Church History

Topics: Christianity, Church service, 1986 Pages: 4 (1296 words) Published: January 7, 2013
HISTORY OF WEST BAATSONAA PRESBY CHURCH, NUNGUA The west Baatsonaa Congregat6ion was started as part of the Centenary Celebration of the Zimmermenn Memorial Presby Congregation, Nungua, in 2002. This was at the time when new demarcations in the Presbytery were taking effect and Congregations like Santeo, Oyibi, Katamanso, Lashibi, East Baatsonaa, etc; had been ceded to other Districts. The then local Mission & Evangelism Committee, as part of the Centenary Celebration had a two day crusade at Brother Sam, Baatsonaa, from 9th to 10th August, 2002. Rev. Samuel Nana Agyeman (second District Minister, then in charge of Calvary Presby Church) was the speaker. The theme was “Behold I come quickly”. House-to House follow-up continued immediately on Sundays from 9:00am to 10:00am. Two services were held at Bro. Sam School after earlier consultations with the Proprietor to start the Congregation in the School; however the presence of other churches also worshiping in the same School posed threats of us stealing flock. Rev. Samuel Nana Agyeman, therefore approached Mad. Grace Opoku-Addo, then a Presbyter at Calvary Presby Church, Boade Nungua, for a classroom in her school (Grace Academy, behind Danpong Pharmacy, Spintex Road, Baatsonaa) for Sunday services. After consultations and discussions at the residence of Mad. Grace Opoku-Addo, in the presence of her daughter Ms. Jemima Yirenkyi-Akunnor, the delegation sent by Rev. Isaac Tetteh Sackey was assured of a classroom. There was no cost to be borne by the Church for using the school’s classroom for Sunday services; however they were tasked to take the very best care of the place. On 12th September, 2002 the exact classroom for the Sunday service was shown to the delegation ;( Mr. Emmanuel Bortei-Abraham, then a Senior Presbyter of Zimmermann Memorial Presby Congregation; Mr. Emmanuel Agyei Larbi, former Senior Presbyter of Calvary Presby Congregation & District Driver;...
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