Our Day Of Pentecost Has Come - Apostle Samuel Obuobi web

Our Day Of Pentecost Has Come – Apostle Samuel Obuobi

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has urged church leaders and members to brace themselves for a new move of the Spirit as they observe Pentecost.

According to him, through the “Possessing the Nations” agenda, the Lord is leading the church in a new direction, which is a paradigm shift from establishing homogenous churches to multinational, multiracial, and multicultural churches.

Apostle Obuobi shared these insights today when he presented a paper on the topic “Building a Multinational, Multiracial, and Multicultural Church” at the Pentecost 2024 Conference at the Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

In his presentation, Apostle Obuobi asserted that God’s method has always been from one to many. He explained that God chose Abraham, through whom He raised the nation of Israel to serve as a conduit to reach out to the entire world. He noted that God began with a homogenous people, but on the day of Pentecost, when the Spirit came, He empowered the disciples to evangelize to the diverse people who had come to observe Pentecost, resulting in over 3000 people from all over the world turning to the Lord.

Apostle Obuobi drew a parallel between Israel and The Church of Pentecost, explaining that just as God called James McKeown to start a homogenous church in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), He is now moving the church towards a more inclusive model.

“The Church started as a homogenous church, but in recent times, we can observe God’s hand silently guiding the whole church towards establishing multicultural, multiracial, and multinational churches,” he said.

He emphasised that The Church of Pentecost has flourished by establishing homogenous churches, but God is redirecting it, asserting, “Our day of Pentecost has come.”

He added, “I see this conference and its name – Pentecost 2024 – to be divine. For there is going to be a mighty shakeup and revival from here to go possess the world.”

Apostle Obuobi highlighted the City Church concept as one of the models that has emerged in this regard.

He described the city church as an all-embracing church that, through high service standards, takes the gospel to the cities and possesses them for the Lord.

Despite possible challenges in implementing the city church concept, such as diverse cultural expectations, he noted that the multicultural church holds great potential for the church.

He pointed out that the diversity in heaven, which hosts the Trinity, four living elders, and angels, is a good justification for establishing multicultural, multiracial, and multinational churches.

“If there is diversity in heaven, why can’t there be diversity in the church?” he quizzed.

Apostle Obuobi also stressed that Jesus died for every race, and for this reason, every race has a place in God’s church.

He concluded by stating that diversity ensures great potential for the church, highlighting that “No single-race church can save the world.”



FGBMFI Awards The Church Of Pentecost For Exemplary Social Impact

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Ghana (FGBMFI-Ghana) has presented an award to The Church of Pentecost, acknowledging the Church’s outstanding societal impact and significant contributions to national development.

The award, presented during the “Distinguished Footprints Awards” ceremony organised by the FGBMFI at the La Palm Beach Hotel in Accra on Saturday, April 20, 2024, was received on behalf of the Church by the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, along with Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (PEMEM Director and Executive Council Member) and Apostle Dr. Col. Benjamin Godson Kumi-Woode (Chaplain, Ghana Armed Forces).

In line with its “Possessing the Nations” agenda, The Church of Pentecost has made significant strides in undertaking various social impact initiatives aimed at transforming society.

The Church continues to establish health centres and boreholes in deprived communities, correctional facilities as well as irrigation facilities for farming communities and skills training centres, among others, to enhance livelihoods and improve the lives of Ghanaians.

According to Mr Joe Tackie, the Chairman of the Annual Awards Committe, FGBMFI believes in the principle of recognising and setting apart good people and good deeds in society for emulation.

The annual award scheme has therefore been instituted to recognise and reward volunteers of FGBMFI, individuals, and organisations in the larger Ghanaian society, irrespective of their religious background, whose exceptional demonstration of high integrity and public spiritedness has significantly contributed to the general good and peace of our country.

This latest award reaffirms the assertion of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, that the relevance of the Church lies in its impact on society.


The Resurrection Is Proof Of Christ's Deity - Apostle Samuel Obuobi web

The Resurrection Is Proof Of Christ’s Deity – Apostle Samuel Obuobi

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has said that Jesus’ resurrection after His gruesome crucifixion is proof that He is God.

According to him, just as the birth of Christ affirmed His human nature, His resurrection from the dead is proof that He was no ordinary human being but God.

Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi said this today during the Resurrection Sunday Service held at the Amrahia Community Park by the Amrahia Zone of the Madina Area of the Church to climax this year’s Easter Convention.

In his sermon, he said that most people who die are unable to come back to life as it is appointed unto man to die once.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi, however, noted that the Bible makes mention of some individuals who came back to life after experiencing death, citing Lazarus, the man at Nain, etc.

He further explained that despite their good fortune of having a second chance at life, all of them experienced death again.

The General Secretary, therefore, noted that what makes Jesus’ resurrection amazing and unique is that He will never taste death ever again as He has completely defeated death.

He explained that the devil and his cohorts were determined to keep Jesus in the grave, but it was impossible for death to keep hold of Him because He is God.

“Satan did everything to stop him from coming back. The large stone at the tomb, the seal of the Governor, and the well-built and trained soldiers put in place to guard the tomb still could not prevent Jesus from coming back to life,” he said.

“If the devil knew that Christ’s death would provide a door for the salvation of humanity, they would have refrained from killing Him,” he added.

He further noted that Christ’s resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith, for if Christ had not risen from death, the faith of believers would be pointless.

“But to the glory of God, our faith is not futile. Jesus has risen again and his grave is empty,” he said.

He further assured that if Jesus resurrected, then we will also rise from death.”

Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi also encouraged Christians going through difficult times to hold on to their faith in the Lord and trust that in His appointed time, God will come to their rescue.

He said that the theology of “prosperity without suffering” is anti-Christian because God never promised believers an easy life. Rather, He assures them that even in the valley of the shadow of death, He will be with us.

“For every Good Friday (Low Point), there is a Resurrection Sunday (High Point), and there can’t be a Resurrection Sunday without a Good Friday.

“Every warrior must have engaged in battle; one cannot rightfully claim the title of a warrior without having emerged victorious in a conflict or war. So never give up; victory is assured!” He said.


Christ’s Death & Resurrection Has Changed The World Forever – General Secretary Asserts web

Christ’s Death & Resurrection Has Changed The World Forever – General Secretary Asserts

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has asserted that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the atonement of the sins of humanity is one of the two most important events that has changed the world forever.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi said this today, Thursday, March 28, 2024, during the opening session of this year’s Easter Convention at the Osu Central Assembly auditorium.

Opening the event, the General Secretary stated that two monumental events transformed the course of history: the birth of Christ, celebrated as Christmas, and His death and resurrection, observed during Easter. These occurrences, according to him, continue to resound through time, shaping the very fabric of our world.

Buttressing his assertion, he stated that the timeline of human history is divided into two epochs: Before Christ (BC), signifying the era preceding His birth, and Anno Domini – After Death (AD), which denotes the period after His death. Christianity hinges upon these foundational events, which underscore the core of our faith.

“It is imperative that we proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. Despite various theories and conjectures, the undeniable reality is that Christ was crucified.

“As attested by Paul, Jesus died for our sins and was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. Yet, the story does not end there. On the third day, Jesus triumphantly rose from the dead, defying the grave and validating His divine authority,” he said, adding that the significance of Easter lies in commemorating this unmatched event, which serves as the linchpin of our faith.

He, therefore, urged Christians to take an active part in the Easter celebration and to actively share the Good News and resurrection to all people.

“In times like these, it also calls for sober reflection on the profound impact of Christ’s death and resurrection on our world. Without this pivotal event, our reality would be very different. The death of Christ stands as the cornerstone of our existence today. Imagine where we would be if Christ had not made that ultimate sacrifice.

He also advised them to open up and seek a special encounter with God during the season.



Be A Blessing-Carrying Believer – General Secretary

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has reaffirmed the inherent blessings bestowed upon believers and their role as carriers of God’s blessings.

“Believers are blessed beyond curse, as ordained by the word of God. Our blessings are generational and immutable,” stated Apostle Obuobi during his sermon titled “The Church as the People of God,” delivered on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at the Oyarifa Worship Centre of The Church of Pentecost in the Madina Area.

He emphasized that despite the inevitability of life’s challenges, believers remain under the divine umbrella of God’s blessings.

“Suffering is not antithetical to God’s plan. Even amidst trials, God assures His presence. Our struggles do not diminish our blessed status as children of God,” he explained.

He added: “Theology which excludes sufferings is never from God. God has promised us that even if we walk through fire and in river, he will be with us. The fact that we are going fire does not change the fact that we are children of God.”

Drawing from scripture, Apostle Obuobi referenced 1 Peter 2:9 to illustrate the exalted position of believers as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation.

He paralleled this with the divine selection of Abraham and the subsequent formation of Israel, emphasizing that the Church now embodies God’s chosen people.

In a heart-warming gesture, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi engaged with the children of the Worship Centre during the service to interact with them. The service was attended by the Resident Minister, Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Anim, alongside other congregants.


Ghanaians Urged To Change Their Attitude Towards The Environment web

Ghanaians Urged To Change Their Attitude Towards The Environment

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to change their attitudes towards the environment.

Addressing various stakeholders at Kasoa in the Central Region during a national clean-up exercise organised by The Church of Pentecost on Saturday, March 16, 2024, Apostle Obuobi expressed grave concern about how the church members cleaned the Kasoa Main Lorry Station, only to be littered a few minutes later.

According to him, to ensure a sustainable environmental cleanliness, attitudinal change is key. This, he said, calls for intensified public education and the implementation of environmental by-laws.

“The problem we have at hand is attitudinal. We just cleaned this place, and people have littered again. Ghanaians must change their attitudes toward the environment if we really want to ensure a clean environment,” he bemoaned, adding, “Let’s intensify public education for people to change their attitudes.”

Earlier, the General Secretary called on the Kasoa Odikro, Nai Sani Seidu III and his elders. The chiefs expressed their happiness in receiving the General Secretary and his entourage, touting the longstanding relationship that exists between The Church of Pentecost and the Kasoa palace.

Pledging their support for the clean-up exercise, Nai Sani Seidu and his elders joined Apostle Obuobi and moved to the Kasoa Main Lorry Station where they met with the leadership of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and later engaged traders and hawkers at the station. Apostle Obuobi entreated the GPRTU officials to educate drivers to install dustbins in their vehicles to prevent passengers from throwing away waste out of moving vehicles.

He also entreated traders and hawkers to take issues about the environment seriously to prevent environmental related diseases which may affect their economic activities.

Later, the General Secretary and the chiefs, joined ministers and members of the church to clean various parts of the Kasoa city.

The Environmental Health Officer of the Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly, Godson Lodo, told Pentecost News that the Assembly together with Zoomlion joined the exercise to provide logistics.

He thanked The Church of Pentecost for initiating the annual programme, saying, “Ghana is grateful to you.”

The Kasoa Area Coordinator for the Environmental Care Campaign, Pastor David Ayisi, also called on traditional authorities to use their powers to initiate environmental by-laws to help keep Ghana clean.


TNCACI Leadership Engages In Fruitful Discussions With The Church Of Pentecost web

TNCACI Leadership Engages In Fruitful Discussions With The Church Of Pentecost

A three-member delegation from The New Covenant Apostolic Church International (TNCACI), led by its Chairman, Apostle Emmanuel Elikplim Kwame Amemaxa, paid a courtesy call on the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, yesterday [March 7, 2024].

The delegation, which comprised Rev. Dr. Godwin Yao Amemakalor (General Secretary) and Apostle Dr. John Mensah Anku (International Missions Director), was warmly received by Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi at his office in the Church’s headquarters at La in Accra.

Apostle Emmanuel Amemaxa conveyed the purpose of the visit, emphasising the desire to fortify the existing relations between both ecclesiastical bodies and to glean insights from The Church of Pentecost, recognised as a leader in the ecumenical community.

Expressing gratitude for the courtesy call, Apostle Gyau Obuobi expressed sincere gratitude for their thoughtful visit and seized the opportunity to underscore the paramount importance of unity and collaboration in advancing the Kingdom’s work

He said that in recent years, The Church of Pentecost has been pursuing the Possessing the Nations agenda, which aims to transform every sphere of life with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God.

Apostle Gyau Obuobi stressed that this requires a collective effort, as no single denomination possesses the resources to achieve this ambitious vision.

He, therefore, welcomed other church organisations to join hands in ensuring the realisation of this transformative vision.

During the meeting, the leaders engaged in discussions on various areas of mutual interest, further fostering a spirit of unity and cooperation.

Both parties expressed optimism about the potential for strengthened collaboration, mutual learning, and shared endeavours to contribute to the broader mission of advancing the principles of faith and community service.


God Hopes In You To Transform Your World - Christians Told web

God Hopes In You To Transform Your World – Christians Told

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has asserted that believers are divinely entrusted by God to individually catalyze positive transformation in their respective spheres.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi said this during the climax of this year’s Officer’s Retreat at Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic church auditorium on Sunday, March 3, 2024,

Speaking on the topic; “Transforming My World,” Apostle Samuel Obuobi emphasised the divine mandate for believers to bring about a sin-free world, aligning with the kingdom values and principles of God.

Referencing Acts 1:8 and 1 Peter 2:9, Apostle Obuobi stated, “No one person can single-handedly transform the entire world, but we can positively transform our spheres as individuals. Then, in aggregate, the entire world will be transformed.”

Highlighting the three divine reasons why believers must position themselves to transform their worlds, Apostle Obuobi elucidated that believers, as part of God’s transformative agenda, are first called upon to bring positive impact to their individual spheres of influence.

“God expects us to save this corrupt world as Christians. We cannot disappoint God; therefore, we must put forth our best efforts to ensure that our spheres are completely taken and raptured for God,” he stated.

Quoting Genesis 6:5-6 and Romans 8:19-21, he stressed that the second reason why there is a need for transformation is due to the prevailing global state of sin and corruption.

“The whole world is in a state of sin and total corruption; therefore, God expects us, after He has called us, to affect our every sphere and bring total sanctity to the universe,” he said.

The General Secretary further noted the third reason for transformation, highlighting the exclusive responsibility bestowed upon believers as the agents of transformation.

This responsibility, according  to him, surpasses even that of angelic beings. In essence, believers hold a unique position and duty in the divine plan for transforming the world.

With this insight, Apostle Obuobi underscored the profound significance of believers in effecting change and bringing about God’s desired transformation.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi continued by providing further insight into three strategies through which believers can actively transform the world by living as Salt and Light of the world.

Drawing inspiration from Matthew 5:13-16, the General Secretary touched on the significance of believers serving as preservatives against decay and corruption.

He urged that all should endearvor to bring positive influence to their respective spheres, reminding all believers not to lose their distinctiveness in the process.

Apostle Obuobi also called on believers to shine as beacons of light, dispelling darkness wherever they go.

He noted the importance of exalting Christ and making His presence known in every aspect of life, thereby illuminating the world with His truth and grace.

“Believers must embody the values and principles of the Kingdom of God, including love, integrity, and righteousness, and actively carry these principles into the world, serving as agents of transformation by demonstrating and promoting God’s kingdom values in their interactions and endeavors,” he said

Concluding his message, he assured that believers possess all the necessary resources, including divine power, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and God’s grace, to successfully transform their worlds.


The Presence of God Makes The Difference – Apostle Samuel Obuobi Asserts web

The Presence of God Makes The Difference – Apostle Samuel Obuobi Asserts

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has emphasised that the presence of God is a distinguishing mark of any flourishing Christian. He stressed, “It is the presence of God that makes the difference and brings results.”

Apostle Samuel Obuobi made this assertion today during a meeting with ministers and wives of the Kaneshie Area, held at the Bethel Assembly church auditorium as part of the ongoing Area Officers’ Retreat (Apostolisation).

Speaking on the topic “When The Minister Fails in His Duty,” with 1 Chronicles 15:1-3 as his foundational text, he explained that one of the gravest mistakes Saul made during his tenure as king of Israel was not restoring the Ark of the Covenant, which represented the presence of God among His people.

He emphasised that Saul was bound to fail because he lacked the presence of God, which would have made his reign successful. According to Apostle Samuel Obuobi, David had a successful reign because he sought the Ark of the Covenant and ensured its return.

“You cannot be a good leader without the ark, which represents the presence of God. It is God’s presence that brings results and fruitfulness,” he stated.

He urged ministers and church leaders to be carriers of God’s presence to make a maximum impact in their leadership roles.

Advising church leaders to cultivate the presence of God through fervent prayer, fasting, Bible study, personal devotions, and other spiritual exercises, he cautioned that “Administration is part of leadership, but it is not the only important aspect. Our foremost priority should be to be carriers of God’s presence.”

Apostle Samuel Obuobi also encouraged them to make intentional efforts to prepare adequately for services, ensuring they always carry God’s presence to every meeting they attend. “Always attend every meeting with God’s presence. Go with the Ark!” he charged.

Furthermore, the General Secretary advised them to remain committed to faithfully discharging their calling until the end. To achieve this, he suggested leading lives of contentment and avoiding unnecessary comparisons.

“God has a purpose and plan for you and your ministry, so do not compare yourself to others. Only focus on discharging your calling faithfully,” he advised.


The Church of Pentecost, Joni & Friends Explore Future Collaborations web

The Church of Pentecost, Joni & Friends Explore Future Collaborations

Joni & Friends, a non-governmental organisation based in the United States of America dedicated to reaching and serving people with disabilities (PWDs) with practical help and the saving love of Jesus, is looking to strengthen its partnership with The Church of Pentecost (CoP) in order to extend their outreach to more PWDs in society.

This was disclosed during a meeting between the leadership of The Church of Pentecost, represented by the General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, and the La Area Head and Executive Council Member, Apostle Dr. Dieudonne Nuekpe, with representatives of the organisation at the CoP Headquarters on Friday, February 23, 2024.

The Joni & Friends team comprised Mrs. Kimi Archer (Director of Internships), Dr. Kevin O’Farrell (Director of Theological Education & Engagement), and Pastor Joel Quansah (Country Coordinator, Ghana). Pastor Alexander Nyame, the National Coordinator for the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), was also present in the meeting.

Addressing the Church leadership, Pastor Joel Quansah mentioned that The Church of Pentecost and Joni & Friends crossed paths in 2019 and have since undertaken impactful initiatives together.

He commended the Church’s leadership for having a heart for PWDs through the establishment of the MPWDs and for leading the way in ensuring the full inclusion of PWDs in the church and society.

He stated that Joni & Friends’ mission aligns perfectly with the Church’s “possessing the nations” agenda as it seeks to bring all into the saving knowledge of God.

Receiving the team, Apostle Samuel Obuobi expressed that the leadership of the Church welcomes the partnership, believing that together, both organisations could make more significant strides in their efforts at reaching out to PWDs.

He further indicated that with the help of the Church, Joni & Friends would have the opportunity to widen their global reach, as the CoP has a presence in over 170 nations worldwide.

Apostle Samuel Obuobi assured them that the leadership of the Church would review the terms of the partnership and provide feedback to the organisation so that they could continue to work earnestly.

He also took the opportunity to express gratitude to the organisation for their substantial financial commitment towards the three-day “Beyond Suffering” Conference, held for 200 individuals, mostly Area MPWDs Coordinators, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh.

Being their first visit to Ghana, the General Secretary presented Mrs. Kimi Archer and Dr Kevin O’Farrell with a fugu (a traditional Ghanaian outfit), each as memorabilia and a gesture of appreciation.