The Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church (GEC), Rt. Rev. Dr. Setorwu Kwadzo Ofori
has announced Rev. Dr. Mrs. Joseline Fugar, as the Acting Moderator of the Church.
The Moderator made the declaration during the Synod Committee Meeting of the Church
held on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the GEC Chapel, Tesano.
Rev. Dr. Joseline Fugar, who is the Kumasi Presbytery Chairman is the first female pastor to
occupy the position.
Prior to the announcement, the Moderator explained to the Committee that, an acting
Moderator was always elected whenever a new substantive Moderator was elected.
However, there was the need to elect a new acting Moderator because the acting Moderator
working with the incumbent had gone on retirement. Since the position could not be left
vacant, a new acting Moderator had to be appointed.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ofori said, Article 10, Sub-Section 5 of the 2008 Constitution of the Church,
stated that “in the absence of the Moderator from office for any reason, the longest serving
Pastor who is a Presbytery Chairman currently serving on the Synod Committee shall act
in his stead until he resumes office.”
In fulfillment of the above, Rev. Dr. Joseline Fugar was introduced at the said Synod
Committee meeting.
It would be recalled that, Rev. M.E.K. Buamah, the immediate past Tamale Presbytery
Chairman was until his retirement the acting Moderator of the Church. Rev. Dr. Mrs.
Joseline Fugar thus succeeds Rev. Buamah.