Elias Apetogbo is a Togo Baptist Convention-trained Pastor who graduated from West Africa Baptist Advanced School of Theology in Lome, Togo. While serving as the Senior Pastor of Eglise Baptiste La Vraie Vie de Vakpossito in Lome, he was elected to serve as General Secretary of All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) which also includes service as one of the six Regional Secretaries of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA).
Elias is passionate about youth and children’s ministry. He served the Youth Department of AABF as its General Secretary before becoming the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the BWA Horizons Youth and Children Leaders Training Program, from which he graduated and became Horizons’ first mentor in Africa and first Coordinator for Africa.
On July 10, 2007, Elias founded Guinos Foundation Association which engages youth and children in interacting with the Scripture through Bible championships and competitions. His commitment to the Father’s affairs was seen in various Christian Ministries such as 4/14 Window’s Movement, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Global Alliance For Church Multiplication, Transform World, PureHope Coalition, Prayer Covenant and several responsibilities within the Togo Baptist Convention. In 2021, when he was appointed to serve the Baptist Family in Africa, he reached the age of 44 while recording some 30 years of ministry to Children and Youth.
Prior to the pastoral ministry, Elias served as a Mathematics Teacher. He is married to Denise Aklassou and is blessed with five beautiful children.
- November 28-December 4, 2023 – AABF 40th Anniversary, Goma DRC