By E. Nadesh
As the pope is to the Roman Catholic Church, so is Rt Rev Fonki Samuel to the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC. For the second time, the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon Synod and the Christians have entrusted the leadership of their Christian fold into the hands of the devoted man of God. The Moderator used the start of a new mandate to offer thanksgiving to God on the sidelines of the Induction of Rev. Miki Hans Abia as the Synod Clerk of the PCC on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the esplanade of the Presbyterian Comprehensive Secondary School in Buea, southwest region.
The occasion which brought together hundreds of pastors, PCC Church authorities, government officials and Christians both home and abroad, also saw the commissioning of some 14 new executives of the PCC, sharing of gifts to an Internally Displaced Persons, traditional dance, choral singing from different choir groups and other interesting activities.
Drawing inspiration from the books of Romans and John, the PCC Moderator reiterated the need for Christians to be united, especially in perilous times like the current soci0-political situation in the northwest and southwest regions. The message he themed as ” Wake up, watch out” is coming at a time when “Popular opinion is accepting wrong as right” and so Christians should be steadfast in prayers and strive for unity among themselves.
Reverend Miki Hans Abia, on his part, promised to work together with the moderator and the entire PCC Christian fold to uphold the values of the church.
About Rt. Rev. Fonki Samuel Forba
Rev Fonki Samuel is a native of Akwaya, southwest region. He holds a Bachelor of THEOLOGY from the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Kumba and a Master of Applied Theology from the University of Birmingham, U.K.
The PCC Synod of Hope in Bamenda in November 2014, elected the Rt. Rev. Fonki as the Moderator of the PCC, to become the 6th Moderator of the PCC since the independence of the PCC from the Basel missionary society in 1957.
He was re-elected as the moderator during the November 2019 election and sworn in, on March 15, 2020. He is a married man with two sons and a husband to Rev. Dr. Perpetual Bi Numfor Fonki.
Rt. Rev Fonki is the current Vice-Chair of the Administrative Council of Protestant University of Central Africa (PUCA) and the leading organizers with the WCC, WCRC, AACC, THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA (PCUSA), etc.
About Rev. Miki Hans Abia
Rev. Miki Hans Abia is a native from Momo Division, North West Region of Cameroon though born and bred in Tombel, Kupe Muanenguba Division, South West Region of Cameroon. He started his ministerial journey in 1993 with a debut on pastoral formation in Mile 20, Tombel.
After undergoing several pastoral formations, he finally obtained a Diploma in Theology in 1997 at the Presbyterian Theological College, Kumba. He also holds a Master’s degree in Theology with Specialty in Systematic Theology from the same institution. He has served the Presbyterian church in different capacities and places like; Kembong, Okoyong, Mamfe Town, Limbe, etc.
He served as Presbyterial Secretary, East Mungo South, Parish Pastor of Bounamoussadi before his election last November as Synod Clerk of the PCC.
Rev. Miki is married with 4 kids.