Send-off Service for Rev. and Mrs. Agyapong Bae
Rev. Agyapong Bae, who is heading to Atebubu as District Minster, was posted to the Asante Juaben Emmanuel Congregation in September, 2008 to replace Rev. Nana Osei Owusu Fosu, after his four year duty post.
Rev. Charles Oduro Kwarteng from Asesaso in the Akuapem Presbytery is to replace Rev. Bae.
The church service was attended by the Sekyere Presbytery Chairman, Rev. Stephen Osei Sarpong, representatives of sister branches within the district, and traditional leaders.
As the Man of God in-charge of the Emmanuel Congregation, Rev. Bae did not only concentrate on the teachings and learning of the Bible, and praying and interceding on behalf of church members, but also engaged them in other activities which enhanced the living conditions of the members.
He imparted his know how in employable skills like soap making, tie and dye, batik, pomade and carpentry, to a lot of people both within the church and outside, who have benefited tremendously from him.
Under his leadership the Emmanuel Congregation is now operating a Credit Union.
In a testimony by Rev. Minister Mrs. Gladys Ofori, Senior Presbyter of the congregation, Rev. Agyapong Bae was described as humble, dedicated and committed to God, and who showed much passion for the work of God.
The senior presbyter said under Rev. Bae’s leadership the church had witnessed growth in both membership and spiritual awareness.
Earlier, in a sermon, Rev. Agyapong Bae admonished the congregation to have strong faith in the Lord to have a fulfilling life.
He said it was always important for Christians to have a firm belief in the Lord, “because as children of God, we have a father who will never disappoint us.”
He thanked God for his four year duty post at Asante Juaben, and also commended the church members for their support and prayers.
Rev. Bae noted that it was not easy to part ways with such a wonderful people, but was quick to add that the nature of the work was such that ministers were posted to other congregations from time to time.
In a brief remark, Rev. Sarpong noted that Rev. Bae’s elevation to the status of a District Minister was through the dint of hard work.
Short URL: http://thechronicle.com.gh/?p=47683