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General News of Sunday, 27 April 2014

Source: Christian Council of Ghana

Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey elected CCG Chairman

The Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey has been elected as the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana.

The Council elected him to this position at its 2014 Annual General Meeting which took place at the Rev. Peter Kwei Dagadu Memorial Methodist Church in Osu on April 9, 2014.

His election follows the successful end of tenure of Rt. Rev. Francis Amenue, Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Until his election, Rev. Martey who is also the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has been serving the Council as an Executive Committee member since 2010.

The Council is very grateful to Rt. Rev. Amenu for his enormous contributions to the work of the Council during his tenure as the Chairman, and ask God to bless him for his commitment and services to the Council.

The Council also congratulates Rev. Martey on his election and ask the good Lord to grant him grace and wisdom in leading the Council.

Rev. Martey who is a full professor in Systematic Theology had his first theological training at the Trinity Theological Seminary in 1978 where he graduated with a Diploma in Theology.

After Trinity Theological Seminary, he went for further studies at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom where he graduated with a Masters in Systematic Theology in 1986. In 1990, he went on to pursue his Masters in Philosophy in Systematic Theology at the same university.

His quest for further academic laurels propelled him to do his Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in the United States of America in 1992. In 2007, while lecturing at the Trinity Theological Seminary, he was promoted to the rank of full professor-the first of its kind in the history of Trinity Theological Seminary.

Rev Martey has been a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana since 1980 and has pastored most of the churches in the Greater Accra Region in various capacities. He has also taught various theological institutions such as the Trinity Theological Seminary, Dominion University College, University of Ghana, Central University College, and the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, USA.

As an astute theologian, he has also served on the board of most of the institutions he taught in, and other ecumenical bodies such as the Scripture Union of Ghana and the Good News Bible Institute.

Rev. Martey has over thirty (30) publications including books and academic articles in reputable journals throughout the world; some of which have been translated into Portuguese and Spanish

He is married to Mrs. Nana Ofosua Martey and they are blessed with two children.

Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong

General Secretary

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