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Meet the SMC

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Meet our SMC-BISHOP B.K. ASARE

MEET BISHOP BENJAMIN K. ASARE - THE SUPERVISING MISSIONS CO-ORDINATOR

SHORT PROFILE OF
BISHOP BENJAMIN KWABENA ASARE
Bishop Benjamin K. Asare, who hails from Manso Atwere in the Amansie West District, in the Ashanti Region was born on 21st May 1945.
Bishop B.K. Asare was educated at Manso Atwere Methodist Primary and Middle Schools from 1952 to 1960 where he obtained the Middle School Leaving
Certificate.
He enrolled at Kanton Training College, Tumu Upper West Region in 1964 and was certificated with Certificate A (4 year) in 1968.

Bishop Asare was first stationed at Dorimon Primary School as a Headteacher and later at Mungo Methodist Middle School, both in Wa District from 1968 – 1971.
He attained the GCE O Level in 1970.
He became a Class leader, Leaders Meeting Secretary and a Local Preacher at Methodist / Presby Church, Wa.
He was called into the Ministry in 1971 and was subsequently trained at Trinity College (now Trinity Theological Seminary) and graduated with Licentiate in Theology
after four years of intensive study.

He was Commissioned at Winneba Conference in 1975. Bishop Asare was received in full Connexion and Ordained at the Accra Conference in 1977.
He gained a World Council of Churches Scholarship to study Ecumenical Relations at Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Geneva, Switzerland.
Bishop Asare snatched an opportunity to do three months course at Urban Theology Unit (UTU) at Sheffield England.
Bishop Asare while serving at Kukurantumi as a Superintendent Minister had the opportunity to serve on the World Church in Britain Programme in 1983 to be a
Resident Minister for five years. This took him and his immediate family to sojourn in Britain.
While in Britain, he was stationed at Pudsey and Farsley Circuit, Leeds District, England.
Bishop Asare took advantage of his service in Britain to further his studies at the University of Bradford where he obtained his Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1989.
He also did Sandwich courses at Luton Industrial College and Westminster College Oxford in Church Administration.
Bishop Asare was appointed Probationers Secretary, while serving in Kwadaso Circuit in 1991. He gave up the appointment to someone else when he was appointed
the Synod Secretary at Kumasi District in 1994. This was due to heavy load of work.
He is still a lecturer of the Probationer Studies to train Ministers for The Methodist Church.
Bishop Asare has served on all the five Boards of the Church and is a member of many Committees. He is at present the Chairman of Youth Ministries Division
Committee.
He has been a member of Conference for many years.
Bishop Asare has served severally as follows.
1975 – 1977

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Second Minister, Wesley Chapel
Cape Coast Circuit

1977 – 1979

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1979 – 1981

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Chaplain to Schools and Colleges

Assistant Synod Secretary - Kumasi District

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Circuit Minister – Lawra, Wa, Northern Ghana Mission

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Meet the SMC

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1982 – 1983

- Superintendent Minister – Kukurantumi, Kukurantumi Circuit
1983 – 1989 - Circuit Minister
Pudsey – Pudsey & Farsley Circuit
Leeds District, England

1990 – 1994 - Superintendent Minister - Kwadaso Circuit
Assistant Synod Secretary – Kumasi District
1994 – 1996 - Superintendent Minister - Kumasi Circuit
- Synod Secretary - Kumasi District
1996 – 1999 - Chairman and General Superintendent, Akyem Oda District
1999 – 2002 - Bishop – Akyem Oda Diocese
2002 – 2003 - Superintendent Minister, Gethsemane, South Mamprobi Circuit
2003 – 2009 - Bishop – Obuasi Diocese
2009 – 2010 - Superintendent Minister
Sakumono, Tema West Circuit
2010 - Supervising Missions Coordinator (SMC) North America.
Bishop Asare is married to Mrs. Elizabeth Amma Asare, a daughter of the Manse. They have four children two of whom now work in Leeds, England.
The hallmarks of his ministry are humility, obedience and sacrifice. These hallmarks of Jesus Christ (our Lord and Master – Phil 2: 5ff) had motivated him to thread the
dangerous and rough roads in the ministry.

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