by Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781514437735
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781514437728

About the Book

My timely book seeks to, among others, to appreciate and congratulate all men and women of God in ministry; and also encourage them for their continued dedication in leading the flock under their pastoral care as “Chief Shepherds.” Bravo! On a more concerned and passionate note, the book seeks to equip the pastor/leader with some basic ministerial skills for sound, fruitful, untiring and ever-lasting soul-impacting ministry, devoid of any abuses either covertly or overtly. My final aim is to challenge the pastor/leader to be professional and current for contemporary ministry because society is becoming more scientific, technological, academic, intellectual, argumentative, and above all, critical, and skeptical. Our local communities are increasingly becoming more violent, confused, frustrated, socially darker and gloomy, stressful, and uncontrollable. The pastoral services of the pastoral/leaders thus become inevitable, crucial, and critical because communities look up to the spiritual leader. Indeed, the pastor/leader is the radiant light of hope, a beacon of light of inspiration, and encouragement to many. The challenge is for all pastors/leaders to lead their respective local communities to greater heights as God’s ambassadors and the Called/Chosen for our present generation, and further work harder to hand over a better holistic legacy to the next generation. The Gospel must be preached in its fullest entirety uncompromisingly in season and out of season, devoid of any excuses. Let the Body of Christ be more united than ever to build a “New Church” that is modeled after the life of Christ. The Church that is anointed and empowered with answers to address the multiple-problems and the myriad of challenges facing the 21st century and beyond.

About the Author

Dr. Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen was born to the Late Opanin Peter Kofi Amoateng (went to be with the Lord in February 1978) and the Late Maame Veronica Yaa Afrah (transitioned to Glory on March 19, 2013; 35 years after the death of my father) of Kintampo, Brong Ahafo-Ghana. He stared school at the age 7 at the Bodom Presbyterian Primary School and Effia Methodist Primary (near the Port City of Takoradi). Gabriel returned to Kintampo in 1962 to continue his education at the Baffoe Local Authority Primary and Middle Schools at Kintampo where he was the Junior Prefect and Senior Prefect respectively (1962-1967). Gabriel is the Chaplain for the Brong Ahafo Association of Chicago and the Keynote Speaker at the Conference of Brong Ahafo Associations of North America (COBAANA) in 2011. Gabriel has strong ecumenical inclination and deeply involved in the activities of the Council of Ghanaian Churches in Chicago where he is the current Vice President. Gabriel takes a lot of inspiration from Evangelist Dr Billy Graham. He is Gabriel’s “spiritual mentor” and has twice attended the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (2002) and Kansas City, Missouri, USA (2004). Gabriel was in Singapore in 2000 for the Advanced Leadership Training for Christian Leaders from developing countries. He is a member of these Professional Associations: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), Spiritual Direction International (SDI), and others. Gabriel is the Representative for the University of Chicago Medical Center at the Kenwood-Hyde Park Interfaith Council (2010-2014). On March 27, 1977, Gabriel and Mrs. Agatha Amoateng-Boahen were joined together in Holy Matrimony at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church at Ahafo Hwidiem and now live peacefully and happily with their eight children: Mrs. Veronica Amoateng Antwi, Rev Sampson Amoateng, Rev Dr. Mark Amoateng, MD, Rev Daniel Amoateng, Rev Brian Amoateng, Christabel Jessica Amoateng, Davina Amoateng, and Gabriel Amoateng Badu, Jr.