Reverend Ayokunle, who is the current national president of Nigerian Baptist Convention, takes over from Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.
The election that produced the new CAN president was conducted at the National Ecumenical Center, Abuja.
At the poll, Rev. Ayokunle defeated his rival, Joseph Otubu of the Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim Movement, MCCSW, with 54 votes to 28.
It was the immediate past president of the body, Pastor Oritsejafor, that announced the result of the election and declared Rev. Ayokunle his successor.