Living Faith graduates, ordains 55 ministers of Gospel

 Living Faith Theological Seminary (LFTS) in Accra on Saturday gradu­ated and ordained 55 persons trained in theology as ministers of the Gospel of Christ.

The event, held in conjunction with the International Faith Ministerial Council of the United States of America, was the 20th graduation of LFTS.

The graduands were awarded Diplomas, Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate degrees with two others given Honorary Doctorate degree, after which they were ordained pas­tors , reverend ministers, apostles, prophets and bishops according to the seminary’s arrangements.

The theme for the occasion was “Grow­ing dynamic leaders for national develop­ment.’’

The ceremony held on the premises of Hosanna Ministries International was characterised by the speeches by various personalities.

Speaking on why LFTS is a school of choice, the Academic Dean of LFTS, Rev. Prof. Eric Ankrah, said “our academic offerings and programmes are the cutting edge of change”meant to produce all-round ministers of the gospel.

The Guest of Honour, Nana Agyekum Ntiamoah II, Denkyira Kyekyewere Kronti­hene, urged his fellow traditional leaders to find roles to play in the church as “tradi­tional leadership must serve God.’’

He added that everyone had the call of the Lord upon him or her life and ‘’if you ignore this, you are likely to fail.’’

In his address, the Africa Director of LFTS, Apostle Dr Peter Wilson, said the seminary was first established in Kumasi 25 years ago and years later in Accra and other places in the country to raise credible min­isters of Christ and other church leaders to spread the word of God and to meet the spiritual needs of the various communities they would find themselves in.

Apostle Wilson, therefore admonished the graduates to cultivate a passion for ex­cellence and to leave a mark of distinction by ‘’maintaining a higher level of faith in Christ and approaching life with hard work, integrity, humility and diligence.’’

When he took his turn, the guest speaker, Rev. Dr Robert Ampiah Kwofie, said every minister of God must anchor all his deeds on the word of God.

He explained that while everything would pass away, including even heaven and earth, the “word of God is forever settled.’’

He said it would take only the word to provide answers to the problems faced by humanity and the questions left unan­swered.

Using Acts 19 as reference, he asked the graduating ministers of God to spread the word to provide sound knowledge and banish ignorance and confusion.

Giving an instance of such confusion, Rev. Ampiah Kwofie said, “imagine that some of the people we thought were the best of humans now do not know who is a man or a woman and who is not.’’

The “Best Student” award was received by Prophetess Edith Enyonam, who, on be­half of the graduates, thanked the seminary for the knowledge imparted to them and also the gathering for being part of their moment of joy.


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