Collection 553 Oral History Interview with Alex Sackey-Ansah
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
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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
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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
- Aryeetey, Solomon.
- Baptism in the Holy Spirit
- Charismatic movement
- Charismatic movement -- Ghana.
- Christian leadership -- Ghana.
- Christian leadership.
- Christianity and culture -- Africa.
- Christianity and culture -- Ghana.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church development, New -- Ghana.
- Church development, New.
- Church growth
- Church growth -- Ghana.
- Church of the Pentecost (Ghana)
- Evangelicalism -- Ghana.
- Evangelistic work -- Ghana.
- Evangelistic work.
- Ghana -- Religious life.
- Gifts, Spiritual.
- Indigenous church administration
- Indigenous church administration -- Ghana.
- Interdenominational cooperation -- Ghana.
- Interdenominational cooperation.
- Interpersonal conflict -- Ghana.
- Interpersonal conflict.
- Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
- Missionaries -- Ghana.
- Missions -- Ghana.
- Missions to Muslims -- Ghana.
- Missions to Muslims.
- Muslims in Ghana.
- Pentecostalism -- Ghana.
- Sackey-Ansah, Alex A.
- Vodou -- Benin.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni.
- Women -- Religious life -- Ghana.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Collection 553 Oral History Interview with Alex Sackey-Ansah
- Paul Ericksen
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