The induction service of Reverend Yaw Oppong-Ankomah, the Sector Head of the South-East Ghana Sector of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC), was held at the weekend in Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The ceremony, which brought together the Baptist family, including sector heads, was climaxed with thanksgiving and prayers for God’s blessing.
It was also graced by Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Executive President of the GBC, who is also the chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi charged the newly-inducted head to be accessible and cooperative to his subordinates.
He said it was a collective responsibility of all associations under the South-East sector to support the head to succeed in uplifting the image of the GBC to another level in the sector.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi noted that there were falling standards in Christianity in the country and that the GBC sector heads must show a way of raising the falling standards.
He also called on the GBC family to practice Christianity with all their time and remain focused in all they do to maintain the dignity of all Christians.
Reverend Kofi Annan, a member of the Denominational Board of the GBC, in a sermon, charged Rev. Oppong-Ankomah to discharge his duties diligently and promote the GBC agenda.
On his part, Rev. Enoch Thompson, GBC Vice President, Ministries, who administered the Act of Induction, said the position was a big responsibility, as the head represents the Executive President in the Greater Accra, Volta and the Eastern regions.
Rev. Oppong-Ankomah expressed his appreciation to the GBC for the confidence reposed in him and assured them of his commitment to work in lifting up the sector and called for cooperation and support from all the associations in order to succeed.
Born on October 10, 1963, Rev. Oppong-Ankomah was a staunch Methodist, through his father, who was a Methodist leader.
His career development in the Ministry has gone through extremely fantastic spiritual experience and curves in resting on Faith, strength and the never disappoint of the Jesus Christ.
Rev. Oppong-Ankomah had diploma in theology at the Ghana Baptist University College and external diploma in religion at the University of Ghana in 1995.
He continued to Maranatha University College in Accra where he had Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology-Mission Major in 2001.
He further received training with Minnesota Graduate School of Theology where he earned Master of Arts in Ministry, 2012-2015 and now a candidate, Doctor of Ministry-Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, USA from 2015 to date.
He is married to Mrs. Margret Oppong-Ankomah and they are blessed with two daughters and a son.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Delali A. Awuyeh