MOUNTAIN View Ghana Conference (MVGC) has ordained three of its pastors, officially welcoming them into the Seventh-day Adventist pastoral ministry, serving on the mettle of the “Greatest Work” of the Lord.
The trio – Pastors Frank Osei, Joseph Peprah, and Solomon Osei Kofi Adabor – are currently District pastors for Nsuta, Wiamoase North, and Sekyedumase respectively.
They have in one breadth won 1, 368 souls through both assisted and personal efforts while in one length, they have helped in the opening of 15 company churches since they joined the pastoral ministry in Seventh-day Adventist circles.
The highest academic qualification for each of the three at the time of the ordination was Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theological Studies from the Valley View University (VVU), Ghana’s premier chaterred private university as they sought to use their energies to win more souls for the Lord.
More importantly, they have been more successful all these years with support of their spouses – Margaret Osei, Helena Nelson Fynn Peprah, and Sarah Adabor respectively.
The President of the MVGC, Pastor Abankwa Amoakohene at the ordination into the Gospel Ministry held at Adventist Girls’ Senior High School, Ntonso in the Kwabre East District in the Ashanti Region presented the ordinands to the special congregation.
The President of the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH), Pastor Dr. Kwame Kwanin Boakye, and his wife, Mrs.Kwanin Boakye welcomed the new ministers and their wives (now Shepherdess) after retired Pastor, S. Y. Ampomah had led the Ordination Prayer for them.
Earlier on, a visiting minister, Pastor Dr Emmanuel Harrison Takyi had in his sermon maintained that Seventh-day Adventists had the TRUTH and it was left with Pastors to help the congregations live quality of life in consonance to the Lord’s command.
He urged the ordinands to pursue peace in their penchant to lead the Lord’s flock, adding with a quotation from Hebrews 12:14, 15 that there was the need for them to let holiness reflect in their lives.
“As a Pastor, you would need to weigh holiness above all Christian values to lead God’s people and as precondition for usefulness with God. The Three Angels’ Messages are calling on all ministers to the Handwriting of God”, he stated to encourage them.
He however, asked the congregations to accord the ordained Pastors with the necessary support so as to evangelise as a team for the Lord.