“… And upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18)
In September 1992, the Madina District Bible Study and Prayer Group conducted a church planting survey and identified the Adentan SSNIT Flats/ Approtech area as a suitable place to plant a congregation. Consequently, during the fourth Ga Presbytery Bible Study and Prayer Group’s Convention held from 10th – 13th January 1993 at the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon the participants embarked on an evangelism campaign. Among them were Mrs Margaret Agyepong, Sister Aba Fosuhene (Co-ordinator) and Bro Meshach Asah of the Alogboshie Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
On their first meeting on Friday January 8, 1993, the group won fourty-four (44) souls for the Lord. Among the new converts was Mr Nicholas Adiabu, a Police Officer who offered the veranda of his flat as a meeting place. Although Mr Adiabu was Catholic and his wife a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, they both decided to join the new Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
Bible studies commenced immediately on Monday January 11, 1993. The Adentan (now Christ) Congregation was assigned to nurture the new congregation. Bro Ben Antwi-Boasiako was invited to the lead the team. Later, the Adentan Session unanimously appointed him as a caretaker with Mrs Margaret Agyepong as his assistant, while Mrs Janet Offei and Mrs Sophia Sackey provided the needed support.
Mr Adiabu played a key role in obtaining the Contractor’s Site Meeting Room (Gbewaa Conference Centre) for the Congregation’s forenoon services. The first forenoon service was held on Sunday January 17, 1993 and was attended by twelve (12) adults. These members have now been christened as the “Founding Members” of the Victory Congregation.
As a means to increase membership and to introduce the Congregation to the residents of Adentan, the Challenge Enterprise was invited to show an evangelistic film. The film show was well attended, and served as an opportunity to invite members of the community to join the congregation.
Many people heard of the new Congregation, and during the next forenoon service, attendance was encouraging. The first Children’s Service was therefore conducted by Mrs Janet Offei who was assisted by Sister Aba Bamfo (nee Ofusuhene).
By the end of 1993, membership had risen to a total of 267, comprising 95 adults, 140 children, and 32 Junior Youth (JY) members.
Today, 20 years later, by God’s grace the number on roll is 2, 700. This is made up of 485 children, 234 Junior Youth, 723 Young People’s Guild (YPG), 528 Young Adult Fellowship (YAF) members and 730 adults.
Through the work of some members – the late Mr Daniel Twum, and the late Mr Animpong and his wife Madam Gloria Addison- residing at Fafraha, the chief of Fafraha was approached by the elders of the church to express interest in the land at our present site. The Session of the Adentan Christ Congregation was contacted and negotiations for the land began. By God’s divine providence the Congregation obtained a plot of almost 10 acres! This gave the Congregation a place of worship on its own land.
Mr Dan Akunor, the then Senior Presbyter of Christ Congregation and Managing Director of Rudan Engineering Company, constructed four classroom blocks to stop private developers from encroaching on the land.
The following is a chronology of some notable events that have occurred in the life of the Victory Congregation
On Sunday March 28, 1993, Rev Bruce Asare, who was then the Minister-in-Charge at the Christ Congregation, administered the first communion to twenty people made up of eleven women and nine men.
On Sunday July 25, 1993 the first baptismal service was officiated by Rev Bruce Asare. Ten people – six women and four men – were baptised.
First Harvest – 7th November, 1993
Victory Presbyterian Church School was founded on Monday October 3, 1995. Over the years, the school has chalked the following successes:
– Consistently achieved 100% passes in the BECE from 1999 to date
– Among the best schools in Adentan Municipality
– Best female student and male student award in Adentan Municipality in 2009.
– Best female student award in Adentan Municiaplity in 2010.
– Best school in the Adentan Municipality in 2012.
– Best female student award in the Greater Accra Region in 2012.
– Presidential award winning school in 2012.
The congregation moved to its permanent site at Fafraha on Sunday October 15, 1995.
- Inauguration of Victory Congregation – 6th December, 1996
- Induction of First Session – 6th December, 1996
- First Minister-in-Charge Rev. Prof Cephas Omenyo – 1st February, 1998
- Sod-cutting for Chapel Building – 9th January,2000
- Induction of Second Session – 25th March, 2001
- Foundation Stone for Chapel Building – 15th April, 2001
- Hosting of the 3rd General Assembly Divine Service
Victory Congregation hosted the Divine Service held as part of the 3rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on Sunday, August 3, 2003.
Sunday October 5, 2003 marked the 10th anniversary celebration of the Victory Congregation and the official commissioning of the main church auditorium.
- Induction of Third Session – 24th August, 2005
- Dedication of Manse – 3rd August, 2008
- Farewell Ceremony for Rev Prof Omenyo – 31st August, 2008
Introduction and Induction of First Resident Minister
- Rev George Opare Kwapong, the First Resident Minister, was introduced and inducted on October 26, 2008 and January 25, 2009 respectively.
- Induction of Fourth Session – 31st August, 2009
- Elevation of Fafraha District – 31st January, 2010
Introduction of C.O.I.N.
The Committee on Orientation and Integration of new comers was introduced in 2010 to initiate all new comers who desire to be members of the Victory Congregation.
On March 3, 2010 Victory Congregation’s weekly radio programme, “Ade akye yen bio ni” was launched and aired at 5:05 am on Oman Fm, an Accra-based radio station. The message for reflection was given by Rev G.O. Kwapong, the then District Minister.
- Dedication of Chairs – 2nd January, 2011
- Inauguration of Calvary Congregation, Ashiyie – 28th August, 2011
- Farewell Service for Rev. (Mrs.) Cynthia Boama – 2nd September, 2012
- Farewell Service for Rev. Kwadwo Osei-Bonsu – 30th September, 2012
- Farewell Service for Rev G.O. Kwapong – 30th December, 2012
- Induction Service for District Minister Rev. Daniel Amoako Nyarko – 14th January, 2013
- Induction of the Fifth Session – 8th September, 2013
- Inauguration of New Legon Congregation – 29th September, 2013