Presby Church to elect Moderator on Thursday

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) will on Thursday, August 23, 2018, elect Moderator at the 18th General Assembly currently ongoing at Akropong in the Eastern Region.

The Moderator when elected will replace the Acting, Rev Dr Victor Okoe Abbey, who will also contest the position.

Some of the potential names are; Rev Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, Rev. Prof JOY Mantey, Rev. Dr. G.O Kwapong and Rev. Dr. Victor Oko Abbey.

The rest are Rev. Prof DNA Kpobi, Rev. Dr Peter Kofi Nyarko and Rev. Dr Kofi Amfo Akonnor.

The PCG is holding hold its 18th General Assembly at the Christ Congregation at Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region from August 17th to 23rd, 2018 under the theme: ‘Go and Make Disciples of All Nations”(Mathew 28:19).

The General Assembly, which is the highest decision making body of the PCG, is expected to attract about 250 commissioners, and corresponding members from all the 21  Presbyteries, both home and abroad.

Major highlights of the Assembly will include the official opening ceremony which the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi, is expected be the Special Guest of honour, Divine Service, Service to Commemorate the Faithful Departed and Plenary Sessions from Monday August 20, 2017.

The Assembly will also take decisions that will guide the activities of the church in the coming years.

Ministers retiring from the active service of the church will also be presented to General Assembly.

The General Assembly will review activities of the church in the previous year, plan for the ensuing year, and also serve as a platform for fellowship, interactions and networking among commissioners and corresponding members.

The Official opening ceremony will be performed by the Acting Moderator of the General Assembly Rev Dr. Victor Okoe Abbey.

One significant thing about this year’s General Assembly is that it marks one hundred years of Synod/ General Assembly System of the Church’s governance.

It was in 1918 at Akropong Akuapem where the first Synod of the then Presbyterian Church of Gold Coast, now Presbyterian Church of Ghana, was held and the first Moderator and the Clerk were also appointed in the person of the late Very Revs. Peter Hall and Nicholas Timothy Clerk, respectively.

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