Presby Church elects Prof. Omenya as new moderator

Rev. Prof. Cephas OmenyoThe newly elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), the Reverend Professor Cephas Omenya, has pledged to lead the church to bring hope to the people.

He said he would work hard to grow the church – help to deepen the faith of the congregation and win new members.

Speaking after his election by the General Assembly in Abetifi in the Kwahu East District, he thanked God and the church for the opportunity and promised not to disappoint.

The Rev. Prof. Omenya, 57, and the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana, received an overwhelming endorsement by the delegates – garnering 96.76 per cent of the votes cast.

This came after his two other contestants, the Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, President of the Trinity Theological College, and the Rev. Dr. Hubert Anim Oppong, Chairperson of the North American Presbyterian Church, withdrew their nomination after the first round of voting.

He polled 114 votes out of the 230 votes cast during the round one of voting while the Rev. Prof. Mante, secured 60 votes, with the Rev. Dr. Oppong, receiving 27 votes.

The pair, then pulled out of the contest and in the subsequent vote he picked 209 votes with just 21 delegates disapproving of his election.

The out-going Moderator, the Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, urged the congregation to support, show good understanding and to give his successor the needed cooperation to move the church forward.




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