Ghana Baptist Convention

The Ghana Baptist Convention is a Baptist Christian denomination in Ghana. It is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance. The headquarters is in Accra.

Ghana Baptist Convention
ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
TheologyBaptist
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersAccra, Ghana
Origin1963
Congregations1,850
Members312,020
Official websitegbconvention.com

HistoryEdit

The Ghana Baptist Convention has its origins in a Baptist mission of Nigerian Baptist Convention in 1927 in Kumasi.[1] It is officially founded in 1963 as the Ghana Baptist Conference.[2] In 1964, it became autonomous from the Nigerian Baptist Convention and take the name of Ghana Baptist Convention [3]

In 2006, it establishes the Ghana Baptist University College in Kumasi.[4]

In 2018, it opened a hospital in the Jomoro District, in Western Region (Ghana).[5]

According to a denomination census released in 2020, it claimed 1,850 churches and 312,020 members. [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GBC, History of the Ghana Baptist Convention, gbconvention.com, Ghana, retrieved November 26, 2018
  2. ^ GBC, History of the Ghana Baptist Convention, gbconvention.com, Ghana, retrieved November 26, 2018
  3. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 250
  4. ^ Amadu Kamil Sanah, Ghana Baptist Convention is rebranding for Christ, ghananewsagency.org, Ghana, July 7, 2014
  5. ^ MG, modernghana.com, modernghana.com, Ghana, September 18, 2018
  6. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Members, baptistworld.org, USA, retrieved December 5, 2020

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