Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah is the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost worldwide and the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
He was born on July 22, 1954 at Aduman, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from the University of Birmingham (2002) and a Master of Theology in Applied Theology at Regents Theological College (offered by the University of Manchester, 1998).
On the global front, he is a Commissioner of World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches and also serves as the Co-Chairman of Empowered21, Africa.
Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1976 and has since served in various capacities, including Rector of Pentecost University College, Executive Council Member, International Missions Director, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Pentecost Bible Training Centre (now Pentecost Theological Seminary).
He is the author of numerous books and articles including: “Pentecostals & Charismatics,”“Spiritual Warfare,” “Resting In The Lord,” “Are Two Persons The Same?” “Pressure of Success,” “Taking The Ultimate Step In Marriage” and “African Christianity In The 21st Century.”
He is married to Grace Opoku Onyinah, and together they have been blessed with five children.
- He chairs the Executive Council and the General Council meetings.
- He is an ex-officio member of every Board and Committee of The Church.
- He chairs every meeting, convention or rally he attends.
- He directs action on issues and correspondence pertaining to Missionaries and External Branches.
- He is the Chairman of the Missions Board.
- He assigns to the General Secretary and the International Missions Director such duties as he deems necessary.
- He is responsible for appointing an Acting General Secretary or International Missions Director from among the Executive Council members, or Apostles and Prophets during the short absence of the General Secretary or the International Missions Director not exceeding six (6) months.
- He takes decisions and actions with any Area Head where disciplinary or other action is urgently required in an Area and afterwards reports to the Executive Council.
- He organizes retreats, seminars, and prayer sessions for National/Area Heads and Ministers.
- He issues pastoral and circular letters as and when he deems necessary.
- He confers with the General Secretary and the International Missions Director on matters concerning Government and outside bodies.
- He gives a formal address on the state of The Church at every General Council meeting