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.
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
List of Officials
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|