GODFRIED GYADU SARPONG
(Optimist International Ghana)
Godfried Gyadu Sarpong is a founding member, President and Executive Director of Optimist International Ghana. He has a vast proportion of outpouring optimistic energy and objectives with the interests at local and International level in the face of unrelenting Opportunity, Polices and social Interventions that can develop and change children, youth, widow’s and ways of others life in communities.
He has a major experience in various fields of work across different facets of human endeavor. He holds Diploma in Computer Technology, having a background in Tourism and also train as a professional Tour Guide from Ghana Tourist Board in Takoradi.
Godfried is currently studying Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations in US attach to working, and has over (11) eleven years extensive experience in Non-Profit Organization in community mobilization and developmental work, information technology, (IEC) information education and communication, project proposal and management, strategic planning for establishing Non-Profit for churches, individuals and groups skills advocacy, and currently the (CEO) of Global Initiative Consult, promoting partnership solutions to global challenges through Voluntary works, international events and identifying potential organizations and institutions for collaborations, businesses that benefited from volunteer assistance, and also arrange conferences, seminars and volunteer job for volunteers in other countries. His initiatives are about partnership, inspiration and creating better future for children and youth with very strong team-working and multi-tasking skills officials.
He first became interested in optimism while looking for opportunities to serve children and youth, and founded Optimist International mission perfectly to fit his philosophy. He then became one of the pioneers out of three (3) executives of the Optimist leaders in Ghana, and has established and sponsored more Optimist Clubs locally and international level. He centered his focus to remember the future of most children and youth as his priority to bridge the gaps between the young and the old in life, in order to spread Optimism to other regions in Ghana, US and other countries.
Godfried leadership came with a high level of experience as he took part of several capacity building, seminars and other conferences in different countries for the past ten (10) years. His vast leadership experience won him the Executive Director in the largest and most active community service organization family called, Optimists in Ghana for a distinguish opportunity for the youth, locally and international level. In addition, he has practical leadership skills knowledge in community development work strategies.
Rev. ALFRED JOHNSON MENSAH
(Optimist Outreach Mission Club-NY)
Rev. Alfred Johnson Mensah is a founding member and Charter President of Optimist Outreach Mission-NY. He is a local and international evangelist to the kingdom of God and currently the founder of Touch of Heaven Ministries where God uses him to touch many souls both churches and on the streets.” Out of his powerful manifestations of the Holy Spirit in evangelism, Rev. Alfred possesses an associate degree in Morris Cerrulo School of Ministry in Jerusalem, Israel, and Practical Theology and Evangelism from The Bible Church of Christ Institute in the Bronx, New York. He is one of the few who teaches what the Bible says, but not the doctrine he came to find in the church. Most of the people are teaching the doctrine they came to find in the church when they were young. Many of them have no Biblical proof of scriptures. All his books are full of teachings because he understands that it is through teachings that the body of Christ can be built up, more than preaching. God therefore anointed him with the gifts of teaching and healings. Rev. Alfred and his wife Evangelist Serah Mensah are always on the street ministry, touching souls into the kingdom of God. He always confesses that it pleases the Lord to carry out the great commission, so his motto is “I must do the work of him who sent me whilst it is the day.” He loves winning souls than to stick at the pulpit. He usually says that, those at the church are already saved, so the Lord needs those who are on the street, to be saved. He is indeed a God appointed minister for this generation in the end time. His prominent Opinion Leadership and community work motivated him to establish Optimist Outreach Mission at New York under the umbrella of Optimist International Club in Missouri-US when he met a great Optimistic leader from Optimist International Ghana in US to help the needy, widows, kids and mankind.He currently resides with his family in Bronx, New York.