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The SDA Church Hardly Supports Its Members Who Are Musicians – Great Ampong



Ghanaian gospel musician, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, well recognized by the stage name Great Ampong has asserted that the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) hardly supports its members, specifically musicians.

According to the ‘Gyae Su’ hitmaker, he never had any support from the church of which he is a member of, after all the sacrifices and contributions he made towards the growth of the church. He further indicated that other musicians in the Church have also suffered similar situations.

Ampong made this revelation while opening up about his current relationship with the church and their limited backing of their musical talents during an interview on Accra-based Okay FM.


”Don’t even talk about it (SDA church not helping its musicians). I know how the church handles musicians. They don’t know anything like they are planning something for a musician, it has never been done. I’m not saying the church should help me. I have family and friends and God won’t let me be disgraced.”

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“ However, I was thinking since the church has a school and a university, and musicians like Mark Anim Wirenkyi, and Kyei Baffour even trained me, the church could even award a scholarship to the children of these personalities who have helped the church but that is not the case,” he said.

The award-winning singer to a greater extent shared an unfortunate experience he and his colleagues had to labour in order to make money  for transport after ministering in one of the church’s branches situated in a rural area.


“I have even established SDA churches in some rural areas, the place is called Gomoa Ahyiam. After ministering to them we were out of funds so we sent someone to tell the church’s head office in Accra to give us money but the didn’t.”

“So, we had to embark on hard labor where we weed as laborers before we got money to come to Accra. We were beaten by the rain so while we were in the car, I was wet and I went with just one shoe and attire. So it’s not today that someone will say the church doesn’t help musicians. Unless we are pretending not to speak the truth,” he added.

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