Nsawam Road Church of Christ is non-denominational Christian church. In May 1968, Daniel Ampadu Asiamah and Gerald O. Fruziah, Sr., a missionary took the responsibility of starting the Lord’s Church in Accra. The Church first met at Kaneshie Community Centre with some World Bible School correspondents with an initial attendance of 11 made up of three (3) Christians and 8 visitors including children.
The meetings of the church were held in several places such as the shed at the community centre at Kaneshie, then moved to the first floor of a building on the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue which shared a wall with the Adabraka market, Osu RE (the missionary compound for Accra), Airport residential area which was later sold to purchase an automobile garage situated on the Nsawam Road near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle at the cost of Gh¢ 14.00 (fourteen thousand cedis) i.e. one cedi, forty pesewas (new Ghana Cedis).
Currently, the automobile garage has been transformed and developed into an ultra-modern church building with offices and worship auditoriums.
The Church in the early years, focused on mission work which led to the establishment of the Accra School of Preaching to train preachers to spread the gospel. The efforts of the students with the help of the missionaries resulted in Churches established at Nsawam, Swedru, Akosombo, Winneba, Odumase (Krobo) and Assin Fosu. The National Bible Institute was also established in January 1983. The Institute, in its ten years of existence was directed by Daniel Ampadu Asiamah, Dan McVey and Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah.
The dynamic mission-minded of the Church resulted in the establishment of many more churches in the following areas; Suhum, Asamankese, Mankessim, Akwatia, Alavanyo Abehenase, Peki Dzake, Mampong Akwapim, Adeiso, and Old Ningo.
The church also broadcast the word of God on radio for close to one year on GBC-2. Indeed, the radio programme was very helpful and led to the establishment of the church at Twifo-Praso in the Central Region, and Tease in the Afram Plains of the Eastern Region in 1984.
The work in Accra grew the more and Nsawam Road helped to establish some more congregations like Osu, Achimota, Odorkor, Abeka and Accra New Town. The Osu church also started churches at Teshie, Labone, La, Ringway Estate.
The first preacher for Nsawam Road Church of Christ was Daniel Ampadu Asiamah. He ministered for over 20 years and moved on to minster at Akosombo and other regions in Ghana. He is still active in the work of the Lord.
He was succeeded by Twumasi Ankrah who also served for over 18 years and now the Chancellor of the University for the Church (Heritage Christian College). The Lord’s Church at Nsawam Road had grown to the extent that, it needed many preachers to support the work. Currently, the Church has four (4) preachers namely Twumasi Ankrah Sam Williams, Martin Oppong and Shadrack Oppong. Each of the preachers are assigned a specific role supporting the work of Nsawam Road Church of Christ.
Nsawam Road Church of Christ currently has membership over 1200. The church has Seven (7) dedicated and experienced Elders who oversee the activities of the church. Some of the Elders have served for over 20 years and still serving. There are twenty five (25) selfless and committed Deacons assisting the Elders with the implementation of the policies of the church. For effective administration and also to make sure that, each members need is catered for, various Ministries, committees and groups have been setup such as Women Fellowship, Youth Ministry, Zones, Single and the Unmarried and many more.
The Elders of the Church oversees the following Projects; Village of Hope Orphanage, Heritage Christian College and many more. Again, the Church under takes external mission Projects in the following areas; Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal and sponsor many preachers across the country.
It is also worth noting that, the Church has a special congregation for the deaf brethren who signed with their figures to preach, sing and communicate. The preacher for the Deaf Church is Brother Sam Williams and membership over 200.
“….. the Churches of Christ salute You…. Roman 16:16”