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Presbyterian Church of Ghana Is 188 Years Today
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Exactly 188 years ago today, 18th December, 1828, the first batch of missionaries of the Basel Evangelical Society in Basel Switzerland arrived in the Gold Coast with the main aim of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

They toiled and labored to establish what has now become the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG).

188 years after, the PCG can boast of twenty one Presbyteries, both home and abroad which include Asante, Akuapem, Kwahu, Dangme- Tongu, Ga, Ga West, Asante South, Central, Western, Brong Ahafo, West Brong, Sefwi, Sekyere, Akyem Abuakwa, West Akyem, Volta, Upper, Northern, North American /Australia, Europe and Asante Akyem.

The PCG has grown to well over 5000 Congregations and Preaching Points and still counting with over I million membership.

The PCG over the years has contributed immensely to socio- economic development to Ghana through education at all levels from crèche to university, health care delivery agriculture, business, entrepreneurship and many more.
The PCG now has more than 60 health facilities across the country making it the third largest provider of health services in Ghana.

On Education the PCG currently has two Universities, the Presbyterian University College Ghana, at Abetifi with satellite campuses at Asante Akyem Agogo, Tema,Kumasi, and Akropong Akuapem, the Akrofi-Christaller Institute at Akropong Akuapem, 5 Colleges of Education, 31 Senior High Schools, 714 Nursery and Kindergarten, 1,109 Primary Schools and 575 Junior High Schools.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana would continue to live up to its mandate as a true bible-believing and practicing Church with a vision to spread the Word of God to the ends of the earth.

On this occasion of 188 birth day of the Church, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Reverend Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo, the Clerk of General Assembly, Reverend Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, and the General Assembly Council with all members of the Church ayekoo for their contributions.

The leadership of the Church also takes this opportunity to pay tribute to all gallant men and women who sacrificed their lives, processions and money to bring the church this far.

As we celebrate Christmas the leadership of PCG wishes the entire membership of the Church a special Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Happy New Year.


Rev Ezekiel George Larbi
Public Relations Officer
Presbyterian Church of Ghana

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