Rev Prof Cephas Narh Omenyo has been elected as the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG).
He succeeds Right Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey, the current moderator of the PCG, whose tenure ends on November 30th, 2016.
Rev. Prof. Omenyo was elected Wednesday at the ongoing 16th General Assembly of the Church at the Ramseyer Training Center, Abetifi-Kwahu in the Eastern region.
Rev Prof Omenyo was elected in a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ ballot on Wednesday (August 24) after he failed to secure a 70 per cent plus endorsement for his nomination. He polled only 57 percent (116 votes) for his nomination whiles his contenders, Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante and Rev. Hubert Anim Oppong had 29 percent (60 votes) and 13 percent (27 votes) respectively for their nomination.
The two stepped down after the endorsement process and this led to a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote by the delegates. In the end, 209 delegates (96.76%) voted ‘Yes’ while seven of them (3.2%) voted ‘No’.
Rev. Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo is currently a Professor in the Department for the study of religions. He is also the Provost of the College of Education at the University of Ghana.
He was commissioned in 1985 and ordained in 1987. He has served on many boards and committees both at the university and in the Presby Church. He was commissioned 1985 and ordained two years after.
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Rev. Omenyo also served at Victory Presby, Adentan for eleven years and is currently at Grace Presby, West Legon.
He was once the Akuafo Hall master at the University of Ghana, and then a Vice Dean Faculty of Arts and later the Dean of Faculty of Arts of the same university.
He has served on many boards and committees both at the University of Ghana and in the Presbyterian Church.
The 16th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana which is under the theme, “When the Holy Spirit Moves” ends Thursday, August 25.