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Chairman Visits Ashanti Region For Apostolisation

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, together with his wife, Mary are on a weeklong tour of the Ashanti Region as part of the 2021 Apostolisation programme.

This year’s Apostolisation is being held at zonal and district levels throughout the country from February 22 to 26.

As part of the tour, the Chairman addressed ministers and officers of the church in the New Tafo, Suame, and OffinsoAreas.

During an interaction with ministers and their wives of the three Areas on Tuesday morning at the Tetelestai Temple at Suame, the Chairman spoke on the topic, “On Becoming The Man Of God.”

He stated that Moses had the desire to rescue his fellow Hebrews from Egyptian slavery but unfortunately killed an Egyptian in the process and fled. Later when God wanted Moses to go back to Egypt to complete the rescue mission, he refused because he was afraid of his own shadow of the past.  

Apostle Nyamekye however said that when Moses had an encounter with God, his mindset completely changed, and was ready to go back to Egypt for the uncompleted assignment even at the expense of his life.

He explained that it is not enough to have the desire to be a man of God, but one must desire to partner with God, saying, “God’s partners see what God sees and hear what God hears; they spend adequate time with Him for orientation which brings God’s fragrance in their lives.”  

The Chairman advised church leaders to have the same mindset as Christ who gave up all that He had as being equal with God but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men, as quoted from Philippians 2:7-8.

As part of his concluding remarks, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that the difference between two ministers is how much each knows God. “Moses for example after his encounter with God became so worthy enough to admonish Joshua his successor to be strong and courageous to complete the task ahead of him,” he stated.


Wisdom Is Key In Leadership (2)

Wisdom Is Key In Leadership – Chairman

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has underscored the need for people in leadership positions to apply wisdom in the day-to-day management of their organisations in order to produce desired results.

“We need wisdom to lead,” he stated, while speaking at the 2020 End-of-Year Management Meeting of The Church of Pentecost General Headquarters at the Sophia McKeown Temple at La in Accra, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

According to Apostle Nyamekye, the success or otherwise of every organisation revolves around leadership.

He indicated that wisdom is a very important ingredient in effective management since it is one of the virtues leaders critically need to lead.

Reading from Genesis 2:15 (The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it), he explained that God created man to manage the earth and everything therein.

The Chairman further charged leaders to lead with diligence, saying, “Leadership is not about showmanship or power, but about diligence.”

Diligence, he explained, is “careful hard work,” and that by wisdom and diligence, leaders succeed in building thriving organisations (Romans 12:6-9; Proverbs 22:29; Proverbs 9:1; Proverbs 8:1, 15-16).

Commending the Heads of Departments and Sectional Heads of the Headquarters for their commitment to duty which, he said, has helped build a robust church, he encouraged them to continue to work with wisdom and diligence to turn situations around.

The General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, on his part, thanked the managers and the senior staff for supporting the top management team in running the organisation.

Present were the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, and the Finance and Administration Director (FAD), Apostle Lawrence Otu Nyarko, among others.


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If We Have Experienced A Pandemic, We Should Also Experience A Revival – Apostle Eric Nyamekye

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has asked ministers of the Church to lead the members to seek the face of the Lord to bring down revival in every aspect of the church.

“As we gradually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its related impacts, we also see that the Church globally will need some kind of re-awakening. We sense the sound of abundance of rain.

“Brothers, if we have experienced a pandemic in our lifetime, we should also experience a revival in our lifetime.”

This was contained in an address read on his behalf by the Chairman of the Central Regional Coordinating Committee and Cape Coast Area Head, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, at the opening session of the Central Regional Ministers and Wives’ Conference on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the New Jerusalem Auditorium in Winneba.

According to the Chairman, “many have succumbed to the Coronavirus. In the same manner, many should also be brought to the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This can only be made possible by a glorious church which in itself is revived.

“So, though we are repeating the 2020 theme, we are introducing one new word into the theme, ‘revived.’ Thus, the theme for 2021 is “A Glorious Church, Revived to Possess the Nations.’”

The Chairman explained that even though the theme has been tweaked, the topics that will be treated will be the same as those of 2020. “However, these topics will be treated with the intention to spark up a revival in the church,” he stressed.

He prayed that, “the repetition of the theme will afford us the opportunity to delve much deeper into the theme, derive a better understanding of it, be affected by it and transfer same to the entire church populace.”

“The credibility and the revival that will spring out of this theme will restore all that we seem to have lost to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

Report by Pastor Solomon Kwasi Kyei.


Ministry Is A Call To Sacrifice – Chairman

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye has emphasised that the ministerial calling is a call to a life of sacrifice.

According to him, ministry is a life of sacrifice because one gives up their right to themselves and no longer live as they will.

Apostle Nyamekye said this during a presentation on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Tamale during the opening session of the Northern Regional edition of the ongoing Ministers and Wives’ Conference.

Illustrating the purpose of ministry from Philippians 2:19,20-21, he said that ministry is about snatching people from hell and making them ready for Heaven. “If anyone is fit for heaven, they are an asset for the earth they live on,” he added.

He, however, read from Numbers 3:12,45 and Deuteronomy 33:8-11 to establish that once ministers and wives begin to make sacrifices for the sake of their ministerial call, God will surely reward them, charging that “Don’t be anxious, God will take care of you!”

The Chairman also referred to a statement made by David Livingstone, a Christian Scottish Medical Doctor and Explorer, that, “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honour, how can a commission by a heavenly king be considered a sacrifice?” to advise church leaders to value the call of God upon their lives and not to portray themselves as needy people.

He also urged ministers and wives of the church, especially those in Mission Areas, not to speak ill of their stations to other members with the intent of gaining favours from them.

The Chairman appealed to ministers’ wives to be committed to their priestly role in the work of the ministry because just like their husbands, they have also been called as priests. He read from Luke 1:5-6 to explain that although Zechariah was the ordained priest, his wife, Elizabeth was also a Levite and, therefore, qualified as a priest.  

Having eulogised the sacrifice of officers in the Church, he entreated ministers to make time to pray for their presbyters.

Present at the conference were Apostle Sylvester Arhin (Northern RCC Coordinator and Tamale Area Head), Apostle Daniel Dekpor (Northern RCC Secretary, National Music Chairman and Tumu Area Head). Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman (Bolgatanga Area Head), Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie (Wa Area Head), Apostle William Ohemeng Kwakye (Sawla Area Head) and Apostle Francis Yaw Adu, (Walewale Area Head), Pastor Emmanuel Kojo Aidoo (Yendi Area Head) and Pastor Eric Gyambibi Boateng (Bawku Area Head).

The Chairman was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Nyamekye.


Henrietta Awuah, Millicent Ofosua Win 2020 Chairman’s Best Worker Award (2)

Henrietta Awuah, Millicent Ofosua Win 2020 Chairman’s Best Worker Award

Two staff of The Church of Pentecost Headquarters, Mrs. Henrietta Tawiah Awuah, and Ms. Millicent Ofosua Kyei, are the joint recipients of the prestigious Chairman’s Best Worker Award for 2020.

Mrs. Awuah is a Senior Type Setter at the Chairman’s Office while Ms. Ofosua Kyei is an Executive Assistant at the Axim Area Office.

The two were awarded during the annual Head Office staff retirement and awards ceremony held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Sophia McKeown Temple, La, Accra to climax the activities of the year.

The occasion was also used to retire 12 employees of the Headquarters who have served the church for various years.

Speaking to Pentecost News, Mrs. Awuah expressed gratitude to God for His grace and the strength granted her to serve faithfully over the years. She also thanked the church for the opportunity granted her to serve at the Head Office.

She was full of appreciation to her colleagues for their support. “I believe this very deserving award is as a result of the immense support I received from my colleagues and superiors both past and present, as well as my family; they have been very supportive in several ways,” she noted.

She added: “In the last six years that I have worked at the Chairman’s Office, I have been given the room and the opportunity to learn and this, among many other things, has culminated into my winning this award. The confidence reposed in me by my superiors and colleagues has been phenomenal.”


Chairman Commends Head Office Staff For Their Loyalty (2)

Chairman Commends Head Office Staff For Their Loyalty

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has commended the staff of the General Headquarters of the church for their loyalty and cooperation.

Speaking at this year’s Head Office Staff Retirement and Awards ceremony held at the Sophia McKeown Temple at La, Accra on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the Chairman said that despite the changes and the challenges that COVID-19 brought about in the operations of the church, some gains were made over the period. This, he attributed, to the grace of God and the hard work and cooperation of the staff.

“On behalf of Management, may I commend you all, our beloved staff for standing with us throughout these turbulent times, especially when we had to take very critical decisions to get the operations of the church on course.

“Your cooperation has helped us to sail the boat effectively despite the storms of COVID-19. It is our hope and prayer that we can continue to count on you in the years to come in steering the affairs of the church, as we seek together to build a glorious church to possess the nations for our Lord,” he stated.

Touching on Christmas and the prospects for the ensuing year, Apostle Nyamekye reminded all and sundry that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, the true wonderful story ever told, saying, “It all began on the day that God came in the flesh, the day the son of God was born by a virgin named Mary. The excitement and the wonder that gladded His conception, birth, and dedication is incomparable.

“May I humbly submit that Christmas is not really for individual families but the family of God; a people whom he has purchased by his blood; His household, the Church. It is therefore proper that brethren meet in this season if they can, to celebrate the birth of Christ together, sing and tell of His goodness in the assembly of the saints, and to proclaim Him to the world. In this vein, I admonish all of us to play active roles in the organization of this year’s Christmas convention in our respective districts.”

He added: “Brothers and sisters, as we enter the year 2021, may we not be apprehensive of what the new year has for us. We should not allow the setbacks in 2020 to weigh us down. Rather, let us take advantage of the lessons COVID-19 has taught us and use them as springboards into the future as we take stock of our lives.

“May we strive to correct the errors of the past and resolve to do things differently in the year ahead as we seek to build a glorious church revived to possess the nations. May we also seek to manage our lives and our finances well against the future.  I trust our God will restore and compensate that which we might have lost in 2020.”


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Real Revival Is The Alignment Of The Soul To The Moves Of The Holy Spirit – Chairman

“Real revival is at the point of alignment of the soul to the moves of the Holy Spirit. It is the adjustment of the soul to the workings of the Spirit, the desires and promptings of the Spirit. Real revival is the alignment of the believer’s soul to the word of God; it is at this point when the soul says “Yes” to the Lord.”

These were revealed by the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, during Day Two of the ongoing 2020 Heads’ Meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

This year’s Heads’ Meeting is being held virtually via zoom and at regional level throughout the world.

Speaking in a sermon titled, “The Call For Revival,” Apostle Nyamekye stated that revival is not carrying Bibles and singing spiritual war songs. Neither is it about healing and deliverance nor the shouts of joy in church or replacing benches with single seats in the church. These, he stated, could be the manifestation of or effects of revival but they are not revival in and of themselves.

“Revival is not an event but about people. It is about a certain kind of a man or woman,” he explained.

He indicated that the call for revival today means a heavenly need of a certain kind of people, saying, “If we are calling for a revival, what it means is that heaven has to meet a certain kind of people.”

He explained that revival is always about a certain kind of Christians – men and women who are heaven made and have decided to make certain concessions of their lives to live for Christ. He said that such persons are ever ready to do anything to defend the cause of the gospel even at the peril of their lives.

Reading from Matthew 26: 38-39, he pointed out that Jesus’ soul was overwhelmed with sorrow because of the sufferings he had to go through since God’s will for him was the cross [to die a precarious death on the cross]. The will of God for Jesus, he said, could not change because what is written is written. He said that althougJesus’s soul was overwhelmed with sorrow, he subjected his will to the Master [God]. It was a critical moment for Jesus – a make or break in his life.

Quoting from Luke 22:36-37, he stated: “Though Jesus had his passion and will, he had to ensure that what was written about him come to pass. Because of this, he subjected his soul to that of the Master. It was at this point that he said, ‘Yes’ to the Lord.”

“Brothers and sisters, if we are calling for revival, then we need men and women who will submit their will, mind, emotions to the will of God.

“God is constantly at work in His creation; He is always speaking and it takes a receptive soul to connect. When one connects, that is the point of revival. That is where all things are done in new and fresh ways. At this point, one sees through the lenses of the Spirit, their eyes turn away from everything and fasten on Jesus.

“Men of revival are sicked with the evil they see; they are vexed with the things they see and hear; they will rather die than to see evil perpetuate. Sin makes them sick. Their only passion is the glory of God. And when their soul is consumed with the will of God, they will do anything to bring back the glory of God. These men are scarce to find. They are the people who cause revival. They are frustrated by the evils of the world.

With reference to 1 Kings 17:1-2, the Chairman expounded that believers who cause revival are prepared in the closet and they are released to the world, and that when their souls are aligned to the Spirit of God, there is no hindrance to the overflow of the power of God in them.

He added that the bodies of revived people adjust to the effect of the overflow of the anointing in their lives and it becomes glare for everyone to see, feel, and hear the revival and power of God in their lives. “This kind of life is notoriously infectious. Just as one COVID-19 person can infest many, so also can one revived person and a revived church affect many others and many churches.”


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Chairman Unveils Theme For 2021

The theme of The Church of Pentecost for the year 2021 is “A Glorious Church Revived to Possess the Nations” (Ephesians 3:12, 5:27), the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has revealed.

The theme was unveiled during the opening session of the ongoing Global Heads’ Meeting held virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020.

The 2021 theme bears semblance to that of the 2020 theme; the only difference is the introduction of the word “revived.”

Explaining the rationale behind the 2021 theme, the Chairman said that the Executive Council after prayerful consideration chose to repeat the 2020 theme because of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which made it impossible for the church to effectively treat the theme.

“Since these annual themes are guiding steps towards the overarching theme, introducing a new theme, we believe, will distract the intended process towards the realisation of the “Possessing the Nations” agenda. In view of this, the Executive Council after a prayerful consideration has decided to repeat the 2020 annual theme for 2021.

“However, as we gradually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its related impact, we also see that the church globally will need a reawakening. We sense a sound of abundance of rain. For if we have experienced a pandemic in our lifetime, we should also experience a revival in our lifetime. Just as many have succumbed to the deadly virus, many should also be led into the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

“So, although we are repeating the 2020 theme, we are introducing one word into the theme – ‘revived.’ Thus, the theme for 2021 is, ‘A Glorious Church Revived to Possess the Nations,’” he said.

According to Apostle Nyamekye, topics to be treated this year would remain the same, but they would be treated with the intention to spark up a revival in the church.

This year’s Global Heads’ Meeting is taking place at the regional levels and blocs across the world. However, the evening sessions would be organised virtually via Zoom.

Taking part in the event are Area Heads, National Heads, Apostles, Evangelists, Prophets, Ministry Directors, Ministers on Secondment, and retired ministers, among others.


Bear each other

Bear With One Another In Love – Apostle Nyamekye Urges Christians

Christians should make every effort to bear with one another in love in order to hold the unity of the body of Christ, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has advised. 

Referring to Ephesians 4, Apostle Nyamekye outlined some qualities and attributes required of believers in managing and containing each other in the family of God. 

According to him, since the body of Christ (the Church) is made up of people with different background and training, certainly, there will be some kind of behaviours that need to be tolerated and accommodated just to keep the unity of the Spirit when such attitudes do not breach the basics of the Gospel. 

“If what we do, say, eat, like, wear does not contravene the fundamentals of the Gospel, then we must try to bear with one another,” he said.

Apostle Nyamekye said this in a sermon he preached to conclude his teachings on November 22, 2020, during the Special Sunday Evening Service on PENT TV.

Reading from Acts 15:19-21 and Romans 14:1-6, 13-17, the Chairman explained that bearing with one another is making concessions for the weak. This, according to him, will make it easier to break bread together as the custom of the early church was. 

“For the unity of the body, we need to endeavour to hold the church together. Sometimes we need to make a concession when it doesn’t go against the core message of the Gospel so we can accommodate our brothers,” he reiterated.

He, however, cautioned Christians against overbearing in their bid to make concessions as the effort of every member of the body of Christ is required in holding the church together.

Apostle Nyamekye pointed out that Christ has made some provisions in the heart of believers to be able to accommodate one another (Romans 5:5).

“So apart from the work on the cross; apart from the prayer He prayed before He went on the cross; apart from intercessory prayer that He is constantly making for us and what the Elders do by helping us unite by giving us good teachings, in every believer’s heart Christ has poured the love of God,” he said, adding, “So when we want to operate, let’s operate from that perspective that there is the love of God in our heart that is able to accommodate one another’s failing and weakness.” 

Explaining what to do to help one another in the body of Christ, Apostle Eric Nyamekye charged Christians to see value in one another by recognising the graces upon one another (Ephesians 4:7), honour one another (Romans 12:10), share each other’s burden (Galatians 6:2), encourage one another (Hebrews 3:12-13), exhort, teach and admonish one another (Ephesians 5:19-21; Colossians 3:16). 

“As members of the body of Christ, we must love one another (John 13:30), serve one another (John 13:11), support one another (Acts 2:45), pray for one another (2 Thessalonians 2:5), spur one another on (Colossians 4:17), rejoice with one another and mourn with one another (Romans 12:15), and be everything for another,” he added.

“We are of the same family and we need to unite and fight the devil and make the kingdoms of the world become the Kingdom of our God. There is a race that we must run; there are victories to be won.

“We need to try and sit at the Master’s table as brothers. Let us work hard at the unity of the Spirit; accomodating one another’s failing.

“Being gentle and patience; being very humble and living the life that we have been called to, the life of holiness, we will be able to forge the unity of the Spirit,” the Chairman concluded.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah.


Chairman Interacts With 2020 NSMQ Winning Team

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, today (Tuesday, November 10, 2020), hosted the winning team of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) in his office at the church’s Headquarters in Accra.

The winning team, Isaac Gyamfi and Benjamin Nketsia, both members of the Olebu and Korle Bu Districts of The Church of Pentecost, respectively, together with the indefatigable Daniel Kekeli Gakpetor, represented  the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) in this year’s NSMQ and emerged victorious after beating their counterparts from the Adisadel College (ADISCO) and Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) to the ultimate prize of the competition.

The celebrated trio, who came in the company of Apostle Samuel Gakpetor (Anyaa-Ablekuma Area Head,), Pastor Stephen Ewusie-Ocran (Olebu District Minister) and Mrs Diana Gakpetor (mother of Daniel Gakpetor), were warmly received on arrival by the Chairman and the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who is himself a past student of PRESEC.

Interacting with them, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said that, just like most people in the country, he followed the competition with keen interest through to the end.

According to the Chairman, the decision to invite them came about after he was informed by Apostle Samuel Gakpetor, that two of the three-member winning team were members of the Church. He said that the meeting is, thus, to congratulate them for the extraordinary feat and to applaud them for making their school, parents and the church proud.

The Chairman explained that it is God who grants individuals talents and abilities to enable them manage the earth and its resources. He, however, stressed that although abilities differ, human beings need each other to thrive. Hence, no ability should be seen as more important than the other because everyone depends on the other to survive.

“The doctor may be intelligent, but for him to sit comfortably to do his work, he will depend on the skills of the carpenter who is skilled in crafting furniture. In the same way, the carpenter also depends on the caterer to cook sumptuous meals for him to eat. This means that we all need each other,” he elaborated.

Reading from 1 Corinthians 4:7, Apostle Nyamekye urged the gentlemen to be humble and not allow the attention they have received, following their feat, get into their heads but to be motivated to work even harder to do more exploits. He advised them to be always mindful that it is the Lord who has granted them the intelligence with which they were able to emerge victorious.

The Chairman revealed that, in recognition of their outstanding performance, The Church of Pentecost is offering all three of them, a full-tuition scholarship to pursue higher learning at the Pentecost University.

Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS after the meeting, the gentlemen expressed their gratitude to the Chairman for the noble invitation. They were particularly grateful for the great advice they received from the Chairman and the generous educational scholarship offered them by the church.

Mrs Diana Gakpetor, who was visibly elated by the visit, commended the church for extending the invitation and scholarship to her son although he is not a member of the church.

After the interaction, the Chairman prayed for them and joined them in a group photograph session. They also received brief tour of the Pent TV studios located at the Headquarters premises.