30 November 2017

Liberia Council of Churches Elects New Officers

Monrovia — 26 November 2017: Liberia's premier church umbrella organization has elected a corps of officers to steer the affairs of the organization over the next two years.

The selection was done during the 31st General Assembly of Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), held at the S. Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church in Sinkor, Monrovia, November 24 -25, 2017.

Those elected are: Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown, Bishop of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, as President; Rev. Dr. Jensen Seyenkulo, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, as 1st Vice President; Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, President of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, as 2nd Vice President; 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 after 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 and peace and stability in Liberia.

"We are on a journey", he asserted, and called on members of the council to pull together to promote Christian unity, witness and service in the country.

He spoke about the need to help strengthen ecumenism in the country at the level of the young people of the country.

He pledged to uphold and support religious harmony in the country 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 of, 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.

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