- Building the Church
- Church Administration
- Notable Events
- Church Elevation
- Sod Cutting & Dedication
Formation of the Church
She was a teacher by Profession and retired from the teaching service in the later part of November, 1980. She went and completed her Catechist course at Abetifi in 1981.
Madam Emma Regina Dekyem realize there was no Presbyterian Church at Mallam, since it's was a small Muslim community at that time, she started house-to-house Evangelism, she was able to win some souls for Christ. She used her house for regular Church meetings for some time.
The first Sunday Church Service was held at Mr. Dankyi Bediako's house, who offered his Car garage on 12th April, 1981 at Mallam Junction. The total members who attended the first service were fifty (50), made up of sixteen (16) men, sixteen (16) Women and eighteen (18) children. The officiating Minister was Rev. A.L. Kwansah, Kaneshie District Minister.
As the members were mostly Ga speaking, the District Minister of Kaneshie (Rev. A. L. Kwansah) charged Bubiashie Presbyterian Church to take oversight responsibility.
Bible Study and Prayer Group of Kaneshie Presbyterian Church organized series of house-to-house evangelism and Open air Crusades at Mallam and also assigned members of the group to worship with the Congregation every Sunday that helped the young Church (Mallam Presbyterian) to grow.
Building the Church
The Great Move: After worshiping in the garage donated by Mr. Dankyi Bediako for almost ten (10) years, there was the need to move to our permanent site. Even though the previous location (Garage) was compound house and was easy to access some social amenities, like electricity, water, etc, the inconvenience were becoming unbearable as some of the Tenants in the house did not care about our presence in the house.
Starting a building on an abandoned stone quarry was a daunting task. After series of Caterpillar grading work and devoted church members organized communal labour to prepare the place for church services to be held there. Rev. C. A Ansah, the District Minister and Mr. Osei Anane who was the Chairperson for the occasion (Mini Harvest) led the sword cutting on the land (our current Location), this event took place on 28th July, 1991
A temporary structure was built on the land for regular church service and other meetings. The Chapel building was mostly financed from special contributions at the church and through special donations in cash and in kind and proceeds from the Annual Harvests.
The youth and the older folks of the Church provided free labour during construction. Most of the building materials cement and iron rods were supplied by Mr. Isaac Ntim on flexible conditions only to be paid as and when the church has money.
Christening the Church
With time, Session under the leadership of Catechist Yaw Barima Asamoa-Boadu in 1992, decided that a suitable name be found for the church. The name “ Mallam Presbyterian Church was being used to ridicule us anytime we meet other congregations forming the Kaneshie District also it was hindering our growth.
Several names came up but looking at the rocky nature and difficulty in getting to the new site, it was unanimously accepted the name Calvary, signifying where our fore Jesus Christ died on the Cross to serve mankind. Mr. Samuel K. Antwi-Boasiako the Senior Presbyter and a Chorister composed a song and greetings with the name, i.e. Calvary, Jesus is our Saviour
Song goes like this:
Calvary our Saviour
Jesus is our Saviour Halleluya!
Calvary our Saviour
Jesus is our Saviour
With the establishment of the Church in 1981 as a preaching post, under the leadership of Madam Regina Emma Dekyem from 1981 to 1983. In 1983 the leadership. When the leader left the Church unceremoniously to her home town in 1983 the leadership fell on Mrs. Evenly Owusu Ansah supported by an interim Management Committee. The IMC was represented by a member from Bubuashie Presbyterian Church in the person of Mr. Jackson Berko and two members from Kaneshie Bible Study and Prayer group on rational basis. This interim management Committee served the Church until 1986.
- Samuel K. Antwi-Boasiako
- Yaw Barima Asamoah-Boadu
- Appiah Boateng
- S.O Asante
- Samuel Darko
- Felicia Ago
- Abigail Osekre
- Comfort Naa Tetteh
- Hanna Oppong
- Charlotte Quartey
- Mr. Yaw Barimah Asamoa-Boadu was appointed as Caretaker/Catechist in Training in 1991. They served from July 1990 to 1995. In line with the constitution of the church elections for a new batch of Presbyters are held every four years, consequently on 4th June, 1995 elections were held for a new set of Presbyters for the period 1995-2000. The following person emerged as Presbyter:
Mr. Emmanuel Impraim as the Senior Presbyter
Mr. Samuel K. Antwi-Boasiako
Dr. Dankyi Berko
Stephen O. Asante
Ebenezer R. Oduro
Hanna Oppong Djomoah
Beatrice O. Okraku
Madam Georgina Ofosuhemaa was appointed the Caretaker/Catechist Training in 1995, and became full Catechist-in-Charge in 1998.
FIRST WEDDING AT CALVARY:
REMARKS BY REV. PETER M. KODJO ON THE BUILDING
FENCE WALL CONSTRUCTION
2ND MODERATORIAL VISIT:
Sod Cutting & Dedication
In 2/9/2001- A sod cutting service was conducted by Rev. H.D. Asirifi on 2nd September, 2001 to commence the building of the mission house by the church under the initiative of the Men’s Fellowship.
DEDICATION OF ITEMS:
INSPECTION OF MANSE: