Twelve staff of The Church of Pentecost Headquarters have retired from active service this year. They were honoured during a retirement and awards ceremony organised at the Sophia McKeown Temple (SMT) at La, Accra on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
The 12 include Mrs. Rebecca Kissiedu (37 years), Mrs. Selina Osei-Owusu (35 years), Mr. Arnold Henox Doh (31 years), Mr. Emmanuel Attah Parker (25 years), and Mr. Isaac Owusu Yeboah (22 years).
Others were Mr. John Anderson (Transport Department), Mr. Samuel Baffour Awuah (Asokwa Area Cine Van Operator), Mr. Edward Atakorah (Techiman Area) and Mr. Thomas Oppong-Nyame (Senior Accounts Officer). Three other staff (all drivers) retired on health grounds.
Addressing the staff, the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, congratulated the retiring staff for their invaluable services to God and the church.
“To our gallant soldiers who retired today, congratulations once again, and may the Lord bless you for your meritorious service, rendered to God and His church. Continue to shine and reflect the beauty of Christ in all your endeavours as you take a bow from active service,” he stated.
Delivering a sermon on the topic, “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant,” based on Matthew 25:14-21, the Achimota Area Head, Apostle David Tettey Tekper, indicated that “God created us and has given us varying gifts. He, therefore, expects our service in return.”
He explained that every human being owes their existence to God, and all must give account for whatever they do with their lives, saying, “As believers, who have been bought and redeemed by the precious blood of Christ, we must avail ourselves and serve Christ faithfully; and whatever we do must be for His glory and pleasure.”
Also reading from Ephesians 1:12-13, Apostle Tekper stated: “We have to walk in the consciousness of this knowledge that we are not of our own; we owe our existence to God. Therefore, everything we do must be pleasing to Him.”
He added: “Let us serve God faithfully and satisfactorily, because not only is it our duty but if we serve faithfully, God will remain faithful; He will reward every service that we have rendered for His glory.”
The 12 retiring staff were given citations in appreciation of their years of selfless and meritorious service to the Church.
Present at the event were the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi; the International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo; Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Executive Council Member), Apostle Lawrence Otu Nyarko (Finance and Administration Director), Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head), Rev. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua (Vice Chancellor of the Pentecost University), Ministry Directors, ministers and staff of the Head Office, friends and family members of the retiring staff, among others.