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Brew, Christian Benjamin (1899–2008)

By Chris Annan-Nunoo


Chris Annan-Nunoo

First Published: July 10, 2023

Christian Benjamin Brew was an evangelist and pastor in Ghana. Brew, also known as Kobena Budu and Kobena Atta, was born on May 9, 1899, in Gomoa Fetteh, Ghana, as the seventh child to Adventist parents Opanyin Kofi Ahor (known as Christian Benjamin Brew, Sr.) of Gomoa Fetteh and Obaapanyin Ekua Awotwewa (known as Ekua Nnayena) of Gomoa Dago.1

Brew was baptized by Pastor S. B. Essien on April 19, 1948, at Winneba and decided to join ministerial work. Prior to his baptism, Brew did several jobs, including as a colonial police officer, a postal agent, a sanitary inspector, and a teacher. Brew married Christina Brew (also known as Aba Budu) in 1944 at Gomoa Onyadze. They were blessed with ten children. After his baptism, Brew enrolled at the Adventist Seminary in Bekwai and graduated in 1957. In 1955 Brew, a seminary student, was appointed full-time evangelist and worked at Assin Fosu and Ekwamkrom. He was appointed district leader for Koforidua Asamama in 1960 and Cape Coast in 1965. He was ordained to the pastoral ministry on February 25, 1967, in Kumasi and worked as a district pastor in the Ashanti, Eastern, Western, and Central Regions in Ghana.

Brew retired from active ministerial work on September 1, 1992. His wife died on January 24, 1995. He died on January 30, 2008, at the age of 109 and was buried at the Winneba Central Seventh-day Adventist Church on March 30, 2008.


  1. This article is based on the funeral booklet of Pastor C. B. Brew, printed by Advent Press (March 2008).


Annan-Nunoo, Chris. "Brew, Christian Benjamin (1899–2008)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. July 10, 2023. Accessed June 13, 2024.

Annan-Nunoo, Chris. "Brew, Christian Benjamin (1899–2008)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. July 10, 2023. Date of access June 13, 2024,

Annan-Nunoo, Chris (2023, July 10). Brew, Christian Benjamin (1899–2008). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved June 13, 2024,