Kofi & Ama Amoateng

Very Rev. Kofi Amoateng and his wife, Ewura-Ama
Brief Bio: I have been married to Ewura-Ama Amoateng (Mrs.), a professional basic level schoolteacher, since 1990.  The Lord has blessed us with four children.  Ebenezer Sackey, 35 years, Benjamin Ansah, 33 years, Rhoda Afua Achiaa Amoateng, 26 years, and Kofi Amoateng Jr., 13 years.  Rhoda is our biological child; Ebenezer, Benjamin and Kofi Jr. are our children by adoption. We adopted Ebenezer and Benjamin when they were already in their late teens. We adopted Kofi when he was two months. He lost his biological mother one month after we adopted him.
Christian Journey: I was called into the preaching ministry when I was only 12 years. It was at that age that I started preaching at market places and on buses. I also preached in neighborhoods at dawn. However, it was in my fourth year in secondary school that I had my Aldersgate experience (Baptism in the Holy Spirit).  It was in 1980/81, when I was 19 years then. Since then, I have continued to grow in the Lord with challenges.  In fact, the more I grow in the Lord, the I continue to face more difficult challenges, but it has been worth every bit of it.
Ministry: I was given the privilege of pastoring small rural congregations in the Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church in Ghana from 1986. Our Christian mentor directed us to formal training in 1990 at the Christian service College, an evangelical training school in Kumasi, Ghana. In 1993, the Methodist Church formally candidated me for the Ordained Ministry for a one-year pastoral training at Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra Ghana. I was ordained at the Winneba Conference in 1996 after a two-year probation work under a Superintendent Minister. We have pastored 62 congregations since 1994. In 2012, the Lord directed our steps to Asbury Theological Seminary for further training in the PhD Intercultural Studies program. It has been difficult for us in the USA, but the Lord has been equally faithful to us with His often-11th hour rescue surprises. Ewura-Ama, my wife, has not been able to study in the USA.  She has been working to support our family budget, and to buy things she will need to start a kindergarten in Ghana when we go back.
Our Passion: Church planting and teaching is our passion. In Lexington, Kentucky, we have planted a Ghanaian/African Methodist congregation for Trinity Hill United Methodist Church, and have pastored it for the last five years without remuneration.
Our plans: We want to graduate in May 2018, and go back to Ghana, latest by July 2018, to continue with serving the Lord there.
Areas of Partnership:
Mission work is a partnership engagement—some partners will be on the field, while others support with their resources. We believe that is why the Lord made room for the two groups of missionaries to be blessed equally:
“He who receives and welcomes you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41 He who receives and welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous (honorable) man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [these who are humble in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water to drink because he is my disciple, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.” (Matt. 10:40-42)
The project we have in hand is big, and it has great prospects with right partnerships. Our main challenges can be put under 2 headings: Immediate and Long-Term.
  • We lost part of our support this academic year, and it has led to an outstanding bill of $3,000 to be paid for us to be able to graduate in May and go back in June to continue the missionary engagements.
  • Equipment: The organization needs 2 powerful public-address speakers for our evangelical crusades. We were renting the ones we were using.
  • The organization also needs 2 power amplifiers for the same purposes explained above. (Having our own speakers and power amplifiers help bring down the budgets for the evangelical crusades.)
Long Term
  • The organization will need a truck for transporting our team and musical equipment across the challenging roads for our mission projects.
  • Budget support for the Church-planting crusades.
  • Monthly financial assistance of $100 to the pastors of the Churches we will be planting from August 2018. Individual members of the church can adopt individual pastors of the mission.
  • Used clothing is a big help in getting our village folk to come to Church.
  • Start a basic school for teaching children Christianity from an early age as a mission strategy.

Africa Gateway Mission

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Very Rev. Kofi Amoateng