It was all joy and applause when Assistant Director of Prisons (ADP), Apostle James Teye Tetteh, the Chaplain General of the Ghana Prisons Service, donated the offering proceeds from his retirement service in support of an officer who had all his belongings burnt in a recent fire outbreak in Tamale.
ADP Tetteh showed this gesture on Friday, February 4, 2022, at his retirement service, held at the Prisons Inter-Denominational Church at the Prisons Headquarters in Accra.
Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh joined the Ghana Prisons Service on December 2, 2002, and served for 20 years.
Before his call into full-time ministry, and subsequently into the Ghana Prisons Service, Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh served as a Senior Programme Officer responsible for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), training programmes with Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) designated for the northern parts of Ghana.
Speaking at the ceremony, on the topic: “God is not unjust,” Apostle Lt. Col. Benjamin Godson Kumi-Woode, Chaplain of the Ghana Armed Forces, said that God is just, righteous, faithful and good towards everyone.
He stated that if righteousness prevailed in society, then there was no need for justice. But if there was no righteousness, then God’s intervention was justice by men.
Reflecting on the Parable of the Master and his three servants, in Matthew 25:19-23, he noted that the two servants who worked diligently were rewarded, while the servant who failed to be productive, faced the consequences of his action.
He, therefore, congratulated and commended Apostle ADP Tetteh, for the good work done and in serving his generation dutifully.
In explaining why God is not unjust, Apostle Lt. Col. Kumi-Woode said that God kept records of everything people do, remembers everything and rewards every good work done by his servants.
“Beyond the profile, God has detail records of everything, keeps every good deed of stewards in remembrance and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him,” he added.
Apostle Lt. Col. Kumi-Woode, who doubles as Head of the Chaplaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, appreciated the work done by Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh, in reforming and contributing greatly to the development of the prisons in Ghana.
“The morality of any society is measured on how it treats the vulnerable,” he stated.
Prophet David Kankam Beditor, Coordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee of The Church of Pentecost, who also doubles as Ashaiman Area Head and Executive Council Member of the church, who represented the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, congratulated Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh and family for a meritorious work done for God, church and man.
A short prayer was offered on behalf of Apostle ADP Tetteh by Apostle David Tekper, Achimota Area Head.
The Evangelism Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, led by Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin and Elder Lawyer Ken Aboah, presented a plaque in his honour, for serving as the Coordinator for the Prisons Ministry.
In his response, Apostle ADP Tetteh thanked the leadership of the Ghana Prisons Service led by the Director-General of Prisons (DGP), Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir and the entire Ghana Prisons Service staff.
He then advised the officers to contribute their part in the development of the Service and to avail themselves wholly to their duties.
“Take the opportunities to avail yourself and do the work with diligence,” he urged.
Also present at the ceremony were Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko (Financial & Administration Director, CoP), Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anim (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Pentecost University), Apostle Martin Seth Appiah (Madina Area Head), Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe (Director, Post Graduate Studies and Research Directorate, Pentecost University), Apostle Ekow Badu-Woode (Rtd), Apostle John Osei Amaniampong (La Area Head), Apostle Patrick Aseyero (Odorkor Area Head), Apostle Dr. Benjamin Ali (Downtown-Ofaakor Area Head), Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman (Teshie-Nungua Area Head), Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head), and other ministers of the Church.
Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh was born on August 4th, 1962 in the coastal town of New Ningo. As the 10th child out of 12 siblings, he strived to complete his education at all levels through to his Master’s programmes. He was called into full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in the year 2000 and trained subsequently at the Pentecost Bible Institute (now Pentecost University).
He served at Mensah Dawa District, then in the Koforidua Area before his enlistment into the Ghana Prisons Service and in the capacity as Chaplain. While in service, he served as the Resident Minister at then Amasaman Worship Centre and Amanfrom Worship Centre. He was also the Resident Minister of Mount Olives Worship Centre at Gbawe, Accra and currently fellowshipping at Dzorwulu English Assembly.