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The Church in Ghana today is growing, and active in evangelism. Many evangelicals are entering the pastoral ministry. The picture in the mid 1960s was very different. In the few mainly English-speaking churches the Gospel was not being consistently preached, due to the ministry of the Scripture Union (SU) many new converts were not being fed in their Churches. The three or four SU Sunday afternoon Fellowships in Accra provided some support.

It was clearly with these needs in mind that Korle-Bu Community Chapel was established. In March 1967 a congregation gathered to worship in the classrooms of the Nurses' Training College of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Notable among the congregation were Dr & Mrs Felix Konotey-Ahulu, Mr & Mrs Gottfried Osei Mensah, Mr Titus Van Dyck, Mr Isaac Ababio, Mr William Ofori-Atta, Mr George Anim-Addo, Mr Samuel Edwin Tandoh, Mr Joe Yawson and others. So began the place where biblical truths could be preached clearly to all who came to worship there. For the first 8 years it was more of a fellowship without fixed a membership.

Korle-Bu Community Chapel became a local Church in 1973. Right from its inception the church has been keen on supporting Missions. Every year in August we have a Missions Emphasis Month in which we raise money for Missions in addition 10% of our General Funds go to the Missions Fund. We believe the Lord has called us to remain in the Teaching Hospital to minister to the needs of the community. These are doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, medical students, student nurses and paramedical students. The Church is quite strategically placed to serve as a significant ministry to these students to the glory of the Lord.

In 1990 we acquired a plot of land on the Hospital compound designated for a place of worship. In November 1996 we moved into our present place of worship between the Ministry of Health Basic School and the Bishop Bowers JSS on the Quarters avenue, Korle-Bu.
Korle-Bu Community Chapel still upholds the vision of the founding members.

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Fruit-bearing in His followers was of such great concern to the Lord Jesus Christ that in His last discourse with the disciples before His arrest ...

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Charles Spurgeon observed that “Sometimes we think we are too busy to pray. That also is a great mistake, for praying is a saving of time...God can multiply our ability to make use of time. If we give the Lord his due, we shall have enough for all necessary purposes. In this matter seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Your other engagements will run smoothly if you do not forget your engagement with God. ‘Praying is a saving of time.’ Do you view prayer in that fashion? Martin Luther towers as a giant in church history. The highly active and influential pastor, professor, author, and father of the Protestant Reformation understood the power of prayer to save time and effort. When asked of his plans for the coming week, Martin Luther mentioned that he generally spent two hours a day in prayer, but this coming week was extra busy. Therefore, he said, ‘Work, work from early till late. In fact I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer’. Three hours in prayer on a busy day! Maybe Martin Luther understood something we need to grasp. Time spent praying can be the best time-saving device we have”.

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