Date: May 17, 2016
The General Council of The Church of Pentecost has re-elected Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo to serve another 5-year term as the International Missions Director (IMD) of the Church.
The elections were held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 during the 42nd General Council Meetings currently underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region.
Apostle Gyesi-Addo received an overwhelming endorsement by obtaining 844 of the ‘Yes’ votes out of the 880 total votes cast, representing 95.9%, far above the two-thirds majority of the votes that he required.
Per the Constitution of The Church of Pentecost, the International Missions Director, who is responsible for the Church’s external missions work, shall hold office for a term of five years and may be re-elected for a further term only and shall not be elected to hold office for more than two terms.
Apostle Gyesi-Addo was elected to the office of the IMD in 2011 and has since served the Church meritoriously in his first tenure in office.
Born in in Accra on December 26, 1958, Apostle Gyesi-Addo hails from Agona Nyakrom in the Central Region of Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Pentecost University College, Diploma in Business Administration from the French Chamber of Commerce, Diplome de Langue from the Alliance Francaise, Accra, and Diploma in Bilingual Secretaryship with Distinction from Agence D’or Language & Secretarial Institute, Accra.
He was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1991. He worked as the first Administrative Secretary at the International Missions Office at the Headquarters, Accra from 1991 to 1993. He has also been a Missionary and National Head of the Church in Senegal, Switzerland and Gabon.
Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo is married to Elizabeth, with four children, two sons and two daughters.
The Chairman, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, congratulating him on his re-election, said he has distinguished himself very well as a member of the Executive Council, saying, “We have enjoyed your giftings and we are happy to work with you again.”
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