By Clemet Adampah
The Brong Ahafo Regional Pastor of Calvary Charismatic Centre, Roger Ohene Frempong confessed of having had sexual affairs and relations with four married women and nine young ladies of which seven are members of his congregation. This happened after some members of the church heard some of the victims’ confessing to some friends of the actions of the pastor but what actually brought the camel back was when the pastor was caught passing the night with a 20 year old lady who is a student of University of Ghana in a Hotel in Kumasi during the mother church’s annual Youth Camp which took place at Africa Hall, KNUST in August this year.
Upon confrontation, the pastor finally conceded and confessed after he heard the evidences and testimonies of his bad deeds. This article is not to defame him but to draw attention to the rising issues of men of God who takes undue advantage of women because of their position. The character of some of these weak men of God negatively affects the image and reputation of well meaning men of God in the country. About three weeks ago, Reverend Samuel Tordzro of Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana cautioned that “Christians must be steadfast, truthful, and fearless to demonstrate positive moral grounds so to avoid being seen as false believers”. I believe that, this advice is really timely for all believers and good men of God like this reputable minister of Christ should be emulated in order for believers in the country to protect the integrity of Christ and His church.
What amazes most Christians in this matter is the attitude of the Church is handling this case as the Overseer of the church admonished the leadership of the church and the congregation for reporting the issue to him since he sent him purposely to preach and all other matters are secondary. He rebuked those people sees the pastor deeds as immoral and solicited for the backing of the congregation for the pastor which many see as endorsing the sinful act of the pastor. It is clear that, the leadership of the church did not consider the plight of these innocent victims and the broken marriage vows but only interested protecting the image of the pastor. The Holy Book even says that, “Because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son” (Hebrews 12:6 NIV) and also in Titus 1:13 NIV that “This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith.”
By Clemet Adampah/modernghana