The Reverend Dr Charles Gyan-Duah, a Former Clerk of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has urged leaders of all fields of life including the church to remember their roots.
He said many people had risen into various offices of leadership from humble beginning, however over time had forgotten where they came from and had allowed themselves to be corrupted by the power of leadership.
Delivering his sermon at the induction service of the Reverend Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor , General Assembly Clerk of PCG, he said it was recorded in the Bible that King saul the age of 30 assumed the seat as King of Israel, he did well from the onset but his latter end did not please God.
He said like Saul most leaders had begun well but had allowed much misconduct to sway them away from that which was right, adding that if leaders would lead with the fear of God, integrity and honesty the nation would see much improvement and development.
He urged leaders in political and various positions to know that it was God who had given them the privilege to be leaders and had the ultimate power make change.
“It Is God who placed you there and he holds the ultimate power to appoint or disappoint, so let us trust him in all we do.” He said.
Reverend Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor , in his introductory address as the Newly inducted 14th Clerk of the General Assembly of PCG, prayed the Lord to help him take over the mantle as Clerkship and should give him the double portion of the spirit of commitment and dedication, which He had given his predecessors in services.
He said he was committed to drive the Church to fulfill its targets as was decided on at the 19th General Assembly to help grow the Presbyterian church from strength to strength.
He said together with all stakeholders of the Church he would work hard to achieve the churches ten year membership drive Project name “Vision 1.5” to strategically add 1.5 million souls unto the Church.
“Beloved we must be burdened to work out the Strategic Plan, “he said.
He advised that what could be done today should not be postponed to tomorrow to allow the Church achieve its vision within the set time.
He said he would use his six years tenure as Clerk of the General Assembly in consultation with the Moderator and all stakeholders of the Church to ensure its growth.
Rt Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Moderator of the General Assembly, PCG after the induction told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that he together with all officers at the Head office, Chairpersons of various presbyteries of the church and all stakeholders of the church would work hand in hand to support Rev Dr Odonkor to discharge his duties to meet the set targets of the Church.
He called on all members of the Church to bring on board their skills, talents and abilities to champion the membership drive of the Presbyterian Church over the next ten years to achieve “Vision 1.5”
“We will employ all resources available to grow the Church,” he said.