14. Mr. Aniye - 1966 15. Mr. Akimisole - 1972 16. Mr. Omole - 1973 17. Rev. S.A. Ajayi - 1974 18. Rev. F.A. Okunbi - 1979 19. Rev. G.O. Opaaje - 1982 20. Rev. J.B. Falodun - 1984 21. Rev. E.O. Olowookere - 1985 22. Rev. Adegbite - 1991 23. Rev. E.T. Asaolu - 1993 24. Rev. Canon E.O. Asojo - 1999 25. Rev. M.O. Ogunniyi - 2002 26. Rev. Canon T.O. Akinyemi - 2005 27. Rev. Canon Oyadiran - 2007 28. Rev. E.S. Akinola - 2008 29. Rev. J.A. Omotoso - 2010 till date The foundation of the present building was laid in 1993 and completed in 2009, dedicated as well. EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH, ILUKUNO – EKITI Christianity was introduced to Ilukuno by Pa William Adeleye, son of Oba Oke-Oro 1, one of the indigenes who first founf their ways to Lagos over a hundred years ago. The Prince arrived with Mummy Doherty in 1895. The then Christians suffered a severe persecution from hands of traditionalists, it was in this process that Pa Williams Adeleye died. Pa odejunrin, who invariably was a Christian from Ejinrin became the leader and prayer meetings were held under cover in his compound. He was later appointed the first Baba Egbe of the

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