Leaders must learn to exit honourably – Most Rev. Dr. Aboagye-Mensah

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By Patience Gbeze, GNA

Accra, Feb. 27, GNA – The Most Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye-Mensah, a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has admonished people in leadership positions to know when they are done and exit honourably.

He said: “most leaders do not know when to exit because they do not know what they were called to do”.

The Most Rev. Aboagye-Mensah, who said this at the induction service of the newly appointed officials of the Bible Society of Ghana (BSG), said “there are leaders who are so confused about their call and do not know how to exit”.

The service, which was held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, Dansoman Congregation, was to climax this year’s Bible Week celebration on the theme, “Come Let us Reason Together, The Bible Way”.

The Former Presiding Bishop, therefore, urged all leaders to exit honourably when their time came.  

The appointed officials are Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee, Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Ministries as the President of the Society; Dr Steve Asante, the immediate past President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, as First Vice President.

Others include Apostle Peter Okoe Mankralo, President of the Apostolic Church-Ghana, as the Second Vice President; Mrs Efua Ghartey, a Corporate Lawyer, maintained her position as the Chairman of the National Council of the BSG, and Mr J.N.B Tetteh, a Retired Banker, as a Vice Chairman.

In all, 16 Council members and 36 committee members from various church denominations were also inducted to have oversight responsibilities over the operations of the Society.

The Very Reverend Francis Amenu, the District Pastor of the E.P Church, Dansoman Congregation, who performed the induction rites, said the officials were called by the Lord to be at the helm of affairs to produce and distribute His word (the Bible) to every corner of the word and urged them to deliver exemplary service to achieve the Society’s mandate.

Dr Joyce Aryee, on behalf of other appointees, said their appointment was a big responsibility but also a great privilege to serve the society.

She pledged the commitment of members saying they would join hands with the Holy Spirit and work together to ensure their usefulness throughout their tenure.

Mrs Elizabeth Taylor-Sampson, the Administration and Human Resource Manager of BSG, said every year they celebrated the Bible Week to promote unity in diversity in the word of God, family and the Church.

The Week, she said, was also to raise funds for the activities of the Society and expressed her gratitude to the past executives for their committed service to the Society.

For the first time, Ghana has been chosen as the venue for the 2022 UBS World Assembly. The World Conference would host National Bible Societies from 200 countries.

South Africa is the only other African country to have hosted this global conference.

The BSG is a non-denominational Christian organization registered under the Trustees Act, 1962 of the Republic of Ghana.

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Pictures of The Most Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye-Mensah, a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee, newly appointed President of BSG attached      

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List of Officials

Name Designation Denomination  Position
1.Dr. Joyce R. Aryee CEO, Salt and Light Ministries Accra Ridge Church President
2.Rev. Dr. Steve Asante Immediate Past President, Ghana Baptist Convention Amakom Baptist Church 1ST Vice President
3. Apostle Peter Okoe Mankralo President, The Apostolic Church-Ghana The Apostolic Church-Ghana 2nd Vice President
4. Mrs Efua Ghartey A corporate Lawyer Immanuel Methodist Church, Chairman of Council
5. Mr. J.N.B. Tetteh Retired Banker Presbyterian Church of Ghana Business Committee Chairperson & Vice Chairman of Council
6.Dr. Mrs. Yvonne Ollennu A Lecturer, University College of Education, Winneba Presbyterian Church of Ghana Council Member & Translations Committee member
7. Dr. Perez Sepenu Medical Doctor Church of Pentecost Council Member /Children and Youth Committee Chairperson
8.Mrs. Marilyn Owusu An Educational and Management Consultant St. George’s Interdenominational Church   Member of Council
9.Rev. Isaac Boakye Yiadom A Reverend Minister Christ Revival Church Member of Council
10. Prof. Mrs. Akosua Anyidoho A former Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghana Legon Interdenominational Church Member of Council
11. Mrs. Gloria Lamptey A retired Human Resource Management Practitioner Accra Ridge Church Council Member /Nominating & Governance Committee Chairperson
12. Rev. Dr. B. Y. Quarshie Rector, Akrofi Christaller Institute Presbyterian Church of Ghana Council Member

/Translations Committee Chairperson

13. Most. Rev. Titus Awotwi Pratt Presiding Bishop,  Methodist Church Ghana Methodist Church Ghana Member of Council
14. Ps. Dr. Chris Annan – Nunoo Executive Secretary, Southern Ghana Conference- SDA Seventh Day Adventist Church Council Member /Bible Week Committee Chairperson
15. Dr. Mrs. Adelaide Kastner Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School Presbyterian Church of Ghana Promotions & Resource Mobilization Committee Chairperson
Name Designation Denomination Position
16. Mr. Percy Ansah CEO, Premier Mutual Health Insurance Presbyterian Church of Ghana Distribution & Publishing Committee Chairperson
17. Mrs Grace Manu Retired Principal of Pentecost Vocational School Church of Pentecost Member, Nominating and Governance Committee
18.Mrs Susan L. Antwi Staff of BSG International Central Gospel Church Secretary, Nominating and Governance Committee
19. Ps. Kofi Addison Reverend Minister Apostolic Church, Ghana Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
20.Mr. Ibrahim Baidoo PHD Student Legon Interdenominational Church Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
21. Miss Natalyn Oye Addo An Architect Lighthouse Chapel International Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
22.Miss Lauraine Ewurama Ghartey A Law student Methodist Church Ghana Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
23.Mr. Emmanuel Fosu   Methodist Church Ghana Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
24.Rev Emmanuel Quaye A Reverend Minister Presbyterian Church of Ghana Member, Youth and Children’s Committee
25.Miss Philomena Bebli BSG Staff International Central Gospel Church Secretary, Youth and Children’s Committee
26.Mrs. Grace Lucy Asuama Women’s Director, Church of Pentecost Church of Pentecost Member, Bible Week Committee
27.Ps. Kephas Gyamfi Businessman Seventh Day Adventist Church Member, Bible Week Committee
28.Mr. Chris Ashong Businessman Anglican Church Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
29.Rt. Rev. Emmanuel MacLord Afriyie Superintendent Minister, Methodist Church, Adenta Circuit Methodist Church Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
30.Rev. Emmanuel Tumfour Antwi A Reverend Minister Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
31.Mr. C. D. B. Mensah Coordinator, Biblical Apostolate of Catholic Church Catholic Church Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
32.Rev. Fr. Awuah Ansah Director, Biblical Apostolate, Catholic Church Ghana Catholic Church Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
33.Rev. Justice Aboagye District Minister, Christ Apostolic Church, North Kaneshie District Apostolic Church, Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
34.Rev. C. B. Ahwireng A retired Minister Presbyterian Church of Ghana Member, Bible Week Committee
Name Designation Denomination Position
35.Mr. Sam Mensah Director of Operations, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Action Chapel International Member, Bible Week Committee
36.Rev Charles Adu Twumasi BSG Staff Lighthouse Chapel International Secretary, Bible Week Committee
37.Mr. Kwadwo Adjabeng A Sales Manager Church of Pentecost Member, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
38.Ps. Joe Hagan PRO, Seventh Day Adventist Church Seventh Day Adventist Church Member, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
39. Mrs. Tina Aforo Yeboah Editor of the Spectator Newspaper Presbyterian Church of Ghana Member, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
40.Mr. Nabanyin Pratt A Media Practitioner Accra Ridge Church Member, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
41.Ms. Pat Anthony Staff of BSG Logos Rhema Secretary, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
42.Rev. Reginald Barnor A Reverend Minister People of the Way Ministries Member, Business Committee
43.Mr. Sam Otu-Boateng A retired Banker Accra Ridge Church Member, Business Committee
44.Rev. David Aboagye-Danquah A Reverend Minister and a Surveyor Presbyterian Church of Ghana Member, Business Committee
45.Mr. H. A. C. K. Kpozah A Chartered Accountant Global Evangelical Church Member, Business Committee
46.Ms. Gladys Odoi A retired Banker Methodist Church Ghana Member, Business Committee
47.Mr. Gershon Bonso Staff of BSG Evangelical Presbyterian Church Secretary, Business Committee
48.Mrs. Dede Bedu-Addo Consultant Charismatic Evangelistic Ministries Member, Translations Committee
49.Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Anim Rector, Pentecost Theological Seminary Church of Pentecost Member, Translations Committee
50.Mr. Issahaku Alhassan Retired Lecturer Assemblies of God Member, Translations Committee
51.Rev. Prof. Abochie Ntreh Retired Lecturer Presbyterian Church of Ghana Member, Translations Committee
52.Rev Issifu Dokurugu BSG Staff Assemblies of God Secretary, Translations Committee
53.Mr. Ishmael Kwasi Selassie   Charismatic Evangelistic Ministries Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
Name DESIGNATION Denomination Position
54.Mr. Dan Dzunu Director of Youth For Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
55.Mr Joe Ansah Consultant Methodist Church Ghana Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
56.Rev. Francis G. Tetteh Reverend Minister Baptist Church Ghana Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
57.Mrs Susan Bartels   Baptist Church Ghana Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
58.Mr. Evans Ntirakwa Businessman International Central Gospel Church Member, Distribution and Publishing Committee
59.Mrs Naana Hagan BSG Staff Baptist Church Ghana Secretary, Distribution and Publishing Committee