Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, has assumed office as the newly elected President of the All African Baptist Fellowship (AABF), the international fellowship of the Baptist Church across the African region.
The AABF, is one of the six regions of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) which unites over 15million church members from 62 Conventions and Unions in 30 countries in Africa.
It is sub regionally-divided into North, East, West, Central and Southern Africa and its mission is to network and partner with co-operating Conventions, Unions and Associations in Africa.
The AABF is also to promote missions and evangelism of Africans, facilitate the planting of Baptist churches all over Africa and promote and facilitate the social well-being of African Baptists.
Rev. Michael Okwako, the immediate past President of the AABF and President of the Rwandan Baptist Convention at the inauguration ceremony advised the President not to be tempted by any of the privileges of his new position.
He said to be tempted by position was to look for its privileges and forget about its challenges and further advised that he concentrates on solving the problems of the AABF than the privileges that comes with the office.
Rev. Okwako said though he has not left any physical infrastructural development, he has left a legacy of good leadership and united AABF.
He called on the newly elected executives to support the President with all their efforts and tell the President to be ready for the solving issues of surprise when it arises on the way of his office.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi, who is also the Vice President of the BWA and Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana said it was an honour for him to be elected to the highest office of Presidency of the AABF and that progress, development and unity would always been his hallmark.
He said his experience, expertise and efforts will be put to good use to raise the statusquo of the immediate past President as an example for other leaders of the church to emulate.
He thanked the AABF General Assembly for the confidence reposed in him and pledge to work hard for the fellowship to progress in Africa and beyond.