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)
Very Rev. Kwesi Nkum Wilson(PhD)
His father being an itinerant minister of the Methodist Church Ghana, meant that he had to change school anytime his father was transferred, he attended the Methodist Primary Schools in Cape Coast, University Primary School, Cape Coast, Akotobinsin Methodist Primary School, Elmina, Bethany Methodist Middle School, Essikadu, Diabene Junior High School, Diabene-krom Sekondi. This continued until 1985 when he was admitted at the Mfantsipim School form two, thus completing his G. C. E Ordinary Level Examination in 1989.
On 16th January 1984, young Kwesi had a terrible accident, at 8;30pm whiles playing under moon light he fell from the top of the Methodist Manse, Essikado and landed on his back, he was confined to bed for one month and recovered quickly.
Having successfully passed his O’ Level, Rev Wilson entered Fijai Secondary School, Sekondi in 1989 to pursue Advanced Level examination completing in 1991. At Fijai, Rev Wilson was appointed Library Prefect, elected S.U. President, President of the School Choir. He was also the lead debater for the School and an active member of the drama club. This is what the then headmaster of Fijai Mr S. K. Folson said about Rev Wilson in 1991 “Wilson is a well-behaved student and there is every indication that he can go places when given the opportunity to do so. I do recommend him to any organisation where his services may be needed. He will be a great asset to that organisation”
After his A’ Level National Service at Assin Juaso in the Central Region of Ghana, Kwesi gained admission at the University of Cape Coast in 1992 to read Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Psychology and a Diploma in History concurrently, completing in 1997.
After working for some time Osofo Paa Kwesi, pursued a Master of Philosophy degree in Counselling from the University of Cape Coast (2004). With the strong desire to serve the Lord, Rev. K. N. Wilson was admitted at the Trinity Theological Seminary in 2004 to pursue a Bachelor of Divinity degree and was Commissioned into the itinerant ministry at the Wesley Cathedral Sekondi in 2007. Rev. Wilson capped his academic pursuit with a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Education in 2015. Rev Wilson has attended several workshops locally and internationally.
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