Christian Ministry—Christian Organization
John Komla Ansah is the National Director of Navigators Ghana.
When did you trust Christ?
I became a follower of Jesus in 1994. I had just lost my mother who I was very close with. After her death I asked many questions about life after death. I had been attending church all along. But on a particular Wednesday when the Scripture Union group met, I decided enough was enough and surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and confessed Him as my Lord.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The defining moment of my Christian life was when I discovered the Navigators ministry after high school in 1996. I was discipled for five years by two different people. The first person was a high school senior who lived in my community and the second was a professor at the University of Cape Coast. Practical rural missions in Ghana also changed my life, as God used that experience to teach me about how many need the Savior.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I want to be effective and fruitful in my new role as National Director of the Navigators Ghana. I believe the European Leadership Forum will create this learning environment. I am currently the team leader for the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative which was recently launched in Ghana. We envision the Forum example for Ghana and Africa. I know this Forum will help us to learn from our European team leaders.
What is your ministry?
I am currently discipling and mentoring senior high school students, university students, recent university graduates, and national team members in my role as the National Director of the Navigators in Ghana. I mentor, train emerging leaders, cast vision, and engage in team building.
What are your past leadership roles?
I led the community discipleship group of the Navigators, led Scripture Union patrons, and was a student mentorship program leader. I was a National Training Coordinator, the Navigators National Missions Coordinator for the Ashanti region, and was an area ministry director and national leadership team member.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I am actively discipling and mentoring students from Ghana who are on three continents studying for various degrees. My prayer is that they will be established in Christ to share and lead others to faith in Jesus Christ. As I lead the Navigators ministry, I have a need for an environment to learn from other godly leaders around the world. An investment in me will enable this. Finally, I lead the Lausanne Ghana Issachar Initiative Team to ensure godly influence is spread throughout Africa. An investment in me is an investment in the spread of the Gospel in Africa and beyond.