The First Believers Church, now known as the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, was founded on 12 November 1828 and ordained its first Minister on 3 January 1830. Initially known as the Committee, or Committee of Truth or Circulation of the Gospel, the body was formally constituted as the New Kirk or Presbyterian Society of Ghana on 27 May 1793. The Church became a Presbyterian Church in 1828 and in 1848, a seminary was established, mainly to train church workers.
The United Methodist Church is a Christian denomination, one of the largest Protestant Christian denominations in the world, with 10 million members in about 48,000 local churches and 2 million missionaries. It was organized in 1957, coming out of the merger of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Protestant Church, and the Evangelical United Brethren in Christ. The United Methodist Church is a member church of the World Methodist Council, which is a global fellowship of 42 million Methodists in 80 countries. The headquarters of the Methodist Church USA is in Georgia. Its evangelist, John Wesley, who left England, established the first Methodist Church in America in Philadelphia in 1784. Wesley held Methodist congregations in the colonies for some time, as did later leaders such as Francis Asbury and Alexander Campbell. The Methodists were influenced by the Methodist revival in the midwest and the Great Awakening in the northeast from 1830 to 1845. The Methodist church became the Methodists in Great Britain. A second revival of Methodism began in Britain in 1814-15.In the United States, Methodism combined with the type of evangelicalism that developed in the Northeast after the Great Awakening of the 18th century. The forward movement that resulted established Methodism as the largest and most widely recognized Protestant denomination in the United States.
After the December 1981 coup, the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), headed by Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, suspended the 1979 Constitution by Article 66 of the PNDC Proclamation Law of 1982. However, the same law, in Section 1(b), stressed that one of the \"Directive Principles of State Policy\" would be the \"respect for fundamental human rights and for the dignity of the human person [which] are to be cultivated among all sections of the society and established as part of the basis of social justice\" (Blaustein and Flanz 1984, 3). d2c66b5586