Call into the Ministry
The call into the ministry was a difficult one. After a long personal and spiritual struggle, Rev Wilson turned down lectureship appointment from the University of Cape Coast to full time Ministry. From childhood experiences in the Manse, especially Sunday School services from Cape Coast Siwdu, through Elmina to Essikadu, Rev Wilson has had personal experiences with his maker. At Fijai, he was the President of the Scripture Union. At the University of Cape Coast, Kwesi’s work with Ghana Methodist Students’ Union (GHAMSU) was very noticeable; for three years, he was the organising secretary. When pursuing his graduate studies, he was also appointed as the welfare officer for UCC Ghamsu. In 1996 Rev Wilson wrote and passed the Local Preacher’s Examination. Kwesi worked closely with the late Prof. Kwesi Akwansa Andam (the former VC of KNUST) to organise the Teens and Twenties Camp between 1994-1998. With this experience, he and other young people re-organised the Methodist Youth Fellowship at Saltpond in 1995.
When posted to Asiakwa in 1997, Kwesi’s involvement in the Church’s work was phenomenal. He was a full Local Preacher, a Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, MYF Executive Member, Harvest Committee Chairman, ‘professional chairman’ of every day-born harvest and organisational anniversaries.
In 1998 when the Osiem Section was carved from the Kukuruntumi Circuit, young Kwesi was elected the Circuit Choir President, Secretary of MYF among other responsibilities. Having been active in the Lord’s vineyard, it did not surprise many when in 2004 he resigned his position at the University of Cape Coast and enrolled at the Trinity Theological Seminary to be formed into the ordained ministry within the Methodist Church Ghana.