Great leaders walk off the stage when the applause is loudest, and this was the case for Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who formally brought his service as the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost to an end on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
An induction and farewell service was held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic, Accra, to appreciate him and his family in recognition of his ten years of meritorious service to the Church and country.
The President of the Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh, showered praises on Apostle Kumi-Larbi when he exhorted congregants at the event. “Apostle Kumi-Larbi, you are a great man in this nation and beyond. You are a book that all should read. You are a professor in the act of leading from behind. You are an oil wheel that achieves great results in silence,” he said.
During the service, the Women’s Ministry and the General Council of The Church of Pentecost also gave glowing testimonies about Apostle Kumi-Larbi and his wife, Rose, touting their significant contributions to the Church and the Body of Christ.
In his response, Apostle Kumi-Larbi thanked God for the sustaining grace for the last ten years. He expressed gratitude to the immediate-past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah (Rtd.), who nominated him ten years ago for the high office, and the current Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, for the trust reposed in him to nominate him for a second term.
He was also grateful to his predecessors for their support. He was equally thankful to former President John Dramani Mahama and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for always opening their doors to him and the Church.
He also appreciated all who contributed in diverse ways to make his tenure successful, including his wife, Mrs. Rose Dansoa Kumi-Larbi, children, and other relatives.
The event also saw the induction of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, to commence his second term; the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, as well as the four Executive Council Members, namely Apostle A.N.Y. Kumi-Larbi, Apostle Dr. Amos Jimmy Markin, Apostle Dr. Dieudonne Komla Nuekpe, and Apostle Banimpo Lare.