51 Ministers Of The Church of Pentecost To Retire This Year

Fifty-one ministers of  The Church of Pentecost worldwide who have served the Lord through the church are due to retire from the full-time ministry this year after attaining the church’s retirement age of 65.

This was disclosed by Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of the church, during the just-ended 17th Extraordinary Council Meetings held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Goamoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region.

“After years of serving the Lord and His Church, some of our ministers will be retiring from active service this year,” Apostle Nyamekye said, while congratulating them for their dedicated services to God and man.

The 51 ministers include Prophet James Osei Amaniampong (Asokwa Area Head, who has served for 41 years), Apostle Samuel Antwi (New Tafo Area Head, 38 years), Apostle Anthony Eghan Kwasi Ekuban (Suhum Area Head, 36 years), Apostle James Nana Ofori (Mankessim Area Head, 35 years), Apostle John Osei Amaniampong (La Area Head, 33 years), Prophet Ebenezer Kofi Appiah (Dansoman Area Head, 29 years), and Apostle Osei Owusu Afriyie (United Kingdom National Head, 27 years).

Others are Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil (Takoradi Area Head, 24 years), Apostle Dr. Samuel Ofori (STML, Pentecost University, 24 years), Apostle Augustine Sorie Kamara (Sierra Leone National Head, 24 years), Apostle Dr. James McKeown Quainoo (Canada, 23years), and Apostle James Kofi Sam (United Kingdom, 22 years).

The rest are Pastors Lovelace John Baidoo (New Town District in Ejisu Area, 40 years), George Kwadwo Boadi (Foso Town District in Assin Foso Area, 39 years), Theophilus Kofi Owusu-Boreh (Pankorono District in New Tafo Area, 38 years), Emmanuel Asane Bimpong (Akweley District in Downtown-Ofaakor Area, 37 years), Aaron Yaw Kyei (Ashaiman Lebanon District in Ashaiman Area, 37 years), William K. Ofori-Attah (Adwen-Bu District in Kaneshie Area, 36 years), Daniel K. Yankah (Asuoyeboah District in Kwadaso Area, 36 years), Emmanuel Yaw Adjei (Feyiase District in Asokwa Area, 35 years) and Sampson Barnnet Paintsil (Adiebeba District in Asokwa Area, has served for 33 years; John Mensah Yanney, of Community 1 District in Tema Area, has served for 32 years; Joseph Quaicoo, of Fiapre District in Sunyani Area, has served for 32years;

He further said that Pastors James Amaning, of Obuasi Bidieso District in Obuasi Area, has served for 30 years; George Yaw Asiedu, of Laterbiokorshie in Dansoman Area, has served for 30 years; Joseph Ocran Dadzie, of New Town District in Akim Oda Area, has served for 30 years; Enoch Nii Akrashie, of Oguaa Abura in Cape Coast Area, has served for 29 years; Charles E. Asmah, of Bohyen District in Suame Area, has served for 29 years; Raymond Hagan, of Nampansa District in Asante Bekwai Area, has served for 29 years; Moses Kenneth Abaka, of Adabraka District in La Area, has served for 28 years; and Emmanuel Dominic Annor, of Sakumono District in Teshie Nungua Area, has served for 28 years.

The Chairman of the church, also noted that Pastors Emmanuel Assah-Awuku, of Breman Asikuma District in Agona Swedru Area, has served for 28 years; Michael Badu, of Mile 3 District in New Tafo Area, has served for 28 years; Joseph Kwame Boansi, of Nsawam District in Nsawam Area, has served for 28 years; Sam Oppong Asare-Duah, of Nkontwima District in Suame Area, has served for 27 years; Joseph Kingsford Danquah, of Akoon District in Tarkwa Area, has served for 26 years; Jacob Coffie Agbesi, of Kibi District in Suhum Area, has served for 25 years; James Kwame Yingar, of Iron City District in Kasoa Area, has served for 25 years;

He, then pointed out that Pastors Samuel Asamoah-Gyarko, of Bogoso District in Bogoso Area, has served for 24 years; Daniel Yaw Dzah, of Nsukwao District in Effiduase Area, has served for 24 years; Felix Odum-Boateng, of Chapel Square District in Agona Swedru Area, has served for 24 years; William-Wlberforce Adranyi, of Bechem District in Sunyani Area, has served for 24 years; Solomon Kofi Edusah, of Wassa Ateiku District in Twifo Praso Area, has served for 23 years; Jones Gyimah-Adjekum, in Kadadwen District of Dunkwa Area, has served for 23 years; Franklin Agbovi-Hushie, Ola (Cape Coast), 22 years; James Rockson Forson, Ofaakor (Downtown), 22 years; Charles Amoah, Belgium, 20 years; James Kwesi Hagan, Nigeria, 19 years; Michael Kofi Ntanu, Australia,  16 years;  Dr. Robert Nana Baah, United States of America, 12 years as a Bi-Vocational Minister; and Joseph Wabwile, Kenya, has served for 9 years as a Bi-Vocational Minister.

“Beloved, these gallant soldiers of the cross have meritoriously served the Lord and the Church. This will be their last official participation in our Council Meetings as councillors. I will, therefore, kindly request that we honour and appreciate them with a standing ovation,” he stated.

He added: “Dear retiring ministers, I pray that the Lord God Almighty before whom you have walked and served, bless and grant you a restful retirement when the time is due.”

Retirement services for District Pastors is on July 31, 2022, while retirement services for Area Heads is scheduled to August 21, 2022.

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