A special valedictory service was held for the out-going Moderator, Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey at the Peniel Congregation, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Salem, Teshie in Accra.
The service attracted a host of special dignitaries among whom were the Traditional leaders, Lay members of the church, friends, family and the Clergy.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Martey thanked the General Assembly Council, the entire Presbyterian membership both home and abroad for their support, prayers and advise during the six years of his moderatorship, adding that their pieces of advice has kept him on the watch and that has contributed to his success as the 16th Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
Rev. Prof. Martey again thanked his family for their unflinching support and love throughout the six years.
The Moderator used the occasion to highlight some of the achievements the church had achieved during the six years period in office and notable of these achievements were; the development of the PCG’s Mission and Evangelism blue print which has help in the evangelism drive within the church, establishment of prayer retreat centres, policy document for prayer centres, human resource management, building of a new Head Office Complex at Kukuhill Osu, leasing of the Mokola land, acquiring of lands such as the Salem City land and improving the worship material of the church and also making them available in the vernacular.
He also spoke of the challenges his face as the head of the church, insults form politicians among other and called for an attentive obedience that was not held back by old patterns.
The Moderator was later presented with a citation from General Assembly Council on behalf of the Church, elaborating the qualities, braveness and finesse he brought to bear on the work as a Moderator. The Teshie Peniel Congregation also presented a citations to the out-going Moderator.
Preaching on the theme for the occasion, “Awake and Watch for His Coming” (Matthew 24: 36-44), he said the end time is near and the need for all Christians and the Church in Ghana as a whole to be aware and prepare for the coming of the true judge who is Jesus the Christ.
“We cannot behave as if the second coming has delay so it will not come to pass, Christians as we are, we shouldn’t fool ourselves of the fact that Christ has delay in His coming so there will be no seconding coming” he stressed
Rev. Prof. Martey said as human as we are, it was always better to pray for God to keep reminding us of the signs of the end time, hence not miss the coming of the King.