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Missionary Challenges Faced by the First African Church Leaders in Cameroon and Ghana

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The practice of the Christian faith in Ghana and Cameroon changes in details according to the leaders exercising power in church and in the religious traditional system of government known as Sacral Rule. African church leaders were expected to show more understanding in affirming African tradition or in undermining white missionaries' attitudes, thought and rules. They were called to fill the omissions of their predecessors and to solve the problem of spiritual emptiness of the modern state bequeathed to Africa by the colonial practices. More of all, African leaders have to manage the presence of people with dual responsibility in Church as well as in the traditional African system of government.

Affiliations: 1: Professor of Missiology, and History of Religions, Faculty of Protestant Theology in Butare, Rwanda;, Email:


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