Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Julius Coomson is a pastor of Legon Interdenominational Church, which is located on the campus of the University of Ghana.
When did you trust Christ?
I grew up in a Catholic home where I was taught to attend mass every Sunday. I did this religiously but all the while I was empty within. This continued until my first year in the university where I heard the gospel faithfully preached. I realized I was a great sinner, but Jesus was a great savior. I responded to an altar call and made the finished work of Christ on the cross my own. I invited Jesus by faith to come and live in my heart. I have not looked back since.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The defining moment for my faith was after I got saved. I was introduced to a faithful minister of the gospel who was discipling students on my university campus. He taught me the basics of the Christian faith, such as reading the scriptures, having a quiet time, and how to pray and evangelize effectively. That created a solid foundation for my Christian walk. I thank God I was discipled.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I hope to meet other gospel-centered ministers at the Forum, from whom I can learn new ideas for ministry. I believe as we meet, learn from, and pray for each other that I will be renewed for effective ministry upon my return. In addition, I hope to meet people who have been in ministry for a long time and who can mentor me. Furthermore, I expect to be exposed to new resources which may not be available in my context.
What is your ministry?
I am currently an associate pastor of a 1,500-member congregation located on the University of Ghana campus. I provide pastoral care and help train leaders for our church’s Bible study and ministry leadership needs. In addition, I run discipleship sessions for students on the university campus.
What are your past leadership roles?
By God’s grace I have held various leadership roles. In high school I was the Head Prefect for my school. I had the leadership responsibility of serving as a link between about 900 students and the school authorities. In the university I served as a hall president for the University Christian Fellowship (a member of IFES). I was responsible for the spiritual growth of about 2,000 university students. After university I obtained theological training and served as a Bible instructor for a Bible school on the University of Ghana campus. In addition, I pioneered a discipleship program for university students and by God’s grace over 2,500 students have been discipled through this initiative. I was later employed by a church to serve as the Outreach and Ministry Director. I was responsible for developing outreach training to help the members of the church become effective in reaching out to others through evangelism.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
My ministry is impacting and shaping lives greatly for God’s glory. There are many groups who are working hard to lead these young students astray, but by God’s grace my ministry is strategically being used by God to preserve these precious lives. Simply put, investing in my training will reach a lot more people for the Lord Jesus Christ.