Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Pastoral Leadership in Africa
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Leadership
Eklou, Kossi M., "The Pastoral Leadership Crisis In Baptist Churches in Togo" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2873.
The issues of leadership in Calvary Baptist Church in Lomé are unique. From the time the Baptist denomination entered the country of Togo in 1964, the election of pastors in the Baptist churches has been arbitrary. This system has engendered severe pastoral leadership flaws and the present crisis in Baptist churches in Togo. Calvary Baptist Church is no exception. The main problem is the lack of biblical training for men who lead the churches as pastors. In this project, I research and investigate what a lack of biblical training does to a pastor and the church. Though there are many Baptist churches in Togo, I focus my research on Baptist Churches in the Lomé, Togo. I interview two pastors and fifty members of the congregation. After these investigations and interviews, I analyze the data and develop a remedial resource to improve the skills of pastoral leaders and provide relevant training to meet their leadership needs.