Rev. Eric Fakor Kwaku Avah is the Director of Church Life and Nurture. He was born on the 13th of June, 1962. He was commissioned into the pastoral ministry of the Church on 13th July, 2003.
He worked with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Crops Research, Kwadaso in the year 1987, after a year’s Internship training with the Ghana-CIDA Grains Development Project in the same Institute (the maize breeding section). He was seconded to the West African Seed and Planting Materials project. From a very humble beginning, as a Technical Assistant, he rose very fast through the ranks to become a Chief Technical Officer, a very enviable position before he retired voluntarily for full-time pastoral ministry. He attended courses in Ghana, Morocco, and the Netherlands. He had the best worker award at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Crop Research Institute – the very year the award was instituted. During the 2011 Farmers Day celebration, he won the best fish farm (Aqua Culture) award in the Kumasi Metropolis.
Rev. E. F. K. Avah also worked with the Scripture Union and rose through the ranks to become the Regional Secretary for the Ashanti Region. He relinquished that position due to his transfer from the Region.
He had been a Sunday school teacher of the Children’s Ministry, Kumasi Presbytery, then Coordinator for nine years and then became the National Coordinator for the Ministry for five years. He was also a GESAM Campus Pastor for three years.
He has served in the following Districts:
First District Pastor – Konongo = 2003 – 2005
First District Pastor – Sawaba = 2005 – 2010
First District Pastor – Asebi = 2010 – 2012
District Pastor – Agona Swedru = 2012 – 2015
Parish Pastor – Dodowa = 2015 – to date
Rev. Eric Avah, a certified leadership trainer from John Maxwell Institute of Leadership, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with Administration, Certificate in Biblical Studies, and a Diploma in Theology.
His spouse is Mrs. Phidelia Abla Avah, his co-labourer in the Lord’s vineyard. They are engaged in mushroom farming and yoghurt production as a hobby.