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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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“The odds were cruelly stacked against young David Ring. He was born with cerebral palsy, an incurable set of neurological disorders that permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. When he was mine, his father died. The family home burned to the ground a few years later. His mother died from cancer when he was only 14. Orphaned and shuffled from family to family, David had nowhere definite to call home. He lived with continual humiliation and ridicule from other kids. But he met Christ as a teenager. Through Christ, David triumphed over his tremendous hardships. In Christ he discovered that he could be a victor instead of a victim. Miraculously, God called him into a full-time ministry of evangelism, and in his early twenties David began to hold nearly 50 revival crusades a year. Today he speaks to an average of 100,000 people a year in a variety of venues. He also is married with four healthy children. I first heard him speak over 20 years ago, and I have never forgotten his message. At first his slurred speech was irritating and difficult to understand. But like the rest of the audience, I was quickly captivated by his amazing story, positive attitude, and wonderful, self-deprecating sense of humor. He skillfully told his incredible story of overcoming such stiff odds. Then he looked at the audience and said, ‘I have cerebral palsy. What’s your problem?”

DAVE EARLEY & BEN GUITIERREZ. Ministry Is ... How To Serve Jesus With Passion and Confidence. pp. 206– 207