‘Prosperity gospel’ leading many astray – Ministers caution

The trend in modern day Christianity where preachers want to be seen rather than lift up Jesus Christ, has been condemned by speakers at the Ministers’ Conference of the Ghana Baptist Convention. Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, says people are drifting from the word of God due to the proliferation of “Prosperity Gospel”. He observes temptations have hit some ministers, forcing them to lose focus…Keep Reading

Gospel Ministers advised to stop advertising themselves

Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, has advised pastors and ministers of the gospel to desist from advertising themselves and their titles and rather, concentrate on the spreading of the gospel. He was worried that most pastors these days were shifting the focus from Christ, who should be the basis for the ministry, to themselves and would rather preach prosperity than salvation. According to…Keep Reading

Uploading Religious Liberty

“Free speech is under assault in America,” Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, declared at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7. “And this is happening on the internet.” Thus, Johnson announced the NRB’s new initiative, Internet Freedom Watch, to monitor and expose internet censorship. Johnson said the NRB was founded in 1944 “in response to corporate censorship of evangelical radio ministries” and would use the…Keep Reading

BIWC – The Inaugural Service Experience

You know that thrilled feeling you have when you are using something for the first time? You take the time to savor every moment; capturing them into memories; knowing you would never have the same feeling the next time. Now imagine being a part of the inaugural service of a new church; where the music is just on-point, right on note and spirit-filled; followed by a soul-lifting sermon and ending…Keep Reading

GBC inaugurates Baptist International Worship Centre in Accra

Accra, March 26, – Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) said, Churches of God must consistently teach the biblical truth in order to spread the Gospel of God. He said these teachings could be done and achieved by paying attention to four basic principles: Apostolic teaching, devotion to fellowship, breaking of bread and devotion to prayer. Rev. Adu-Gyamfi said this in a sermon to…Keep Reading

GBC President named to BWA General Secretary Search Committee

The Baptist World Alliance Executive Committee has named the Ghana Baptist Convention President to an 11-member search committee for the global organization’s next general secretary. Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, President of the Ghana Baptist Convention and the All African Baptist Fellowship, was elected to serve on the committee to find a successor to Neville Callam, who will retire Dec. 31. The committee also includes John Upton, executive director of the…Keep Reading

BWA Connect September 2016

GBC features in BWA connect for this Week under Member Bodies in Action The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) is experiencing rapid church growth. In 2005, it reported 1,000 congregations and 75,000 members. Today it has more than 2,000 churches and close to 500,000 baptized believers. This is the result of an aggressive mission program undertaken by Ghanaian Baptists. Over the past few years, GBC established five mission fields in different…Keep Reading

AABF President Rev. Adu-Gyamfi Assumed Office

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…Keep Reading

Ensure that elections are credible – Rev Appiagyei urges EC

Reverend Kingsley Appiagyei, the Head Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church (TBC), has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the upcoming elections credibly to meet international standards and satisfy all stakeholders. This, he said, would ease the political tension that often characterizes elections in the country adding that the peaceful environment and the success the country has chalked in democracy was an enviable one which must be sustained….Keep Reading

Hundreds benefit from Baptist Church’s free health screening

The Trinity Baptist Church (TBC) has organized free health screening and treatment for the people of Dutch Komenda and its surrounding communities in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem District,(KEEA) of the Central Region. The exercise, which formed part of the church’s mission of helping to bring quality health care to the door steps of people in deprived communities across the country, benefited more than 2,000 residents from three communities in…Keep Reading

Baptist Church Calls For Review Of Visa On-Arrival Fees

The President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to as matter of urgency review the cost of issuing Visa on-arrival to foreign nationals, who arrive in the country. According to him, while other sister African countries are charging as low as $50 per head, Ghana is the only country that is charging a whopping $ 150…Keep Reading

ILLEGAL VISA FEES @ KIA

… Visitors Asked To Pay Without Receipt  … Baptist Church Expresses Concern The President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi has appealed to the government through the Foreign Ministry to reduce the $150 charged for arrival visa at the Kotoka International Airport. According to him, the arrival visa fee is three times higher than what visitors are asked to pay in other airports on the African continent….Keep Reading