Fifty years ago in January 1956, Nigel Sylvester, a British missionary to Ghana, West Africa pioneered the setting up of Bible Clubs in High schools in Ghana.

When Nigel Sylvester left Ghana in 1967 he left a legacy of a growing ministry of Evangelism and Bible Reading Promotion in Schools. Over the past 50 years, SU work in schools in Ghana has borne fruit and continues to grow. In 2008 alone SU opened new Bible Clubs in 60 Junior High Schools nationwide. The total number of SU Bible Clubs in the Junior High Schools is now 923. In addition we have SU work in 603 Senior High Schools in Ghana.

Indeed Jesus Christ transforms.  We celebrate His life changing work in many young people and adults through the SU work over the years.  To the glory of God the SU Ministry has borne fruit in the past 40 to 50 years and significantly impacted the churches and society.  Theological literature has record SU Ghana as having serve as church renewal agent.  It is heart-warming to draw a litany young people who became converted through the SU ministry or greatly impacted by it who are or served as Heads of Churches and key Church Leaders. They include: Most Rev. Dr. Robert Aboagye Mensah (Immediate Past Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church), His Grace Archbishop Dr. Justice O. Akrofi (Archbishop of the Church of the Province West Africa Anglican Church, West Africa and Bishop of Accra),  Rev. Steve Asante (President of the Ghana Baptist Convention), Rt. Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong Manso, (Immediate Past Moderator, Presbyterian Church of Ghana), Bishop Dag Heward Mills (Presiding Bishop of Lighthouse Chapel International), Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Gbordzoe (Moderator, Global Evangelical Church), Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah (Chairman, The Church of Pentecost), Bishop Daniel Allotey (Anglican Church, Cape Coast Diocese), Bishop D. Yinka Sarfo (Anglican Church, Kumasi Diocese), Rev. Dr. Fred P. Degbe (General Secretary, Christian Council of Ghana), Apostle Ekow Badu Wood (Immediate Past General Secretary, Ghana Pentecostal Council), Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey (Moderator, Presbyterian Church of Ghana) and the list continues.

Many other products of SU work in schools, bear faithful witness to Christ as salt and light in education, industry, science and agriculture, commerce, the health delivery systems and politics.

 

The Hope We Share (Current Scope of SU Work):

Scripture Union (Ghana) is currently working in a total of 1566 Schools nationwide. In over 95% of all Senior High Schools in all 10 Regions throughout Ghana. SU has established Bible Clubs in 923 Junior High Schools. In 2008, SU (Ghana) launched a National Christian Teachers Fellowship to equip them to join in this crusade to reach and transform the lives of these young students with the Gospel of Christ! In 2014 over 32,268 students were reached with the Gospel through Scripture Union Evangelistic rallies and School Missions. SU focuses on Evangelism, Discipleship, Effective Bible Reading Promotion, Practical holy living and Training of Student leaders effectively!

These we carry out effectively through a variety of specialist ministry areas: Schools ministry, Camps ministry, Bible ministry and the Community Fellowship and Prayer Warrior ministry in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and in reliance on the Holy Spirit.