Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi is the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost. He was born on 24th December, 1964 at Asamankese in the Eastern Region of Ghana to Mr. Samuel Opare Kumi and Madam Florence Akosua Odi, both from Abiriw-Akwapim and of blessed memory.
Apostle A.N.Y. Kumi-Larbi, an engineer by training, started schooling at Suhum Presbyterian School and obtained his Middle School Leavers Certificate in 1979. He then continued his education at Koforidua Secondary Technical School, where he sat and passed the GCE ‘O’ level examination in 1984 and proceeded to the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC, Legon) for his GCE ‘A’-Level certificate in 1986.
During his pre-university National Service, he taught for one year at the Suhum Presbyterian JHS (from 1986-1987). He subsequently gained admission at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and graduated with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering in 1991. During his post-university National Service, he taught at Takoradi Polytechnic from 1991-1992.
In 1995, He was awarded an OSW Scholarship to pursue a MSc. degree in Infrastructure Planning at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and completed in 1997. He has in addition attended and completed the STEE programme at the Pentecost University College (PUC) and has been awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He is a Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (MGhIE).
Apostle Kumi-Larbi has attended many seminars and courses in and outside Ghana, including Public Relations for Planners and Government officials in Stuttgart, Germany (1996); the Approach and Role of the World Bank in Stuttgart, Germany (1997); Church Growth Conference in Korea (2005) and Empowered21 Global Conference in Jerusalem (2015).
He worked with Twum Boafo and Partners, a Consulting Engineering firm in Ghana (1992 to 2000) during which he engaged in Structural, Civil Engineering and Road Design and Construction Works. His experience in road works includes pavement and geometric designs, hydrological studies and design of drainage structures. He was also involved in the design and supervision of some major projects in the country, including serving as a Resident Engineer for the Rehabilitation and Completion of the Accra and Kumasi sports stadiums for the CAF-Under 20 Youth Soccer Tournament, (1998-2000); Design and Resident Engineer responsible for the construction of the SSNIT flats at Tema Community 5 and Ho (1992-1995); Assistant Design Engineer involved in the Feasibility Studies for the Reconstruction of Tetteh-Quarshie interchange-Mamfe road (1994-1995); was involved in the structural design and detailing for a warehouse and offices for VRA at Aboadze Thermal Plant site office, Takoradi (1999) and a Consulting Engineer for The Church of Pentecost projects (1993 to date).
Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1999. He was appointed as the General Secretary of the Church in 2013. He is married to Rose Ama Dansoa, and they are blessed with four sons: Alexander, Immanuel, Kingsley and Daniel.