Former Ministers of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) who do not subscribe to the LGBTQ++ and are serving with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), United Reform Church (URC), Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC), and other ecclesial bodies have been granted amnesty.
The Clerk of the PCG General Assembly, Rev Dr. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, announced this at the Church’s 22nd General Assembly, which was held at Abetifi in the Kwahu Presbytery of the Church in Ghana’s Eastern Region.
As a result, the Clerk reported that the General Assembly Council, at its meeting in November 2021, formed an Ad Hoc Committee to handle these decisions and report back to the Council as soon as it completed its work.
He explained that the committee was to develop guidelines for the implementation of the amnesty with the condition that only those who would formally apply in writing within one year should be considered (Decision 5). The GA further tasked the GAC to re-package the proposed amnesty for ministers under discipline outside those in Decision 5 and to re-submit it to Assembly (Decision 7).
According to Rev Dr. Odonkor, the Ad Hoc Committee presented a report to the GAC for consideration at its meeting in June 2022. Based on the Committee’s report, the GAC agreed to re-admit or recognize the following ministers: Rev. Prof. Dr. Kobina Ofosu-Donkoh, Rev. Prof. E. Obiri Addo, Rev. John Danso, and Rev. Dr. Moses O. Biney.
The rest include; Rev. Justice Ofosuhene, Rev. Prof. John Pashington Obeng and Rev. Prince Henry Nathaniel Brown-Engmann
He said at the time the Ad Hoc Committee was putting together its report for the attention of the GAC, the Rev. E. K. Sanniez and Rev. Ayeh Addo were yet to submit their completed forms.
The Clerk also stated that the GAC has received the Committee’s proposal for repackaging the proposed amnesty for ministers under discipline other than those in Decision 5 and has yet to make a final determination.