The Asante Bekwai Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Nicholas Appiah Missah, has brought his 31-year ministerial journey to successful completion.
A retirement service held in his honour took place on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Asante-Bekwai English Assembly auditorium. It was officiated by the Cape Coast Area Head, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, who doubles as an Executive Council Member of the Church.
Preaching the sermon on the topic, “Passing on the Baton,” based on 1 Timothy 4:6 and 1 Corinthians 15:3, Apostle Antwi explained that Christian service and leadership is like a relay race. He noted that “one believer starts the race, runs his mile, and passes on the baton for another to continue.”
“Our Christian journey and service in the kingdom of God is like a relay race; when we are chosen to lead, the baton is passed unto us. However, we cannot run forever, therefore, we must do our best within the time we have, so that we can pass on the baton with confidence, knowing well that we have finished the race and kept the faith,” he added.
Apostle Antwi entreated Christian leaders to be like Apostle Paul who trained Timothy to also lead, saying, “while in active service, let us identify and train others who can walk in our steps when we leave the scene.”
Apostle Nicholas Appiah Missah and his wife Mama Leticia were called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1989. He served in eight duty stations including Nakpanduri District (1989-1994), Berekum District (1994-1997), Jos in Nigeria as Area Head/Missionary (1997-1999), Ibadan in Nigeria as Area Head/Missionary (1999-2003), Kwadaso District (2003-2007), Tanzania as National Head/Missionary (2007-2012), Konongo Area as Area Head (2012-2016) and Ashanti Bekwai Area (2016-2020).
Apostle Nicholas Appiah Missah is a hardworking, compassionate, affable, and disciplined leader who always wears an infectious smile. He will forever be remembered by many in the Church and will constantly remain in the hearts of all who were privileged to have crossed paths with him on his ministerial journey.
In attendance were Executive Council Member and Assin Fosu Area Head, Apostle Sylvester Arhin, Prophet J. E. Ameyaw (Rtd), among others.
The colourful event was also well attended by traditional rulers, delegates from the previous stations he served, the Area pastorate, and members from various districts in the Asante Bekwai Area.