The remains of the pioneer chairman of the Men’s Missionary Union of the Rivers Baptist Conference, Reverend McIntosh Benjamin Oloko, have been interred at his home town, Degema, Rivers State.
Rev Oloko, whose demise occurred on 9th April, 2020, was a leading pastor in the Nigerian Baptist Convention, and former chairman and later Secretary (now called President) of the Rivers Baptist Conference.
Speaking at the funeral service held at the First Baptist Church, 93 Aggrey Road, Port Harcourt, a one-time Chairman of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr B. U Enyioha, extolled the leadership and ministry of the late Rev Oloko who he described as a decent and devoted minister whose life was committed to Christ.
Also speaking, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Supo Ayokunle, who was represented by Dr. Dickson Madoghwe, Vice President, Ministerial, of the Convention, noted the efforts and contributions of Rev. Oloko to the Nigerian Baptist Convention, and his exemplary leadership, honesty and passion to serve Jesus Christ through the ministry.
The service was attended by a number of dignitaries including the President of the Rivers Baptist Conference, Rev B. G Avor, the acting National President of the Baptist Men of Nigeria, Dr. Soye Asawo, the President of the All Africa Baptist Men’s Fellowship, Dr. Dawari George, and the President of the FCT Baptist Conference, Dr. Israel Akanji, amongst others.