Pastor George Kumi was born in Accra, Ghana and raised in a Presbyterian household. In his pre-ministry days, George pursued agricultural studies. He gained a diploma and was employed with the Department of Animal Husbandry for three years. While there, he stayed at the home of his late uncle, Emmanuel R. Damson, whose love for God impacted him so much that it left him with a desire for ministry. George believes it was the providence of God that directed his path to his late godly uncle. Consequently, he became a Seventh-day Adventist and sincerely desired to serve the Lord.
After his baptism in 1983, George attended the former Adventist Missionary College in Ghana, now Valley View University. Upon graduation, he went to work for the Mid-West Ghana Conference. Following two years of service, he completed a BA (Hons) in Religion and a minor in Biblical Languages at the former West Indies College, now Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.
George came to England and studied at Newbold College to complete his MA in Religion, graduating in 1993. However, his return to ministerial employment did not take place immediately, despite his strong desire. While waiting and considering his options, he refused to be idle and furthered his education by completing an MA in Social Work from the University of Reading. He was soon hired to work as a social worker and rose to the position of Senior Practitioner in the Children and Families Department.
In 2005, George heartily accepted a call to serve as Associate Pastor of the Nottingham and Long Eaton District of Churches, where he ministered closely with Dr Patrick Herbert.
Following his ordination in 2008, George was assigned to the Leicester District of Churches, where he served for eight years. In 2016, he was asked to serve as the Ministerial Association Secretary of the North England Conference and in 2021, he was elected President.
George enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God. This desire has led him to preach and conduct evangelistic campaigns and revival meetings across several continents. His greatest desire is to increase the population of God’s Kingdom through effective and efficient spiritual leadership. George’s hobbies include reading, walking, and researching.
To season his sojourn, the Lord has blessed him with a loving and devoted wife and partner in ministry, the former Susana Aboagye. Their union has been fruitful with three sons, Gideon, Emmanuel, and Daniel.
As a servant of God, George has this as his watchword, "Therefore, the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him" (Isaiah 30:18).