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Our Pastor

Very Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso was born on March 10, 1951, at Domi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana to Osei Akwasi and Mercy Amma Akyama, both of blessed memory.

He started Primary School in 1957 and completed Secondary School in 1970 in Ghana. Entered Teacher Training Education in Kumasi in 1971 and completed with a Post-Secondary Teacher's Certificate (Distinction) in 1973. In response to his calling, he took on his Ministerial and Theological Education (at the Diploma Level) from 1979 to 1982 at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana and studied for the BA (Honors) Degree at the University of Ghana from 1985 to 1988, coming out with a 2nd Class Upper Division (Hons. in Religions and Sociology). He pursued his Post-graduate Studies in Old Testament/Hebrew at the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, from 1990 to 1995 where he earned a Masters' and PhD. He was fortunate to gain support from the Langham Trust and Tear Fund.

COMMISSIONING AND ORDINATION

Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso was Commissioned into full-time Pastoral Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in 1982 and ordained in 1984.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE & LEADERSHIP

He taught as a pupil teacher (1970-1971) and as an Agricultural Science Teacher and a classroom Teacher at the basic level of education from 1973-1975 and was seconded to the Ghana Evangelism Committee for the NLFA program (an evangelistic program of the mainline Churches in Ghana) from 1975-1979.

Among his long list of accomplishments and work experience include the following;

Full-time Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana

1982 - Date

District Minister and Proprietor of Techimantia Presbyterian Secondary School

1982 - 1985

Student-Minister-In-Charge-Dansoman Emmanuel and North Kaneshie Presbyterian Churches

1985 - 1987

Regional Manager of Schools and Minister-in-charge, Ho District

1988-1990

Lecturer, Old Testament & Hebrew, Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon & Minister-In-Charge of Alogboshie Presbyterian Church

1996- 2001

Presbytery Chairperson (Moderator), Asante Presbytery

2001-2004

Moderator, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana

2004-2010

Minister-in-charge, of the PCG/PCA Congregation, Sydney, Australia

Jan 16 - June 6, 2011

Minister-in-charge, Kwadaso District, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Kumasi

June 12 to Sept. 04, 2011

Pastor, Emmanuel Presbyterian Reformed Church, Bronx, New York
April 2013 - Date

LECTURESHIP

Adjunct Lecturer in Old Testament Studies, Central University College, Accra (1995-1998). External examiner in Old Testament Studies at the Christian Service College, Kumasi (1997-1999) and at the Maranatha Bible College, Accra (1999-2001).

CONFERENCES & TRAVELS

Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso has travelled extensively and attended many Conferences and General Assemblies of partner Churches and Ecumenical bodies including the W.C.C, A.A.C.C., WARC, and WCRC; Lausanne Congress 111.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

  1. Chairperson, Prempeh College Board of Governors, Kumasi (2001-2004);
  2. Chairperson, Board of Ramseyer Training Institute, Kumasi (2003-2004);
  3. Chairperson, Board of Directors, Trinity Theological Seminary (2005-2008);
  4. Chairperson, Christian Council of Ghana (2007-2010);
  5. Chairperson, Ghana Evangelism Committee (2007-2010);
  6. Member, Board of the ARB Apex Bank Ltd. (2007 to 2012);
  7. Member, Advisory Board, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of the Republic of Ghana (2009 to date);
  8. Founding Member, FRIMPONG-MANSOS' PENSION FOUNDATION.

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS

  1. Associate member, Tyndale Fellowship
  2. Langham Scholar and member J.S.O.T (1995 to date);

NATIONAL AWARD

  • Awarded the "Order of the Volta" (OV Religions) by the Republic of Ghana;

PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Tend the Flock";
  2. "Those Who Have Ears";
  3. "Pulpit Insights";
  4. "The Leader as an Agent of Change";
  5. "Stewardship in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana";
  6. "Moral and Religious Education,1,2,and 3" (Text Books for basic Schools in Ghana).


FAMILY LIFE/MARRIAGE

Married to Lucy and the LORD has blessed them with three sons: Samuel, Alistair, and David, and a daughter, Avrille.

 
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