Foreign missionaries have been serving in Cameroon since the mid-1800s. The CBC was birthed as a national church organization in 1954 from the fruit of missionaries sent by foreign organizations to plant the gospel . Since then, the CBC has maintained strong and mutually edifying partnerships with national and international organizations.
The CBC currently receives missionaries from five international organizations: the North American Baptist Conference (NAB), Converge, World Team, ReachGlobal, and Global Outreach. These missionaries primarily serve in areas of church planting, health, theological education, community development and bible translation with a focus on training, mentoring and capacity building.
The CBC believes that the kingdom of God knows no gender, ethnic or racial distinction and that the Body of Christ is global and one. Because God chooses to give different gifts to His people in order to build His Kingdom there will always be a place for missionaries from elsewhere to serve in Cameroon.
Greater kingdom ministry through healthy global partnerships.
Engage with, equip and encourage the Convention to shine the Gospel and fulfill her God given vision in Cameroon and beyond.
Take the things you heard me say in front of many other witnesses and pass them on to faithful people who are also capable of teaching others.
2 Timothy 2:2
Calvin James Hohn
Director, Cooperating Missions
Calvin first moved to Cameroon in 1989 to serve as the CBC TEE and Crusade Ministries Coordinator for two years. He returned in 1999 with his wife, Susanne, to engage in discipleship, leadership mentoring,and community development ministry. Since 2008,Calvin has been serving as CBC Director of Cooperating Missions. He holds a BA in Religion & Sociology and a MA in Intercultural Studies. When not in Cameroon, Calvin, Susanne and their two daughters reside in Western Canada.
Cooperating Missions Department In Action
How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Those Who Bring Good News
Programs and Services
How Will They Hear Unless Someone Is Sent
Our Department facilitates the deployment of expatriate missionaries that serve alongside national personnel in a variety of ministries:
- Church planting amongst least reached people groups
- Bible translation in partnership with CABEL and SIL
- Medical training through Pan African College of Christian Surgeons (PACCS) and Christian Internal Medicine Specialty (CIMS)
- Theological education and Pastoral training through the CBC’s seminary
- Community development
- Administrative & financial support services
- Expatriate missionary children’s education
- Support to CBC’s crisis relief programs
- Member care and support to expatriate missionaries
- The conflict in the NW and SW Regions has curtailed much of the ministry of some personnel of the department. Some have either transferred elsewhere in the country or returned to their home country, not knowing when or if they can ever return. Prayer is needed for wisdom for those who have remained in the midst of the conflict and for those who have left, to know when to return.
- The department used to facilitate and host more than 300 international volunteers annually. Due to the ongoing conflict in the NW and SW regions, and now COVID-19, the number of volunteers have drastically dropped to no more than 15 annually. Pray for both the conflict and the pandemic to be resolved so that volunteers can begin to return.
- Pray for a growing collaboration between the CBC and expatriate missionaries serving amongst least reached people.
- Pray for international mission organizations as they seek God for new ministry paradigms in a changed world due to the global pandemic.