The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has commissioned nine ministerial candidates into the ordained ministry of the Church at the Ramsyer Congregation at Abetifi in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region on Sunday, 25th July 2021.
All the nine ministerial candidates were trained at the Ramseyer Training Centre, (RTC) at Abetifi under the Special Ministerial Training (SMT) programme.
They are Rev Alex Nti Junior, Rev Peter Kodjo Padi, Rev Simon Eugene Kojo Klidoh, Rev Daniel Apraku Bondzie, and Rev Seth Agyarkwa.
The rest are Rev Nicholas Ayikwei Aryee, Rev Richmond Nii-Boye Nettey, Rev Nicholas Ohene Asamoah and Rev Dr. Michael Fuseini Wandusim.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, who officiated the Ministerial Vows to the candidates, said the new ministers, pursued Certificate in Ministry course at the Ramseyer Training Centre and other course in Theology from different institutions after which the General Assembly Council of the Church approved their commissioning.
He said the nine ministers were made up of distinguished persons who had excelled tremendously in the gospel ministration in their various endeavours.
Preaching the sermon at the well-attended Church service, Rev. Daniel Bosea-Gyinantwi, Chairperson of the West Brong Presbytery of the PCG urged the new ministers to adhere to the principles of Christianity to enable them stand as true ambassadors of Christ.
He reminded them to see themselves as ministers of the Gospel and learn to identify themselves with the practice of the Church.
Rev. Bosea-Gyinantwi cautioned the new ministers against the syndrome of trying to get-rich-quick-by-all-means and urged them to focus on preaching the gospel to win souls for Christ.
He urged the new ministers to empower themselves as they begin the ministration of the gospel. He noted that it took only the invitation of the Holy Spirit to gain liberty and peace to pursue the task ahead, observing that the anointing of the Holy Spirit would set one apart as righteous and sacred and also confer on one spiritual authority.
Rev Bosea-Gyinantwi said there are socio-economic and spiritual challenges that are confronting Ghanaians, adding that their call to the ministry must be able to provide solutions to them especially in a world that knows no peace and lacks hope.
Speaking on behalf of the new ministers, Rev Eugene Kojo Klidoh said, ‘We are ready for the missionary task no matter the cost as we are sure that the Lord has empowered us and will continue to empower us to do so.’
Rev Klidoh requested that the entire Church continue to remember them in prayer as they set out on the long journey ahead.
Rev George Larbi
Public Relations Officer
Presbyterian Church of Ghana