The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) was founded on 30th October 1929 by five churches namely African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Zion Church, English Church Mission (Anglican), Ewe Presbyterian Church (now Evangelical Presbyterian Church); Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Wesleyan Methodist Church (now the Methodist Church Ghana). The purpose was the search for unity and to work with members on issues of social concern and be the voice of the voiceless in society. Currently the C.C.G. comprises twenty six member churches and three Christian Organizations.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is an umbrella group that unites 31 churches in Ghana. The council has its members from Charismatic, Pentecostal, Orthodox and other churches.
To be the Triune God‟s instrument for change in Ghana where the highest value is placed on Peace, Justice, Unity and Respect for the Dignity and Integrity of Creation.
To strengthen the capacity of our members to contribute to achieving Justice, Unity, Reconciliation and Integrity of Creation among various sectors of Ghanaian society and provide a forum for joint action on issues of common interest. In seeking to achieve this, we are guided by the Holy Bible and, in all matters of national interest, remain non-partisan.
Who we are
The Christian Council apart from its core business of ecumenism is a Research Based Advocacy Institution in these four areas
Human Rights and Gender
Interfaith and Ecumenism
Social and Economic Justice
The goal of the Council in its new focus is to contribute to the development of a peaceful, just and equitable society in Ghana, where there would be an increased realization of social and economic rights of disadvantaged women, men and children in Ghana.
The Council seeks an increased engagement of itself, member churches and citizen groups with local and national government on social and economic policy and practice. This would assist to enable the Ghanaian government to be more accountable to its citizens.
Southern Sector (Head Office)
Northern Sector Office
History of the council
The CCG was formed on 30 October 1929. Five churches, namely:
African Methodist Episcopal (AME),
Zion Church, English Church Mission (Anglican),
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (then the Ewe Presbyterian Church),
Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast (now Presbyterian Church Ghana), and
the Methodist Church Ghana (then the Wesleyan Methodist Church)
united aiming to work with various congregations on social matters and to speak for the voiceless in society.
Membership of the council
The council has been restructured several times since its formation. It currently includes 29 churches and two Christian organizations.
The Methodist Church Ghana,
Presbyterian Church of Ghana,
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana,
The Salvation Army,
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,
African Methodist Episcopal Church,
EDEN Revival Church,
Ghana Baptist Convention,
Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Religious Society of Friends,
Ghana Mennonite Church,
Greek Orthodox Church,
Christ Evangelical Mission,
Evangelical Church of Ghana,
Fellowship of Christian Churches,
Young Men’s Christian Association,
Young Women’s Christian Association,
Legon Interdenominational Church,
Anglican Diocese of Accra,
The Luke Society,
Ghana Evangelical Convention,
Accra Ridge Church,
Tema Joint Church,
Teshie/Nungua United Church,
Atomic Hills United Church,
Ghana Police Church,
Winners Chapel Ghana.
Young Men’s Christian Association
Young Women’s Christian Association
The council executives are Rev.Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi (Chairman) and Rev.Dr. Kwabena Opuni – Frimpong (General secretary).
The council undertakes various projects in Ghana. One of its major goals is the elimination of stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS. The project trained community members in areas of the country that had high HIV/AIDS prevalence of 8–9%. The training involved basic facts about HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination among others.
The council has also set up an Interfaith Unit to educate Christians on the need for peaceful existence and tolerance among members of different faiths. The School Dropout Scholarship Programme promotes education among Liberian refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement near Accra. The programme also identifies the causes and consequences of school dropout among the refugees.
In governance and nation building, the council monitors the activities of political parties and professional bodies in the country and offers advice to them. In 2005 the council appealed to Ghanaians and professional bodies to put the country’s economy nation first and spend more time discussing issues of national interest concerning education, health and poverty. In 2011 the council encouraged political party leaders and their followers to avoid the use of provocative language in their speeches.
1929-34 Rt. Rev. J. O. Anglionby, Bishop of Accra
1935-37 Rev. C. W. Armstrong
1938-39 Rev. H. H. G. MacMillan
1940-43 Rev. M. B. Taylor
1944-45 Rev. J. Bardsley
1946-49 Rev. M. B. Taylor
1950 Rev. C. G. Baeta
1951 Rev. Canon C. H. Elliot
1952-53 Rt. Rev. J. C. Daly, Bishop of Accra
1953-56 Rev. S. G. Williamson
1956-57 Rev. C. G. Baeta
1957-60 Rev. G. T. Eddy
1960-63 Rev. C. G. Baeta
1963-65 Rev. F. C. F. Grant
1965-67 Rev. E. M. L. Odjidja
1967-68 Justice Nii Amaa Ollenu
1968-69 Rev. T. W. Koomson
1969-70 Col. S. J. Hill
1970-71 Rt. Rev. I. S. M. LeMaire
1971-72 Rev. A. K. Abutiate
1972- 75 Rt. Rev. G. K. Sintim-Misa
1975- 76 Rt. Rev. C. K. Yamoah
1976- 78 Rt. Rev. C. K. Dovlo
1979 C. Awotwi- Pratt
1980 Rt. Rev. Dr. I. S. M. LeMaire
1981 Rt. Rev. I. H. Frempong
1982- 83 Rt. Rev. Prof. N. K. Dzobo
1984 Rt. Rev. S.B. Essamuah
1985 Rt. Rev. F.W.B Thompson
1986 Rt. Rev. I.H. Frempong
1987 Rt. Rev. Prof. N. K. Dzobo
1988 Rt. Rev. J.S.A. Stephens
1989 Rt. Rev. F.W.B Thompson
1990 Rt. Rev. D. A. Koranteng
1991- 93 Rt. Rev. Prof. K.A. Dickson
1994- 95 Rt. Rev. F.W.B. Thompson
1996- 98 Col. John E. Amoah
1998- 2001 Rt. Rev. justice Offei Yaw Akrofi
2001- 2003 Rt. Rev. Dr. Sam Prempeh
2003- 2006 Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Fynn
2006 – Rt. Rev. Dr. Yaw Frempong- Manso
Become A Member – Membership Procedure
Membership of the C.C.G is open to all Churches and Ecumenical/Para-Church Organisations in Ghana.
Mode of Application
Membership of C.C.G. begins by means of written application to the General Secretary of the Council. The applicant is required to submit the following documents together with the Application Letter and address it to the General Secretary, Christian Council of Ghana.
The constitution of the Church, Ecumenical or Para-church organization
The Background history of the Church/organisation and its Founder
Certificate of Registration
A support reference letter from an already existing full member church of C.C.G
Organisational chart and location of its headquarters
A comprehensive lists of its branches including oversees offices
Lists of church officers/Executive Board
Christian Council of Ghana Location and Address:
Awula Kpakpa Street, Osu
P.O. Box 919, Accra – Ghana.
Phone: +233-30-2776 678
Office Opening Hours
Mon – Thur: 9am – 4.30pm
and Fri: 9am – 3pm