The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene of the Goaso Traditional Area, Nana Akwasi Bosomprah I, to begin his 4-day working tour of the Ahafo Region.
He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Nyamekye, the Goaso Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle William Kojo Edzorhoho, and the Goaso Area Pastorate.
Addressing the delegation, Nana Akwasi Bosomprah expressed his excitement about the establishment of the Chieftaincy Ministry in the church. The leadership of the church, he said, deserves many commendations, saying, “I am happy about the fact that royals and chiefs come together to learn about Christ.”
The Omanhene, however, lamented about the increase of false doctrines by some churches and charlatans who called themselves God.
He called on officials of Bible training institutions to scrutinize persons they admit into their institutions to ensure that the right people come out as pastors.
He disclosed that through his love and passion for Christ, he organised Goaso for Christ and Ahafo for Christ crusades, which drew many chiefs from far and near to participate.
Celebrating 15 years of enstoolment next year, the Betwahene of Asantehene Otumfuo called on The Church of Pentecost to build a Royals Assembly, where it would be designated to only chiefs and royals to worship without joining the mainstream services. He, therefore, donated two plots of land to the church for the commencement of the project.
In his response, Apostle Eric Nyamekye stated: “We thank God that today we have chiefs who understand Christ and yearn to use these instructions to rule the lands. Our ancestors used what they knew, and the light has come in this dispensation. Therefore, it is worth using the Bible as your manual.”
Chairman Nyamekye added: “I believe that chieftaincy, priesthood and governance are all forms of leadership. God created man to rule over the people. To lead the people, we need leaders to fulfill this mandate. Chieftaincy is not idol worship.”
Concerning the request to build a separate church for chiefs, Apostle Nyamekye assured Nana Bosomprah of the church’s commitment to the construction of the Royals Assembly church building. He also revealed that plans are far advanced for the construction of a Royals Leadership & Resource Centre at Akwapim-Akropong, which would be used for educating chiefs.
He, then expressed his sincere appreciation to the Paramount Chief for the kind gesture and support towards the church within the Area.
Present were the Queen mother of the Goaso Traditional Area, Nana Afia Serwaa, and members of the traditional council.