Reverend Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, the Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, has assumed office as President of the All African Baptist Fellowship (AABF) with the approval of the AABF General Assembly at a meeting in Accra.
The AABF is one of the six regions of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) which unites over 15million church members from 62 Conventions and Unions in 30 countries in Africa.
It is sub-divided into North, East, West, Central and Southern Africa and its mission is to network and partner with cooperating conventions, unions and associations in Africa.
The AABF is also to promote missions and evangelism of Africans, facilitate the establishment of Baptist churches all over Africa and promote and facilitate the social well-being of Baptist churches in Africa.
Rev Michael Okwako, the immediate past President of the AABF and President of the Rwandan Baptist Convention, advised Rev. Adu-Gyamfi not to be tempted by the privileges of his new position.
He said there was the temptation of every leader to focus on the privileges that came with the position and forget about the challenges but advised Rev. Adu-Gyamfi to concentrate on solving the problems of the AABF.
Rev Okwako said though he had not left any physical infrastructural development, he has left a legacy of good leadership and a united AABF.
Rev Adu-Gyamfi, who is also the Vice President of the BWA and Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, said it was an honour to be elected to the highest office of the President of the AABF and promised to promote development and unity.
He said his experience, expertise and efforts would be put into good use to raise the status quo of the AABF for other leaders to emulate.
Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi thanked the AABF General Assembly for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to work hard for the fellowship to progress in Africa and beyond.
Source: GNA/News Ghana