Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Full Gospel Business
Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) has
called on the new Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, the Right
Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, to congratulate him on his elevation and
explore ways of strengthening their partnership with the Church to promote
The Fellowship also donated magazines and some
educational books, including the ‘Business Men’s Voice’, a collection of
testimonies from members of the Fellowship. It also gave the Church ‘The
Happiest People on Earth’, a book on the Fellowship.
Rt. Rev. Boafo was elected at the 10th
Biennial and 48th Delegates’ Conference of the Methodist Church, as the fifth
Presiding Bishop and the 11th leader of the Church.
Mr George Prah, the National President of
FGBMFI, who delivered a congratulatory message on behalf of the Fellowship,
expressed the hope that their partnership would provide the spark for
reigniting the evangelistic fervour that characterised the Ministry of the
Wesleyan’s by winning souls, battling orthodoxy and reviving dead and dying
“Thanks to your immediate predecessor, Very
Rev Titus Awotwi Pratt, we have succeeded to a large extent, in establishing
contact with the Men’s Ministry of the Methodist Church,” he said. “As I speak,
a joint outreach programme and a business seminar are on the drawing board.
“We believed that through effective teaching,
the network and businesses of the two bodies would thrive to make us better as
He said it was significant that the statement
released by the Church after the election highlighted that the choice was made
after hours of praying and waiting.
He emphasised: “The Church has prayed; Heaven
has answered. There is no doubt that the hand of God is in your elevation to
the highest spiritual position in the Methodist Church”.
He said in seeking to work with the Church,
they were confident of success because their lifestyle and methods of
evangelism were a copy of the traditions set by the Methodist’s Wesley Brothers.
Mr Ben Rockson, National Secretary of FGBMFI,
said the Fellowship had, as part of its plans, to achieve a mission of reaching
out to the world by creating a platform for Christianity.
He said the Fellowship was partnering
Churches, especially orthodox ones, to achieve their mission.
Rt. Rev. Boafo on behalf of the Church,
thanked the Fellowship for their goodwill, saying the Church looked forward to
a fruitful partnership in evangelising to the world.
He said years ago, women were doing all works
at the Church, including evangelism, however, men were currently considered
major partners in the development of the Church.
He said the doors of the Church were widely
open to the Fellowship whenever they needed support, emphasising that together
they could revive the passion for evangelism among Christians.
He pledged to work relentlessly with the
Church’s societies, including the Laity and Ministers, to strengthen
evangelism, especially among the youth because that was the main mission of the
The FGBMFI is the world’s largest Christian
business men’s organisation, networking thousands of members, both males and
females and drawing membership from diverse Christian denominations in over 150
nations through thousands of their local chapter.
The Ghana Branch was first launched in
February 1977 and formally incorporated in October 1984.