Historical Leadership & Structure

The Old GBC Logo Signifies the Leadership Structure of the First 50 Years

The following are the former Presidents who were assisted by the Executive Committee of the Convention:

  1. 1963 - 1965                Rev. J. A. Imosun
  2. 1965 - 1967                Rev. E.O. Ojebiji
  3. 1967 - 1969                Rev. Dr. J. A. Boadi
  4. 1969 - 1971                Rev. J. K. Nkrumah
  5. 1971 - 1977                Deacon N. E. Obeng
  6. 1977 - 1985                Deacon L. Sarpong Mensa
  7. 1985 - 1988               Rev. Steve A. Williams
  8. 1986 - 1992               *Deacon Joseph Quansah
  9. 1988 - 1992               *Rev. Kojo Osei-Wusuh
  10. 1992 - 2000               Rev. Dr. Fred Deegbe
  11. 2000 - 2006              Rev. Dr. Kojo Osei-Wusuh
  12. 2006 - 2013               Rev. Stephen. K. Asante

*In 1986, due to some misunderstanding, the Ghana Baptist Convention was split into 2: The Ghana Baptist Convention and the Ghana Baptist Convention Cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention. This explains why Deacon Joseph Quansah and Rev. Kojo Osei-Wusuh were Presidents at the same period (and same overlaps in the list of General Secretaries).

The following were the General Secretaries:

  1. 1963 - 1965               Rev. D. C. Cather
  2. 1965 - 1971               Rev. Dr. W. E. Verner
  3. 1971 - 1973               Rev. Dr. J. A. Boadi
  4. 1973 - 1976               Rev. D. D. Agyare
  5. 1976 - 1986               Rev. Dr. J. A. Boadi
  6. 1987 - 1992              *Rev. David Hermenoo (GBC, SBC)
  7. 1986 - 1988              *Rev. Kojo Amo; Rev. Stephen K. Asante; Rev. Kojo Osei-Wusuh (General Secretary Council)
  8. 1988 - 1989              *Rev. Kojo Amo
  9. 1989                           *Rev. G. S. Mallet
  10. 1989 - 1991               *Rev. Ben Epton
  11. 1991 - 2000              *Rev. Dr. Frank Adams
  12. 2000 - 2010              Rev. Kojo Amo
  13. 2010 - 2013               Rev. David N. Ocansey (Acting and Substantive)

The Convention operated with a number of Boards and Committees including:

  1. Finance and Administrative Board
  2. Church Development Board
  3. Evangelism and Missions Board
  4. Socio-Economic Board
  5. Theological Education Board
  6. International Missions Committee

The then Executive Committee was composed of the Chairpersons of all Boards and Committees. Other members of the Executive Committee included:

  • The President (Ceremonial)
  • The Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Vice-Secretary
  • The General Secretary
  • The Assistant General Secretary
  • The President of the Baptist Men’s Ministry
  • The President of the Women’s Missionary Union
  • The President of the Youth Ministry
  • The President of the Ghana Baptist University College
  • South-West Ghana Sector Head
  • South-East Ghana Sector Head
  • Mid-Ghana Sector Head
  • Northern Ghana Sector Head