Training For Christian Service

Brief History

The Baptist College, Oyo, which was previously named Joint Baptist Pastors School, was founded on September 30, 1977. The vision for establishing the institution at the onset was to train Pastors who would meet the yearnings of hundreds of churches that were springing up in towns and villages of the then Western States of Nigeria. In the year 2000, the school metamorphosed into a degree-awarding institution and was renamed Baptist College of Theology, Oyo. The Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) is the proprietor of the College, while the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention is the visitor to the College.


To equip God-called men and women spiritually and academically for the propagation of the gospel of Christ and centre; leadership of local churches and other organisations.


To consistently provide excellent theological training under the leadership of the Holy Spirit for God-called men and women for the propagation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and for providing leadership for the local churches and other organisations.

Owner Conferences

The College founded by the then Western States is currently owned by 13 Baptist Conferences of Oyo, Ogbomoso, Ibadan, Ogun, Osun, Oke-Ogun, Lagos East, Lagos West, Lagos Central, Ekiti, Ondo, Kogi and Kwara. The Board of Governors of the College consists of the Presidents of the 13 Baptist Conferences, two professional members from Baptist churches, a legal practitioner, Rector, Registrar and Dean of Academic Affairs. The Board is being headed by a Chairman approved by the College Proprietor.

The Logo Interpretation

The open Bible, which is God’s inspired word is the symbol of God’s comprehensive instrument for training his called men and women (2 Tim 3:16-17).

The empty cross which the bible rested upon is the symbol of the resurrected Lord, which is the pillar of the word of God used in training soldiers of the cross,the hallmark of the College whose motto is “training for Christian Service”.


Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa

Baptist College of Theology, Oyo is affiliated to Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, for the BTH/BRE programmes.

Bowen University

There is also B. A. Christian Religious Studies in affiliation with Bowen University, Iwo.

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