It was a colourful, joyous, and blissful day as Apostle Abraham Lincoln Angoh, the Bompata Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, retired from the active ministry of the church after 38 years of laudable service to God and the church.
The retirement service, which took place on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the A. T. Nartey Temple, Bantama in the Bompata Area, was officiated by Prophet James Osei Amaniampong, Executive Council Member of the church who also doubles as the Area Head for Asokwa Area.
Delivering the sermon on the topic, “Magnify the Lord” based on Psalm 34:3, Prophet Amaniampong encouraged the Angoh family to continue to praise God for the rest of their lives, because God has made them greater than their problems.
“I want to inspire you this morning that the Lord is great; greater than everything, including your problems and everything you possess now. So blow Him! …scale God up! Make God more important, make Him more important than every other thing. God is the first, He is the last, He is the beginning, He is the end, He is the keeper of all creations, He is the creator of the universe; manager of all time,” he said.
Abraham Lincoln Angoh was born on 12th August 1955 at Bankyim in the Western Region, to Maame Afua Sika and Nana Kwasi Angoh.
He started primary school at Dompin No.1 Local Authority Primary School, near Dabaose in 1961 and continued at Tamso Anglican Primary School. He completed and obtained the Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC) in 1970 at Tamso L/A Middle School.
He was called into full-time ministry as a Probationary Overseer in 1982 and has since served the church meritoriously and selflessly. His passion, desire, and exemplary work ethic have led him to serve in various capacities in the church. He also served as the National Music Committee Chairman of the church for nine (9) years from 2011 to 2020.
Different testimonies read out by the Area Pastorate and Area Presbytery praised Apostle Abraham Lincoln Angoh and his wife, Mrs Theresa Esi Angoh for welcoming the views of all persons and their ability to ease up tensed moments with laughter and bliss.
The General Council applauded him for effectively balancing his time, both as a national figure and area head. His wife, Mrs Theresa Esi Angoh, was also praised for supporting her husband’s ministry and standing in the gap for him whenever national assignments took him away from the Area.
The service was graced by the presence of the immediate past Chairman of the church, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah; Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani (Executive Council Member), among other dignitaries.
Meanwhile, a 3-day Praise and Worship Festival was held in honour of Apostle Angoh prior to retirement on Sunday, November 15. The event saw ministrations from Elder Dr Kwasi Mireku, the Voice of Pentecost, Jak Alolome, Kwaku Gyasi, Deaconess Dorcas Appiah, various choirs in the area, and other individuals.
Report by Pastor Joshua Kwabena Donkor.