Meet Our Coordination Team
Rev. Dr. Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe
Rev. Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe is a Presbyterian
minister; ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo. He is 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 Intern Minister at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Illinois. He is a Faculty Mentor at Columbia Evangelical Seminary, Buckley, WA since 2003. Rev. Ezunkpe 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. He received a Master's in Christian Education specializing in Youth and Family from North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. He 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 a few 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.
Kodjo Edoh Gagnon is originally from Togo. Mr. Gagnon took professional degrees and certificates in accounting and attended "Université du Benin," current "Université de Lomé, Togo). He held an administrative and financial officer and accountant position in a brokerage insurance company (Please the company's name) 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 (Please the company's name) where he was working. He held that position for seven years. He completed a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) (School's name and year of graduation). He currently holds the position of graduate fellow in the finance department of the government of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota (United States of America.) Mr. Gagnon attends the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS).
Since his childhood, Mr. Gagnon was involved in church. He loves the Bible. He loves Jesus. His sermons are always well appreciated. Mr. Gagnon does not only preach; he is also a choir director and a composer. Some of his friends call him Dr. Gagnon because of the high level and the maturity shown throughout his compositions. He reads and teaches music. All his choir members appreciate him well for his awesome personality. They all love him because he makes them laugh. Currently, Mr. Gagnon holds a television show named: "God Is Speaking To You." During that emission, his sermons are broadcasted live, and lives are being touched around the world. Mr. Gagnon was ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church-USA and pastor of "Nutifafa Nyanyui Hame" 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 used to say:" I have Presbyterian blood."
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. 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. He 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. 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 partition in their congregations. Quickly, he became attracted to solfege 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. Later on, he 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. At the same time, he 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 being a Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church (GPC) member and leading the church's International Choir.
He completed his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate. He is a fellow Accountant at Ultimate Health School in Maryland.
He loves his beautiful wife, Apolline, and they are blessed with two boys, Jason and Jaden.
Mr. Emmanuel Bogue was born in Togo in West Africa, raised by both Christian parents, and yet at 12 years, they introduced him to music reading. He had built on the little knowledge he had in music with God's grace and became a music leader, directing mass choir since 1982. Director of Avenou Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Togo Adult Choir for 20 years in Togo. He was also president of the University of Lome's prestigious choir from 1989 to 1993, where he completed his d Master's Degree in accounting and finance. He was the Administrative and Finances Director of ETOCOTRAN, shipping, and logistics company in Togo, for eight years until he came to the United States of America in 2002. 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 in 2015 an MBA in Accounting and Finance.
His skills led him to join in 2019 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.
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 had lived in Ardmore, in Pennsylvania, till 2018. Currently, he 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. He was a youth and prayer group leader. He served 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 one of Dr. Kossi Mateo Sedzro interviews with Presbyterian Immigrants Coalition-USA, he said, "I thank my God for the opportunity to travel and serve different people with various backgrounds."