COKER, Jacob Keinde

Born 6th of September, 1866
in

Iporo-Ake Abeokuta

Coker

Keinde

Jacob
He is referred to as the father of African independent churches
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Ogun
Father's Name James Osodu Coker
Mother's Name
Profession Clergy
Working Experience
N/A

He attended Ake School in company of M. O. Somefun, S. A. Jibowo, J. O. Beckley, his brother J. O. Coker and many others. He later moved to Lagos to be with his family and continue his education at Breadfruit Church School.

We do not know the exact year he was baptized but as child baptism was not common at that time because of stringent sanctions attached to it, he probably went through the rigours of learning the church catechism and had to personally confess his faith in the Lord before he was baptized. He spoke of his interest in church matters while at Ake School.

He was a personal assistant to the late Rev. Lijadu, Daddy Stephen Sofoluke, Rev. James Johnson and other lay preachers who were in charge of the church at Iporo Ake. At the revival service conducted by Johnson in 1884, J. K. Coker became more convinced of his commitment to the Christian faith and therefore accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour.

He became a full member of Breadfruit Church, Lagos.

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