He was active in ministry for 42 years, 24 of those as the District Rector for the then Winneba District (now divided into Winneba and Winneba East Districts). On Saturday, October 14, 2023, our reporter caught up with District Rector Kwame Amoako Boadu (rtd) in a chat at the Bonsuoku Congregation, on an occasion to celebrate his service to the Winneba District.
NAC Reporter: Who is District Rector Kwame Amoako Boadu?
District Elder Boadu: I am a retired District Elder. I hail from Adako Jachie, a town close to Ejisu in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. I was born to Sister Lydia and Brother John Boadu who later served as a minister. I am the sixth child of eight children, worked as a sawmill machine technician and received musical education at Jerry Hansen Memorial School. I am married to Sister Yvonne and have two children.
NAC Reporter: How did you become a New Apostolic?
District Elder Boadu: I became a member of the New Apostolic Church in 1970 when my late brother, a District Evangelist ushered his siblings including myself into the church to be baptized, after its introduction in Ghana by our uncle, the late Apostle Isaac Kankam. I have not been compelled to join any other church.
NAC Reporter: Looking back, how would you sum up your time as an active minister?
District Elder Boadu: I was ordained as a District Rector for Winneba District, in August 1999. Looking back then, the district had three (3) active congregations out of nineteen (19). But I was determined to revive most if not all before my retirement. I also decided that my successor had to come from the district, groomed and trained by me. With the help of God, I was able to revive the sixteen inactive congregations. I also supervised the construction of church buildings for all congregations. That includes this Bonsuoku Congregation Church building and my successor District Rector Sekyi comes from here.
NAC Reporter: Which is your favourite bible verse or text word?
District Elder Boadu:It’s Luke 23: 28, which reads; ‘But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.’ To be a New Apostolic Christian means to be sent, therefore we must recognize that we are ambassadors for Christ, both members and ministers. We must not worry and compare our life to that of others but rather remain steadfast in the Lord and do what is required of us, so we may be part of Christ’s bride when He returns.
NAC Reporter: You are now in retirement. How do you feel?
District Elder Boadu: I still feel very active! I have always been happy working in the vineyard of the Lord, but I am also happy to have retired so others could continue with what I have started. Therefore, ‘Yes, I am happy with what I have done for the Lord and His Church’.
NAC Reporter: Any final words or advice to all present here?
District Elder Boadu: I would like to thank my wife (Sister Yvonne) for her unflinching support during my active ministerial days. I was a Priest for 18 years and a District Rector for 24 years. While others spent less years and were ordained to higher offices in the ministry, it did not sadden me. I was focused on my goal to train and instill pastoral leadership fused with love and discipline into the Lord’s work especially all ministers assigned to me. Today, I am glad that one of my trainees is an Apostle, thus Apostle Isaac Kofi Annan Mensah of Dunkwa Apostle Area. He was formerly a Priest in Winneba District. I would entreat us not to compare our lives to others because we all have different roles to play in the work of the Lord.