The Church of Pentecost (CoP), since its inception in 1937, has built a niche that has been transferred from one generation to other. It is in this regard that the Asamankese Area Head of the church, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has urged ministers and members of the church to hold on to the Pentecostal heritage and carry the flame burning everywhere they go.
Apostle Obuobi made this charge at the 2022 Orientation for Missionaries at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa on Monday, July 4, 2022.
In a presentation on the topic, “The CoP Brand,” Apostle Obuobi, who doubles as a member of the Audit Committee of the church, said that the brand of the church does not only differentiate it from other churches but brings out its core values.
“They are the things that shape the perception about the church, what we do and stand for,” he explained.
He added: “Though the church started with people who were not educated, the Holy Spirit inspired them to make the brand unique, distinguished and respected around the world.”
The Asamankese Area Head of the church further highlighted seven key factors that have contributed to the unique brand of the church. These, he noted, are absolute reliance on the Holy Spirit, prayer, the Word of God, elements of holiness and righteousness, emphasis on the local church, discipline and respect for authority, and the calling into full-time ministry and leadership succession.
Touching on the reliance on the Holy Spirit, Apostle Obuobi mentioned that the fathers of the church made much emphasis on the Holy Spirit. According to him, this has positioned the church to be widely perceived as a Holy Ghost-filled church.
He urged members of the church to keep the unquenching flame of the Holy Spirit in the activities of the church.
Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi also admonished ministers of the church to keep praying for more souls, the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and the expansion of God’s kingdom.
“The current generation must do everything in its power to keep and protect this brand and make it even better,” he said.