The President-elect of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Eric Nyamekye, who also doubles as the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, chaired the media launch of the Global Crusade with Kumuyi (GCK), Ghana edition on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
The event was hosted by the Deeper Life Bible Church, Ghana, at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). Several Christian leaders drawn from various denominations attended the event, offering messages of solidarity on behalf of their denominations.
Among them were Senior Bishop James K. Saah (Christian Action Faith Ministries), Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh (Lawrence Tetteh Ministries), Most Rev. Dr. Paul K. Boafo (Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church Ghana), Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso (immediate past President of GPCC and General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana), Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee (Executive Director, Salt & Light Ministries), Rev. Dr. Stephen Yenusom Wengham (General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Ghana), Most Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie (Minister-in-charge, Tema Joint Church), among others.
In his opening response, Apostle Nyamekye expressed his pleasure at the sight of believers coming together regardless of denominational barriers. He lauded the General Superintendent and founder of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Dr. William F. Kumuyi, the convener of the ‘Global Crusade with Kumuyi’, for his crusade outreach across the African continent.
“As a genuine servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, he has over the years proven the authenticity of his ministry with tangible global impact. For several decades, he has led the gospel train both in Africa and the rest of the world,” he stated.
He added: “I have always held on the belief that no one denomination is the exclusive channel of God’s grace. We are all tributaries of the river of God carrying diverse grace. Again, the Great Commission cannot be fulfilled by only one denomination.”
Apostle Nyamekye further urged Christian leaders to break down denominational barriers that do not support the propagation of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
He called on all Christian denominations to support the upcoming crusade to make it successful.
Delivering his address, the special guest speaker for the launch, Most Rev. Dr. Paul K. Boafo, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, encouraged Christians to put away all denominational differences and unite as one people, saying, “Come as a Christian child of God and together when we pray to God, He will answer us.”
He further urged churches to also join in the publicity of the crusade through their various church social media platforms and services.
“I appeal to all media personnel to create space for the team to come and sell the gospel while informing the public to be part of this crusade.”
Launching the GCK-GH crusade, the National Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Ghana, Rev Edward Kwaku Duodu, stressed: “In every country and city that GCK has been held, it has been made possible by close collaboration with the body of Christ. Involvement of the whole Christian body is crucial to the success of the crusade because its focus goes beyond denominational lines.”
Also present were Hon. Linda Obenewaa Akweley Ocloo (MP, Shai Osudoku) and Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah (Director of Research at the Presidency) who represented the Chief of Staff. The Global Crusade with Kumuyi, Ghana edition, a three-in-one event, is scheduled to be held from April 20-25, 2023, at Independence Square.
As part of the main crusade, a Ministers’ & Professionals Conference and Impact Academy Seminar will be held alongside.