Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, an analytical chemist trained at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been inducted into office as the new International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost yesterday.
His induction service which took place at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic in Accra, coincided with the farewell of his predecessor, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, who successfully handled the office for ten good years, the inauguration of the reconstituted Missions Board to oversee the missions’ enterprise of the church, as well as the induction of Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (Executive Council Member) and Elder Evans Ayim (Deputy Evangelism Ministry Director).
The service was officiated by the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, assisted by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, and other members of the Executive Council.
The event was attended by some Area/National Heads of the church across the globe, traditional leaders, representatives of para-church organisations, and members of the church from far and near.
The Chairman administered the induction charge to the new IMD after which he was prayed for to formally assume office.
In his acceptance speech, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe thanked God for His grace upon his life and family. He also thanked the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and the Executive Council for the confidence reposed in him to serve the Kingdom of God and the church.
He craved the indulgence of all and sundry to pray for him and his family to fulfill the task given to them and never to disappoint God and the church.
The new IMD paid a glowing tribute to his predecessor, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, for the sterling performance exhibited during the 10-year tenure as the International Missions Director.
He re-echoed the church’s missions’ enterprise as enshrined in the 5-year strategic vision dubbed Vision 2023 of the church. It states: “We shall be committed to restrengthen our missions’ front and exploring other strategies to enable us increase our presence in the nations. Our target is not just to be present in a nation, but that our presence will be felt as we impact the land with values and principles of the Kingdom of God.”
This, he said, will be his focus, adding that, “we know that the God of our fathers, who is also our God today, shall enable us to expand the frontiers of the missions enterprise while consolidating the gains made so far.”
Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 2006 and stationed at Breman Brakwa from 2007 to 2010 and later in Winneba from 2010 to 2012 as district overseer and pastor respectively. He was called into missions and headed the church in Uganda from 2012 to 2019. While in Uganda, he served as the Co-ordinator of the East African bloc Regional Co-ordinating Committee. He was recalled to Ghana in 2019 and headed the Haatso Area of the church in the Greater Accra Region, a position he held till his current appointment.
He holds an Msc. (Analytical Chemistry) and Bsc. (Chemistry) degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He also holds an MA (Theology) degree from the Akrofi-Christaller Institute, a certificate in Theology from the Pentecost University, and a certificate in Basics in Biblical Greek from Zondervan.
Prior to his calling into the full-time ministry, he taught Chemistry at Kumasi Academy and also used to be an Assistant Examiner in Chemistry for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe is married to Deborah, and they are blessed with four children.