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John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Rev. Dr. Casely Essamuah

Born in Ghana, Rev. Dr. Casely Essamuah (ord. Meth Ch., Ghana; B.A., Univ of Ghana, Legon; M.Div, HDS; ThD., BUSth) is Secretary of the Global Christian Forum. He has studied and worked in Africa, Belgium and the US. A reflective practitioner of his faith, he is a bi-cultural bridge-builder, straddling the spheres of the global South and North, while working in missions, ecumenism, the church and the academy.

The Rev. Dr. Casely B. Essamuah serves as Secretary to the Global Christian Forum. In this role, he offers executive and servant leadership to a platform that enables encounter between and among churches that confess Jesus Christ as fully human and fully divine, and that recognizes and accepts God as revealed in the Trinity. The GCF creates space for encounter between, among and beyond the following: The World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance, the Pentecostal World Fellowship, and the Roman Catholic Church through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

At the GCF table these Christian organizations offer each other and others a safe and precious space for encounter, prayer and faith sharing. Previously in the last 20 years, Dr. Essamuah served as Global Missions Pastor for Park Street Church in Boston, Mass. and Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD. He facilitated those churches global engagements, that included million-dollar partnerships, and involving thousands of short term and vocational missionaries. A few of the projects were church planting, leadership development, youth evangelism and discipleship, HIV/AIDS-prevention and medical ministries, and others.

Originally from Ghana, West Africa, and an ordained minister of the Methodist Church Ghana, since 1990, Dr. Essamuah holds a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate from Boston University. He also serves as Secretary to the World Relief board and was Synod Secretary to the North America Mission Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, which has 50 churches in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Essamuah is married to Dr Angela Wakhweya-Essamuah and blessed with three children. His life verse is: “by the grace of God I am what I am,” (1 Corinthians 10) and he prays that grace will not be in vain and that, as empowered by the Holy Spirit, he with others will bring the gospel of hope to a world desperately in need.

Current Global Christian Forum Committee (2023)

Anglican Communion Revd Dr Christopher Wells
Association of Evangelicals in Africa Revd Dr Master Oboletswe Matlhaope
Baptist World Alliance Revd Everton Jackson
Catholic Church – Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity Revd Dr Andrzej Choromanski
Church of God (Cleveland) Revd Dr David Sang-Ehil Han
Ecumenical Patriarchate Vacant
Latin America Evangelical Dr Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Lutheran World Federation Prof Dr Dirk Lange
Megachurches Revd Dr Hana Kim
Mennonite World Conference Revd Dr Anne-Cathy Graber
Moscow Patriarchate Fr Mikhail Goundiaev
Organisation of African Instituted Churches Revd Nicta Lubaale
Pentecostal World Fellowship Revd Dr William Wilson
Pentecostal World Fellowship Revd Dr David Wells
Pentecostal Dr Cecil M. Robeck
Salvation Army International Commissioner Jane Paone
Seventh-Day Adventist Church General Conference Revd Dr Ganoune Diop
Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch H.E. Archbishop Mor Chrysostomos Michael Chamoun
United Bible Societies Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell
World Communion of Reformed Churches Dr Hanns Lessing
World Council of Churches Prof. Dr Dimitra Koukoura
World Council of Churches Dr Vasile Octavian Mihoc
World Evangelical Alliance Prof Dr Yassir Eric
World Evangelical Alliance Prof. Dr Thomas Schirrmacher
World Methodist Council Bishop Rosemarie Wenner
World Student Christian Federation Bishop Dr Geevarghese Coorilos
World Vision International Dr Natasha Klukach
World Young Women’s Christian Association Vacant
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