Family Background-Genealogy

The Rev Kwesi Nkum Wilson (PhD), was born in Agona Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana on 14th June 1970. His parents are the late Very Rev Joseph Wilson ‘B’ and Mrs. Ivy Wilson (néé Baiden). The Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson (PhD), has a very rich background in Methodism and for that matter Christianity and education in Ghana.  Maternally he is a direct great grandson of Mr. Thomas B. Crentsil (Okra Kwaa), a former regent of Saltpond and a renowned merchant of the Gold Coast, he was also the first Circuit Steward of the then Saltpond and Anomabo Circuit of the Gold Coast District of the Methodist Church. Mr. Crentsil, is known to have bought a silver trowel for the foundation stone laying of the magnificent twin tower edifice of the Wesley Chapel at Saltpond on 26th December 1910. His maternal grandfather is the fearless Venerable Jacob Eduam Baiden (1881-1977), the first editor of the Ashanti Pioneer in 1941, the second African District Grandmaster of the Gold Coast Odd Fellows. Mr. Jacob Eduam Baiden and Mr J. B Danquah worked together to raise funds for the establishment of the University of Ghana. Paternally, Rev Wilson is a direct descendant of Rev Akwaise of Nanaanom-pow fame, one of the early indigenes to be ordained as ministers of the Gold Coast Methodism. Rev Akwaise’s nephew the Very Rev James Reynolds (1859-1938) was also ordained as a Minister of the Wesleyan Mission and he served Apam and Winneba Circuits among other stations.  Rev Reynolds nephew was the Very Rev Joseph Wilson ‘A’, (1888-1980), Rev Wilson ‘A’, is reputed to have built lots of schools wherever he served as a minister. Rev Wilson ‘A’, begat Rev Joseph Wilson ‘B’ (1925-2006