The Baptist College, Oyo, which was previously named Joint Baptist Pastors School, was founded in 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 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.
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.
Students have many opportunities for fellowship and good interpersonal relationships through varied religious, recreational, social and student-government activities. We invite you to learn more about our campus community — intellectually curious people who value the life of the mind, strong character and authenticity.