New Dawn Baptist Church (NDBC or New Dawn) is a dynamic Christ-centered Church. Our ministry is life-centered rather than activity-centered. We believe in dynamic Christian worship as the fulcrum for daily life. We are committed to sound Biblical principles as the standard for living. We teach the Bible with versatility, revealing and applying Biblical truth to every area of life. We declare boldly the truth with conviction and passion. We hold it to be true that God would have every tongue, tribe, nation, and people worship Him without distinction. So, everyone is welcome here.
NDBC seeks to be a church where the Lordship of Jesus is established in the life of every individual, through Spirit-filled worship and life-transforming truth, manifesting in consistent faith-based lifestyle, leading to obvious godly witness, bringing about newness in the world around us.
Our mission is to:
New Dawn Baptist Church (NDBC or New Dawn), Victoria Island, Lagos began as a result of God’s leading in the heart of New Estate Baptist Church (NEBC), Surulere with the spiritual push of the General Secretary, Rev. Dr. S. Ademola Ishola and the active support of the Conference Secretary, Rev. Dr. S. O. Oke. The church had her first service on Sunday, 21 November 2004 at the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Auditorium, Victoria Island. This first worship was attended by a nucleus of families, mainly from Ikoyi Home Fellowship, under the leadership of Dcn. Arc. Femi Frank Afolabi. Following, in December 2004, a series of outreach events in the Victoria Island environs brought several new members into the Church fold.
Despite challenges and seeming disappointments, in 2006, God provided our permanent location and raised the funds for its purchase through individuals, families, NEBC, the Lagos State Baptist Conference and the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Furthermore, as the Church grew, there was a corresponding need for Pastoral leadership. The Church
We recognize the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour, Lord and the Head of the Church.
In all matters of doctrine and practice, in obedience to the will of God, we hold and adhere, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, to the Holy Bible as being God’s perfect revelation in Jesus Christ as the supreme and sufficient rule of faith and conduct.
The Church recognises the following ordinances:
The Pastoral Ministry consists of serving Pastors (“the Pastorate”) and serving Deacons (“the Diaconate”) who provide leadership for the Church. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Pastoral Ministry exercises special responsibility regarding the spiritual life and growth of the Church, by drawing up our spiritual objectives and action plans. Together, the Pastors and Deacons also provide oversight over the various Church ministries.
The church has two full-time Pastors (the Church Pastor and the Minister for the Hausa Ministry) and two Bi-Vocational Ministers. We also currently have nine serving Deacons. The Pastoral Ministry is led by the Church Pastor, Reverend Samson Aderinto Adedokun.
Samson Aderinto Adedokun has over a decade in full-time ministry, spanning church-based ministry to administrative ministry, and many years of service in volunteer and paid capacities as a student and worker. He was Personal Assistant to the erstwhile General Secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Ademola Ishola, prior to accepting the call at New Dawn Baptist Church (NDBC or New Dawn). Amidst other leadership roles, he serves as Moderator, Shalom Baptist Association (SBA) and Chairman, Lagos Central Baptist Conference (LCBC). Pastor Adedokun is a regular Conference speaker, preacher, teacher, youth counsellor and love – relationship – and – marriage facilitator. Along with numerous published articles in multiple publications ranging from magazines to devotionals, he has authored several books. He holds a first degree in English and a Master of Divinity in Theology.
Born in Jos, north-central Nigeria, Samson is married to Bose and they have three delightful sons, AdeOgo, AdeIfe and AdeOtito. Together, they coordinate the works of Virgins Alive Network (VAN), a faith-based organization with emphasis on excellence and purity.