About Fr. Louis:
Very Rev. Fr. John Kobina Louis PhD is a priest of the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana. He was ordained on 18th July, 1992.
Postal & Residential Address: MARY MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH, AIRPORT WEST AREA,
P. O. BOX KIA 30461, AIRPORT, ACCRA.
Current Appointment VICAR GENERAL, ACCRA ARCHDIOCESE
Office Location HOLY SPIRIT CATHEDRAL, ADABRAKA
Office Address P. O. BOX GP 247, ACCRA
Office Telephone 0302 223374
October, 2010 – June, 2014 PhD in Study of Religions, University
of Ghana, Legon.
September, 2002 – June, 2004 STL in Dogmatic Theology,
Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana,
April, 1996 – May, 1996 Certificate in Financial Management
and Budgeting, GIMPA, Accra.
September, 1988 – June, 1991 BA in Religious Studies and
Sociology, University of Ghana.
September, 1986 – June, 1992 Ecclesiastical Studies, St. Peter’s
Regional Seminary, Pedu.
September, 1978 – June, 1985 GCE O-Level and A-Level
St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast
September, 1970 – June, 1978 R.C. Basic School, Nima, Accra.
WORK EXPERIENCE/PASTORAL MINISTRY
2019 – PRESENT Vicar General, Accra Archdiocese
2016 – 2020 Spiritual Director, Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer Sisters, Generalate Community, Accra.
2014 – 2020 Academic Dean and Lecturer, Catholic Institute of
Business and Technology, Accra.
2017 – 2018 Acting President, Catholic Institute of Business and
2008 – 2014 Part-time lecturer, Dept. of Religious Studies and Church Administration, Catholic Institute of Business and Technology.
2006 – 2012 Cathedral Administrator, Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra.
2010 – 2011 Acting Head, Dept. of Religious Studies and Church Administration, Catholic Institute of Business and Technology.
2004 – 2006 Associate Cathedral Administrator, Holy Spirit Cathedral, Accra.
1998 – 2002 Spiritual Director, Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer Sisters, Christ the King Community, Accra
1998 – 2002 Parish Priest, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Tema.
1997- 2002 Director, Pastoral Centre, Accra Archdiocese.
1996 – 2002 Financial Administrator, Accra Archdiocese.
1995 – 1998 Priest-in-charge, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Tema.
1992 – 1995 Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Tema (I was responsible for the outstations: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Tema; St. Peter’s Church, Tema New Town; and St. Michael’s Church, Michel Camp).
1985 – 1986 National Service, Laboratory Technician at Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation (now Ghana Water Company), Mile 4, Accra
MEMBERSHIP IN COUNCILS/ BOARDS/ ASSOCIATIONS/ COMMITTEES
2019-PRESENT Member, College of Consultors, Archdiocese of Accra
2006-PRESENT Member, Council of Priests, Archdiocese of Accra
2017-2020 Member, Governing Council, CIBT
2016-2020 President, Society of Catholic Social Scientists (Ghana Chapter)
2015-2020 Chairman, Faculty Board, CIBT
2015-2020 Chairman, Examination Committee, CIBT
2014-2020 Chairman, Congregation Planning Committee, CIBT
2010-2020 Member, Academic Board, CIBT
2017-2018 Acting Chairman, Academic Board, CIBT
2017-2018 Acting Chairman, Management Committee, CIBT
2017-2018 Chairman, Academic Quality Assurance Committee, CIBT
2015-2018 Chairman, Graduate Programme Management Committee, CIBT
2015-2016 Member, Interim Management Committee, CIBT
2007- 2011 President, National Union of Ghana Diocesan Priests’ Associations.
2006-2014 Member, College of Consultors, Archdiocese of Accra.
2006-2010 Chairman, Archdiocesan Catechetical Committee, Accra.
2005-2010 Member. Board of Directors, Millennium Guest House Ltd (Holy Spirit Cathedral), Adabraka.
2003-2004 President, Ecclesiastical Union of Ghanaian Students in Rome (Italy).
1997-2002 Member, College of Consultors, Archdiocese of Accra.
1997-2002 Member, Council of Priests, Archdiocese of Accra.
1996-2002 Financial Secretary, National Union of Ghana Diocesan Priests’ Associations.
1996-2002 Member, Board of Directors, Accra Catholic Press (Accra).
John K. Louis (2019) “The Eucharist: A Source and Summit for Environmentally Friendly Development in Rural Ghana”, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists – Ghana Chapter. Pittsburgh: RoseDog Books, pp. 1-19.
John K. Louis (2018) The Word in Season and out of Season: Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities – Year C. Accra: Datro Publishers
John K. Louis (2017) The Word in Season and out of Season: Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities – Year B. Accra: Datro Publishers.
George Ossom-Batsa & John K. Louis (2017). “Church as Family of God: An African Ecclesiological Model under Scrutiny”. Rome: University of Urbaniana Journal.
John K. Louis (2016) The Word in Season and out of Season: Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities – Year A. Accra: Datro Publishers.
John K. Louis (2015): Restructuring for Greater Participation in the Life and Mission of the Church. Accra: Wrenco Press.
John K. Louis (2012) The Word in Season and out of Season: A Collection of Homilies. Accra: Wrenco Press.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND STATE RELATIONS IN GHANA: MUTUAL TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
(2014) PHD THESIS: “THE RECEPTION OF THE ECCLESIOLOGY OF VATICAN II: SOME PROSPECTS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GHANA”
(2004) LICENTIATE (STL) DEGREE THESIS: “THE MODELS- CENTRED ECCLESIOLOGY OF AVERY DULLES: SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GHANA.”
(1991) BA. DEGREE LONG ESSAY: LEADERSHIP IN SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.
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