Methodist Presiding Bishop, Rev. Dr Paul K. Boafo, elected President of Africa Methodist Council

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ghana, Rev. Dr Paul K. Boafo, has been elected as the President of the Africa Methodist Council (AMC) at the Second Quadrennial Conference held in Cotonou, Republic, from March 7 to 12, 2023.

Rev. Dr Boafo also assumed the role of Chairman of the Ghana Evangelism Commission. He took over from the Rev Joseph Ntombura Mwaine, the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in .

In his acceptance speech, Rev. Dr Boafo expressed his gratitude for the confidence reposed in him and stated that unity of purpose would be crucial to the growth of the Council. He added that “with unity of purpose, sticking to our aims and objectives as a Council, even when we have closed from here let us keep that, and the bond of membership and the family as a whole.”

The Africa Methodist Council is a Pan-African association of Methodist, Wesleyan, and related Uniting United Churches. It encourages Methodist unity in witnessing, facilitates mission in Africa, and fosters ecumenical and inter-religious activities.

The Very Rev Anthony K. Cobbah was maintained as the Treasurer of the Africa Methodist Council, while Mr Edward Kwame Ofori was appointed the Interim Coordinator for the Africa Methodist Men's Movement, and Mr Reuben Atsu Kugblenu was appointed the Interim Secretary for the Africa Methodist Men's Movement.

The Council provides a forum where Methodist Churches from any background can share fellowship and what they are doing with others in the Methodist Family across Africa. It promotes unity and cooperation within Methodist Conferences in Africa and provides a platform for speaking with one voice concerning issues affecting Africa.

In related news, the Very Rev Kwame Amoah Mensah, Evangelism Director of the Methodist Church Ghana, has been elected as the Assistant Secretary of the Ghana Evangelism Commission.

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