NAGSDA Ends Session; Elects New Leaders

NAGSDA delegates at session

The second triennial session of the North America Ghanaian Seventh-Day Adventists (NAGSDA) ended over the weekend at Columbus, Ohio with leaders resolved to carry the organization to a new level and facilitate the proclamation of the everlasting gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus and the commandments of God to all people in North America, with special emphasis on communities and people of Ghanaian origin or nationality, leading them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to unite with His church, and naturing them in preparation of His second coming.

The Session was attended by delegates from 34 of the 35 NAGSDA churches in the United States and Canada to evaluate the work of NAGSDA in the last three years, address challenges, and elect new leaders for the next three years. It was reported that NAGSDA churches paid a total of $11.8 million in tithe to the North American Division between 2015-2017.

At the end of the session, the delegates re-elected Pastor Appiah Kubi Kwarteng as President, Pastor Derick Adu Asare as Secretary and Elder Osei Agyena as treasurer.

Departmental leaders were also elected at the session. Mr Sam Asare Bediako was re-elected as Music director to serve another three year term. Elder Tommy Acquah was also re-elected as Children Ministry director. Dr Kofi Appiah Okyere was elected as Youth coordinator to replace Dr Eric Frempong while Ms Diana Asamoah Frimpong was elected as Women Ministry leader to replace Ms Sarah Pokuah.

At the session, the three NAGSDA zones also met to elect their leaders for the next three years. North East zone re-elected Pastor Emmanuel Oduro Bediako as president, Dr Kofi Appiah Okyere as secretary and Ms Margaret Botah as treasurer. Central Zone re-elected Pastor Kofi Antwi Adarkwah as president, Elder Samuel Buabeng as secretary and Elder Ebenezer Asiem as treasurer. Mid-West Zone also re-elected Pastor Emmanuel Kwasi Sarpong as President, Pastor Emmanuel Kusi Yeboah as secretary and Elder Michael Somuah as treasurer.

Dr Samuel Koranteng Pipim who was at the session and led the consecration service charged the leaders to live up to their calling  as the world church move to a different phase. Pastor Appiah Kubi Kwarteng thanked delegates for their support in the last three years and asked them to continue to support the elected leaders again in prayers to move NAGSDA to a new level. 2019 general camp meeting is scheduled to take place in Athens Ohio from July 16 -21, 2019.