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John Komla Ansah

John Komla Ansah
Person Details
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  • Ghana
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Bible Teachers and Preachers (Foundational) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Discipleship


  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
  • Needs YRM Funding
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am the National Director of the Navigators Ministry in Ghana. I am leading a team of 15 committed people who are either marketplace staff or fulltime staff in the ministry. It is my responsibility to lead them to achieve our set goals and encourage them to pursue the purposes of God above all else.

When did you trust Christ?

I became a follower of Jesus in 1994. I had just lost my mother, with who I was very close. After her death, I asked many questions about life after death. I had been attending church all along. But on a particular Wednesday when the Scripture Union group met, I decided enough was enough and surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and confessed Him as my Lord.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

The defining moment of my Christian life was when I discovered the Navigators ministry after high school in 1996. I was discipled for five years by two different people. The first person was a high school senior who lived in my community, and the second was a professor at the University of Cape Coast. Practical rural missions in Ghana also changed my life, as God used that experience to teach me how many need the Savior.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to become more intentional, especially in discipling others by planning with a clear syllabus and content. I hope to become better at vision casting and to develop some useful growth metrics for the young men I mentor. I see this as a rare opportunity to learn from more experienced people.

I want to be effective and fruitful in my role as National Director of the Navigators Ghana. I believe the European Leadership Forum will create this learning environment. I am currently the team leader for the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative, which was recently launched in Ghana. We envision the Forum example for Ghana and Africa. I know this Forum will help us to learn from our European team leaders.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

I am the national director for Navigators in Ghana. I am responsible for discipling younger leaders. There are currently 11 younger men I am currently discipling and mentoring. I meet with them monthly for intentional discipleship in the Word and life on life. I make time to visit them and meet with them one on one to know each of them so I can respond appropriately to their growth needs.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I am actively discipling and mentoring students from Ghana who are on three continents studying for various degrees. My prayer is that they will be established in Christ to share and lead others to faith in Jesus Christ. As I lead the Navigators ministry, I need an environment to learn from other godly leaders worldwide. An investment in me will enable this. Finally, I lead the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative Team to ensure a godly influence is spread throughout Africa. An investment in me is an investment in the spread of the Gospel in Africa and beyond.