Fr. Francis Amponsah was born and raised in Awaso, Ghana. At the end of his middle school session, he entered St. Hubert-Kumasi (minor seminary) and then continued his education at St. Paul’s Seminary in Accra, Ghana, where he received a degree in Philosophy. Immediately following St. Paul’s, he began formation at St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Cape Coast, in 1992. Fr. Francis was ordained a priest on July 20, 1996.
For 20 years, Fr. Francis served at three parishes and as a hospital chaplain in the Diocese of Wiawso, Ghana, before arriving in the Diocese of Orlando in 2017. He has served the communities of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish in Indialantic and at St. Anthony Catholic Parish in Lakeland.