Presbyterian Church of Ghana Ordains 29 New Ministers
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has ordained 29 ministerial probationers at separate services at the Kaneshie Congregation in Accra in the Ga West Presbytery and Grace Congregation at Akropong Akuapem in the Akuapem Presbytery, with a call on them to fulfill their ministry in humility.
All the 29 ministers, who have completed their ministerial probationary studies, were commissioned in 2016 into the Holy Ministry of the PCG.
The Acting Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Dr Victor Okoe Abbey, who officiated the ordination, reminded the new ordained ministers of their responsibility to proclaim and teach the word of God in the church, as well as administer the sacrament that would lead members, particularly their congregants, to lead lives worthy of emulation.
He asked them to selflessly contribute their quota to make the Presbyterian congregations dynamic and Christ-like family of people living all their lives for the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The Acting Moderator urged them to bring all members of their congregations into fellowship and help educate them to lead sound and moral lives.
Rev Dr Okoe Abbey criticized some members of the clergy and churches in the country for turning churches into oppressive environment where the vulnerable and gullible in society are preyed.
The Ministers who were ordained at the Kaneshie Congregation are Rev. Samuel Adico, Rev. Comfort Leticia Adjei-Yeboah, Rev. Frank Ala Adjetey, Rev. William Kodjo Ameka, Rev. Lydia Annorwaa, Rev. Cpl. Samuel Antwi, Rev. John Tetteh Apodei and Rev. Capt (Rtd) Emmanuel Darko.
The rest are Rev. Bright Darkwa, Rev. Masoperh Kwei, Rev. Andrews Gyan Okyere, Rev. Richard Osei-Amponsah, Rev. Martin Owusu, Rev. Benjamin Nii Anang Quartey, Rev. Joshua Sackey, Rev. Enoch Ohene Sarpong, and Rev. Emmanuel Wiafe-Asiama.
At the Grace Congregation, the ministers included Rev. Howard Montero Addo Arko
Rev. (Mrs) Lydia Ahlijah, Rev. Alex Kwasi Asare, Rev. John Boateng , Rev. Richard Gyima Boateng and Rev. Abraham Kumi Gyeketey,
The rest are Rev. Frank Letsu, Rev. Emmanuel Misiame, Ree. Benjamin Ofosu, Rev.John Quarshie, Rev. Christian Fetor Tsormana , Rev. William Gyan Yirenkyi
Rev Dr. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, Kaneshie District Minister preached the sermon at the ordination service at Grace Congregation at Akropong Akuapem.
Present at the services were, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCG, and the General Assembly Council members.
Source: Rev George Larbi
Public Relations Officer-PCG