By Tata Mbunwe
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC, Rt. Rev. Samuel Fonki Forba, has said Christians should redefine themselves amid the socio-political turbulence in the Northwest and Southwest regions during the denomination’s 63rd anniversary.
The PCC is celebrating its 63rd anniversary (PC Day) after it became independent of the Basel Mission. The PCC has grown to become the second largest Christian denomination in Cameroon after the Catholic Church.
This year’s PC Day unfolded on the theme “Keep Watching” with a Biblical reference to 1Corinthians 15:13.
At the Synod Office, where the PCC is headquartered, Moderator Samuel Fonki cut the 63rd anniversary cake during which he prayed for peace in the country and an end to killings in the Anglophone regions.
Preaching from the Synod Office in Buea, Rt Rev Fonki said, despite the upheavals in the country, there is hope for a better country and it is time for Cameroonians to design a new community free from the barrel of the gun.
He directed part of his message to youths saying they should not be deceived by “honey-cotted” messages of this generation and should “never allow the enemy to sneak into their privacy.”
Hundreds of believers, including children, celebrated the day across PCC congregations in the country, with singing, dancing and pouring birthday wishes on the Church.
The PCC leaders announced they are building a new Synod Office building to accommodate the Church’s leaders.
They also announced they have paid nearly 90% of salaries of teachers in all PCC schools but had to curtail additional incentive to staffs because of the economic difficulties.
The current PCC leadership was voted in last November 2019 by the PCC’s Supreme body, the Synod, with Rt Rev Samuel Fonki as Moderator and Rev Miki Hans as Synod Clerk.