New president of West African country is Wesleyan
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa
According to The Wesleyan Church’s news service, the Wesleyan Information Network, Ernest Bai Koroma was elected president of Sierra Leone, West Africa, on September 17. Koroma is a third generation member of The Wesleyan Church, an evangelical, Protestant denomination and sister holiness denomination to the Church of the Nazarene.

A former insurance executive and minority leader in parliament, Koroma has been called the “Hope of the Future” by his countrymen, reports the Wesleyan Information Network. A graduate of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, he taught in a secondary school in Makeni before entering the insurance business.

President Koroma and his wife, Sia, are parents of two children, Alice and Dankay.

The Wesleyan Church, whose world headquarters is in Fishers, Indiana, USA, has its roots in John Wesley’s Methodism. The denomination has nearly 400,000 constituents in 5,000 churches and missions in 80 countries.
--Wesleyan Information Network