Tag: Wembo Nyama

Wembo Nyama
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Wembo Nyama

Congolese Chief and Supporter of Methodist Mission Head of a village of the same name in the Belgian Congo, noted as a warrior and enemy of Europeans in his early days, Wembo Nyama received Bishop Walter Lambuth and his party in his village in 1912. Impressed by Lambuth as a man of his word, the...

Gilbert, John Wesley (1865-1923)
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Gilbert, John Wesley (1865-1923)

CME Pioneer of MECS Congo Mission John Wesley Gilbert, a minister in the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC) and professor at Paine College, accompanied Bishop Walter Russell Lambuth on his exploration trip to establish a Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS), mission in the Congo. Both in 1865, Gilbert, who held B.A., M.A., and D.D., was...