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Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei 

11th Episcopal District

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Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei a native of Likpe-Bakua in the Oti Region of the Republic of Ghana, was born November 23rd, 1963 to Lawrence Kwame Adjei of blessed memory and Christine Nubuasah. He is the 3rd of the 12 children. He was elected the 68th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church on 1st ballot on June 29th, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a Post-Secondary Diploma in Theology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry with majors in Pastoral Ministry and Missions respectively from the Maranatha University College in Accra, Ghana. He earned his Masters in Divinity from Successful Ministers Academy in collaboration with London Theological Accrediting Agency in Accra, Ghana. Received his Doctorate of Theology from the American Bible University, Ghana Campus.

Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei received his Local Preachers License in 1991 at Beulah Temple CME Church. He was ordained to the Orders of Deacon in 1995 and Elder in 1998 by Late Bishop Charles L. Helton. He was assigned to start a mission in Accra by Late Senior Bishop Linsey in 1993 which he did by going to plant a church at a school room in Tesano, Accra. The Church has grown to become the Bethel CME Church which now worships on her own church building at a landed property purchased under his leadership for the CME Church. He was appointed Presiding Elder of North West District in 1998 by Senior Bishop LL Reddick III. A district that has grown by extending the missions to the Republic of Togo. Bishop Kenneth Wayne Carter, further appointed him as Mission Supervisor for Ghana-Togo region.

Until his election to the office of bishop in the CME Church, he served as the Chaplain of the Christian Methodist Senior High School. A role he played on behalf of the CME Church for 31 years without stipends in order to certify and enhanced the CME Church ownership and relationship with the Ghana Education Service.

Bishop Adjei climbed through the ladder of the CME Church hierarchy from Licensed Local Church Preacher, Local Church Pastor, Presiding Elder, Annual Conference Secretary, Chair of the Joint Board of Finance, Chair of the Committee on Ministerial Examination, Dean of Leadership Studies and Young Adult Council President of the Ghana Region Annual Conference.

He furthermore, faithfully worked in succession to the following Bishops of the Church. They were: Late Senior Bishop Nathaniel Linsey, Late Bishop Charles L. Helton, Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick III, Late Bishop Ronald Cunningham, Bishop Kenneth Wayne Carter and Late Bishop Godwin T. Umoette.

Ecumenically, before his election, he was the Vice Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana by virtue of the fact that the CME is a member church of this oldest most revered ecumenical body in Ghana. In January 2007, Bishop Adjei received ITC distinguished award for Ministry for the 10th Episcopal District in Atlanta, Georgia.

He is a respected International Speaker, spanning from West Coast of Africa to Europe and America. In 2015 he was invited to the Home coming week celebration of Lane College, in Jackson Tennessee as the Parade Grand Marshall of the College and a special guest speaker of the Chapel Service of the Home coming week celebrations. He has also spoken and preached at some major CME denominations in the USA. Some of which include Miles Chapel CME, Houston, TX., Metropolitan CME Church Houston, TX. Trinity CME Church in Memphis TN. Bullock Temple CME Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mother Liberty and St. John CME Churches all in Jackson TN. Christian Chapel Temple of Faith CME Church, Dallas, TX., Kirkwood CME, Dallas, TX. Southside Community CME Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Westside Community CME, Atlanta, GA, Russell Temple CME Church in Alexandria, Virginia State, Trinity CME Church in Tucson, Arizona, just to mention a few.

Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei until his election, was a member of the Judicial Council of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2018 all respectively on first ballot. He was elected a delegate to the World Methodist Council in 2001 in Brighton, England and re-elected to attend the 2016 World Methodist Council held in Houston, Texas where he represents 10th Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 2001 and 2016.

Bishop K.L. Adjei was a Council Member of Maranatha University College in Ghana, Board member of the Municipal Educational Oversight Committee of Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Board member of Christian Methodist Senior High School and Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School. He was also the PTA Chairman of Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School which is currently the largest female school in Ghana with students’ total population of 4,926.

Bishop Adjei is highly revered in the community that he lives. He is currently the Chairman of the Land Lords Association of Israel South community in Accra, Ghana. He has endeared himself to service in the community that the Local government of his constituency honored him by naming a street lying in front of Bethel CME Church after him. The street name is “Lawson Street”.

Bishop K.L. Adjei also founded the LL Reddick School of Theology & Leadership Studies that is purposely earmarked to train CME Ministers and Church leaders of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Ghana. He was until his election to the Episcopacy, the President of the School.

Bishop Kwame Lawson Adjei is happily married to Rev. Mrs. Mercy Adjei since 1998 and are blessed with two daughters and a son, Justina, Mary and Emmanuel.

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11th Episcopal District

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