The induction service of the president and the National Executive Council members of the Baptist Men’s Ministry (BMM) of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) has been held in Accra.
In addition, the service, held over the weekend, also witnessed the induction of Deputy Sector and Association Coordinators of the various sectors of the Baptist Men’s Ministry (BMM) across the country.
In his speech, the president, Mr. Collins Boakye Yiadom, said every activity of the Men’s Ministry for the past four years indicates that the leadership was poised for action to build on existing foundation where his predecessor left off.
In an interview with The Republic in Accra, Mr. Boakye Yiadom said the event was another demonstration of how the new executives intend to move the BMM to a higher pedestal.
The president disclosed that his outfit brought the associations from 12 to 22 by dint of hardworking since he took over office in 2014, adding that it is left with six associations which his office needs to work hard to bring the men there to Christ.
He hinted that, “we are not there to organize them as associations, but we will be going from house-to-house evangelism, organizing of crusades and other forms of discipleship to turn most men in their environs for Christ.
The newly elected 14 BMM national executives are led by Mr. Collins Boakye Yiadom, as president; other members are Deacon Abraham Bamfi, vice president; Mr. Patrick K. Ofori and Mr. Robert A. Wiredu, national secretary and deputy; Reverend Emmanuel Atto Abbam, national coordinator; Mr. Victor O. Acheampong, national treasurer and Mr. Daniel Donkor, Marshall, Royal Ambassadors.
Others are Reverend Kofi Manu Sarkodie, National Prayer Coordinator; Deacon Stephen Tenobi, Director Evangelism and Missions; Mr. Michael Mensah, Director Young Men, C/Insp Andrews Appiah, Coordinator Mid-Ghana; Pastor Adebayo Adenine, Coordinator Northern Ghana; Deacon Joe Mensah, South/West Ghana; and Mr. Uche Chinye, Coordinator South/East Ghana.
The Deputy Sector and Association Coordinators are also numbering four and 21 respectively. The colorful ceremony brought the various wings of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) to climax the event with singing and thanksgiving to God.
Mr. Yiadom disclosed that most of the atrocities, corruption in government institutions and many social vices are carried out by men, meanwhile most of these perpetrators are Christians, and he think it is high time something was done to curb the situation in the country.
Most of these so-called “Christians are just churchgoers and not Christians and the youth (young men) must be educated in Christ to enable them to stay away from social vices that has the tendency of plunging the country into chaotic situation, President Yiadom lamented.
To make the their ministry get to those in the hinterlands, Mr. Yiadom said the BMM wants to acquire “4×4” pick-up vehicles through a special fundraising to facilitate their movements in the course of evangelism and missions as well as operational and administrative errands at the secretariat amongst other things.
He expressed his gratitude to all the various wings of the GBC for the significant contribution made towards a successful ceremony.
In a speech read on behalf of Reverend Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, President of the GBC, Reverend Isaac K. Asante Agyei, Director, Christian Education and backup Department of the GBC, called on the executives to set a target of enlisting all the men in the convention as members.
Reverend George S. Mallet, Association Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, Adabraka, advised the executives not to think about the task ahead of them but to think of how to mentor the coming generation.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Delali A. Awuyeh