The Hierarchy of The Church
Presiding Bishop: The Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel K. Asante, BTh, MA, PhD, FGA.
Lay President: Mr. John E. Kweku Pratt, BA (Management Studies)
Administrative Bishop: The Right Rev. Dr. Kwaku Asamoah - Okyere, BA, MA, DD.
Beginning of Methodism in Ghana
The Methodist Church Ghana came into existence as a result of the missionary activities of the Wesleyan Methodist Church which was inaugurated with the arrival of the Rev’d Joseph Rhodes Dunwell in January, 1835, in the Gold Coast (Ghana). Like the mother Church, the Methodist Church in Ghana was established from a core of persons with Anglican background. Missionaries, notably Roman Catholics and Anglicans had come to the Gold Coast from the 15th Century. Their activities did not see much success. What was left was a school established in Cape Coast by the Anglicans during the time of Rev’d Philip Quaque, a Ghanaian priest.
About The Methodist Church, Ghana
The Conference of The Methodist Church of Ghana came into being in July 1961. It had been an Overseas District of British Methodism so it adopted the British Methodism leadership of Presidency and Secretary of Conference. On January 1, 1835 The Pioneer Methodist Missionary, Joseph Dunewell, landed at Cape Coast in Gold Coast presently Ghana and began work among the Mfantse-speaking people of the Coast of whom some were already converted Christians.