Presbyteria Nyanyui Hame le Ghana
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana
PO Box 18
Volta Region
Ghana (Africa)
Telephone: +233 91 26755
Fax: +233 91 28275
Email: epchurch@ghana.com
Address-No.: 12200 / 1060

In 1847 German missionaries of the Bremen (or North German) Mission Society, closely cooperating with the Basel Mission, started work among the Ewe people in the east of presentday Ghana. After a period of rapid growth, at the outbreak of World War I, the church had two stations in the British Gold Coast colony and seven stations in the German territory of Togoland. Later the mission work also spread to the Twi, Guan, Konkomba, Kabre, and Akposso-speaking areas. After World War I the former German colony of Togo was divided into two mandated territories of the League of Nations, the western part under the British and the eastern part under French rule (cf. Togo). Yet, in May 1922, the first synod of the mission stations declared itself the supreme governing body of the one “Ewe Church.” The congregational order of the North German Mission became the church order. In 1923 Scottish missionaries began to work in British Togo, and in 1929 the Paris Mission took over in French Togo. For practical reasons divisional synods had to be set up in the two territories, which led to separate developments. To this day, however, the two churches share the same constitution and hold common synod meetings every four years.
In 1954 tensions arose in the church over the issues of language and of polygamy. Twenty congr in Buem- and Krachi-speaking areas separated and formed their own church. Most of them reintegrated the mother church in 1964. In response to this tension the church changed its name from Ewe Presbyterian Church to Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church is strongest in the Volta region but has congr all over the country.
In the course of its history it suffered several splits when individual members gathered followers to establish new churches (the Apostolic Revelation Society, the White Cross Society, the Evangelical Presbyterian Reformed Church, and the Lord’s Pentecostal Church). The reason for a fifth schism in 1991 was differences with the charismatic movement within the church. These led to the formation of the Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchofGhana under new leadership but based on the church’s constitution and representing a substantial minority of the constituency. However, it was not officially recognized by the CCG. So far, attempts to reconcile and reunite have not been successful. The following statistical data do not include the congr that broke away.


Statistic data of church

total: 143107
(conventionally): 748
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 748
Ordained clergy
total: 195
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 3

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian ( Congregation, Districts, Presbyteries, 1 Synod )
Official languages
  • English
  • Ewe
  • Twi
  • Kokomba
  • Apostles´ Creed
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 07.02.2006
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