Tema Methodist Gets New Bishop

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church inducting Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea into office

THE METHODIST Church of Ghana
has inducted into office Rt. Rev. Samuel Ofori-Akyea as the new Diocesan Bishop
of the Tema Diocese at the St. Paul Cathedral in Tema.

He replaces Most Rev.
Thomas Brown Forson who will be taking a different leadership position after
serving his six-year term.

Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea,
before his appointment, served for 32 years in the church at Adeiso Society,
Koforidua Diocese, Atibie Society- Nkawkaw Diocese, Osiem and Kukurantumi.

He further served as the
Chief Superintendent Minister at Agona Asafo Circuit, Kaneshie North Circuit
and Tema North Circuit from 1987 to 2019.

He is married to Mrs.
Joyce Ofori-Akyea, Deputy Director of Nursing, at the La General Hospital, and
blessed with three children.

His assumption to the
highest position of the Church makes him the 5th Bishop of the Tema Diocese
since the Church entered into the episcopacy.

Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena
Boafo, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, who performed the
induction ceremony on Sunday, 13th October, charged the new Tema
Diocesan Bishop to bear his calling in the presence of God and the entire
members of the Church.

He advised the new Bishop
to use his time to benefit the people of God through teaching and evangelism.

Most Rev. Ofori-Akyea was
born on November 1, 1955 to Mr. Reuben Adu Akyea and Mrs. Comfort Obenewa Akyea,
both of blessed memory. He started his formal education at Mampong Akwapim
Methodist Primary and Middle School before proceeding to Sekondi College and
Gbewaa Teacher Training College.

He furthered to the
ministerial training at the Trinity Theological Seminary where he obtained a
Diploma in Theology from the University of Ghana. He studied for his Bachelor
of Education (B.Ed) degree programme with emphasis on Guidance and Counseling
from the University of Education-Winneba/ University of Cape Coast.

Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea
attended several seminars and took short courses to enrich his knowledge at the
Methodist University College and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public
Administration (GIMPA) among others.

FROM Vincent Kubi, Tema