By Yvette Jimah
The Cameroon Baptist Convention has a new Executive President in the person of Rev. Dr. Nditemeh Charlemagne. Rev. Dr Nditemeh Charlemagne was inducted on January 10 2021 at Nkwen Baptist church in a service which also witnessed the dedication of the Convention Chair, Mr. Yosimbom Mkong John and Vice Chair, Mrs Diana Ekema Efosi.
The guest speaker, Rev Njobara Nelson preaching from Deuteronomy 34:5-9 urged the congregants to celebrate God’s Power in Leadership Transition. He charged Rev. Dr Nditemeh Charlemagne to grow the Convention above regional considerations in order to minimize ethnic differences and to shift the Cameroon Baptist Convention from planning to implementation.
The Executive President was challenged to keep portraying the Church as a light to the community. After responding in the affirmative to take up the responsibility before him, the outgone CBC Executive President Rev. Ncham Godwill officially pronounced him Executive President of the CBC amidst shouts of joy. He was handed the necessary tools for ministry: a Bible, CBC Bylaws and Constitution. While addressing the convention for the very first time as leader, the Executive President pledged to pilot the affairs of the Convention based on three core values: Truth, Equity and Development (TED).
The heavily attended event also witnessed the dedication of the reelected Chair Mr. Yosimbom Mkong John and Vice Chair of the Convention, Mrs Diana Efosi Ekema. The Christians were called to encourage them when they do right and correct them when they err. A College of pastors, CBC Directors backed by the congregation dedicated them to God.
On the sidelines of the fully charged event, the New Director of the Theological and Christian Education Department of the CBC, Rev Ngalla Godlove was formally introduced and dedicated. The Christians, invited guests, family and friends presented gifts to the leaders as an expression of Christian love.