The Ga Presbytery traces its origin to the Ga-Adangme Presbytery. By a Synod resolution in 1971, the Ga-Adangme Presbytery was split into two (2), namely, the Ga Presbytery and Dangme-Tongu Presbytery, to facilitate evangelism and ensure more efficient administration. The Ga-Adangme Presbytery had existed for fifty (50) years, being one of the original five (5) Presbyteries created by Synod in 1922. The newly created Presbytery was inaugurated in 1972. It comprised nine (9) Districts, namely Teshie, Kaneshie, Abokobi, Adabraka, Labadi, Osu, Nungua, Tema and Accra Central. Presently, there are twenty-four (24) Districts with one (1) Mission Field administered directly by the Presbytery.

The Ga Presbytery is located in the Greater Accra Region stretching from Tema in the East to the main road from Accra to Nsawam in the West. It also stretches northwards to the foot of the Akwapim hills. This area was originally occupied by the ethnic group known as the Ga’s based on which the Presbytery was named. This part of the Greater Accra Region has become increasingly cosmopolitan since the 1960’s making the Ga Presbytery the most ethnically diverse in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (P.C.G.).

The first Chairman of the Presbytery, Rev. E.A. Adjei elected in 1972, combined the functions of the office with those of a District Minister. So also did the Clerk of Presbytery, Rev. J.E. Svanikier. This arrangement continued for over ten (10) years until a decision was taken to detach the position of Chairman from congregational duties. That decision necessitated the provision of a manse for the Chairman as well as office facilities for the Presbytery. These facilities are sited at Osu Kuku-Hill (Jubilee House).

Current Situation of the Presbytery as at 2017.

District 24
Mission Field 1
Northern Outreach Program 1
Congregations 160
Preaching Points 96
Ministers 180
Catechists 213
Caretakers 43
Children under 12years 31,307
Children 12years -17years 17,913
Youth 18 years -29 years 23,438
Young Adults 30 years – 40 years 18,136
Adults above 40 years 40,141
Communicants 69,841
Non-Communicants 13,598

AGE GROUP STATISTICS

DISTRICT STATISTICS

MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUE STATEMENTS

The P. C. G strategic plan referred to above has the Church’s Mission, Vision and Core Value Statements as follows:

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of the P. C. G is as follows:

“To uphold the centrality of the Word of God and through the enablement of the Holy Spirit adopt a holistic development of her human and material resources to:
improve Church growth through evangelism and nurture
attain self-sufficiency through effective resource mobilization
address all factors that inhibit development through advocacy and effective delivery of social services
uphold the Reformed Tradition and cherish partnership with the worldwide body of Christ.

Vision Statement

The P. C. G Vision Statement is:

“To be a Christ-centered, Evangelistic, Disciplined, Democratic, United, Self-sustaining and growing Church”.

Core Value Statement

The P. C. G is founded on certain core values that must not be compromised in the achievement of the Church’s strategic objectives. These Core Values are our belief in:
The Centrality of the Word of God;
Discipline;
Integrity;
Hard work;
Humility;
Unity;
Upholding Democratic principles;
Godly Leadership and skills Development; and
Sound Moral Principles