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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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“Ahab wasn’t the first rich man who sold himself, nor was he the last; they still do it today. It sounds like a poor bargain for a king to sell himself for a vineyard, but men sell themselves for less. Perhaps the true worth of a man is measured not in what he possesses, but in the price for which he is willing to sell himself. In George Eliot’s novel, Silas Marner sold himself for his pile of gold. In The Devil and Daniel Webster, a New England farmer sold his soul for prosperity on his farm. Hollywood starlets sell themselves for fame; politicians sell themselves for position; businessmen sell themselves for power. E. M. Blaiklock of New Zealand says, “We can have what we want at a price. Peace and joy are the first instalment in such retribution. ‘The joy of the godless is but for a moment,’ said Job.” Certainly Ahab’s joy was but for a moment. He had pictured turning Naboth’s vineyard into a lovely herb garden. Now that dream was on the verge of becoming a reality. He was overjoyed, enthusiastic, buoyant. Then came his old nemesis, Elijah, the man who had brought him a three-year drought. Before Elijah got through with the king, he had predicted utter destruction not only on Ahab and Jezebel, but also upon their dynasty (21:21 – 24) ”

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