At our Presbytery meeting on 1st November, Sylvester Konteh was examined for the final time by Presbytery. Upon him passing this exam and taking the vows for full licensure, Presbytery proceeded to license Mr Koneth as a preacher of the Gospel and eligible for a call. Rev. Stephen Steele, moderator of Presbytery, addressed Mr Konteh with apt words of exhortation and encouragement.
At the same meeting of Presbytery, a call was issued from the Presbytery to Mr Koneth to be an organising minister of a Reformed Presbyterian congregation in Brikama, under the jurisdiction of our Presbytery. An interim session was appointed consisting of Revs Stephen McCollum, Donald Macdonald, and Stephen Steele. Arrangements were made for Mr Konteh’s ordination. The session will interview individuals for communicant membership on the same basis as in our other congregations. The session will organise public meetings in due course to keep the wider denomination informed of progress.
We are delighted to have this opportunity to be involved in the Global Mission field. We would encourage the global RP community to get behind the work in Brikama through prayer. Our goal is that there will eventually be a Reformed Presbyterian Church of the Gambia, which will preach the Gospel and testify to the Crown rights of Jesus Christ over Church and State, adhere to the Westminster Standards, and believe in the Biblical obligation of civil and ecclesiastical covenanting.