The Church Of Pentecost Membership Hits Over 4 2 Million

In 2022, The Church of Pentecost, through its various Districts, Areas and Ministries in Ghana, together with the Headquarters, spent GHS 10,686,084.76 to sponsor the educational pursuits of members of the Church at various levels.

This figure included GHS 863,443.64 spent under the Headquarters’ sponsored’ Pentecost Education Scholarship Scheme’ (PESS) for other tertiary students,” Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of the Church, has revealed.

Apostle Nyamekye disclosed this during the 2022 State-of-the-Church Address (SOCA22) he delivered at the 46th General Council Meetings opening ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

“It is interesting to note that for the past four years, since the inception of the Vision 2023 agenda, a total amount of GHS1,625,417.02 has so far been spent by the Headquarters on educational support under the Pentecost Education Scholarship Scheme,” he said.

Apostle Nyamekye further noted: “For the past four years, educational support from various Assemblies, Districts, Areas, and Ministries in Ghana amounted to GHS 23,313,518.93.”

The Chairman stated that through the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), the social services arm of the Church, in consultation with the various Areas of the Church, 107 educational institutions had been established in Ghana comprising 103 basic schools, two (2) senior high schools, and two (2) vocational training institutes.

He further stated that the total enrolment in these schools was 35,486 students (Boys: 16,924 and Girls:18,544), with 2,184 staff (both teaching and administrative) gainfully employed to assist in operating and managing the schools.

The Chairman’s State-of-the-Church address provides a report on the achievements under the various intervention areas of the Church’s Vision 2023 agenda of “Possessing the Nations,” as well as all significant developments that took place in a particular reporting year.


Mentor The Next Generation –Apostle Kumi-Larbi To Ministers

Mentor The Next Generation –Apostle Kumi-Larbi To Ministers

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, has called on ministers and wives to intentionally identify, train and mentor the next generation of Church leaders and members.

The General Secretary made this passionate call on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, during the second day of the ongoing Sekondi Area Ministers and Officers’ Retreat (Apostolisation) at the Ketan Central Assembly church auditorium in Ketan.

Speaking on the topic: “Repositioning Mentoring In Ministry for Maximum Impact; Focused Mentorship,” the General Secretary stressed that ministers and Church leaders have a responsibility to mentor people into leadership roles in the Church.

According to him, the mentoring relationship that existed between Eli and the young Samuel prepared the latter for the priestly responsibilities when he took over from the former (1 Samuel 1-4).

He also mentioned Elijah (2 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:1-25), Jesus (Luke 9), Barnabas and Paul (Acts 9-15) as some biblical examples of people who excelled in mentoring.

“As a minister, endeavour to make an impact in the lives of the youth, young ministers and wives; and leave behind a legacy that would be unique and live on long after your service to the church has ended,” he charged.

The General Secretary further explained that mentorship is a two-way affair that requires full commitment on the part of the mentor and mentee to achieve the intended results.

Expounding on the Paul-Timothy Mentorship model, Apostle Kumi-Larbi said that the relationship between Paul and Timothy is a great example of Christian mentoring since both of them had the right attitude that ensured the success of the mentoring process.

“Timothy had to be humble and teachable as it took a great deal of faith and commitment on his part to submit to circumcision.

“He was free in Christ and circumcision was not necessary to have a right relationship with God (Galatians 5:6; 6:15). Yet Timothy allowed himself to be circumcised so that he could be a more effective witness for Christ,” he said.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi, therefore, urged Church leaders to be intentional about mentoring, commit to raising others to leadership roles, look beyond the odds, and have a focused mentorship mentality approach.

He added that, to succeed as good mentors, ministers must “adopt” the members as their children; be pacesetters without settling for mediocrity, and to partner with the mentees as they grow into maturity.

He also pointed out that mentors benefit from mentorship as it helps to validate their leadership skills, gives them recognition as advisors, helps them to learn how to communicate clearly,  help them gain new perspectives, give back and find new talent.

“As Christian leaders, our actions and inactions indirectly influence the younger generation, that is why we must be intentional about mentoring the next generation. When we do this, the future of our Church will be great,” he said.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi further stated that mentoring gives mentees the opportunity to learn the workplace culture, enhance their skills, receive networking opportunities, become potentials for promotion, become problem solvers and transfer knowledge to others.


The World Celebrates The Church of Pentecost Honest Taxi Driver

Kwesi Ackon, a taxi driver and member of The Church of Pentecost, is being celebrated by the whole world for showing patriotism and high integrity, having returned an amount of GHS 8,400.00 he found in his taxi cap to the owner.

Ackon, 37, who fellowships at the Onyametease Assembly in the Kokomlemle District of The Church of Pentecost, is said to have picked an old lady on Easter Friday from the Mallam Atta Market in Accra to her residence at Teshie. The old woman, a trader, unfortunately, left her apron in which the money was concealed at the back of the taxi cap.

Kwesi saw the item the following morning when he was cleaning the car. He showed it to his wife and they agreed to return it to the old woman. He traced the trader to her residence in Teshie after closing from the Easter Convention on Sunday afternoon.

Apparently, the old woman, who had been weeping throughout the whole period over the missing money, could not hold her tears when the driver returned the money intact to her. The whole community joined her to celebrate the driver amdist tears of joy. The woman donated GHS 500.00 to him as his fuel and some fishes to him in return.

The news about the patriotic gesture of Kwesi Ackon broke out when Manasseh Azure’s “The Fourth Estate” interviewed him and posted it on Facebook. Many media houses have also interviewed the illustrious member of the church.

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, after hearing of the news, dolled out GHS 20,000.00 to him, while some individuals have also donated various amounts to him for his singular act.

Indeed, The Church of Pentecost’s ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda which aims at influencing every sphere of society with Kindom values and principles and thereby leading many people to Jesus Christ, is on course.


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Church Leaders Key In Realising Goal Of The Church – Apostle Patrick Aseyoro

The Odorkor Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Patrick Aseyoro, has said that church leaders have an instrumental role to play in realising the goal of the Church, which is to become a radiant church without spot or wrinkles.

Apostle Aseyoro said this on Monday, February 22, 2021, when he exhorted ministers and officers of the Odorkor Zone to open this year’s Odorkor Area Aposotlisation. The weeklong event wais under the theme, “A Glorious Church Revived to Possess the Nations.”

Speaking on the topic “The Goal of the Church,” with Ephesians 5:25-27 as his main scripture reference, the Odorkor Area Head stated that God has a purpose for everything He does, in like manner, He established the Church for a purpose.

“Every building begins with a vision. God envisioned the church and designed it, and then He commissioned Jesus to build it according to His blueprint,” he explained.

He said that church leaders are very instrumental in fulfilling the goal of the Church because they have been called for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.

“We all have a part to play in realising the goal of the church. God has called us as church leaders to partner with Him in achieving this goal, which is to become a radiant church, without spot or wrinkles,” he stated.

Throwing more light on the goal of the church, Apostle Aseyoro explained that a goal is the results or achievement towards which efforts are directed and that everything that the Church does must point towards the overall goal of the church.

He, therefore, cautioned that “the goal of the church is not the crusades we organise, or the payment of tithes, but preparing the saints to be holy and blameless for the Groom, who is Christ,” further stressing that “the number one duty of church leaders is to prepare the bride for Christ.”

He also stated that, in fulfilling the goal of the church, the Church must be credible before the watching-world. They must also equip the saints to be a witness to the nations and to commit to realising the goal.

Apostle Aseyoro also advised church leaders to teach sound doctrine and to jealously guard the doctrines of the church. He also encouraged them to seek a deeper understanding of God’s goal for the Church in order to be able to effectively work towards it.

Touching on significance of holiness in the church, the Odorkor Area Head advised Christians not to just talk about purity but to live holy lives so that they would be attractive to the watching-world.

To achieve this, Christians must be grounded in the word of God and also encouraged to fully adhere to God’s instructions.

He cautioned that Jesus has paid the bride price of the Church (the Bride) with His own blood and will be back one day for His bride, therefore, Christians must be constantly mindful that Jesus will one day come back to earth for a radiant and spotless Church without wrinkles.

This year’s Odorkor Area Apostolisation was held at the zonal level and witnessed an encouraging participation of ministers and officers of the church in the Area.


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PPS-Tuna Gets 3-Unit Classroom Block

The Sawla Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, commissioned a three-unit classroom block for the Pentecost Preparatory School, Tuna (PPS-Tuna).

The building project was funded by the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) through its “Enhancing Quality Education” programme. The Enhancing Quality Education initiative, among other things, seeks to contribute towards enhanced access to improved quality education in Ghana, especially in deprived communities. 

Speaking at the commissioning service, the Area Head was very grateful to the leadership of the Church and PENTSOS for their unrelenting efforts in seeing to it that the school is adequately supported to provide quality education for members of the community. He also thanked the PENTSOS directorate for donating some mono desks to the school.

Apostle Ohemeng-Kwakye urged the pupils to fear the Lord and to be obedient to Him so that He would grant them wisdom and knowledge to excel in their academics. He also advised them to study hard so that they would become productive members of society in future.

On her part, the headmistress expressed profound gratitude to God Almighty and the Church for giving the Tuna Pentecost Preparatory School, which has an enrollment of over 248 pupils, the needed facelift.

Present at the event were the pastorate of the Tuna Zone in the Area as well as the Staff of the school.

Report by Philip Nana Addo (Tuna Zone)

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Berekum Area Dedicates 6 Church Buildings

The Berekum Area of The Church of Pentecost in December 2020 dedicated six church buildings to the glory of God.

The Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko, who officiated the dedication services at the various assemblies, could not hide his joy about the great providence of God for His church.

Apostle Berko was full of praise to the leadership of the church chaired by Apostle Eric Nyamekye for their vision and direction to make the church stand stronger in a challenging year.

The dedicated church buildings were the Abi assembly church building in the Jinijini District, which was dedicated on December 11, 2020; Nanasuano assembly church building in the Biadan District, which was dedicated on December 16, 2020, and Adom assembly church building, which was also dedicated on December 29, 2020.

The rest were the Prince of Peace assembly church building in the Dwenem District, the Mpatasie assembly church building in the Berekum District, and the Ahongono assembly church building in the Nsesreso District, which were dedicated separately on December 30, 2020.

Report by Pastor Daniel Fosu.


The Church of Pentecost Commences Daily Global Fasting & Prayer Exercise

The leadership of The Church of Pentecost has initiated the Global Daily Fasting and Prayer exercise to spark a great revival in the Church and the world.

The novelty, which was officially kick-started by the districts in the Kaneshie Area on January 1, 2020, is to be observed by all districts of the Church nationwide at scheduled dates.

Also, a prayer and fasting schedule for every district has been generated and circulated by the Church on the various Social Media platforms to ensure an effective exercise and the maximum participation of members at the various levels.

The initiative is part of efforts by the Church to cause a great demonstration of the power of the Almighty God across the globe following the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.

The Apostle Eric Nyamekye-led Executive Council strongly believes that a pandemic of this magnitude ought to be a catalyst for a great move of the Spirit in the nations of the world. 

In his own words, Apostle Eric Nyamekye stated “If we have witnessed a pandemic in our lifetime, then we must also see a revival in the Church in our lifetime; for no great revival of religion has taken place without a revival of Satan’s opposition. We, therefore, sense an abundance of rain in the New Year to move the Church from one level of God’s glory to another.”

In view of this pursuit of the supernatural, the Church has taken up the responsibility of leading the charge by encouraging the members to undertake this consistent and well-planned fasting and prayer sequence throughout the year 2021.

Among other things, this District daily fasting and prayer initiative of The Church of Pentecost aims to set every part of the nation on fire, leading to a wave of spiritual awakening across the globe.

In Judges 15:1-5, the story is told of Samson, who out of revenge, destroyed the plantation of the Philistines. What makes this story amazing, is the strategy which he used to raze down their plantation. 

Knowing that it would take forever to raze down a large area at the shortest possible time, Samson went out and caught 300 foxes and tied them tail to tail in pairs. He then fastened a torch to every pair of tails, lit the torches and let the foxes loose into the farms. As the foxes run through the farm, they spread the fire along, and consequently, brought the entire farmlands to ashes.

Like Samson, The Church of Pentecost is looking to quicken the spirits of the members across the board so that together they could cause the needed effect in the nation and bring about a great revival in the Church and the world.

It is a season of REVIVAL and the Children of God all over the world are being called upon to rise and make a clear statement that the LORD God Almighty, Maker of the heavens and earth, is not dead, He lives!



Odorkor Area Launches Campaign To Promote Peaceful Elections

The Odorkor Area of The Church of Pentecost has launched the “Agent of Peace” campaign aimed at raising awareness on the need for peace before, during and after the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana.

The event, which took place on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the Odorkor Central Assembly church auditorium, was chaired by Apostle Dr Dela Quampah, an Executive Council Member of the church, with ACP Baffour Apenteng Nyamekye, the Divisional Commander of Odorkor, as the guest speaker. 

The launch also received support from the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and the traditional rulers of the Odorkor township and its environs.

Scores of members of the church attired in branded caps and t-shirts, including the area pastorate and their wives, attended the event.

In his remarks, Apostle Dr Quampah said that Ghana remains a beacon for democracy in Africa, having organised six general elections in a peaceful, free and fair manner since 1992. He stated that the country has attained this enviable status because her citizens are generally peace-loving.

Apostle Dr Quampah further noted that the “Agent of Peace” campaign has, therefore, been initiated by the church to drum home the need for the citizenry to be agents of peace during this year’s general elections so as to maintain the tranquillity and stability in the country.

Quoting the key scripture for the campaign, Psalm 34:14, ACP Baffour Apenteng Nyamekye, in turn, emphasised the need for Ghanaians to shun all forms of violence before, during and after the elections in order to safeguard the peace enjoyed in the country.

According to the Odorkor Divisional Commander, one of the many practices that instigate electoral violence is the wrongful removal or defacing of posters and banners of political opponents.

He also advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used by political parties to perpetrate violence as a way of disrupting the polling process. He said that anyone found culpable in this regard would face the full rigour of the law and could face imprisonment or other stiffer punishments.

He also advised Ghanaians whose political parties or preferred candidates emerge victorious to be modest in their celebrations and be mindful of their utterances, stressing that “where your freedom ends is where another’s begins.”

ACP Nyamekye ended by assuring the citizenry that the various security agencies are well-equipped and very committed to ensuring that citizens obey the laws of the country to ensure a peaceful electoral process.

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, in a video broadcast shown at the event, asserted that after the fall of humankind, peace eluded the world, as a result, it (peace) can only be attained, when consciously pursued.

“Peace is an essential commodity as far as this world is concerned. However, since the fall, it has become foreign to us, so we need to seek and pursue it. That is why we are embarking on this peace campaign so that we will all be made aware that we need peace, especially during this year’s elections.”

“Let’s seek peace and pursue it for the sake of our families, friends and national stability. We all have one vote; let’s be content with that,” he advised.

Also present to grace the event were the GPCC representative, Rev. Emmanuel Nkrumah, the Chief of Odorkor, Asafoatse Osiakwan II, and the Chief of Gbawe, Nii Kwatei Abensu. They all took turns to encourage the congregants to be peace crusaders and to demonstrate their Christian virtues wherever they find themselves. They again urged all stakeholders – security agencies, political parties, the Electoral Commission and the citizenry – to contribute their quota towards a seventh successful election come December 7.

After formally declaring the campaign launched, Apostle Dr Quampah led the congregants to pray for the nations of the world, especially war-torn countries, and against the COVID-19 pandemic, which seems to be resurfacing in some parts of Europe.

The “Agent of Peace” campaign is an initiative of The Church of Pentecost to sensitise church members and Ghanaians about the need for peaceful elections and to educate them on their electoral rights and responsibilities. The campaign also aims at driving a sense of patriotism amongst Ghanaians.

The Odorkor Area “Agent of Peace” campaign launch was preceded by a float embarked on by the youth of the area to create awareness on peaceful elections within the Odorkor township.


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Pastor James Kwaku Gyimah (1900-1953)


James Gyimah was born in 1900 to Opanin Kofi Sintim and Madam Abena Kwakyewaa of Akim Akroso and Agona Nsaba respectively.


James Gyimah attended school at Agona Nsaba whilst staying with a German of the Basel Mission. He worked as a cocoa purchasing clerk and later dealt in the diamond business. He also took to farming, producing foodstuffs and cash crops such as cocoa.


James Gyimah got married to Agustina Yaa Apeaa of Agona Nsaba. They were blessed with six children (two daughters and four sons).

Conversion and Call into the Full-Time Ministry                                                                                                                                       

Both of his parents were Presbyterians and so James was born into the Presbyterian Church. He rose to become a Catechist and an active leader of the Presbyterian Church. When he received the Holy Spirit baptism, he was rejected by the Presbyterian Church and the Salem Community at Akroso. Because the phenomenon of the baptism of the Holy Spirit was new, the people thought he was getting out of his mind.

Pastor McKeown desired to call James Gyimah into the full-time ministry few months after he had settled at Winneba. James Gyimah who was the leader of the African Faith Tabernacle, Akroso branch, rather recommended S. R. Asomani, his convert and an active member of his church. Rev. James McKeown made further attempts, but these resulted in the further recommendation of Yaw Amoako, J. A. Bimpong and Kofi Owusu all of Akroso.                                          

Finally, in 1942, James Kwaku Gyimah yielded to the call into the full-time ministry and was stationed at Odumase near Obuasi but was later transferred to Wassa Simpa in 1944. From there, he was transferred to Nkawkaw in 1948 and later to Akroso in 1952. At the point of being transferred from Akroso to Simpa (Winneba), he fell sick and could not report at his new station.

Significant Contributions of Pastor James Kwaku Gyimah to the Church of Pentecost

  • Even though it is on record that, in 1932, Stephen Kwabena Owiredu of Brekumanso, near Asamankese became the first person in Ghana to have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, emerging evidence indicates that James Kwaku Gyimah had had that experience earlier in 1931.
  • In 1931, at a prayer meeting of the Faith Tabernacle Church at Asamankese, a word of prophecy was uttered through James Kwaku Gyimah that (He) the Lord was going to nurture that small group into a large international Pentecostal church that would take the gospel throughout Ghana, Africa and the whole world. The prophecy, however, added that those provisions would be accomplished after He (the Lord) had sent a white missionary to lead them. McKeown’s arrival in 1937 therefore was a partial fulfilment of the prophecy. That prophecy, which was re-echoed by the Lord through other prophecies in 1940 and 1948 have been considered as the Church’s covenant with the Lord. Today, that prophecy have been fulfilled beyond all human expectations as branches of the Church of Pentecost can be found on all continents of the world.
  • James Kwaku Gyimah rallied people behind Pastor McKeown when he was disowned by the Faith Tabernacle Church at Asamankese in June 1938 on the basis of the ‘non-medication’ impasse.
  • He personally invited Pastor McKeown to live in his house at Akim Akroso for two weeks before he organised people to mobilise funds to rent a bungalow there for Pastor McKeown where he stayed for four weeks before moving to Winneba.
  • His ministry produced most of the founding leaders of the Church such as Apostle S. R. Asomani, the first to be ordained apostle of the Church in Ghana. Others were Apostle J. A. Bimpong, Pastors Yaw Amoako, and Kofi Owusu.
  • He played pioneering role in establishing branches of the Church at Wassa Simpa, Nkawkaw, Akroso and their environs.


On November 11, 1952, James Kwaku Gyimah was called to glory at the age of 52 having served as a full- time minister of the Church for ten (10) years. 

Apostle Joseph Egyir-Paintsil

Apostle Joseph Egyir-Paintsil (1928-1981)


Joseph Egyir-Paintsil, a native of Abura Dunkwa in the Central Region of Ghana, was born on 28th May 1928 at Mbrom in Ashanti-New Town, Kumasi. He was the eighth of ten children born to Mr. Kojo Paintsil (Carpentry foreman of the Methodist Church) and Madam Adwoa Kwansima of Abura Dunkwa. It is on record that his father was the carpentry foreman who supervised the roofing of the Adum Methodist Church and Wesley College buildings in Kumasi.


He started his primary education at the Salvation Army School, Kumasi in 1934 and later completed his elementary education at Dunkwa Methodist School in 1944. He passed with distinction. Rev. Egyir-Paintsil won a full scholarship to the Achimota Secondary School, but his parents were not able to support him financially to continue his education. However, by dint of hard work, he studied privately to gain admission into the university, but he preferred to be in the Lord’s service instead. Whilst in the ministry, he pursued short courses in theology, missions and ministry in the UK. He also attended the Advanced Leadership seminar at the Haggai Institute in Singapore.


Yaw Brainoo, as he was known in family circles, moved to live with his sister Afua Ayew in Accra. He was employed at the U. A. C. (Ghana) Ltd., in 1945 as a comptometer operator until 1949 when he resigned to become a full-time minister of the Apostolic Church of Gold Coast.


In February 1954, Joseph Egyir-Paintsil wedded Miss Vivian Amma Baawa Arkosah in Kumasi. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Joseph Kwamena Paintsil, Elizabeth Jemima Lamont Nana-Aba Paintsil, Sophia McKeown Araba Kokoa Paintsil and Victoria Patience Adjoa Paintsil.

Conversion and Call into the Full-Time Ministry                                                                                 

In 1947, Egyir-Paintsil accepted the Lord as his personal savior at a rally where he heard the message: “Adam, where are you?” From then, he literally became ‘married’ to the Church. He became a staunch member of the Young People’s Movement and later became a member of the Bombers Group, an evangelistic group within the Church in Accra.

God had a purpose for his life and called him into the full time ministry of the Church as an Overseer on December 27, 1949. On April 13, 1952 he was called into the pastorate and was appointed to the post of General Secretary of the Church. Finally, he was called and ordained an Apostle on January 29th, 1953. He rose through the ranks in succession.

Stations Served

Akim Oda       –           1950                                                                                                                                              Saltpond              –           1950-1951                                                                                                                                                            Achiasi             –           1951-1952                                                                                                                                                            Accra                         –           1952-1953                                                                                                                                                     Koforidua       –           1953                                                                                                                                                  Takoradi             –           1953-1958                                                                                                                                                               Kumasi             –           1958-1965                                                                                                                                                          Accra                         –           1965-1981

Other Appointments Held                                                                                                                        

Apart from his Church appointments as an Apostle, General Secretary, Trustee and Ex- Officio Member of all Boards and Committees of the Church, he held the high offices of National Chairman, Bible Society of Ghana and President of the Ghana Pentecostal Council (1979-1981).

Conferences Attended                                                                                                                                                     

Rev. Egyir-Paintsil represented the Church at several conferences overseas. He toured the Cameroun, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), and Liberia in the interest of the Church. He had intimate acquaintances with spiritual giants such as Dr. Thomas Wyatt, T. L. Osborn, Billy Graham and Morris Cerullo.

Literary Works and Giftings                                                                                                                                                   

Rev. Egyir-Paintsil presented a number of papers and addresses on various topics to congregations, students and fellowships. His last public address was that delivered at the Independence Square on Sunday, February 22nd, 1981 during the 12th anniversary of the Ghana Pentecostal Council He was a speaker on the Pentecost Hour religious programme and co-editor of the Pentecost Fire. He endeared himself to both the young and the old as an intelligent, widely read, broadminded and scholarly public speaker. He knew his Bible and preached with fervency and authority. He was a multi-gifted minister who exercised the gifts of prophecy, teaching, administration and healing.

Prayer Life                                                                                                                                                            

He was a great prayer warrior who never permitted anything to break his communion with God – a habit which sustained him in his numerous and onerous tasks.

General Secretary                                                                                                                                          

As General Secretary, he was never found wanting. He could sit out throughout the nights preparing his minutes for distribution soon after Executive meetings or General Ministers’ Council meetings.

Regional Apostle                                                                                                                                                

He worked harmoniously with his district pastors and presbyteries. He never left things undone. As if he knew he would soon die, he prepared his regional report for the 19th Session of Church Council, two weeks before he took ill and gave copies to his senior Pastors. This was something he had never done before.

Shining Example                                                                                                                                                

By his life of faithfulness, sense of responsibility and boldness in the defense of the faith once delivered to the saints, he has left a shining example on the sands of time for the youth of today to emulate. 


A tribute on behalf of Rev. James McKeown and the Executive Council of the

Church of Pentecost, partly read as follows:                                                                                                                              

“A great son of the church has fallen;                                                                                                                                           

A gallant fighter has finished his course;                                                                                                                                    

A brilliant scholar has breathed his last;                                                                                                                              

Joseph Egyir-Paintsil has breathed his last.”

Another tribute on behalf of the General Council stated:”A minister of the prophetic order, he was humble, obedient and full of wisdom. Though he frowned on sin and any form of disobedience, he had great compassion for the lost and did all he could to win them into the Lord’s fold. Through his prophetic ministry many ministers were called to serve in the offices of apostle, prophet and evangelist.”

Significant Contributions of Apostle Joseph Egyir-Paintsil to The Church of Pentecost

  • As the first and longest-serving General Secretary of the Church, he laid a solid administrative foundation for the Church.
  • His fortitude, commitment and faithfulness to the Church, especially during the crisis of 1953-1962 is just admirable and worthy of emulation. He stood resolutely behind Pastor McKeown when the government wanted to deport Pastor McKeown in July 1962. He was with Pastor McKeown at the Flag Staff House (the seat of the Government of Ghana) during the epic July 12, 1962 judgment on the Ghana Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Church of Ghana. That meeting was presided over by the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
  • He is generally considered as someone who was literally ‘married’ to the Church.
  • He served as the chairman of the Ghana Evangelical Fellowship (GEF), which was later changed to the Ghana Pentecostal Council (GPC). From 1979 to 1980, he served as President of the Ghana Pentecostal Council (now Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council).


After serving as a full-time minister for thirty-two (32) years, Apostle Egyir-Paintsil was called to glory at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on March 22, 1981 at the age of 53.