On December 3, ICOC Ghana proudly appointed Jimmy Parry and Sylvanus Azumah as the first elders of the church before a congregation of more than 400 in Accra.
Jimmy and Sylvanus have proven to be great husbands to their wives, great fathers to their children, and mentored many others in the church. They are temperate, humble, compassionate, and caring men known for their deep love and courageous convictions. They are a great inspiration and example to the church in Accra.
In a colorful ceremony, Jimmy and Sylvanus, accompanied by their wives, Kathryn Parry and Joyce Azumah, and the Anna Group of the church were led into the congregation by Adowa dancers. The lead evangelist of the Ghana church, Frances Dasse, and his wife Paule, introduced the two men and their wives to the congregation. Frank Okodugha, an elder from the Lagos church joined Frances, and other evangelists from Ghana and Ivory Coast as they placed their hands upon the two men in prayer.
Jimmy and Kathryn served as a shepherding couple for the past four years while undergoing eldership training. They also co-ordinate the Youth and Family ministry in Accra. They lead the West 1 sector and have opened their home to many church meetings and currently hold a midweek service in their home. Jimmy is multi-talented and also supports the worship and media ministries of the church.
Sylvanus and his wife served as a shepherding couple for the past four years while undergoing eldership training. They also lead a Bible Talk in the South East sector. They are a very hospitable couple and have opened their home for several church events, including midweek services.
This marks a great step in our progress to strengthen Biblical leadership in our congregation in Accra, Ghana. Read more about the appointment here.