BSF FUT Minna of today started as a prayer cell in 1992 with about 9 members gathering to pray on Friday nights between 10-11pm. 1995, the prayer cell metamorphose into a fellowship of 10-50 members and meet Tuesdays and Fridays between 7-8pm for Bible study and prayer meetings respectively. This same year, we had the first executives with the then Bro j. Majolagbe but now Rev. Jacob Majolagbe as the president and the fellowship was inaugurated by the student Ministry Division of the Nigeria Baptist Convention on March 17, 1996 at Zion Baptist Church Minna.
In 2002, the meeting days became thrice a week with Sunday worship experience inclusive which is still our meeting days till date and we thank GOD for the testimonies so far. 2003, we had our own secretariat to house the president and the secretary. Due to the school management policies of denying the operations of fellowships on campus except NFCS, FC and NIFES, we were favored to secure a temporary worship centre where we built a tent for worship (July 2004) and it’s still in use till date. As the school moved to her permanent site in Gidan-kwano, we as well now operate on the two campuses with different executives but one president and thank GOD for HIS help so far.
Worthy of note is the inauguration of our Volunteer campus Minister Pastor W.M Akanmu on August 19, 2007 through the National coordinator Rev Gideon Akanbi. GOD used Zion Baptist Church Minna to buy us a plot of land (100ft×100ft) in front of the permanent site at Gidan-kwano which is still presently at the foundation level till date due to the cost in leveling the ground being a marshy land. There is a pressing need for this chapel building to be given urgent attention due to the school policies of not allowing any fellowship to use any of the school property and we are hopping on GOD to raise help for us to achieve this.
Those who had been privilege to serve as fellowship presidents till date are:
Rev Jacob Majolagbe – 1995/96 and 1996/97
Brother Kolawole Ajala – 1997/98
Brother Abolade Afolabi – 1998/99
Brother Seun Ipadeola – 1999/00
Brother Peter Abioye – 2000/01
Brother Abel – 2001/02
Brother Julius Ige – 2003/04
Brother Elijah Ola Odebunmi – 2004/05
Brother Ebune Achor Simeon – 2005/06
Brother Ogunlowo H. Sanjo – 2006/07
Brother Timothy Sunday – 2007/08
Brother Ishola Victor – 2008/09
Brother Oparinu Olaniyi – 2009/10
Brother Adesipo Adegbite Adeleke – 2010/11
Brother Bankole Oluwatobi – 2011/12
Brother Ajani Clement – 2012/13
Brother Ojekunle Oluwasegun – 2013/14
Brother Ajani Solomon 2014/15.
Brother Adeniyi Ademola 2015/16.
Brother Aleji Gideon 2016 Til Date.
The current capacity of the fellowship has increased to about 300 members for the two campuses and we pray not to keep increasing in numbers only, but to have a great numbers of transformed Christians on campus whose live preach JESUS. The first student week as campus fellowship held at Victory Baptist Church Minna on August 01, 2010 and we hope to continue this with great testimonies to follow.
Fellowship Account: Baptist Student Fellowship, Fut Minna. Union Bank Plc 5362000095623