New Bishop For Accra Methodists

The Methodist Church of Ghana has inducted Rt Rev Samuel Kofi Osabutey as the new bishop of the Accra Diocese.

A colourful ceremony to officially introduce the Rt. Rev. Samuel Kofi Osabutey, was held on Sunday at the Wesley Cathedral in Accra.

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, the Most Rev. Titus K. Awotwi Pratt, in a sermon, said the Methodist Church per its constitution at a given time, elects a new leader to manage the affairs of the church.

According to him, the church has a task to perform and in performing the task there is the need to cooperate in the things of God.

He said it is good to harness a pool of ideas for the development of the body of Christ and hence urged all to submit their ideas for the execution of the tasks at hand.

He entreated the appointed bishop to remain in prayer, be in constant fellowship with God and focus on soul winning for Christ.

In an interview with the media, Rt. Rev Samuel Kofi Osabutey said ‘the Methodist Church Ghana has its own vision and mission statements and the Accra diocese being an integral part of the vision and mission will see to it that we all fall in line with the already arranged vision and mission of the Methodist church.’ He said

He added that during his term he would like to see a diocese that is socially responsible, spiritually uplifting and a diocese that is engaged with its community in all aspects of life.

‘At the end I will want to leave a diocese that is financially independent and strong and is able to give out a lot that is accumulated as a church.’

He emphasized that the church is not only called to preach the gospel but also to affect society positively, expressing the belief that becoming financially strong will help the church to do more.

‘We will ensure we have viable churches and societies that are witnessing to their various communities by ensuring brotherly care for each congregation and will make sure the bigger diocese will support the smaller ones that are less endowed.’ He stressed

He advised the youth to take advantage of the technology they have to enhance their personal and spiritual lives and get away from the negativities.

By Sarah Cobbinah

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