Date: December 17, 2017
The mortal remains of the late Pastor Sampson Yaw Gyampoh of the Budumburam District of The Church of Pentecost was laid to rest on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Kasoa.
The solemn event, heavily attended by ministers and members of the Church from all walks of life, family relations and loved ones, was officiated by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, assisted by the Kasoa Area Head, Apostle Samuel Antwi. Also present was two Executive Council Members, namely Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anthony Owusu (National Head of Canada) and Apostle David Tettey Tekper (Cape Coast Area Head).
The late Pastor Gyampoh, 64, was survived by a wife and five children- two biological and three adopted. He was due for retirement from active service on November 26, 2017, however, his Maker in His divine wisdom decided to call him home prior to his retirement.
Eulogizing the departed minister, the General Secretary, Apostle Kumi-Larbi, announced that the leadership of the Church has agreed to name the central church building in Budumburam District after Pastor Gyampoh due to his sterling service and performance in the newly created district, where he served as the pioneer pastor for three years.
He also announced that the Church will organise a farewell service for the wife and family on the said date (November 26), where the late Pastor Gyampoh was supposed to have been officially retired from the ministry if alive.
Reading the tribute by the General Council of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Kumi-Larbi described the late Pastor Sampson Yaw Gyampoh as a perfect gentleman, very sober, peace-loving, and a real man of God who lived peacefully with all people.
“Truly, Pastor Gyampoh did not only accept his calling, but understood it and lived all his life, even in the unexplainable moments, to the glory of his Maker. He accepted his Maker’s call to dedicate his life to the ministry in 1992 and was first stationed at Keniago. Since putting his hands to the plough of the Kingdom, he never looked back, making him fit for service in the Master’s kingdom.
“He was a man of affable demeanour, very lively and easily connected with people he found himself with. His smiles were a beacon for an enduring friendship. He was a hardworking minister, disciplined and committed to his duties. He served with humility under his superiors and proved himself a worthy team player among his colleague ministers.
“His evangelistic drive was enviable as seen in the opening of new assemblies and planting of churches aimed at church growth. It was, therefore, not a surprise, when his district placed first in Kasoa Area, and fourth in the national ranking,” he added.
The widow, Mrs. Joana Gyampoh, in a tribute described her departed husband as a role model, a friend, a husband and a partner not only to her but to many people, saying, “His love for people and warm personality drew people from all backgrounds to us. He was our master strategist and planner.”
Pastor Sampson Gyampoh, a native of Adukrom-Akuapim in the Eastern Region, was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost on 1st January 1992 and served for 25 years in ministry in various capacities. The ministry took him to the following stations: Keniago District formerly under Obuasi Area but now in Bekwai Area (1992–1996), Asankare District in Konongo Area (1996–2002) Estate District in Obuasi Area (2002–2007), Mahodwe District in Agona Swedru Area (2007–2011), Abomosu District in Suhum Area (2011–2014) and Budumburam District in Kasoa Area (2014–2017).
Delivering the sermon at the service on the topic, “Heaven Is The Best Place,” the Dansoman Area Head, Apostle Onyinah Gyamfi, said heaven is real and it is an eternal rest place prepared for the righteous. He entreated all Christians to earn for heaven, because it is a place of absolute peace and joy, where there is no pain, sickness, death, and thirst.
He charged all to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour, because He is the ticket to heaven.
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