Thirty-two persons, made up of 29 males and three females, have been ordained as the first batch of graduates to pass out from the Shiloh Bible College at the Effiduase Campus in the Sekyere East District.
The grandaunts received a Diploma in Theology after studying Church History, Bible Doctrine, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey and Hebrew/Greek, Vision and Evangelism, Preaching Biblical Message, Ministerial Ethics, English Language and Church Administration over 12 months.
The graduation and ordination ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Dr. Samuel Richard Addae, Bishop of Shiloh United Church Ghana and West Africa. He was supported by Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Akwaboah, General Overseer of Christian Hope Ministries International, Very Rev. Osei Bonsu, General Secretary, Shiloh United Church, and Very Rev. Divine Agyemang Badu, Area Head Shiloh United Church, Effiduase.
Dr. Addae, who is also the President of the International Council of Churches and Ministers of Great Britain (ICCM GB), prayed for the new pastors and admonished them to be good shepherds, and at all-times guide their flock so that they do not go astray.
The Bishop was of the view that some pastors were not able to shepherd their flock to the “promised land”, because of their desire to become rich overnight.
“I urge you to always allow yourself to be guided by the principles and teachings of the Bible,” Bishop Addae advised.
Bishop Dr. Addae told the spouses of the pastors to be supportive of the pastors in all their endeavours.
The Very Rev. Badu stated that the college was established to train Christians who had the desire and the calling to become pastors, and called on the new pastors to see themselves as elders of the church, and serve out of love for God.
Alexandra Kwabena Afrifa was adjudged the best preacher. Other students who excelled in various areas were awarded with certificates.