JOYFUL WAY INC - The Beginnings
Joyful Way Incorporated traces its origin to Cape Coast, one of the historic cities in the Central Region of Ghana. In the year 1972, a passion for Christian music among a number of Senior High School students led to the formation of two groups known at the time as the “Noise of Joy” and the “Evangels”. Composed of students from three renowned schools in Cape Coast – Adisadel College, Mfantsipim School and Wesley Girls High School – the two groups eventually merged to form the JOYFUL WAY SINGERS, and is now known as JOYFUL WAY INCORPORATED. Music evangelism became popular through the pioneering work of this group.
Travelling throughout the country, we ministered everywhere we could find a soul to receive the gospel message accompanied by the music that rolled off our lead guitars, tambourines, drums, bass guitars and keyboards. As the founding members proceeded from high school to the universities and other higher institutions of learning in Ghana, they formed nucleus groups and continued to operate in their new environments. Out of the nucleus groups, three branches were formally established in 1978 in Cape Coast, Kumasi and Accra. Accra became the National Headquarters. In that same year, the group was registered under the Trustees Incorporated Act.
Today, Joyful Way Incorporated has an active ministering membership of about 150 young people. All members of the ministry are volunteers. They are professionals from various industries and students from various public and private universities in Ghana. They contribute their talents, energies, time and money to advance the Lord’s kingdom through this group. Throughout these many years, many others have served in this ministry who are no longer active ministers with the group. We call them associates and they number several hundreds and can be found all over the world. With their support through prayer, counsel, network and finances the present generation of Joyful Way Incorporated continues to make a joyful noise of the Lord’s salvation.
JOYFUL WAY INC - Our Mission
Our core mandate is to proclaim the gospel of salvation through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ and the disciples of Christ and to encourage revivals among Christians. We use music as our major means of evangelism.