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Gospel Baptist Church was conceived while Rev Shadrach Vegah was Senior Pastor of Nkwen Baptist Church. He resigned from Nkwen Baptist Church to pursue further studies and mentoring in Church planting at The NETS Institute for Church Planting in Vermont, U.S.A. In July 2010, Rev Shadrach Vegah and family returned to Cameroon to lay the groundwork for the planting of Gospel Baptist Church. The process of planting Gospel Baptist Church started in August 2010 with meeting the Board of Deacons of Musang Baptist church to request their support and partnership for the church plant. After meeting with the Board, 10 Evangelistic Bible Study leaders were recruited for training. The training started from September to November 2010. In December 2010, the Evangelistic Bible Study leaders planted over ten Evangelistic Bible Study groups in the targeted area of the Church plant. The Evangelistic Bible Study groups had a weekly average attendance of over one hundred persons. In March 2011, we began the Core Group meetings of Gospel Baptist Church in the house of Mr and Mrs Bomnsa Thaddeus. In these meetings, we prayed, planned and cast the vision of Gospel Baptist Church.We had 80 Core Group members. See list of Core Group Members of GBC.

In February 2011, a small piece of land was bought for the construction of Gospel Baptist Church. The money for the land was donated by The NETS Institute for Church Planting. In May 2011, the Core Group members of Gospel Baptist Church, sister churches and friends raised about $6.800 (3.100.000F) for the construction of a temporal house of worship. The money for the building was again augmented by The NETS Institute for Church Planting. Mr Francis Blair gave technical oversight to the construction of the temporal building. Upon the completion of the building, Gospel Baptist Church was set to be launched.

On Sunday 31st of July, 2011, Gospel Baptist Church launched its first Sunday Worship service with an attendance of 392 worshipers. Our average Sunday worship attendance as of October 2011, stands at 285 worshipers. Every third Sunday of the month is devoted to door to door evangelism after worship service, in the different neighbourhoods of the Church. Our dream is to plant another church five years from now and there after plant a church in every 5 to 7 years.

We are still trusting God for a bigger piece of land by the highway for the Construction of a permanent church building.


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