The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), Ghana will induct her third Clerk of General Assembly at Ho Kpodzi Dela Cathedral on Sunday, 9th January 2022.
Rev. Dr. Lawson Kwaku Dzanku, the new Clerk was elected at the Church’s Extraordinary General Assembly held in Ho from 19th to 21st August 2021 to serve a six-year term.
He takes over from Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Kobla Amey whose six-year term of office ends on December 31, this year.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku, 52 who hails from Akrofu Agorve in the Ho Municipality had his terminal degree, PhD. in Religion and Human Values from the University of Cape Coast in 2019.
He entered the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra in 1998 and was ordained as a Minister of the Church in 2001.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku, a Chaplain and teacher by profession taught in various schools and including Nkwantanang Basic School, Adidome Senior High School (SHS), Awudome SHS, and Accra Academy.
He was the first Chaplain of the E.P. University College where he continues to lecture when it was established in 2008.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku since 2017 is the Chairman of the Research Ethics Committee of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
He served the Church in various capacities including being a district pastor, Ho West Presbytery Synod Moderator, and currently the Central West Presbytery Moderator before his election as the Clerk of General Assembly.
He also served as the general secretary of the E. P. Church Pastors Association from 2009 to 2016.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku attended several national and international conferences where he presented papers including the Pan African Presbyterian Men Fellowship’s second biennial conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He has some publications to his credit including “Go into the deep,” “Garden of children” and “The spirit-filled church leader”, which is now in print.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku speaking to the Ghana News Agency said metaphorically, like Jesus Christ, he was also born in “stable in a manger” to depict his lowly beginning.
“Today many people call me Rev. Dr. Dzanku, a Senior Minister of the EPC but do not know how it began, the paths trod,” he noted.
Rev. Dr. Dzanku intimated that it was God’s grace that took him from the farm in the bush to where he was today.
He is married to Mrs. Georgina Sabia Dzanku, an educationists and skills training entrepreneur and were blessed with six children.