The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has commissioned 22 new ministerial probationers, whom it will deploy to some of its branches across the country to serve the Church and help revive faith of members.
The new ministers were commissioned at two separate services held at the Greenwich Meridian Congregation, at Tema Community two and Love Congregation at Asofan in Accra.
The new ministers, pursued different degree programmes in Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, based on which the General Assembly Council of the PCG expressed satisfaction at their work and approved their commissioning.
Preaching the sermon at the well-attended service at the Greenwich Meridian Congregation of the PCG at Tema Community One in Accra, Rev Nii Teiko Dagadu, Osu District Minister of the Church cautioned the newly commissioned ministers not to join the flock of fake pastors who had forsaken the moral tenets of Christianity and had rather capitalized on people’s weaknesses and vulnerability to enrich themselves.
He reminded them to lead lives worthy of their calling and admonished them to exhibit a character and demeanor that reflect Christ. He urged them to see themselves as ministers of the Gospel and learn to identify themselves with the practice of the Church.
Rev Dagadu reminded the ministers that the Church would not tolerate any minister who decides to use dubious means in his or her ministry.
The Right Reverend Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, who administered the Ministerial Vows to the newly commissioned ministers, urged them to adhere to the principles of Christendom to enable them stand as true ambassadors of Christ.
The Moderator was assisted by the Clerk of the General Assembly of the Church, Rev Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor and the General Assembly Council.
A representative of the newly commissioned ministers, Rev. Percy Offei thanked the General Assembly Council of the Church, the various congregations of the PCG and the family members for supporting their studies throughout their three-year stay on campus.
The new minsters were Benedicta Opoku Mensah, Peter C. Ohemeng-Manu, Oparebea Ansah, Samuel Oteng Asenso, Benson Kwasi Woli, Percy Offei, Samuel Tetteh-Soga Narh, Philemon Ofantse, Josiah Kweku Omor, Samuel Amankwah Okyere, and Samuel Opoku Okoree
The rest were Rita Dorcas N. E. Awuley, Andrews Asante-Nyinaku, Deborah Seidu, Gideon Boafo Bismarck Tetteh Boateng, Emmanuel Karikari Bonsu, Oduro Owusu, Prince Charles Yeboah, Isaac Fosu Amponsah, Emmanuel Owusu Brobbey and Benjamin Nartey
Rev George Larbi
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Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Pictures of Commissioning Service at at Love Congregation at Asofan, Ga West Presbytery
Pictures of Commissioning Service Greenwich Meridian Congregation Tema Community One, Ga Presbytery