An ordination service was organised by the Tarkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost for Pastor Dr. Frank Andi-Mends of Tarkwa Adieyie District and Pastor Emmanuel Mensah (Tarkwa Benso District). They were both called to the pastorate at the most recent council meeting of The Church of Pentecost held in May.
The service, which took place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the E.K. Kyei Memorial Temple, also saw 218 others ordained into the offices of Elder (73), Deacon (67), and Deaconess (78), respectively.
The Tarkwa Area Head, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, who officiated the event, said in a brief remark that it is a great privilege and honour for one to be called to serve in the Lord’s vineyard.
Apostle Dr. Walker, who also doubles as an Executive Council Member of the Church and the Regional Coordinator for Western and Western North Regions, therefore urged the newly-called ministers and officers to accept the calling they have received wholeheartedly and to be faithful in their service.
Delivering a sermon titled “If The Foundation Is Destroyed” with Psalm 11:3-4 as the anchor Bible reference, the Akoon District Minister, Pastor Joseph Kingsford Danquah, said that Jesus is the foundation on which the church is built.
“If we take Jesus out, there will be no hope for the church. So, everything we do as a church should be centred on Jesus,” he emphasised.
He further noted that the unadulterated word of God is one of the elements of the foundation of the church that is able to build up believers in and out of seasons.
Other elements of the foundation of the church he mentioned are preaching and teaching the doctrine of Christ (Matthew 28:16-19), sound teaching that brings growth (Matthew 7:29), Apostles’ teachings (Acts 2:42), fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer, holiness; sacrificial giving and the operation of the spiritual gifts.
Concluding his sermon, Pastor Danquah charged Christian leaders to stand firm to the end by building on the foundation already laid by our Lord Jesus Christ.
In a brief response, Pastor Frank Andi-Mends, on behalf of the newly-called church leaders, thanked the Almighty God for counting them worthy to serve in His esteemed vineyard. They also thanked the Area Head, his wife, Mrs. Irene Odi Walker, the area pastorate, and the entire membership for their diverse support.
“With the Lord being our helper, we would continue to build on the foundation already laid by Christ and the Apostles and serve tirelessly to help possess the nations,” he said.
Present at the event were the Tarkwa Area pastorate and their wives, as well as, Elder John Arthur (Tarkwa Area Deacon).
Report by Tarkwa Media Team