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The Theology of Wealth has gained prominence in pastoral ministry in Ghana, with a strong emphasis on money and fame. This article explores the connection between money, fame, and the role of pastors in Ghana, seeking to establish a theological balance within this context. Using a critical analysis of Acts 8:18-24 and drawing on Vernon Robbins’s oral scribal intertexture of text, this study extracts valuable lessons that can guide Ghanaian pastors in maintaining a proper theological perspective on money, fame, and pastoral ministry. The article argues that Ghanaian pastors should ensure their motivations for entering pastoral ministry are free from an excessive desire for wealth and recognition, emphasizing the importance of self-examination. This practice should also be extended to congregants, fostering a reflective and balanced approach to money and fame within the Church.


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Daniel Dei, Valley View University, Ghana

Daniel Dei, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies, Valley View University, Ghana. He could be reached at

Alice M. Nsiah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Alice M. Nsiah, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She could be reached at

How to Cite
Dei, D., & Nsiah, A. (2023). Money, Fame, and Pastoral Ministry in Acts 8: 18–24: Implications for Ghanaian Pastors. Pan-African Journal of Theology, 2(1). Retrieved from