Herbert V Klem
The researcher studied five evangelical church denominations in Cameroon to determine the extent to which they had established ministries to the very poor and vulnerable to asses whether these ministries had had a positive impact on the numeric growth of these denominations. It was hoped that the researcher's interactions with pastors, church leaders, and Christian social ministries in Cameroon would reveal the extent of practical ministries on behalf of the poor. Almost all the pastors and church leaders sampled knew these problems were extensive but they were not involved in programs or personal assistance for widows, orphans, or social outcasts who attend services with them on Sundays. The research showed a need to challenge the evangelical churches in Cameroon to develop intentional social ministries in order to give the vulnerable the change to hear the good news of salvation and to know that Christ loves them just as every other person.