UCG Loses 6 Pastors in Ghana; Now a Total Loss of 173 Ministers and Elders


The Abigail Cartwright (AC) site listed one more loss to UCG’s eldership:

  • Mr. Reuel Dima (Pastor, Yeji, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • Mr. Eschun Plange (Pastor, Oda, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • Mr. Ofori Amanfo (Pastor, Kumasi, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • Mr. Benjamin Agyopong (Pastor, Abrem-Agona, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • Mr. Adonijah Blay (Pastor, Elmina, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • Mr. Joseph Baah (Pastor, Takoradi, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry
  • According to the list at the AC site today, UCG has lost 173 elders/pastors/ministers since June 0f 2010.  The loss of so many paid and full-time elders suggests a great level of dissatisfaction amongst the UCG ministry. There may be others that it lost that are still not on the AC list.  Ghana is not yet listed as a site for congregations with COGWA–but that is understandable as the resignations were effective yesterday (and, of course, not all that leave UCG end up with COGWA, but I suspect that Ghana probably will).  The loss of Ghana from UCG is a blow to UCG as its current chairman, Melvin Rhodes, has long had ties to it.

    If you are or were part of UCG and are confused about what to do, please pray, fast, and study the Bible about this.  All should be “zealous” as Jesus said in Revelation 3:19 and not be satisfied with something less than a Philadelphia type of work and form of church governance.

    Ask yourself what are the true priorities that the Bible indicates that the church most faithful to the words of Jesus would do and act appropriately.

    Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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    Unity: Which COG for You? Why so many groups? Why is there lack of unity in the Churches of God? Has it always been this way? What can/should be done about it?
    Differences between the Living Church of God and United Church of God This article provides quotes information from the two largest groups which had their origins in WCG as well as commentary.
    There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to more easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG/GCI members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.
    Concerns about Church of God, a Worldwide Association Known as COGWA, this seems to be the largest group that came out of the United Church of God. Here is some history and concerns about it.
    Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?
    The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. These are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG.

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