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Collection 553 Oral History Interview with Alex Sackey-Ansah

Identifier: CN 553

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Alex Atempo Sackey-Ansah in which he describes his family, conversion and spiritual development, education, joining Pioneers­Africa, distinctives and programs of the mission, his responsibilities, Pioneers­Africa director Solomon Aryeetey, Church of Pentecost, the church in Ghana, missions in Africa, African missionaries, church planting philosophy and process, conflict resolution in Africa, American perceptions of Africa and the African church, establishing a church in a Muslim area, observations about American churches, and other mission-related topics. The time perioed covered by the interviews is 1968 to 1998.

Alex Atempa Sackey-Ansah was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on May 12, May 26, and June 24, 1998.


  • Created: 1998

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Alex Atempa Sackey-Ansah

Birth: June 3, 1968, in Cape Coast, Ghana


Parents: Father: Nana Ayirebo Acquah IV (stool name as a chief; given name is John Kudolf Ansah, deceased) was chief of the southern section of Ghana for the Efutu people, an ethnic group of the Akan tribe. Mother: Madam Janet Thompson-Quartey of the Fantis group

Siblings: One older brother, one sister; five sisters

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 1982 as a result of attending Scripture Union meetings during a fast


1984 - University Practice Secondary School, Cape Coast, Ghana (Science)

1986 - Adisadel College, Cape Coast, Ghana (Science)

1990 - University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana (BS, Biological Sciences)

1995 - University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Mphil, Plant Genetics)

1997-1999 - Wheaton College Graduate School (Missions/Intercultural and Evangelism)


1994 - Pastor of Abundant Power Chapel, Ghana

1996 - Mission administrator for Pioneers­Africa with responsibilities and oversight of missionary work at remote satellite stations in Benin, Ghana, Mali and Togo

Other Significant Information:  Held numerous positions of responsibility and leadership while a student and in his church: prayer secretary and president of Scripture Union high school group; president of Scripture Union college group; ordained a ministering deacon in his church and later supporting pastor; while at university was prayer secretary of the Commonwealth Hall Christian Fellowship and vice president and president of Legon Pentecostals Union.


4.00 Audio Tapes

218 Minutes

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Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Alex Sackey-Ansah in 1998.

Accession: 98-26, 98-30, 98-43

November 21, 2005

Paul A. Ericksen

Collection 553 Oral History Interview with Alex Sackey-Ansah
Paul Ericksen
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Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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