The Methodist Church Ghana has inducted into office the Right Rev Samuel Ofori-Akyea into office as the new Bishop of the Tema Diocese.

Bishop Ofori-Akyea whose mandate as Bishop is for six years follows his election by majority votes by the Synod of the Tema Diocese in 2018.

The ceremony which took place at the St Paul Methodist Church, Tema, saw the hierarchy of the church, including the Most Rev Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, the Presiding Bishop of the church who performed the induction, in attendance.

Inducting him into office, the Most Rev Dr Boafo among others asked the Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea, whether he is ready with all faithful diligence to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to God’s word and to maintain and set forth that gospel and sound teaching which God has in all ages blessed to the Salvation of humanity.

Responding to the questions, Rt Rev Ofori-Akyea said he gladly accept the office of Bishop with humility adding that he resolved to serve faithfully the congregation and the people of the Tema diocese.

Rt. Rev. Ofori-Akyea was born on November 1st 1955.. Before he entered the ordained ministry, he was a trained teacher.

Prior to his appointment as the Bishop of the Tema Diocese, he served the church for 32 years in various capacities including as the Supt Minister of the Kaneshie North Circuit, Director for the Children’s Ministry at the Methodist Conference office and Synod Secretary of the Tema Diocese.