Leadership

Institutional representation on the Board promotes our aim to embed our work in the national context and deepen relationships with Ghanaian churches and other Ghanaian institutions. In May 2010, GILLBT transitioned from a membership-based Executive Committee (EC) to a Board of Directors. The Board mainly focuses on strategic policy issues, while protecting the administration’s decision-making autonomy.

 

Board of Directors

 

Pastor Thomas Sayibu Imoro, Chairman

Current positions

Chief Executive Officer, NewEnergy, a social development NGO, operating in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), energy and enterprise development sector.

Chairman, Evangelism Committee, First Baptist Church, Tamale.

Having served as the out-going Chairman of the EC, he brings long-term commitment, institutional memory and continuity to the work of GILLBT’s Board.

 

Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Deputy Chairperson

Current position

Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and the University’s representative on the Board.

Studies

MSc in Development Planning, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Post-Graduate Diploma in Raumplanung, University of Dortmund; PhD in Sociology, Vanderbilt University.

 

 

 

Mrs Comfort Ocran, Secretary

Current positions

Chief Executive Officer, Legacy & Legacy, a human capital development consultancy

Executive Director, Combert Impressions Ltd, a printing company

Studies

MA in Linguistics, University of Ghana, and has studied at Berkeley University, California.

Co-author of 12 motivational and business books, she brings to the Board much-needed communications experience, and marketing insights into Ghana’s emerging Christian middle class.

 

Prof Emmanuel Victor Oware (EVO) Dankwa, Legal Advisor

Current position

Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana

Prior positions

Professor of Law, University of Ghana

Member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for 12 years serving as Vice-Chair, Chair and Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Detention Centres.

Studies

Law degrees from the Universities of Ghana, Oxford and Yale.

He brings to the Board years of service and commitment to GILLBT, having supported the organisation in various capacities since the 1960s when he became acquainted with the work as a student at the University of Ghana.

 

Rev Dr Isaac Ababio

Current position

Executive Director, Hour of Visitation Choir & Evangelistic Association (HOVCEA) which he founded in 1966 – one of the first Ghanaian ministries involved in music, evangelism, and radio and TV broadcasting.

Prior positions

A distinguished Christian leader and pioneer of Christian ministry in Ghana, he has served GILLBT for many years in various capacities, including Chairman of the Board Trustees.

Studies

A physicist, he also studied at the Melbourne Bible Institute and Victoria College of Divinity, Australia.

 

Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah

Current positions

Chairman, Church of Pentecost (COP)

Prior positions

International Missions Director, COP

Rector, Pentecost University College.

Leadership roles in the Ghana Pentecostal Council and various positions with the World Council of Churches. Ordained as a pastor in 1979, he became a Regional Head in 1984, and took up the office of Apostle in 1986.

Studies

Elim Bible College, UK; MA in Theology, Regents Theological College; PhD, University of Birmingham.

 

Rev Dr Solomon Sule-Saa

Current positions

Director, Ecumenical and Social Relations, Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Adjunct Lecturer, Akrofi-Christaller Institute.

Prior positions

Director, Presbyterian Interfaith Research & Resource Centre (PIRRC), Accra.

Studies

MA in Theology on African Christianity and PhD – both from the Akrofi-Christaller Institute/University of Natal.

A passionate believer and advocate of GILLBT’s mission, his PhD thesis examined the impact mother tongue Bible translation on the Konkomba and Dagomba speaking peoples of Northern Ghana.

 

Mr Sampson Hammond, Head of Board Finance Committee

Current position

Project Director, Ghana Revenue Authority Project, with remit to re-organise Ghana’s Revenue Agencies into a single organisation.

Prior positions

Tax consultant to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana, Co-ordinator , e-Ghana Project, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, with remit to set up ICT for Government business processes; and Deputy Commissioner, Customs, Excise and Preventive Service.

Studies

MBA, University of Leicester.

 

Rev Kofi Okyere

Current positions

Executive Pastor, International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Christ Temple Assembly (ICGC pastor since 1987).

Senior Associate Minister to Rev Dr Mensa Otabil, General Overseer,  ICGC.

Host of ‘The Answer’ on TV3 providing biblical perspectives on life’s problems.

Host of ‘The Rev & Rab Show’ on Sunny FM profiling Christian business people and professionals to equip tomorrow’s church.

 

Dr. Seidu Mahamadu Zakariah

Current positions

Deputy Commissioner of Police

A Consultant General Surgeon, Police Hospital, Accra

On the GILLBT Board, he represents the senior pastor of Korle Bu Community Chapel.

 

 

 

Rev Prof Abraham Berinyuu

Current positions

An ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, is Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Integrated Studies, University for Development Studies.

Prior positions

National Director, Administration and Human Resources, Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Extensive experience in ecumenism, having served in various capacities with the World Council of Churches; the All African Council of Churches, Nairobi; and the Christian Council of Ghana.

Studies

PhD, University of Edinburgh; MA in Theology, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax; MA in Divinity, University of Toronto.

A long-time supporter and advocate for GILLBT, he was on the out-going EC and member of the group that led the transition to the Board.

 

Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah, GILLBT Executive Director

Prior positions

Associate Professor, Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, Denmark

Deputy Director, Comparative Research Programme on Non-Governmental Organisations, University of Bergen, Norway

Studies

PhD in Political Science

As the Director, his vision is to build GILLBT into an organisation whose legitimacy derives, in a major part, from the quality of its relations to the Ghanaian church, and other Ghanaian institutions.

 

Board of Trustees

Rev Dr Isaac Ababio, Chairman

Mr Sampson Hammond

Mr Justin Frempong

Mr Humphrey Torgbor

Mr Richard Ekem

Mrs Georgina Quaisie