“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not to bring to nothing things that are” (1 Cor. 1:28).
Apostle C. K Nartey was baptized on 16th February, 1975. He exhibited so much commitment and dedication to the work of God. He was consequently ordained as an Elder in December 1978 at Dunkwao on Offin by the late President Austen Ofori Addo during a Christmas Convention held by the then Kumasi Area.
After working for the Lord as encourage worker for two years in the then Sefwi District, he was enrolled at The Apostolic Bible College in January 1979 in Kumasi where he passed with Merit and was awarded a Diploma in Theology in November 1979. In the year 2006, he was awarded a scholarship by the National Council to attend a Bible College in Penygroes, South Wales in the United Kingdom and he came out with flying colours.
Apostle Christian Kwesi Nartey was called into the Ministry by the National Council of The Apostolic Church on 29th June, 1980 as an Overseer and was stationed at Apam in the Central Region in the same year of his calling. After working so hard to elevate the District to a high level within two years, and as a confirmation of his call, he was ordained by the Late President Ofori Addo and the Late Apostle E. K. Owodo into Full Time Ministry at Akim Asuboa in the Eastern Region during a Christmas Convention held by the Winneba Area in December 1982.
On 4th April, 1984 he was ordained as a Pastor at the Mamprobi Salvation Army Park during a National Easter convention. He was also ordained in August 1990 as a Teacher at a National Witness Convention held at Cape Coast. On the 26th August 2000, he was ordained as an Apostle at the National Witness Convention held in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
LEADERSHIP AND MINISTERIAL OFFICES HELD
Apostle Christian Kwesi Nartey served the Lord and Church in the following capacities:
- Member of the National Council of the church from 2000 to date
- Superintendent, National Women’s Movement and The National Pastors’ Wives Association, 2010 to 2015
- Chairman, Planning Committee, Apostolic World Conference, 2011 to 2013
- National Executive (full member) from 2006 to 2014
- National Executive (standby member) from 2004 to 2006
- Area Head at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region from 1997 to 2000
- Area Finance Pastor in the Sunyani Area from 1989 1997
- Area Women’s Pastor in the Sunyani Area from 1988 to 1997
- Area Finance Pastor at the Winneba Area from 1984 to 1988
- Area Witness Pastor at the Winneba Area from 1984 to 1988
He also served the Lord as a Pastor/Apostle at the following stations:
2011 to 2015 – Area Apostle for Adabraka Area in the Greater Accra Region
2011 to 2014 – Supervising Apostle for Madina Area in the Greater Region
2008 to 2011 – Area Apostle at Kumasi Area ‘A’ in the Ashanti region
2000 to 2008 – Area Apostle at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region
1997 to 2000 – Area Pastor at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo region
1990 to 1997 – District Pastor at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region
1988 to 1990 – District Pastor at Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region
1980 to 1988 – District Pastor at Apam in the Central Region
- Sod cutting for the start of an ultra-modern Clinic project at Kutunse (Ga West) in the Adabraka Area.
- The establishment of the Apostolic Preparatory School at Assembly ‘C’ Sunyani
- He started The Apostolic Preparatory School at Penkwasi Sunyani and it was later commissioned by a delegation from the United Kingdom when they attended the National Women’s Convention in September, 1993.
- He has been involved in the construction of temples and mission houses
SELECTED SEMINARS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
- John Maxwell Leadership Seminar in 2006
- Apostolic World Conference in Malaysia in 2011
- Apostolic World Leaders’ Conference in the UK in 2012
- Apostolic World Conference, in Accra, Ghana in 2013
- In 2008, 2010 and 2011 he travelled to South Africa to help in the Establishment of the Apostolic Church in Mount Frer.
- He was appointed by Apostle John Annan Adotey (the former President) to attend the General Convention of the Apostolic Church in Burkina Faso on his behalf to preach and ordain Ascension Ministers for the first time in thirty (30) years.
SOME OF HIS KEY COMPETENCIES
- He is endowed with effective teaching and very strong ministerial gifts and graces.
- He is a very humble, approachable, and organized planner with very good inter-personal relations.
- He has good management, collaboration, co-ordination, representation, mediation and facilitation skills.
- He is a caring minister, responsible father, and loving husband.
Apostle Christian Kwesi Nartey is married to Deaconess Mary Afua Korkor Nartey, a strong pillar behind his successful ministry.
To remain an efficient apostle, teacher, and leader, using divine wisdom, insight, prayer, discipline, verve, focus, innovation, zeal, solidarity and Godly guidance to minister, plan, research, and provide ideas, solutions and outreach facilitation in a variety of settings for organizational, human, and national development and progress to the glory of God.