The International Missions Director (IMD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, has called on officers of the church (Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses) to be good and loyal brand ambassadors of the church.
According to the IMD, The Church of Pentecost (The CoP) is a unique brand, and, therefore, leaders should acquaint themselves with the practices, culture, doctrines and core values of the church, among others to market it well.
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe said this at the climax of the Teshie-Nungua Area All Officers Apostolisation held at the Fred Stephen Safo Memorial Temple, Nungua-Nshorna in Accra on Friday, February 10, 2023.
He indicated that as brand ambassadors, they should not talk ill about the brand but rather promote it wherever they find themselves through their actions and inactions by portraying Christlike characters that will speak well of the church.
Speaking on the topic, “The Church of Pentecost Brand,” the IMD noted that The CoP is a brand because it has distinguishing features that make it unique from other churches.
Touching on what makes The CoP a brand, he mentioned among others that the church is a Bible-believing church and that the Bible should be the standard for the conduct of its members (brand ambassadors).
He also said that The CoP is a Classical Pentecostal church that believes in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, thus Holy Spirit baptism with the initial sign of speaking in tongues. The church also believes in water baptism (baptism by immersion).
The church has a native spirit of simplicity, modesty and discretion, where religious excesses are controlled.
Apostle Bekoe also mentioned another distinctive brand of The CoP as the Covenant the church has with God. Others are its doctrines or tenets, Core Values which include evangelism, prayer, holiness, tithes and offering; the Rules and Conducts of its members, Church Culture, among others.
The International Missions Director charged officers and members of the church not to adulterate the church’s hard-earned brand so that the integrity and sanctity of the church will be maintained at all times.
He ended his ministration with with an impartation service.
Present at the event were the host Area Head, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman; the Hohoe Area Head, Apostle Moses Ahiakor (Guest Speaker); a former General Secretary of the church, Apostle Rigwell Ato Addison (Rtd.) – Speaker; Apostle M. M. Kopah (Rtd.), the Area Pastorate, and officers in the Area.