Bishop Kortu K. Brown of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Ministries has been elected President of the Liberia Council of Churches or LCC.
Bishop Brown and others were elected during the 31st General Assembly of LCC, held at the S. Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church in Sinkor, Monrovia.
Officials elected in top positions at Liberia’s premier church umbrella organization will steer the affairs of the organization for the next two years.
Officials elected include: Rev. Dr. Jensen Seyenkulo, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, as 1st Vice President and Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, as 2nd Vice President.
Other are, Rev. Christopher W. Toe, Presiding Elder of the AME Zion Church, as General Secretary and Rev. Deborah Toe, Head of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, as Treasurer.
In his remarks following the elections, the newly elected President of the council, Bishop Kortu K. Brown thanked The Almighty God for the opportunity afforded them to serve God’s people and the nation.
He also thanked the delegates for the choices and promised to continue to work for the unity of the church, peace and stability in Liberia.
“We are on a journey”, he asserted, and called on members of the council to pull together and promote Christian unity, witness and service in the country.
Bishop Brown stressed the need to help strengthen ecumenism in the country at the level of the young people.
The overseer of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Ministries further pledged to uphold and support religious harmony in the Liberia through the construction of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia.
Serving as Keynote Speaker during formal opening ceremonies of the general assembly, the Bishop Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Bishop Sumoward Harris extol the role of the church in the development and the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.
Bishop Harries, a former President of the Liberia Council of Churches challenged the Christian community to continue to work for unity and strengthening of democracy in Liberia.
Meanwhile, the Liberia Council of Churches has resolved to continue to advocate for the strengthening of democratic governance in the country.
The Council took cognizance of the political Parties compliance with the Farmington River Declaration and prayed that all stakeholders continue to work for the consolidation of peace and stability in the country.
In its resolution at the end of the general assembly, the council committed itself to reviving the full structure of the organization to enable it function properly.
Source: Preston Gayflor/Fabric Radio