Africa is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith
In Africa Ghana is Holding Tight to the Christian Faith
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is a Protestant church in Ghana founded by the Basel missionaries in 1828. The church is a founding member of the Christian Council of Ghana. The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) was founded on October 30, 1929 by five churches namely African Methodist Episcopal (AME), Zion Church, English Church Mission, Ewe Presbyterian Church now Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast and Wesleyan Methodist Church now the Methodist Church Ghana.
Currently the CCG comprises fifteen member churches and two Christian Organizations. The CCG over the years has gone through a series of restructuring and renewal processes in an effort to develop a significant, effective and valuable organization responsive to challenges facing the Ghanaian member churches.
Health care organizations belonging to various Christian Non governmental groups or NGO's in Ghana provide for the majority of Ghana national health care needs. The umbrella organization of which the various mission hospitals, clinics and facilities are members of is known as the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG).
Christian faith in Ghana is around Pentecostal Charismatic 28.3 percent, Protestant 18.4 percent, Catholic 13.1 percent, other 11.4 percent, while Muslim 17.6 percent, traditional 5.2 percent, other 0.8 percent, and 5.2 percent profess no organized religion.