Evangelist Petitions Christian Council


Evangelist David Yankey
A 33-year-old evangelist of the Church of Christ at Assakai, Takoradi in the Western region, David Yankey has petitioned the Christian Council of Ghana over Christian practices and doctrines which he described as impious.

The evangelist presented a 25-point petition to the Christian Council which was received on behalf of the General Secretary of the Council by the Director of Finance and Administration, Mr Ntiamoah.

Yankey was unhappy that the Council had tolerated such ungodly practices over the years.

He mentioned some of these practices as infant baptism, payment of tithes, ownership of churches, as well as pastors fighting for titles.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the evangelist mentioned that these issues have for several years been a source of worry for him.

He embarked on a protest march from the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Accra to the offices of the Christian Council at Osu to express his displeasure.

Evangelist Yankey held placards, some of which read, ‘What is the basis of infant baptism? and ‘you cannot own a church.’

Giving the background to the use of titles by leaders of the Church, he averred that prophets in the Bible never had titles such as most reverend, apostle, archbishop, pope and catechists.

He also challenged the Ghana Bible Society of Ghana, who according to him, translated the Bible into many Ghanaian languages over the last 50 years, not to remain silent over the misrepresentation of the Bible by people.

He expressed hope that the move would stimulate the needed public debate, especially among Christians and lead to a paradigm shift.

By Solomon Ofori


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