Being honoured by his brethren in the faith for doing God’s work may never have been a motivation for the Rev. Dr. Theophilus Bamfo Dankwa. He was honoured nonetheless on 26th July 2018 at the British Council auditorium in Accra, by the Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students (GHAFES), a non-denominational inter-college ministry committed to reaching Christian students in colleges across Ghana.
In a society that sometimes laments its own failure to honour those who are deserving of it while they are still alive, the launch of the T. B. Dankwa Missions Fund and an annual public lecture in his memory while he lives, was apt.
The Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students, a thriving campus ministry present in over 120 tertiary education institutions across Ghana, acknowledges Rev. Dr. T. B. Dankwa among the individuals who have contributed immensely to the success stories the ministry has garnered over the years and its impact on college students.
In the words of Rev. Dr. Richard Gadzekpo, the current national director of GHAFES, Rev Dr T. B. Dankwa, with the help of his supportive wife Dr. Mrs. Virginia Dankwa, has played “a pivotal role” in the growth of the fellowship both in Ghana and on the international front, through the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).
Rev T. B. Dankwa, the former head pastor of Korle Bu Community Chapel, is among the pioneering full-time staff of GHAFES, serving the ministry from 1971 to 1977. He has been committed to the ministry for the past four decades in other diverse roles including serving from 1980 to 1993, as the Regional Secretary of IFES Anglophone Africa, which has now been expanded and designated English and Portuguese-speaking Africa (EPSA).
The Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students (GHAFES) envisions that the newly established T. B. Danwa Missions Fund will mobilize financial support to advance the missions work of GHAFES while also celebrating the contribution of Rev T. B. Dankwa to the college ministry and to Christendom. The annual public lecture on the other hand, is expected to create awareness on contemporary mission-related issues.
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