Date: August 17, 2017
A retirement service has been held in honour of Pastor Kingsford Robert and Mrs. Monica Adjei-Arko on Sunday, 30th July, 2017 at the Central Assembly of the Gyarko District in the Techiman Area of The Church of Pentecost.
Pastor Adjei-Arko has served the Church meritoriously in the active ministry for the past 22 years.
The colourful event was officiated by Apostle Eric Nyamekye (an Executive Council Member and Area Head for Koforidua), assisted by the Techiman Area Head, Apostle Julius Franklin Asante-Ayeh, and the Pastorate in the Techiman Area.
Speaking at the service on the topic, “Opportunity’’ with reference to Philippians 4:10-20, Apostle Eric Nyamekye charged members to seize every opportunity that come their way and act within a given time for results. He explained opportunity as an occasion or situation which makes it possible to do something one has to do.
According to him, there are three stages of life; the formation or the learning stage, the acquisition stage and the relaxation or consultation stage. He said the first two stages determine the kind of life one will live in the last stage.
Apostle Nyamekye concluded by challenging the congregation to make good use of all opportunities that come their way, saying, “The opportunity you seize will be the basis of your reward.”
Citation and certificate of service were presented to Pastor Adjei-Arko and wife. Prayers were also said for them.
Pastor Kingsford Robert Adjei-Arko was born on 16th November, 1952 at Assin Bosomadwe in the Central Region. He had his elementary education at Denkyira Kyekyewere Local Primary and Methodist schools where he obtained the Middle School Leaving Certificate with distinction in 1971. He continued at Cape Coast Polytechnic and later at Kumasi Polytechnic and obtained certificates in Electrical Engineering Practice and Electrical Technician Practice (E. T. P.) Part 1 respectively.
He worked with Sunflag Knitting Mills (a textile company) in Nigeria - Surelere as Electrical Technician, from 1976 to 1979 and returned to Ghana and worked with Alexico Pharmacy in Cape Coast as Pharmacy Attendant. He practiced farming and chemical selling (drug store) until his calling in the full-time ministry in 1995.
He got married to Monica Asare now Mrs. Monica Adjei-Arkoh and are blessed with seven children: five males and two females.
Together with his wife, the couple served in five stations, namely Agona Odoben (1995 - 2001), Jirapa (2001 - 2006), Sefwi Akaatiso (2006 - 2011), Abuakwa Apemehasi (2011 - 2014) and finally at Techiman Gyarko (2014 - 17).
In a testimony, the General Council of the Church described Pastor Adjei-Arko as a great Bible teacher and a prayer warrior who undertook every assignment with the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
According to the General Council, Pastor Adjei-Arko conducted himself very well in ministry and tried as much as possible to live in peace with the old and young of his colleague ministers and with all people, making him a peacemaker and counsellor.
Report by: Overseer Eric Owusu, Techiman
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