NEW LEADERSHIP FOR THE GHANA BAPTIST CONVENTION
At its 50th Annual Session held at the Baptist Womens Retreat Centre, Ejura
Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi
Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi currently serves in the following capacities:
- Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention
- Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana
- Vice President of the Baptist World Alliance
- Chancellor of the Ghana Baptist University College
Rev. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi is a native of Donyina in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and the third of three siblings. Rev. Adu-Gyamfi started school at the Amankwatia LA primary and middle school in 1960. He then went to Konongo Secondary school for a year before moving to Kumasi Academy in 1969. He is a graduate of the University of Professional Studies, Legon, Maranatha University College and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmon,d, Virginia USA with a Master of Divinity, Christian Education major degree. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry Degree candidate at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, USA majoring in Justice and Peacebuilding.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi worked for ten years (1978 -1988) as a corporate accountant and for seventeen years (1988-2005) as the CEO of Multi-Media Technology Limited. Rev. Adu-Gyamfi served for ten years (1990 -2000) as the Chair of the Human Resource Committee of the Ghana Baptist Convention, for two years (1998-2000) as Vice President and for five years (2001-2006) as the President of the National Ministers’ Conference of the Ghana Baptist Convention. He also served for six years (2000-2006) as the Chair of the Ghana Baptist Convention’s International Mission Committee supervising the Convention’s Church planting work in Europe and the USA. Between 2002 and 2007 he was a member of the Executive Council of the Christian Council of Ghana. He also served as the President of the Ghana Association of Record Manufacturers (GARM) from 1999 until 2005. Until his new appointment as the Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Adu-Gyamfi was the Senior Pastor of the Charismatic Baptist Church in Taifa, Accra, Ghana for twenty five years (1988 to 2013). Rev. Adu-Gyamfi is the first Vice President of the Association of Baptist Business Executives (ABBEX) Accra Chapter. Rev Adu-Gyamfi is one of the twelve elected Vice Presidents of the Baptist World Alliance. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi served as the Minister of Mission of the First African Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia USA and as chaplain intern at the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA while pursuing his Master’s degree at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.
Through the ministry of Rev. Adu-Gyamfi the Lord has planted five Baptist Churches (Buokrom in Kumasi, Charismatic at Taifa, Liberty at Ofankor, Living Streams at Atomic, Accra and Charismatic Baptist Mission, North Taifa and two campus Christian fellowships at Kumasi Academy and the University of Professional Studies (UPS, Accra). He is a founding member of the evangelical Music Ministry, The New Creation in Kumasi. He was a member of Joyful Way Incorporated and a strong member of Scripture Union and the Bible Society of Ghana.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi is married to Mrs. Juliana Gyanwa Adu-Gyamfi. They are blessed with three children Bernard, Francis, and Amanda.
Rev. Washington Komla Darke
Vice President (Administration)
Rev. Washington Komla Darke is the Executive Vice President responsible for Finance & Administration of the Ghana Baptist Convention.
Prior to this appointment, Rev. Darke was the Head of the Fund and Investment Department of the NHIA. He was a lecturer at the Banking and Finance Department of the Datalink University College, Tema and a banker with Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited (now Access Bank Ghana Limited). He was also an Investment Analyst at the Investment and Development Division of SSNIT. He also worked as an Operations Assistant at the District Assemblies Common Fund, Accra.
Rev. Darke holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours)degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the KNUST School of Business, Kumasi. He also holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, and Master of Arts in Ministry from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry with the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.
He has considerable experience of about 20 years, spanning the fields of finance, investment and administration.
Rev. Enoch Thompson
Deacon Eric Ocloo
Director of Finance
Rev. Isaac Kwasi Asante-Agyei
Director of Christian Education and Church Development