ENGLISH BAPTIST MISSIONARY PERIOD: 1841-1886
The Baptist work in Cameroon dates back to 1841 when two Jamaican Missionaries, John Clarks and George Prince, arrived Bimbia from Fernadopo to acquaint themselves with the land.
Two years later in 1843, Joseph Merrick, the first missionary to settle in Cameroon, opened the Bimbia Mission Station. He started an elementary school and a printing press.
In 1858, Alfred Saker moved from Douala and built the Baptist Mission Station in the coastal town of Victoria, now Limbe.
GERMAN BAPTIST MISSIONARY PERIOD:1886-1941
The German Baptists took over from the British Missionary Society in 1884 when Cameroon became a German protectorate. They worked in collaboration with Cameroonians until their sudden departure after they were defeated during the First World War.
NORTH AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSIONARY CONFERENCE PERIOD: 1935-1954
In 1935, the North America Baptist Conference joined the work with the German Mission. The German Mission ended in 1941 and the work passed on to the Cameroon Baptist Mission under the North American Baptist Conference.
Since Cameroon had been divided into two territories, part of the Baptist work remained in the then French speaking Cameroon, and the Cameroon Baptist Mission evolved in the English speaking Cameroon. The work was coordinated from Bamenda from 1947 onward.
CAMEROON BAPTIST CONVENTION: 1954 DATE
In December 1954, the North American Baptist Conference handed over the work and its management to Cameroonians marking the birth of the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC). The CBC is a living fellowship of churches growing in grace, strengthening one another in faith, and working together in obedience to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, teaching, healing and social ministries.
In 2010, the Convention comprises 28 Administrative Units, 3 Missionary Areas, 1,028 organized churches with a membership of about 105,000 registered Christians. To achieve her mission of ministering to the whole person, the Cameroon Baptist Convention operates 5 Departments; the Evangelism and Missions, Christian Education. Education, Health, and Finance and Development Departments
. The General Secretary
. The President
. The Vice President
The 31 Administrative units of the CBC which are the Fields and Missionary Areas are; Ako, ADNOFAN, Akwaya, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Belo, Bethel, Bum, Gebauer, Kumba, Limbe, Lingam, Magba, Mamfe, Mayo Darle, Mbaw, Mbem, Mbuntzi, Mfumnte, Misaje, Ndian, Ndop, Ndu, Nkambe, Nkongsamba, Noni, Nso, Oku, Soppo, Wum, Yaoundé.