Apostle Samuel Amponsah-Frimpong was born into the Christ Apostolic Church International on 9th April 1969 to Madam Esther Afia Frimpomaa and the late Nana Amponsah Gyan. The boy Amponsah-Frimpong was dedicated the same year into the Church by Apostle S. A. Addo of blessed memory. In 1985, he was baptized by Rev. Rtd. J.K. Okrah in Dormaa-Ahenkro.
He spent his childhood days in Dormaa-Ahenkro (his native town) and Sunyani where he had his pre-university education. He started basic school at St. Anselm Anglican Primary School, Sunyani and completed the third term of his Primary 6 class at Roman Catholic Primary at Dormaa-Ahenkro. It was at Dormaa-Ahenkro where he completed his Experimental Junior Secondary as well as Senior Secondary School education.He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Ghana in 1996, and was called to the Bar in 1998 after successfully completing his Bar Examination at the Ghana School of Law. Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong was spurred on to study Master of Law (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) with a European Union scholarship. He also studied International Human Rights Law at Åbo Akademi, University of Turku in Finland. He further trained in International Humanitarian Law at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands).
Prophetic Word Fulfilled
The charm of a successful career in law nor the Diplomatic Service was able to distract Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong from responding to the prophetic word upon his life. While a baby, Apostle S. A. Addo prophesied of the call of God on his life and did caution the mother that she should not allow any prominent secular profession to disengage her son from becoming a minister of God. To help fulfil Gods call, Apostle S. A. Addo advised that the boy should stay with people of God. Consequently, the boy Amponsah-Frimpong was made to stay with Prophetess Margaret Anane and, later on, Apostle Owusu Fofie (all of blessed memory). As he was growing up, several men and women of God continued to confirm the above prophecy. That explains why he abandoned his profession as a lawyer for the prize of the high calling.
Until his election as a General Secretary, Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong was the Area Head and Resident Pastor at T.U.C, Kumasi. His leadership upbringing in the C.A.C.I started between 1990 and 1992 when he served as Choir Leader, Youth Secretary and later on Local Financial Secretary at Dormaa Central Assembly. He thereafter became one of the founders of CASA (University of Ghana) and became C.A.S.A President at Legon in 1996. He then on continued as Deacon at Osu.
Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong entered full into time ministry in CAC on 1 October 1999 and was ordained on 1 April 2004. He has since served as Circuit Pastor at Ashaiman Central, Area Secretary at Effiakuma and Area Head pastor at T.U.C. His international missionary work has helped strengthen the Church in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and others in Norway and Israel. He assisted in the formation of our Churches in Togo and South Africa.
His landmark roles include membership in Secular Education, Reconciliation and Constitutional Review Committees. Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong has so far founded 10 assemblies, namely Sackey and Sun City in Ashaiman Area; Diabene, B.U. and Nkroful in Tanokrom Area; as well as Heman, Kwawoma, Behenease, Sawua and Gyaakye Pramso in T.U.C. Area. His leadership has helped secure 30 building plots for the Church. Rev Amponsah-Frimpong is noted for massive infrastructural developments at all duty stations whether they are chapels, schools, or building of a centenary tower. In Baabianiha in Jaman South Area, he singularly raised funds to construct a chapel.
Family and Inspiration
Apostle Samuel Amponsah-Frimpong is married to his beautiful wife, Josephine. They are blessed with one daughter and three sons. In his journey of faith, Apostle Amponsah-Frimpong took up his devout mother, Madam Esther Afia Frimpomaa, as a spiritual guide, prayer mate and mentor. Her faith in God’s prophetic word over his son; her nurture of faith and in the fear of God; and her godly counsel have all paid off bountifully.