Meet Our Coordination Team

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Rev. Dr. Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe 

 

Rev. Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe is a Presbyterian minister having been ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo. He was commissioned in 2010 by the PCUSA Presbytery of Philadelphia for the Ewe Immigrant Faith Community in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. In September 2013. He became pastor of Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania. Rev. Ezunkpe has ministered cross-culturally for three decades in Africa and North America. He began his call as a Seminary teacher in 1982 and served in two urban church districts in Togo before leaving for the USA in September 1994. In the Chicago area, from 1995 to 2005, Rev. Ezunkpe served as Associate Pastor and Youth Ministry Director at Buena Memorial Presbyterian Church, Illinois. He served as Youth Minister in Mission at Shalom Covenant Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and passed his pastoral internship at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Illinois. He is a Faculty Mentor at Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Buckley, WA since 2003, and holds a B.A. in Theology from the West African Protestant University in Porto Novo, Benin. He received Teacher training at North Park University and a Teacher's certification in the state of Illinois. Rev. Ezunkpe received a Master's degree in Christian Education specializing in Youth and Family from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, and obtained a Master's in Educational Technology from Strayer University, Springfield, Pennsylvania. He holds a Doctorate in Theological Anthropology from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.
Reverend Komlan Ezunkpe published several articles, including "Brain re-entry: a personal perspective." He has received many awards for his work of grace in the African communities in the USA. 
Rev. Dr. Komlan Ezunkpe has been married to his lovely Mrs. Sephora Ezunkpe for 30 years and they are the proud parents of Derick and Collins Ezunkpe, and grandparents of Ezra.

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Kodzo Numatekpo

Kodzo Numatekpo is the first son born to the late Reverend Pastor Numatekpo Kossi, who had served the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo as a Senior Pastor for almost 40 years. Kodzo Numatekpo was baptized at an early age and at the age of ten, he was referred by his Sunday school teachers to confirmation class. One year later, after his confirmation, he went back to Sunday school as an assistant teacher and served the Sunday school community in Atakpamé and Kegue, a Lomé suburb in Togo, for ten years. 

His love for God enabled him to discover his talent in music. Drumming was his passion from an early age and he furthered his music skills by taking after-school classes. He could read music and play the trumpet; his father encouraged him and paid for those classes. Later on, he had a chance to join the Nyekonakpoe Presbyterian church band in Lomé, Togo, where his father was Senior Pastor at the time. His music passion led him to assist choirs who were struggling with the music notes in their congregations. He quickly became attracted to music theory and started leading choirs in the church. He was known to the church members as the choirmaster of Kekeli Kegue, Kekeli Agbalepedo, choirs, all in Lomé and later became the adult's principal choirmaster of Massouhouin- Agbalepedo. He did not only serve these choirs but other ones who needed assistance. 

He holds an Associate degree in Finance and Banking from the University of ISMAD in Togo. He served Mutual Fund IDH, a financial institution, for three years as branch manager in Lomé, and at the same time, volunteered as a treasurer, handling accounting and finance for the French community church "Paroisse Luther" of College Protestant in Agbalepedo, Lomé.

He moved to the United States of America in 2010. In his host country, he continued his faith journey by becoming a member of the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church (GPC) and leading the church's International Choir. 

He completed his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate, and an Accountant at Ultimate Health School in Virginia. 

He loves his beautiful wife, Apolline, and they are blessed with two boys, Jason and Jaden.

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Kodzo Gagnon

Kodjo Edoh Gagnon is originally from Togo. Mr. Gagnon received professional degrees and certificates in accounting and attended "Université du Benin," current "Université de Lomé, Togo), and has a position in a brokerage insurance company as an administrative and financial officer for five years.

 Mr. Gagnon immigrated to the United States of America (When?), where he furthered his education and obtained degrees in Business Administration with Accounting Concentration. While attending school, Mr. Gagnon was promoted to the assistant manager position within a communication company where he was employed and held that position for seven years. He completed a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) and currently holds the position of graduate fellow in the finance department of the city government of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. Mr. Gagnon also attends the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS).

Since his childhood, Mr. Gagnon was involved in the church. He loves the Bible and Jesus; his sermons are always well appreciated. Mr. Gagnon does not only preach; he is a choir director and a composer as well. Some of his friends call him Dr. Gagnon because of the high level and maturity shown throughout his compositions. He reads and teaches music. All his choir members appreciate him for his awesome personality and love him because he makes them laugh. Currently, Mr. Gagnon is a guest at a television show named: "God Is Speaking To You," where his sermons are broadcasted live, and lives are being touched around the world. Mr. Gagnon was ordained a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church-USA and pastor of "Nutifafa Nyanyui Hame" a worshipping community in Minneapolis nested by Peace Presbyterian Church under the Twin-Cities Presbytery of Minnesota, United States of America. Mr. Gagnon was born and raised Presbyterian and has been known to say:" I have Presbyterian blood."

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Dr. Kossi Mateo Sedzro

Dr. Kossi Mateo Sedzro is from Togo, West Africa. He came with his family to the United States in January 2007 and has lived in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, until 2018. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, where he moved at the end of 2018.

Dr. Sedzro was baptized in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo and worshiped in the same church until he came to the United States. From 1975 to 2006, he was an active member of the Tokoin Centre and Agoe Nyive congregations in Togo where he served as a youth and prayer group leader, on evangelism committees, and created sub-congregations in the region, where he preached and taught for many years. He was "Chapter President" for the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International, Agoe Nyive session from 2003 to 2006.

In Ardmore, Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Ardmore Presbyterian Church from 2007 to 2018. He participated in Bible studies, prayer group meetings, and session meetings. He was ordained and served as a deacon for six years. In 2010 and 2013, Dr. Sedzro made missionary trips to Belize, Central America, to build partnership relationships between churches in Belize and Ardmore Presbyterian Church. He took Bible courses at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, expecting to be more efficient for ministry.

In 1975, he obtained a diploma in Agricultural Engineering from "Universite du Benin," Togo. Later, in 1996, he took a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from "Universite d'Abidjan," Côte d'Ivoire. He worked for “Institut des Plantes a Racines et Tubercules” in Togo until 1988 and was responsible for the Socio-economic Studies Program of "Institut Togolais de Recherche Agronomique" (ITRA) until 2006.

Recently, in an interview with Presbyterian Immigrants Coalition-USA, he said, "I thank my God for the opportunity to travel and serve different people with various backgrounds."

Emmanuel Bogue 

Mr. Emmanuel Bogue was born in Togo in West Africa, raised by both Christian parents, and at the age of 12 years, they introduced him to music reading.  He has built on the little knowledge he had in music with God's grace and became a music leader, directing mass choir since 1982. He served as director of Avenou Evangelical Presbyterian Church Adult Choir for 20 years in Togo and also as president of the University of Lome's prestigious choir from 1989 to 1993, where he completed his Master's Degree in accounting and finance. He served as the Administrative and Finances Director of ETOCOTRAN, a shipping, and logistics company in Togo, for eight years until he came to the United States of America in 2002. A few months after being settled in his host country, he joined Edison Properties in 2004 as a Facility Manager. While handling his managerial tasks, he continued his graduate degree at Devry University in New York and was awarded an MBA in Accounting and Finance in 2015. 
in 2019, his skills led him to join the Transportation Security Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security as a field logistics officer.
Mr. Emmanuel is a Christian by faith and married to Louise Nomenyo, and blessed with two sons and a daughter, Peter, Simeon, and Laetitia. He loves playing the keyboard and singing in a choir.