Leaders must learn to exit honourably – Most Rev. Dr. Aboagye-Mensah


By Patience Gbeze, GNA

Accra, Feb. 27, GNA – The Most Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye-Mensah, a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has admonished people in leadership positions to know when they are done and exit honourably.

He said: “most leaders do not know when to exit because they do not know what they were called to do”.

The Most Rev. Aboagye-Mensah, who said this at the induction service of the newly appointed officials of the Bible Society of Ghana (BSG), said “there are leaders who are so confused about their call and do not know how to exit”.

The service, which was held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, Dansoman Congregation, was to climax this year’s Bible Week celebration on the theme, “Come Let us Reason Together, The Bible Way”.

The Former Presiding Bishop, therefore, urged all leaders to exit honourably when their time came.  

The appointed officials are Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee, Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Ministries as the President of the Society; Dr Steve Asante, the immediate past President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, as First Vice President.

Others include Apostle Peter Okoe Mankralo, President of the Apostolic Church-Ghana, as the Second Vice President; Mrs Efua Ghartey, a Corporate Lawyer, maintained her position as the Chairman of the National Council of the BSG, and Mr J.N.B Tetteh, a Retired Banker, as a Vice Chairman.

In all, 16 Council members and 36 committee members from various church denominations were also inducted to have oversight responsibilities over the operations of the Society.

The Very Reverend Francis Amenu, the District Pastor of the E.P Church, Dansoman Congregation, who performed the induction rites, said the officials were called by the Lord to be at the helm of affairs to produce and distribute His word (the Bible) to every corner of the word and urged them to deliver exemplary service to achieve the Society’s mandate.

Dr Joyce Aryee, on behalf of other appointees, said their appointment was a big responsibility but also a great privilege to serve the society.

She pledged the commitment of members saying they would join hands with the Holy Spirit and work together to ensure their usefulness throughout their tenure.

Mrs Elizabeth Taylor-Sampson, the Administration and Human Resource Manager of BSG, said every year they celebrated the Bible Week to promote unity in diversity in the word of God, family and the Church.

The Week, she said, was also to raise funds for the activities of the Society and expressed her gratitude to the past executives for their committed service to the Society.

For the first time, Ghana has been chosen as the venue for the 2022 UBS World Assembly. The World Conference would host National Bible Societies from 200 countries.

South Africa is the only other African country to have hosted this global conference.

The BSG is a non-denominational Christian organization registered under the Trustees Act, 1962 of the Republic of Ghana.


Pictures of The Most Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye-Mensah, a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Dr Joyce Rosalind Aryee, newly appointed President of BSG attached      



List of Officials

NameDesignation Denomination  Position
1.Dr. Joyce R. AryeeCEO, Salt and Light MinistriesAccra Ridge ChurchPresident
2.Rev. Dr. Steve AsanteImmediate Past President, Ghana Baptist ConventionAmakom Baptist Church1ST Vice President
3. Apostle Peter Okoe MankraloPresident, The Apostolic Church-GhanaThe Apostolic Church-Ghana2nd Vice President
4. Mrs Efua GharteyA corporate LawyerImmanuel Methodist Church,Chairman of Council
5. Mr. J.N.B. TettehRetired BankerPresbyterian Church of GhanaBusiness Committee Chairperson & Vice Chairman of Council
6.Dr. Mrs. Yvonne OllennuA Lecturer, University College of Education, WinnebaPresbyterian Church of GhanaCouncil Member & Translations Committee member
7. Dr. Perez SepenuMedical DoctorChurch of PentecostCouncil Member /Children and Youth Committee Chairperson
8.Mrs. Marilyn OwusuAn Educational and Management ConsultantSt. George’s Interdenominational Church  Member of Council
9.Rev. Isaac Boakye YiadomA Reverend MinisterChrist Revival ChurchMember of Council
10. Prof. Mrs. Akosua AnyidohoA former Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of GhanaLegon Interdenominational ChurchMember of Council
11. Mrs. Gloria LampteyA retired Human Resource Management PractitionerAccra Ridge ChurchCouncil Member /Nominating & Governance Committee Chairperson
12. Rev. Dr. B. Y. QuarshieRector, Akrofi Christaller InstitutePresbyterian Church of GhanaCouncil Member

/Translations Committee Chairperson

13. Most. Rev. Titus Awotwi PrattPresiding Bishop,  Methodist Church GhanaMethodist Church GhanaMember of Council
14. Ps. Dr. Chris Annan – NunooExecutive Secretary, Southern Ghana Conference- SDASeventh Day Adventist ChurchCouncil Member /Bible Week Committee Chairperson
15. Dr. Mrs. Adelaide KastnerSenior Lecturer, University of Ghana Business SchoolPresbyterian Church of GhanaPromotions & Resource Mobilization Committee Chairperson
Name Designation Denomination Position
16. Mr. Percy AnsahCEO, Premier Mutual Health InsurancePresbyterian Church of GhanaDistribution & Publishing Committee Chairperson
17. Mrs Grace ManuRetired Principal of Pentecost Vocational SchoolChurch of PentecostMember, Nominating and Governance Committee
18.Mrs Susan L. AntwiStaff of BSGInternational Central Gospel ChurchSecretary, Nominating and Governance Committee
19. Ps. Kofi AddisonReverend MinisterApostolic Church, GhanaMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
20.Mr. Ibrahim BaidooPHD StudentLegon Interdenominational ChurchMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
21. Miss Natalyn Oye AddoAn ArchitectLighthouse Chapel InternationalMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
22.Miss Lauraine Ewurama GharteyA Law studentMethodist Church GhanaMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
23.Mr. Emmanuel Fosu Methodist Church GhanaMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
24.Rev Emmanuel QuayeA Reverend MinisterPresbyterian Church of GhanaMember, Youth and Children’s Committee
25.Miss Philomena BebliBSG StaffInternational Central Gospel ChurchSecretary, Youth and Children’s Committee
26.Mrs. Grace Lucy AsuamaWomen’s Director, Church of PentecostChurch of PentecostMember, Bible Week Committee
27.Ps. Kephas GyamfiBusinessmanSeventh Day Adventist ChurchMember, Bible Week Committee
28.Mr. Chris AshongBusinessmanAnglican Church GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
29.Rt. Rev. Emmanuel MacLord AfriyieSuperintendent Minister, Methodist Church, Adenta CircuitMethodist Church GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
30.Rev. Emmanuel Tumfour AntwiA Reverend MinisterEvangelical Presbyterian Church GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
31.Mr. C. D. B. MensahCoordinator, Biblical Apostolate of Catholic ChurchCatholic Church GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
32.Rev. Fr. Awuah AnsahDirector, Biblical Apostolate, Catholic Church GhanaCatholic Church GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
33.Rev. Justice AboagyeDistrict Minister, Christ Apostolic Church, North Kaneshie DistrictApostolic Church, GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
34.Rev. C. B. AhwirengA retired MinisterPresbyterian Church of GhanaMember, Bible Week Committee
Name Designation Denomination Position
35.Mr. Sam MensahDirector of Operations, Full Gospel Business Men’s FellowshipAction Chapel InternationalMember, Bible Week Committee
36.Rev Charles Adu TwumasiBSG StaffLighthouse Chapel InternationalSecretary, Bible Week Committee
37.Mr. Kwadwo AdjabengA Sales ManagerChurch of PentecostMember, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
38.Ps. Joe HaganPRO, Seventh Day Adventist ChurchSeventh Day Adventist ChurchMember, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
39. Mrs. Tina Aforo YeboahEditor of the Spectator NewspaperPresbyterian Church of GhanaMember, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
40.Mr. Nabanyin PrattA Media PractitionerAccra Ridge ChurchMember, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
41.Ms. Pat AnthonyStaff of BSGLogos RhemaSecretary, Promotion and Resource Mobilization Committee
42.Rev. Reginald BarnorA Reverend MinisterPeople of the Way MinistriesMember, Business Committee
43.Mr. Sam Otu-BoatengA retired BankerAccra Ridge ChurchMember, Business Committee
44.Rev. David Aboagye-DanquahA Reverend Minister and a SurveyorPresbyterian Church of GhanaMember, Business Committee
45.Mr. H. A. C. K. KpozahA Chartered AccountantGlobal Evangelical ChurchMember, Business Committee
46.Ms. Gladys OdoiA retired BankerMethodist Church GhanaMember, Business Committee
47.Mr. Gershon BonsoStaff of BSGEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchSecretary, Business Committee
48.Mrs. Dede Bedu-AddoConsultantCharismatic Evangelistic MinistriesMember, Translations Committee
49.Rev. Dr. Emmanuel AnimRector, Pentecost Theological SeminaryChurch of PentecostMember, Translations Committee
50.Mr. Issahaku AlhassanRetired LecturerAssemblies of GodMember, Translations Committee
51.Rev. Prof. Abochie NtrehRetired LecturerPresbyterian Church of GhanaMember, Translations Committee
52.Rev Issifu DokuruguBSG StaffAssemblies of GodSecretary, Translations Committee
53.Mr. Ishmael Kwasi Selassie Charismatic Evangelistic MinistriesMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
Name DESIGNATION Denomination Position
54.Mr. Dan DzunuDirector of Youth For ChristEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
55.Mr Joe AnsahConsultantMethodist Church GhanaMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
56.Rev. Francis G. TettehReverend MinisterBaptist Church GhanaMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
57.Mrs Susan Bartels Baptist Church GhanaMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
58.Mr. Evans NtirakwaBusinessmanInternational Central Gospel ChurchMember, Distribution and Publishing Committee
59.Mrs Naana HaganBSG StaffBaptist Church GhanaSecretary, Distribution and Publishing Committee
Bible verse of the day
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.