38 Baptist Pastors Ordained
The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) has ordained 38 pastors during an ordination service at the closing ceremony of its 55th annual session, which was held at the Baptist Women’s Retreat Centre at Ejura, in the Ejura/Sekyedumase municipality in the Ashanti region.
The four-day convention of the church started on Tuesday August 29, 2018, and ended on Saturday September 1, 2018.
The executive president of GBC, Rev. Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, called on the newly ordained pastors, including three females, to avoid ministerial jealousy and refuse to measure their effectiveness by the number of their church members in their quest to propagate the gospel to the world.
He charged the pastors to rejoice in the successes of their colleagues and avoid being jealous of their seeming breakthrough.
“Rejoice in the successes of others because God has called us into different ministries with different gifts”, he said, and further admonished: “If another colleague of yours is being used in another ministry, rejoice in that”.
Dr. Adu-Gyamfi explained that ministerial call is a very lonely profession, hence the need for pastors to keep close to their wives wherever they go. Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi and his deputy, Enoch N.N. Thomson, were retained by the convention to steer its affairs.
The Baptist Prelate further told the new pastors to make time to live with their children and family.
Apostle Jude Hama, former president of the Scripture Union, who delivered the sermon, urged the pastors to keep their head up in all situations and endure hardship. He also urged them to preach and evangelise to the world.
He further advised them to aim to wear the crown of righteousness and loyalty, adding that they should never give up in answering to the call to minister the word.