Rev. Vivian Balasu Addo now Ho East Presbytery Synod Moderator of EPCG
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG) on Sunday inducted Reverend Dr Mrs Vivian Balasu Addo into office as the Ho-East Presbytery Synod Moderator.
The induction rites, which took place at the Dela Cathedral at Ho-Kpodzi in strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, were performed by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the EPCG, Rt. Rev. Dr Seth Senyo Agidi.
In a sermon which preceded the induction, Rev. Dr Agidi noted that mankind was still seeking peace without success in spite of all the astonishing technological and developmental feats in the world.
He said peace remained scarce because of the widespread and deep-rooted hatred and greed among humans which had deprived society of freedom.
He then cited the example of Jesus Christ who had the power to even raise the dead from the tomb and yet he did not acquire material wealth for himself, saying that was the example a leader should emulate.
Rev. Dr Agidi entreated the new Presbytery Synod Moderator to trust God and do His will always as she pursued her duty call with obedience and diligence.
In response, Rev. Dr Mrs Balasu Addo expressed gratitude the Presbytery Executives, Presbytery Council of Elders, pastors, catechists and presbyters for their immense contribution to the smooth running of the Ho-East Presbytery.
“I want you to know that together our commitments and selflessness will not go in vain,” she stated.
Until her induction, Rev. Dr Mrs Balasu Addo was the acting Synod Moderator of the Ho-East Presbytery.
Prior to that, she was the Pastor in-charge of the E.P. Church, Maryland in the USA between 2008 and 2018, and also served in that capacity at the church’s branches in New York from 2009 to 2017; Chicago (2016-2018) and Virginia (2017-2018).
The bespectacled clergywoman who is a married mother of one, served at different times as District Pastor of E.P. Church, Ashaley-Botwe; Adentan; Gbi-Wegbe, and Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA USA from 2005 to 2006.
From 1998 to 2000, Rev. Dr Mrs Balasu Addo was the Parish Pastor of E.P. Church, Peki Dzake, and Associate Pastor of E.P. Church, Madina from 2000 to 2002.
The former Chaplain Intern of Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital in USA, Rev. Dr Mrs Balasu Addo was also a Volunteer Chaplain at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Maryland, USA.
She is credited for starting the E.P. Church in USA in 2008 and also creating the Online Ministry.
The ever-cheerful reverend minister also started the Widows and Orphans Project in USA in 2017, and also initiated the Batik Project for Ladies’ Hall at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho-Kpodzi