Resolution Former Presby moderator, Rev. Dr. Frimpong Manso quits church

According to Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong Manso, his resignation is due to what he describes as gross disrespect to his person and ministry.

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The immediate past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong Manso has announced his decision to quit the church.

This follows a resolution by the leadership of the Presby Church Ghana (PCG) to severe their relationship with pro-homosexual Presbyterian Church, United States of America.

According to Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong Manso, his resignation is due to what he describes as gross disrespect to his person and ministry.

The Moderator of the Presby Church Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey had earlier on written to his predecessor, Rev. Frimpong, who has been sent to Virginia on assignment asking him to return to Ghana latest by December 31, 2015.

This follows approval by the Presbyterian Church, USA to ordain gay pastors, elders and deacons.

Prof Martey added that the Presbyterian Church Ghana will not accept the act because it is a total “deviation from Bible principles.”

But Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong Manso in an interview with Adom News said the General Assembly did not accord him the needed respect before taking the decision to recall him from the USA.

He has therefore decided to stay with the Presby church in the USA.

“I was not given a hearing before they took the decision to recall me. I think it is disrespectful to my person and ministry," he said.

“I cannot serve two masters so I will stay here, do the work of God and win more souls for Christ” he added.

Below is the full resignation letter

Re: Resignation from the PCG

In view of the current misunderstanding of the PCG concerning the extension of my call to the service of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church through the Presbytery of New York City and the clear understanding of the PNYC of the PC(USA) polity regarding transfer of my membership to the Presbytery and for that matter under their jurisdiction in their letter of September 24, 2015 to you, I have decided with the support of my family to resign from the Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana with effect from October 31, 2015. I wish you all the best in the LORD.

Signed

Very Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong-Manso.

Cc: Stated Clerk, PNYC, PC(USA)

Executive Presbyter, PNYC, PC(USA)

Clerk of Session, EPRC

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