A Quick Review

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Leominster, was established by the congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Worcester which is headed by Rev. Mrs. Ernestina J. Gakpo. As members from Leominster were increasing in the Worcester congregation, a decision was made by the Session of Worcester to start a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Leominster to shorten travel time and also to make a place of worship accessible to those who do not have their own means of transportation. The Worcester congregation and the Men’s Fellowship agreed to pay the rent once a place of worship is found until Leominster is able to stand on its feet.

It took a year and no place was found. But by the grace of God, Elder George Kumi, Mr. Joseph Boateng and Mr. Yaw Asante Addow finally came across a place situated at 583 Main Street in Leominster. They then informed the Session in Worcester for inspection. After the inspection, the lease agreements and the conditions were handed over to Rev. Mrs. Ernestina Gakpo for review. Rev. Mrs. Ernestina Gakpo and the Session met with the board of trustees and signed the contract agreements for the place to be used for worship.

On April 15, 2012, Rev. Mrs. Ernestina Gakpo saw to the election six people as Interim Managing Committee (IMC) members to help take care of the congregation. They are as follows:

Mr. George Kumi


Lily Otiwaa Boateng


Mr. Joseph Boateng


Mr. Yaw Asante Addow


Ms. Victoria Bonsu


Ms. Matilda Adjei


The Session of PCG, Worcester in collaboration with the Men’s fellowship asked Mr. Samuel Kwabena Boateng (2nd organist) of the Worcester congregation to help with the music life of the Leominster congregation by playing the organ.

With all set the Leominster congregation was started on April 1, 2012. Members of the Worcester congregation joined members in Leominster on that day. The service started at 1 p.m. and ended at 3 p.m. Rev. Mrs. Ernestina Gakpo was the preacher. There were 15 adults and nine children, 31 adults from Worcester as well as three new members and four visitors in attendance.

On September 8, 2013, the Leominster congregation moved into its own sanctuary at 7 Damon Street in Leominster. Glory be to God. Let us with a gladsome mind, praise the Lord for He is kind. For His mercies shall endure. Ever faithful, ever sure.


The term member is not used in the Bible (neither is trinity) but the concept of commitment certainly is. The word partnership is used and that is a very good way of understanding membership. In Philippians 1:5 Paul wrote, ``I thank my God for your partnership in the Gospel.`` He knew Philippi's committed people were what caused the church to succeed. Throughout the Bible believers were identified with a local church whether in Corinth, Ephesus, Colossae or other cities. One of the major themes of the Bible is commitment and there is no better way to commit than becoming a member of a church.



Every Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm


ADDRESS: 7 Damon Street
Leominster, MA 01453

PHONE: 614-674-7481