Jacobus Eliza Johannes Capitein (1717-1747) was the first Black/African Minister of a Protestant Church.
Philip Quaque (1741-1816) was the first Black Minister of the Episcopalian/Anglican Church.
Christian Jacob Protten of Osu (1715-1769) was one of the first Black Protestant Evangelists married to Rebecca Freundlich, a native of St. Croix (now in the US Virgin Islands) and the first known Black Female Evangelist.
All these 18th century Ghanaian/Gold Coast African preachers were fluent in English, German (or Dutch or Danish or both), Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Fante or Gã. And they translated portions of the Bible into indigenous languages and wrote Gã and Fante primers. Stop giving undue credit to white missionaries.
Westermann is credited with writing the Ewe bible aided by his Anlo-Ewe assistants who taught him their language.
There’s talk the translation of the Old Testament into Fanti was started by Reverend John Obobuam Hammond. Upon his passing, his son in law, Reverend Gaddiel Acquaah completed the translation.