Pastor's Bio

Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley

Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley

Rev. Samuel Derick Kofi Ashley is an ordained elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Born and  raised in Ghana, a country that can be found on the West Coast of Africa, he attended the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra for his bachelor’s degree in History and the Study of Religions. He obtained his Master of Education degree in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ. Pastor Kofi serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Northeast District Committee on Ministry (DCOM), and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) Nominations Committee.

Pastor Kofi has served at several United Methodist Churches: East Stroudsburg, Portland, Analomink, and most recently, Richmond, Bangor, where he served since 2007 prior to starting his ministry here at Mount Pocono on July 1st, 2012. He loves prayer, worship, and Bible Study, cooking, and sports. He is excited to get to know the church family and community, to build relationships and welcome new families to MTPUMC.

In his own words, “We trust the Lord to continue to provide the grace, wisdom and strength that we need to do the Lord’s work, for our own strength and power are limited. And this is my prayer, that I would continue to learn ,and trust God to lead me and help fulfill the plans the Lord has in store for me, and ministry here at Mount Pocono and in this community at large.” Pastor Kofi lives with his wife, Sarah, in Mount Pocono, PA.

Song of the Week

Jesu Jesu (YouTube Video)

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The Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church falls under the North PA District (Eastern PA Conference) of the United Methodist Church

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