Health/Family Life/Chaplaincy

Name:             Daniel Opoku-Adjei  (Pastor)

 

Background: Born in 1957 at Kokofu, Ashanti, Ghana.

Baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church at age 23 in 1980.  Worked as a soldier in the Ghana Army from 1979 to 1994 (Staff-sergeant) Teacher at Abrepo Junior High School in Kumasi between 1996 and 1997 before first degree.

 Family:           Married to Alice Opoku-Adjei with 3 sons: Nathanael Adjei-Kyeremeh, Michael Kwame Adjei, and Emmanuel Opoku-Adjei.

 Education:

2014-               Andrews University, Doctor of Ministry Candidate in Family Ministry

2006-2009       Adventists University of Africa (AUA), Masters in Pastoral Theology

 2008 Jan-May Health Education Certificate at Pacific Health Education Center, California, USA

1997-2001       Valley View University (Oyibi-Accra, Ghana), BA in Theological Studies

 1987-1988       Kumasi Advanced Technical Teachers’ College (Certificate in Education)

O & A Levels

1984-1985       Kumasi Polytechnic (Electrical Technicians’ Part III)

1976- 1978      Kumasi Polytechnic (Electrical Technicians’ Parts I & II)

 Ordained:     

March 2006     Ordained as Gospel Minister.

Experience:

2016 – 2017     Family Ministries, Health & Chaplaincy Director

2014- 2016      Health Ministries, Publishing Director & Abuakwa-Maakro Church Pastor

2011-2014       Part-time Lecturer, Valley View University-Kumasi and Techiman Campuses

2015-2016       Church Pastor for Abuakwa Maakro

2014                District Pastor — Atwima Koforidua

2011-2014       District Pastor — Bremang

2006-2011       District Pastor — Agona

2001-2006       District Pastor — Diaso

HEALTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

The Church believes its responsibility to make Jesus Christ known to the world includes a moral obligation to preserve human dignity by promoting optimal levels of physical, mental, and spiritual health.

In addition to those who are ill, this responsibility extends to the prevention of disease through effective health education and leadership in promoting optimum health, free of tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and unclean foods. Where possible, members shall be encouraged to follow a primarily vegetarian diet.

FAMILY MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

The objective of family ministries is to strengthen marriage and the family. Family Ministries upholds the biblical teaching related to the family and lifts up God’s ideals for the living. At the same time, it brings an understanding of the brokenness experienced by individuals and families in a fallen world. The department facilitates understanding, unity and love at home and in the family of God. Individuals, married couples, and families are helped to avail themselves of professional counselling when necessary.

CHAPLAINCY DIRECTOR

The purpose of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) and the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are one: to communicate to all people the everlasting gospel and therefore restore broken humanity to wholeness in relationship with God. The ACM seeks to establish a global network of Adventist chaplains who care responsibly for the spiritual well-being of all those in their assigned circle of influence.