PERSON OF THE MONTH
Emmanuel Frempong Mensah
Emmanuel Frempong Mensah was born in Koforidua, Ghana to the parents of Kwame and Regina Mensah. He obeyed the gospel of Christ and was added to the body of Christ in 1991 at the Arabie Church of Christ in Gabon, Africa.
Emmanuel and four other friends in the gospel established a church of Christ in the city of Port-Gentil in 1992 in Gabon.
Emmanuel was educated at a Methodist boys’ high school, and then went on to attend Abuakwah State College in Ghana. He was a student at the International Bible School in Bellville, South Africa Church of Christ. From hearing about the School of Religious Studies, he enrolled in the degree program to learn more about the bible from preaching and teaching sound doctrine, to bible history and the Old Testament, to expository preaching and Greek, hermeneutics, and counseling.
Emmanuel attends the Newark Church of Christ (New Jersey) under the leadership of Dr. Eugene Lawton. He teaches the Sunday morning bible class for youth and also participates in the monthly minister’s class taught by Brother Lawton.
He has preached at Newark, NJ, Montclair, NJ and in Goldsboro, NC, and has taught Wednesday night adult bible class and preached in Selma, NC. He does door-knocking, holds bible study in his home, and evangelizes across the country.
Emmanuel is married to Sis Felicia Mensah, who also teaches the Ladies Bible Class and is an active member at the Newark Congregation. Emmanuel and Felicia have been married since August 2008. Virtually, they do bible-based marriage counseling to support young couples in strengthening them individually and as a couple.
Emmanuel wants to continue his Christian education, and preaching, teaching, and sharing the word of God with others. He has an Associate’s Degree from the School of Religious Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree from Theological University of America (TUA), and is currently enrolled in the master's program at TUA.
Emmanuel hopes in the future to lead a congregation and serve others through preaching and teaching and helping with church growth.
Here are some plans I have. I will be happy to help a congregation do workshops and set up some programs about the work of evangelism and to set up teams or groups for evangelism and outreach.
For example, how can a church of 15 people, 30 people, 50 people, or 90 people grow within a year no matter what the number or the size of the congregation? There is a program and skills for doing this work by which I can help to identify the elements and sustain plans for groups and teams for their own growth and the growth of the Church (see 2 Peter 3:18).
The outreach of a church is the number one business of the New Testament church. I have one program for the work of evangelism: “Heart on Fire: A strategy for Dynamic Evangelism” (Jeremiah 20:9; 23:29). This program encourages the church to be on fire for soul wining. Jesus is the model soul-winner. Following his example will let your congregation grow.
For evangelism and outreach, the purpose is to establish skills for being a soul-winner. Becoming closer to God is more important than anything because He is all. “For in Him we live and move and have our being ... for we are also His offspring” (Acts 17:28).
We can continue to increase and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and to those who want to know more about Christ. I love being a servant of Christ. This is what I love doing and what I will continue doing for the rest of my life. Praise the Lord. Amen.