“From Krotwea to Washington” – Pastor M. A. Bediako to catalogue his autobiography in Kumasi

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“From Krotwea to Washington” – Pastor M. A. Bediako to catalogue his autobiography in Kumasi

Written by Joseph Kyei-Boateng

“From Krotwea to Washington” is gradually becoming the famous headline in communication circles within the gates of the Seventh-day Adventists worldwide.

The headline encapsulates the life story of a former Executive Secretary of the General Conference, Pastor Matthew Ango Bediako – his education life and his lifetime gospel ministry until his retirement.

More importantly, it simply means that M. A. Bediako was born in a tiny community called “Krotwea” in the Bekwai Municipality in the Ashanti Region, Ghana and how he rose through education and employment to get to “Washington” at last, in the United States, which houses the headquarters of worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.

As the first African occupying the position of Executive Secretary, he has helped influenced church growth both at continental and global arena.

While on retirement, he currently worships at his mother church in Ghana at Bantama in Kumasi, a church that was born out of evangelistic campaign he led in the early 80s at the Centre for National Culture, which was at the heart of the Kumasi city.

Today, the church has a congregation of over 1, 000 excluding non baptised members who are mostly in the youth class Activities marking the autobiography In autobiographical activities, the Executive Secretary of the West-central Africa Division (WAD), Pastor Dr Opoku Boateng is expected to preach a sermon in Sunyani on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

The sermon is scheduled to throw more light on part of the ministerial works of Pastor Bediako in the Brong Ahafo Region. On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Pastor Bediako after preaching a sermon is expected to unveil a bust in the memory of his late mother, Maame Akoma of the Maame Akoma Memorial Clinic.

The climax of the event is expected to be held at the Promising Star Hotel, Bremang in Kumasi on Sunday, July 9, where Pastor Bediako’s blood brother, T. A. Bediako is expected to deliver the keynote address.

Other dignitaries across the world are expected to attend the function as Pastor Bediako tells his own life story.

Divine Chorale, popular youth singing group, is expected to thrill participants to the apex in gospel music at the function.

Documentary on the autobiography

A photography anchor, Mr P. K. Willinston is joining forces with the Communication Department of the Bantama Seventh-day Adventist Church to embark on a maximum of 15-hour rich documentary on the autobiography.

The team is also expected to influence media coverage on all the events to the climax of the function.

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