In 1987, Bishop Kwaku Addei was called and ordained as a servant of God. Addei had a dream to set up an orphanage for the needy children of rural areas in Ghana. He began by acting as a foster parent. During his time as a foster parent, Bishop Addei nurtured and assisted a number of helpless children most of whom are now self-reliant. The building of Good Shepherd Orphanage began in 2002. Initially, ten orphans were admitted into the home. As of 2009, sixty-five orphans reside at the orphanage. The Orphanage has been recognized and approved by the Department of Social Welfare following satisfactory fulfillment of requirements set forth in the Children’s Act (Act 260 of 1998).