Elder Felix Atsrim Is 2023 Best CEO In Engineering web

Elder Felix Atsrim Is 2023 Best CEO In Engineering

The Presiding Elder of Mount Olives Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area of The Church of Pentecost, Elder Ing. Felix Atsrim, has been adjudged the Best CEO in Engineering for the year 2023.

Elder Atsrim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FeDems Group, was presented the award during the second edition of the Ghana CEO Awards held recently at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The award scheme aims to acknowledge and celebrate influential CEOs in Ghana who have demonstrated unwavering commitment and innovation in their respective domains, leveraging their ideas to positively impact society.

This year’s event, held under the theme, “The Role of Business Leadership Towards Achieving the SDGs in Ghana,” had in attendance many distinguished personalities including H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (Vice President of the Republic of Ghana), H.E. Harriet Thompson (British High Commissioner to Ghana), H.R.M King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II (Paramount King of the GA States).

Also present were Hon. Mark Okraku (Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture), H.E. Charles Abani (United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ghana), and H. E. Javier Guitierrez (Spanish Ambassador to Ghana).

Receiving the award at the event, Elder Atsrim attributed his success to divine grace, the remarkable teams at FeDems Group and his family. He also acknowledged the great influence The Church of Pentecost has had on his life and career.

He was also grateful to his father, Elder Lawrence Atsrim, and Elder Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong (Executive Chairman of Jospong Group), who he described as his major influences.

Ing. Felix Atsrim, a seasoned engineering and project finance professional, holds a BSc. in Geomatic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and an MSc. in Construction Project Management from the University of Manchester, UK. He proudly identifies as an alumnus of the Presbyterian Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC-Legon).


Dormaa Ahenkro Area Inaugurated web

Dormaa Ahenkro Area Inaugurated 

It was a joyous moment when the much-anticipated Dormaa Ahenkro Area of The Church of Pentecost was inaugurated on Sunday, September 10, 2023. 

The Dormaa Ahenkro Area was carved out of the Berekum Area following the approval by the Executive Council at the 46th General Council Meeting of the Church held in May this year.

The Berekum Area, headed by Apostle Samuel Berko, until the creation of the Dormaa Ahenkro Area, comprised 39 districts. Thirteen districts, namely Wamfie, Wamfie Estate, Amasu, Wamanafo, Dormaa Ahenkro, Dormaa Ahenbrono, Dormaa Estate, Dormaa Koraso, Nsesereso, Kofibadukrom, Nkrankwanta, Nkrankwanta Newtown and Kwakuanyawere were ceded to the Dormaa Ahenkro Area. 

The inauguration ceremony, officiated by the Coordinator of the Bono-Ahafo Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC), Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, was supported by Apostle Samuel Berko (Berekum Area Head) and Prophet Fred Antwi (Duayaw Nkwanta Area Head) and a host of ministers in the Bono Region. 

The event also coincided with the welcome service for the Area Head, Apostle Abraham Swanzy, and his family.

In a sermon titled “I will Build My Church,” based on Matthew 16:18, Genesis 12:3, Acts 2:42-47, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani said God had the Church in mind when He called Abraham and promised to bless the entire world through him. He revealed that possessing the nations is the language of God, so everyone must embrace it. 

“Embrace Vision 2023 with your head, hearts and hands so that at the end, you can boldly say you also contributed your quota to it,” he said, adding, “God has promised His power, presence and protection for all those who see this purpose and pursue it.”

He mentioned that the early Church devoted themselves to this course, and God increased their work. 

Apostle Nii Kotei Djani ended his sermon with four pillars that believers should hold on to. These are teachings, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers. 

Prophet Fred Antwi led a powerful prayer session after the sermon.

In his response, Apostle Abraham Swanzy expressed his appreciation to the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamkye, and the Executive Council for the honour done him to lead the Church in the Dormaa Area. He also thanked the RCC Coordinator, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, the Berekum Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko, for the great work done, and all and sundry who contributed to the creation of the Area. 

Meanwhile, a newly constructed office for the Dormaa Ahenkro Area has been dedicated.

Also present at the service were Elder Dr Yao Yeboah (former PENTSOS Director), Mrs Grace Lucy Yeboah Asuama (immediate past Women’s Ministry Director), and representatives from the Dormaa Traditional Council.

Report by Dormaa Arera Media Team

Christians Encouraged To Seek God's Inheritance web

Christians Encouraged To Seek God’s Inheritance 

Christians have been advised to seek God’s inheritance, which is not merely financial but, more importantly, spiritual.

Elder Akwasi Appiagyei-Asiamah of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic, made this assertion on Thursday, September 28, 2023, during the Greater Accra Regional Ministers Wives’ Prayer Meeting held at the Legon Botanical Gardens in Accra.

Speaking on “Inheritance,” Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah indicated that Christians have inherited many things from God through Jesus Christ. 

“Inheritance in Christianity means more than the assets passed on to individuals after someone’s earthly departure; it is a spiritual resource that can transform our lives,” he declared.

He listed some of these inheritances and expounded on their significance and benefits for our lives.

According to him, one of the inheritances is the Holy Spirit, the advocate, comforter, counsellor, helper, intercessor, strength and standby. 

He said: “We always have a reserve power because there is a standby generator in the person of the Holy Spirit. We are never lonely; we have the Holy Spirit.” 

He quoted Luke 24:49 to show that when the Holy Spirit comes on believers, they receive power and become recognisable.

Another inheritance is the Word of God, which, he said, is imperishable and living. 

Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah said that the Word of God in believers gives them faith, saying, “The natural habitat of Christians is faith. Without faith, a Christian cannot survive. Our living on earth is not by sense but by faith.” 

He urged Christians to increase their faith by hearing and studying the Word of God.

Another inheritance is grace, which is the help God gives believers to do what they would not have been able to do on their own. 

According to him, grace covers everything, and believers need to top it up to overcome their weaknesses, saying, “To build up your weakness, you need a top-up of grace.”

Another inheritance is the name of Jesus Christ, which has power and authority over every situation. 

Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah said that the name of Jesus was the possession of the apostles in their time, and it should be so for believers today. 

Another inheritance, according to him, is the Love of God, which has been poured into the hearts of Christians through the Holy Spirit. He described love as the most significant inheritance from God and the most powerful weapon. 

“Love is the essence of God. God is love, and love is God. Activate the love of God everywhere you are, especially against your enemies,” he noted.

Another inheritance is prayer, the channel that brings believers into God’s presence and aligns them with his will. He indicated that prayer does not have to be long or complicated but sincere and compelling. 

He stressed: “Prayer is a very powerful vehicle which grants us access into heaven.”

Elder Appiagyei-Asiamah concluded his sermon by reminding Christians of their hope in Christ, another inheritance. 

He said everything they do should point to heaven and not lose sight of their eternal destiny. 

He quoted Ephesians 1:17-20 to show that God has given them a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know him better and to understand the riches of his inheritance in his holy people.

Present at the prayer meeting were Mrs Juliana Korkor Obuobi (Wife of the General Secretary), Mrs Juanita Nuekpe (Wife of La Area Head), Mrs Juliet Agyarko (Wife of Haatso Area Head), and a cross-section of ministers’ wives in the Greater Accra Region. 


Lapaz Ebenezer, English Assemblies Church Building Dedicated web

Lapaz Ebenezer, English Assemblies Church Building Dedicated

The Kaneshie Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, has dedicated the two-in-one Ebenezer and English Assemblies church building in the Lapaz District. 

Apostle Asante, an Executive Council Member of the church and Coordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee dedicated the auditorium on Sunday, September 10, 2023, with the assistance of Pastor Oppong Kyeremah, the Lapaz District Minister and some other ministers in the Kaneshie Area. 

Formerly known as Nazareth Assembly, the assembly became Ebenezer Assembly on June 11, 2006, to reflect how far God has brought it after losing about two places of worship, mainly due to land litigation. 

The auditorium was constructed with a grant of GH₵ 822,367.40 from the General Headquarters, GH₵ 110,000.00 from the Kaneshie Area, GH₵10,000.00 and GH₵40,000 from the Local Assembly. Speaking about the holiness of God titled, “Repositioning The Local Church In Holiness For Maximum Impact,” Apostle Asante explained why Christians must be holy, citing Leviticus 11:41-45 and Ephesians 1:3. 

He explained that God wants His children to be holy because He is holy; the place of worship is a sacred place and, therefore, expects godly people to be in His presence. He further revealed that it is through holiness that believers shall receive from God and that only holy people will go to heaven.

Apostle Asante explained that if there are over 70% of Christians in Ghana, as statistics have it, the country should not be engulfed in the high level of corruption it finds itself in. He lamented that Ghana was in this mess because Christians had not allowed themselves to take up the full nature of God. Therefore, he urged Christians to take up the whole character of God and live a holy life for transformation. 

Present at the dedication service were Mrs Afia Bonsu (Kaneshie Area Women’s Ministry Leader) and Elder Kempis Yaw Boamah (Assembly Member for the Anorhuma Electoral Area), among others. 

Report by Heizel Joshua, Kaneshie Area Media

Elder Charles Kusi-Manu Honoured By The Church Of Pentecost-Tanzania web

Elder Charles Kusi-Manu Honoured By The Church Of Pentecost-Tanzania

Elder Charles Kusi-Manu, a geologist, who currently fellowships with the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC), New Tafo, has been honoured by The Church of Pentecost (CoP)-Tanzania, for his outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to the growth and development of the Church in Tanzania during the period of his stay as a miner in the country.

He was honoured during the Officers’ Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the New Tafo PIWC auditorium in Kumasi.

Joined by his wife, Elder Kusi-Manu received an accolade presented to him on behalf of the Tanzania National Head, Apostle David Nyansah Hayfron, by the Old Tafo Area Head and a former missionary to Tanzania, Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful, who was ably assisted by Apostle Dr. Nicholas Appiah Missah (Rtd), also a former missionary to Tanzania, and Pastor Emmanuel Pasteeco Arthur (Resident Minister, PIWC-New Tafo).

Apostle Yeboah Nsaful revealed that the opportunity to commend Elder Kusi-Manu for his good work at this occasion was because the Church in Tanzania could not appreciate him at the time he was finally leaving Tanzania for Ghana.

He encouraged the officers of the Church to emulate the exemplary trait of Elder Kusi-Manu to push the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of the Church forward.

On his part, Apostle Dr. Appiah Missah (Rtd), described Elder Charles Kusi-Manu as a mature believer who is God-fearing and faithful in giving, with a good heart towards the work of God. He, thus, called on the church members to appreciate the officers for their dedication and commitment towards their spiritual well-being.

In response, Elder Charles Kusi-Manu, on behalf of his family thanked God for the opportunity to serve the Church in Tanzania.

He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to The Church of Pentecost for the honour done him.

Present at service were Mrs. Mary Yeboah Nsaful, Mrs. Leticia Appiah Missah, and Mrs. Mary Arthur (Wife of the Resident Minister, PIWC-New Tafo), among others.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu

Koforidua Area Holds Orientation For Newly Transferred Ministers web

Koforidua Area Holds Orientation For Newly Transferred Ministers

The Koforidua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Mike Kwame Etrue, has organised a day’s orientation for newly transferred ministers and their wives into the Area. 

In his welcome address, Apostle Etrue, an Executive Council Member and Coordinator of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee expressed his delight in receiving the ministers and their wives into the Area. He was confident that their addition to the Area would reflect positively in all its key operational areas.

Speaking on the topic, “Pursuing a Christlike Church – the Role of the Minister and Wife,” taken from Ephesians 4:11-13, Apostle Etrue said that ministers are gifts given to men. However, the value of the gift is not only measured by the giver but by the purpose the gift serves.

He stressed that the value of the gift depends on its relevance to the people. He charged the ministers and their wives to reposition themselves to be relevant in their various stations.

Apostle Etrue outlined that the core mandate of ministers in pursuing a Christlike church is to prepare the members for the work of service until they reach unity in the faith, become mature, and attain the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 

Charging the ministers to invest in the people, he noted: “Investing in projects is good, but when you invest in people, even after you have left your station, you will leave unforgettable impressions in the hearts and minds of the people.”

He encouraged ministers to take every opportunity to teach the members to build them into reaching maturity.

Reading Acts 20:28, he cautioned the ministers and wives to adhere to the Church’s policies.

Sharing the Area’s financial performance and key operational indicators with the ministers, the Area Head charged them to influence all the indicators positively. 

He reiterated the need to take the various church documents such as ministers’ manual, ministerial handbook, constitution, home Cell/ Bible study manuals, and financial and estate manuals seriously.

The Area Secretary, Pastor Yahaya Musah, briefed the ministers on the calendar of activities for the year and the need to submit reports promptly.

The Area Estate Chairman, Pastor Daniel Donkor-Larbi, encouraged the ministers to go through the estate manual to guide them in undertaking projects in their various stations.

The newly transferred ministers are Pastor Daniel and Mrs Lillian Debrah Mireku of Old Estate District, Pastor Paul and Mrs Philipina Yanney of Two Streams District, Pastor Alex Kojo and Mrs Elsie Adjani of PIWC-Akropong, Pastor Gordon and Mrs Evelyn Ansah-PENSA Travelling Secretary for Koforidua Sector, Pastor Daniel and Mrs Sophia Nabaku of the Home and Urban Missions, Eastern Regional Sector; and Pastor Benjamin and Mary Kwakye of Kitase District. 

The rest are Pastor Fred and Mrs Grace Nyarko of Akropong District, Pastor Michael and Mrs Abigail Akrobettoe – Area Youth Pastor and Resident Minister for Grace Worship Centre, and Probationary Overseer Albert Miiboimi and Mrs Dora Konlan of Mangoase District.

Present at the meeting were the Area Head’s wife, Mrs Ernestina Etrue and the Koforidua District pastor and wife, Pastor Joseph and Mrs Deborah Tawiah-Kwao.

Report by Pastor Michael Akrobettoe

Agormanya Area Trains Church Workers On Effective Church Administration web

Agormanya Area Trains Church Workers On Effective Church Administration

The Agormanya Area of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) organised a one-day seminar for all presiding elders, finance committee chairpersons, ministry executives, and local secretaries on financial policies of the Church and report writing.

The event, held under the theme “Effective Administration in the Church,” took place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the PIWC-Agormanya church auditorium and was attended by selected officers and the pastorate in the area.

In his opening remarks, the Area Head, Apostle Samuel Kojo Gakpetor, referred to 1 Corinthians 14:33, 40 and called on the participants to familiarise themselves with relevant information regarding church administration at the local and district levels.

He further admonished the participants to study and implement the financial policies at all levels of the Church.

He noted that this would enhance the effective administration of the Church and charged Church leaders to handle the local church in an orderly manner, as God is not a God of disorder.

“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way,” he said.

He emphasised that it is the duty of church leaders to follow the laid-down procedures and policies in the church to bring decorum and maximum impact to the church.

The immediate-past Area Deacon, Elder William Asare Agyapong, took participants through the following topics: Effective Church Administration, Financial Policies of The CoP, Duties of the Financial Secretaries and Chairmen, and Roles of Auditors.

Addressing the participants on some financial issues of the church, he advised them to always consult their immediate supervisor when making key decisions concerning the church, especially on financial matters.

He cautioned against manipulation and violation of financial policy directions.

Pastor Jacob Kwakye Frimpong, an Area Executive Committee member, also discussed the importance of being an effective secretary.

He stressed that the Local Assembly is the primary source of information, and the Local secretary must be able to take, keep, and provide accurate information to the Area and subsequently to Headquarters.

The Area Secretary, Pastor Theodore Ashia, and the current Area Deacon, Elder Richard Amoni, also conducted sessions on the following topics: Writing Statistical, Comprehensive, and Financial Reports.

They urged Church leaders to attach reverence and importance to the reporting format of the church and to avoid misinformation and forgery of reports.

The Area Head, who participated in the event, charged the participants to provide up-to-date records from time to time and never to compromise on the church’s data.

He urged ministers, auditors, and finance committees to play supervisory roles by auditing the locals as necessary.

Regarding the payment of utility bills, he admonished church leaders to be loyal and faithful by attaching proper receipts to all bills.

He further encouraged local assemblies without files to acquire them and properly keep all relevant documents in the office of the church.

Report by Agormanya Area Media.

Eikwe District Donates To St. Martin De Porres Hospital web

Eikwe District Donates To St. Martin De Porres Hospital

The Eikwe District in the Axim Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated some items worth GHS 5,300.00 to the St. Martin De Porres Hospital in Eikwe, in the Western Region of Ghana.

The items donated to the hospital included a stretcher, 25 pieces of sewn curtains for the Children’s ward, and ten packs of bottled water.

The donation, which took place on Friday, September 15, 2023, was part of the activities to climax the district’s 25th Anniversary Celebration.

The District Minister, Pastor William Quainoo, together with his wife and some District Executive Committee members, led a church delegation to present the items to the hospital.

According to Pastor William Quainoo, the purpose for the donations to the hospital is to help solve the problem of conveying patients to and fro the Theatre and the wards due to the lack of a stretcher at the hospital.

As part of the anniversary celebration, 23 Church members also donated blood to the hospital’s blood bank.

The items were received on behalf of the hospital by the Administrator, Mr. Alex Ofori.

Mr. Alex Ofori praised The Church of Pentecost for contributing to society and helping save lives at the hospital, and also pledged that the items will be put to good use.

Present at the short presentation ceremony were Madam Grace Enyan (Hospital Matron), Madam Francisca Pott (Assistant Matron), Mr. Fredrick Boateng (Head of Theatre Department), and Dr. Paul Cooper (Medical Superintendent).

Report by Axim Area Media Team

Mamponteng District Embarks On Street Praise & Worship web

Mamponteng District Embarks On Street Praise & Worship

The Youth Ministry of the Mamponteng District in the Old Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost, on Sunday evening, September 3, 2023, embarked on a street praise and worship programme at Fawoade School Junction. 

The event, held under the theme: “The Lord Reigns” – Psalm 97, was aimed at connecting all hearts to bring glory to the Almighty God and to save the pershing.

Members and non-members of the Church thronged the event venue and joined in singing praises to the Lord as some members of the Youth Ministry shared the Gospel with the passersby and distributed Gospel tracts as well.

The District and the Area mass choir enlivened the occasion with Pentecostal songs and later zoomed into a time of worship as many glorified the name of the Lord Jesus.

An altar call made by Elder Lord Agyin, saw five persons surrendering their lives to Jesus.

The District Youth Leader, Elder Samuel Odonkor, noted that the power of godly music is instrumental in renewing minds and breaking chains that have held people captive, acknowledging the power of worship to bring deliverance.

He stressed that street praise and worship is another means of winning souls for Christ and, therefore, called on other districts to replicate the exercise.

The District Assistant Youth Leader, Sylvester Obeng, hinted that the ministry will keep on organising such programmes at vantage points in the district to win more souls for Christ Jesus.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu

Let's Emulate Apostle Ntumy's Tenacity - Chairman Nyamekye To Christians web

Let’s Emulate Apostle Ntumy’s Tenacity – Chairman Nyamekye To Christians

Retired former Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy’s tenacity and faith in God in the face of challenges and difficulties is legendary. He is one man of God, who has been through what can aptly be described as painful life experiences. But in all of the challenges he has been through, the former Chairman has not been heard publicly questioning God or slacking in his faith in God.

One typical example of his tenacious character and faith in God was his decision not to leave the flock in Liberia and return to a comfortable life in Ghana, citing the war; instead, he made that decision, which would have been very difficult for many a man of God to take – he stayed with the members of the church and went through the harrowing experience of war with them, to the extent that he came face-to-face with death, spending one hundred and sixty-five days in Flamingo, the popular camp of no return during the Liberian war.

Another demonstration of his faith in God is how he has given recognition to the goodness of God in his life, despite having been confined to an electronic wheelchair in the last fifteen years, after serving meritoriously as Chairman of The Church of Pentecost.

On the occasion of the retirement service of the former Chairman, the current Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye paid glowing tribute to his staying power, urging the congregants and the wider Christian community to emulate the tenacity and staying power demonstrated by the former Chairman.

“We have seen the life of a man with such staying power and tenacity. As the preacher said, let us thank God for his life, let us recognize the goodness of the Lord.

“Today, we have been called upon to learn from the life of our dear apostle; that we will be able to suffer long, have the needed tenacity and staying power in times of difficulties and remember that, “God is still good; His goodness and love endure forever”, he asserted.

Chairman Nyamekye also eulogised Mrs. Martha Ntumy’s staying power; and not abandoning her husband to his fate, but sticking to him throughout the challenging times the former Chairman has faced in this life, saying, “in Ghana, the statistics on divorce between believers and non-believers is almost the same. What this means is that we lack staying power. Let us learn from Apostle Michael Kwabena Ntumy and his wife, Mrs. Martha Ntumy”, he urged.

Report by Elder David Tagoe