The Rt. Rev. Michael Agyakwa Bossman was born to the Rev. Matthew Agyakwa Bossman and Mrs. Matilda Oye Bossman both of blessed memory. Both parents hail from Larteh-Akuapim in the Eastern Region. May they rest peacefully in the Lord.
Rev. Bossman attended a number of primary schools including Radiant Way Preparatory School in Accra and Chapel Hill Preparatory in Takoradi and continued his education at the Aburi Presbyterian Middle Boys’ Boarding School (Amanfo). From there, he gained admission to Mfantsipim School where he successfully completed his G. C. E. ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificate examinations in 1978 and 1980 respectively.
His father was called home to glory soon after his ‘A’ levels which forced him to abandon his education temporarily. He lived with Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Atto Brown, who nurtured him as a son and built him up in the Lord. When Rt. Rev. Atto Brown was transferred from Okuapeman Secondary School to Kade, Michael continued to stay with him and worked as a Technical Officer at the University of Ghana Agric. Research Station at Okumanin, Kade.
Rev. Bossman after being closely involved in church work prayerfully considered entering the Ministry and was candidated in 1985 by the Very Rev. J.M. Donkor who guided and groomed him through the period of his training. He was commissioned in 1988 and ordained two years later in 1990 at the Koforidua Conference at the Wesley Cathedral by the Most Rev. Prof. Emeritus Kwesi A. Dickson of blessed memory.
In his second year at Trinity College, he was permitted to read a BA degree in Religions with Psychology at the University of Ghana, Legon and successfully completed in 1989. Four years later he was again permitted to further his studies at the University of Ghana and was awarded the Master of Philosophy degree in Religions (New Testament Studies).
The Rt. Rev. M. A. Bossman was attached to the Trinity United Church, Legon (An Interdenominational Church, 1989) while completing his BA degree studies at Legon and was subsequently posted to Akosombo Methodist Society in the Somanya Circuit of the then Accra District as the Minister in Charge in 1989.
From Akosombo, he did his further studies at Legon and was posted to serve the New Tafo-Akim Methodist Society in the Kukurantumi Circuit (Koforidua Diocese) as its first Minister in-charge (1996-1998). After two years stay, he was posted to Nkawkaw as the Superintendent Minister in-charge of the Circuit (1998-2000). While at Nkawkaw, he served as the Assistant Synod Secretary and the Diocesan Local Preachers coordinator. He also served as the Secretary of the Koforidua Synod and the Superintendent Minister of the Koforidua Circuit and in-charge of the Cathedral from 2000-2003.
He was posted to the Accra Ridge Church as the Co-ordinating Minister of this Interdenominational Church in 2003 and completed his duty tour of five years in 2008. He was reassigned to the Methodist Head office as the Assistant to the Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Conference and also in-charge of the St. Peter Methodist Society in the New Achimota Circuit in the Accra Diocese (2008-2010).
While at the Accra Ridge Church, he assisted the General Purposes Council as a Recorder and also served as a Daily Record Secretary of Conference from 2004 to 2008. At the Head Office, he was also the Candidates’ Secretary and Secretary to several other Committees of the Church until in October 2010, when he was appointed the General Director, Board of Ministries (now the General Directorate for Ministries), from this position he was elected as Bishop by the Koforidua Synod. He was inducted into office as Bishop of Koforidua Diocese in October, 2012. He has served as secretary to the Council of Bishops for the past 5yrs.
The Rt. Rev. M. A. Bossman is married to Mrs. Elizabeth Oye Bossman a Deputy Director of Education, GES Headquarters (Guidance and Counseling Unit). The Couple are blessed with three sons, Michael, Jonathan and Emmanuel and a dependant Stephen.
The Bossman family expresses her gratitude to God, family members, friends and all those who in diverse ways have supported their ministry to date. The Rt. Rev. M. A. Bossman appreciates the opportunity offered him by the Leadership of the Church to serve in various capacities at the Methodist Head Office since 2004.