Religion of 2014-06-26

Presbyterian Church ordains 12 ministers

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has ordained 12 additional ministerial probationers at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region, with a call on them to bring hope to the people. The ordination service was on the theme: "Fear Not".

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana Reverend Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, in a sermon, reminded the new ministers that they had a responsibility to lead society, particularly their congregants, to live without fear in spite of all the economic, political challenges they are going through and live lives worthy of emulation.

He said it was unfortunate that anytime there was elections fear grips Ghanaians to the extent that people withdraw their monies from banks, buy foods and other important items and hoard them in their houses for fear of political instability.

Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong urged the new ordained ministers to preach the message of peace to the people to ensure that they continue to have confidence in the church. Rev Dr Opuni-Frimpong urged the ministers to make their churches a place of comfort, where people, who are in state of fear in their lives, could go to seek for peace.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, who officiated the ordination service, asked the new ministers to selflessly contribute their quota to make the various congregations in the church dynamic. “You have the task of bringing all members of your congregation into fellowship and helping to educate them to lead sound moral lives”.

He asked them to pray always and seek the face of God, which according to him, was the only way to have a complete communion with God. The ordained ministers are Rev. Margaret Aboagye, Rev. Charles Akyeampong, Rev. Emmanuel Osei- Bonsu, Rev Comfort Weah Biney, and Rev Janet Oduro Duah-Addo.

The rest were Rev Daniel Tete Abraham Darko, Rev Henry Gyekete, Rev Josephine Akyaiaa Gyekye, Rev Joseph Salifu Kasi, Rev Victoria Ayisi Ntim Rev Robert Atenka-Ntow and Rev Samuel Adams Okyere.