General News Thu, 29 May 2003

Ministerial Council to sanction pastors

The International Ministerial Council of Great Britain has cautioned pastors with dubious lifestyles to change or risk loosing their licenses.

Bishop S.R. Addae, Moderator of the Ghana Chapter of the Council, who gave the caution, said the Council was worried about the behaviour and lifestyle of some pastors who had strayed from their pastorial ethics in recent times.

Bishop Addae was addressing the council's quarterly meeting at the Shilo United Church in Kumasi.

The meeting, which was attended by 700 pastors from the various churches in the Ashanti Region, was to review past activities and highlights of the Council's programmes in Kumasi this year.

Bishop Addae said the Council had issued 465 licenses to ordained pastors who had completed the Shilo Bible College in Kumasi.

The Reverend Emmanuel K. Basoah, Director of Ghana Inland Mission, expressed the urgent need for evangelism and missions in Ghana.

He said currently, there were about 14,000 towns and villages in the country without Bible believing churches.

Rev Basoah challenged Ghanaian pastors to stop book and cassette launching and move to the rural areas to evangelise to win souls for Christ.

Source: gna