Our Elders





Sampson Nuro

samsonBorn on April 5, 1961 to Peter Nuro and Dora Anane as youngest of ten children, Elder Sampson Nuro always found happiness at the family growing up as child although it was a very busy place. His family lived in a town called Yonso near Jamasi in the Ashanti Region where he had his elementary and middle school education from 1967 to 1977. Growing in Adventist family gave him a sense of direction as young man. With both parents being Adventist, the church doctrines were inculcated in him from his early childhood.

He had his five years high school education at Agogo Collins Secondary Commercial from 1977 to 1982 and then proceeded to Kumasi Polytechnic where he obtained Diploma in Business Studies (accounting option). His role as a leader in Adventist church began at Amakom SDA where he served as a member of the treasury team. In 1986, he was offered a job as the Bursar/Treasurer for Amakom Adventist Preparatory School and served until 1990. In 1989, he fulfilled the Bible prophecy in Genesis 2:24 by leaving home and cleave to his better half, Rose Nuro. They’ve since been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Abigail Nuro.

He has spent significant part of his life outside Ghana. In the early 90s, he lived in Saarland and Dusseldorf in Germany. The Lord has been with him throughout his journey and he has also remained faithful to HIM. Elder Nuro became an active member of Dusseldorf SDA Church throughout his stay in Northern Germany until his return to Ghana in 1997. His world adventures did not end in Germany. In 1997, he & his wife had another opportunity to relocate to New York. There also, he was an active member of the First Ghana SDA Church. For the past fourteen years, they have been citizens of Ohio, living in Columbus and worshiping with the Columbus Ghanaian SDA church. He has served in Columbus SDA church in several capacities; as a treasure from 2000-2009, Sabbath school superintendent and currently a church elder.

Kwabena Okyere Ababio

kwabena okyereKwabena Okyere Ababio is from Boamang in Ashanti region, and he is a father and a husband. He became a SDA church member in his home town in 1984 after he first heard about the mark of the beast series. Since then and with the help of the savior Jesus Christ, he passionately, wholeheartedly, and humbly serving HIM, and he thank Him for giving him the opportunity to be part of His workforce. He joined the New Tafo SDA church after his conversion to become an Adventist.

After joining New Tafo church, the call came for him to go to Ayigya to help the group there. He accepted the call and by the grace of God, they were able to nurture that group from company status to organized church. Praise be to His name. While serving at the Ayigya church, he got the opportunity to travel to USA. Upon arriving in the US, he did not leave his God behind, but gladly continued to worship Him. He joined the Columbus Ghanaian church and have continued serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ till now.

His personal goal is to lead his immediate family to know Jesus Christ. Moreover, his goal for the church is to allow God to use him to nurture His flocks to prepare for the soon coming of Christ. He loves to read the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy books. A unique thing about him is that he respect all human beings as equal in the sight of God. He like to watch basketball and soccer in his leisure time.

His favorite quotations:
“And behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me, to give to everyone according to his work,” Rev 22:12.
Early Writings, page 122, “I saw that God’s holy name should be used with reverence and awe. The words GOD ALMIGHTY are coupled together and used by some in prayers in a careless, thoughtless manner, which is displeasing to Him. Such have no realizing sense of God or the truth, or they would not speak so irreverently of the great and dreadful God, who is soon to judge them in the last day. “Said the angel, couple them not together; for fearful is His name.” Those who realize the greatness and majesty of God, will take His name on their lips with holy awe… I saw that these things will have to be understood and corrected before the church can prosper.”
May God bless you all. AMEN…. SHALOM!!!!!!!

Alfred Asumadu

alfredAlfred Gyambibi Asumadu AKA Obey. Born at Wiamoase Ashanti Ghana to Op. Kwasi Asumadu Akyirefi and Grace Okyere alias Akosua Nyamekye. Married to Esther Asumadu and they are blessed with six children, five boys and 1 girl, and 20 grand children. Alfred is a Professional Registered Nurse.

Alfred first joined the Seventh – day Adventist church in 1985 in Germany, but was baptized on April, 1989 in Albany, NY. He moved and joined the Columbus Ghanaian in 1999. He loves listening to good Christian music and his hobbies are reading and teaching. His goal is for God to help his large family becomes better Christians and for the church, to evangelize to a lot of people.

Frank Ohemeng Wiredu

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Freddie Amo

freddieFreddie Amo was born on August 9th, 1957 at Tuobodom in the Techiman North District of Brong Ahafo Region. Freddie Attended Presbyterian church in his elementary school ages from 1963 to 1973, but subsequently joined Seventh-day Adventist church through a cousin Samson Akumfi Ameyaw, in the year 1970. Freddie became a member of missionary volunteer (MV) and later on was baptized by Pastor J.S. Dwomo (deceased) at Amakom Seventh-day Adventist church in 1977. In an effort to further his education, Freddie attended Garden City Commercial College at Kumasi-Ghana between the years of 1974 to 1978 and obtained a level two Royal Society of Arts Diploma (RSAII). He was employed as a storekeeper and accounts clerk at (PZ) Kumasi for 2 years. He travelled to Nigeria for greener pastures between the years 1979 to 1983 but unfortunately he was among the deportees from Nigeria in 1983. Upon arrival from Nigeria, Freddie got involved in both the S.D.A church and community activities respectively in his hometown.

As his contribution as a church elder of the SDA church, the church embarked on important developmental projects such as, a plantation of 20 acres cashew nut farm, 6 classroom blocks for S.D.A Primary School, and a workshop for Junior High School (JHS). Because of his passion for God’s work, Freddie also served as assistant director of stewardship, assistant district treasurer and thus a district committee member of the SDA church. As a member of community development committee, the community in collaboration with ADRA Ghana and World Vision International constructed 6 classrooms block Day Secondary School, two daycare centers, health center, six boreholes for the community.
In 1996, Freddie came to United States of America through his beloved uncle Alfred Amo Nyarko, where he stayed in New York for two months then subsequently moved to Columbus, Ohio in January 1997 where he still lives with his family. In Ohio he worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a housekeeper for 8 years. Freddie went to nursing school at Findlay Brown Mackie College. Currently he is Licensed Practical Nurse at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry (OHP). He is among the pioneers of Columbus Ghanaian S.D.A Church and the first Secretary of the church. Freddie is still married to his wife Margaret Adjei Blankson for 35 years, and they are blessed with four boys namely Alfred, Evans, Isaac and Philip, and an adopted son Richard. He has four grandchildren.