Have you even wondered which is the first church in nigeria and how Christianity came into the country
Nigeria is a multi denominational country, mainly shared among the catholic, Anglicans and Pentecostal churches.but did you know how Christianity came into the country and more importantly, the first church to be established in nigeria.
continue reading as will will share with you the first and oldest church in nigeria, but before that lets share wit you how Christianity came into nigeria.
the early Portuguese missionaries where the ones who introduced Christianity into Nigeria in the sixteenth century
Benin city in edo state was the first place, the early Portuguese missionaries preached the gospel of JESUS CHRIST.
during the time of the Portuguese missionaries in nigeria, different place of worship and gathering was erected, but it took many years after the early missionary left nigeria for the first church in nigeria to be built
The first church in Nigeria is the Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Ake, Abeokuta. It is an Anglican Church founded by Reverend Andrew Desalu Wilhelm in 1898. In the early 1890’s this church served as a meeting base for all other missionaries who came to the country for missionary purpose.
Andrew Desalu Wilhelm was a freed slave of Egba origin. It is believed that he was one of the liberated slaves that resettled in Sierra Leone. He received his schooling there and became a catechist and an evangelist of note
the simple answer to the question of first church in nigeria is Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ake, Abeokuta.