2023 Valentine's Day: Former Catholic Priest Turned Married Anglican Clergyman Opens Up About New Life

2023 Valentine's Day: Former Catholic Priest Turned Married Anglican Clergyman Opens Up About New Life

  • Ghanaian preacher, Rev Canon Amankwah, has shared his experiences as a married Anglican pastor after serving as a Catholic priest for 17 years
  • Before being ordained as an Anglican clergyman, he worked as an assistant parish priest at the Holy Trinity Parish in Agormanya in the Eastern Region
  • The clergyman has been married to Ruth Amankwah for nine years, who came into the union with three children

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Ghanaian clergyman, Rev Canon Amankwah, has shared his experiences regarding his time as a married Anglican pastor after spending 17 years as a Catholic priest.

The preacher revealed that Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, served as a mentor to him when he was starting as a Catholic priest.

Canon Amankwah proposes to Ruth

Rev Amankwah acknowledged that it was difficult to propose to Ruth, saying he had to let his father do it on his behalf during their appearance on The StandPoint show with Oheneyere Gifty Anti.

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Rev Canon Amankwah and his wife Ruth Amankwah.
Former Catholic Priest turned married Anglican preacher opens up about his love life. Photo source: asaaseradio.com.
Source: UGC

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"Proposal was difficult. I couldn't propose to my wife, and my father proposed to Ruth for me," he said, per Asaaseradio.com.

Rev Amankwah disclosed that his wife, Ruth Amankwah, a teacher, had three children before marriage. Nine years into his marriage, the preacher said he had always intended to wed a woman familiar with his past as a Catholic priest.

Rev Amankwah's first experience with his wife in bed

His first relationship with his wife in bed was complicated. "I couldn't image going naked before my wife," the religious leader stated.

''I had to pray to muster the courage to have canal knowledge of my wife. And since then, anytime we're going to have an affair, I pray before the act,'' he said. He said there was no sexual intimacy between him and Ruth before their union.

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Rev Amankwah's career as a preacher

The preacher served as an assistant parish priest at the Holy Trinity Parish in Agormanya in the Eastern Region before he was ordained as an Anglican priest. Later, he served as the parish priest of St. Barbara Parish in Akosombo, Eastern Region.

Rev Canon Amankwah is currently the diocesan evangelism director and also the director for the choir at St Mary Anglican church at Atechem, Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region.

He has a postgraduate diploma in education from the University of Cape Coast, a diploma in theology from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a master's degree in religious education and pastoral ministry from the Catholic University College of Ghana, Sunyani.

His works include "God has not finished with you yet," among others. He will release his 15th book in later February.

Ghanaian man says he'll rather use GH₵200 to stake bet than take girl out

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that according to a young man in Ghana, he would not want to take a female out on a date and spend up to GHc200 on food, drinks, or entertainment.

The man disclosed that he would instead use the same amount to put a wager on matches that will be played that day in a street interview Pulse Ghana recorded with street quiz master Nanaday.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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