New Tafo Area Hands Over Refurbished Facility To Abirem Roman Catholic School web

New Tafo Area Hands Over Refurbished Facility To Abirem Roman Catholic School

The New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost held a ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2024, to hand over the renovated Abirem Roman Catholic School building to the school authorities at Abirem in the Kwabre East Municipal, exemplifying their commitment to social services.

The refurbished structure aims at enhancing teaching and learning conditions for the community. For 15 years, the Abirem Roman Catholic Primary and Junior High School lacked proper maintenance, leaving its appearance dismal. Recognising this need, the New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost initiated renovation efforts to give the school a facelift.

After months of dedicated work, the building now boasts a fresh coat of paint and improved facilities, leading to increased student enrollment.

During the handing-over ceremony, the Area Head, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku, emphasised the importance of providing a conducive learning atmosphere and instilling Kingdom values in the children. According to him, the Church’s “Possessing the Nations” agenda consents to spreading the love of God in every part of the world.

He promised that the Area would keep supporting Abirem Roman Catholic Primary and Junior High School to meet their educational needs and improve teaching and learning.

The Church’s initiative received praise from various quarters, including the Kwabre East Municipal Health Director, who was represented at the event by the Public Relations Officer, Madam Mavis Anane, commending the Church’s contribution to education.

The School Management Committee Chairman, Nana Ohemeng Manu, called for continued support to address challenges such as overcrowded classrooms.

In their commitment to educational development, the Church vowed to sustain efforts in improving infrastructure and fostering a conducive learning environment for both teachers and students.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah & Dennis Owusu

The Church of Pentecost Commissions New Health Facility At Abesewa web

The Church of Pentecost Commissions New Health Facility At Abesewa

A special ceremony was held today, March 12, 2024, to commission the newly constructed health facility of The Church of Pentecost at Abesewa in the Ahafo Ano South District of Ghana.

The facility, commissioned by the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, will serve the people of Abesewa and over 20 surrounding villages.

The edifice is a single-level health facility with a fully furnished Outpatient Department (OPD) with an emergency unit, Male and Female Wards, Delivery Ward, Dispensary, theatre, washrooms, laboratory, public health unit, and consulting rooms.

The project started 36 months ago and was completed within 24 calendar months from commencement.

Addressing the gathering of ministers, traditional rulers, health professionals, public officials, members of the Church and residents of Abesewa at the event, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi said that the construction of the facility was in response to the urgent need to provide a health facility that can serve Abesewa and surrounding communities in helping reduce maternal and child mortality in the Ahafo Ano South East District.

“Our response was further triggered by the alarming statistics revealed in the District Medium-Term Development Plan, 2018-2021, published by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), which indicated that the District’s Doctor-Population Ratio was 1: 31,581, the Nurse-Population Ratio was 1:971, and the Midwife-Expectant Mothers Ratio was 1: 1,072,” he said.

He said that this intervention, like the many others, is in line with the “Possessing the Nations” agenda (Phase 2), which is the five-year strategic vision of The Church of Pentecost, dubbed “Vision 2028,” a direct follow-up to Vision 2023.

To ensure sustainable delivery of quality healthcare, the Pentecost Clinic, Abesewa, shall be operated as a full-fledged CHAG facility and managed by the Pentecost Health Services under Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), he further revealed.

“It is our prayer and hope that whoever enters the corridors of this Clinic will receive divine healing,” Apostle Samuel Obuobi said.

In a brief sermonette on the topic: “A People Of God Unleashed Wholistically,” Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, the Techiman Area Head and Executive Council Member of the Church, stressed the need for churches to engage in initiatives that meet the plight of the communities in which they operate.

Using 1 Thessalonians 5:23 as his foundational text, he explained that it is an undeniable fact that God created the human physically first.

“The Bible says He formed the body of man with the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils, and he became a living soul. This affirms that God first created us physically before the Spirit came,” he said.

Apostle Kotei-Djani, who also serves as the Coordinator for the Bono, Bono-East, and Ahafo Regional Coordinating Committee, further noted that Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate example of Christians, also lived a holistic life and pursued a holistic ministry.

He said that the construction of the health facility and other social interventions of the church are ways through which the Church is meeting the physical needs of the community.

“If we are being unleashed, then we must go holistically. We must not only focus on the spiritual needs of the people. We cannot be in the community and be unconcerned about their plights.

“This will rather make the Church lopsided, but when we pursue holistic ministry, then the church becomes balanced,” he said, emphasising that: “You must give the bread of loaf and the bread of life together.”

The Techiman Area Head also noted that by undertaking such social interventions, the Church is emulating and demonstrating Christ’s ministry of the Gospel and compassion.

“As the Body of Christ, we are Jesus’ presence on earth continuing the mission and love that He inaugurated,” he said.

The Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Dr. Peter Yeboah, commended The Church of Pentecost for another significant milestone and for once again proving their commitment to providing quality healthcare for the people of Ghana and championing the healing ministry of Jesus.

He said that the health facility has been strategically placed as Abesewa serves as an entry point into three regions, the Ashanti, Bono, and Ahafo regions.

He also noted that since it is located by a major highway, it would serve as a prime health centre to attend to accident victims.

Dr. Yeboah called on traditional leaders, the District Assembly, to own the facility and support its growth and development.

He also advised The Church of Pentecost to continue to support the facility to grow and expand to serve a greater number of people.

The CHAG Executive Director also advised health workers to uphold the highest level of professionalism, ethics, and empathy in the discharge of their duties.

He assured the Church of CHAG’s continued support in providing the human resources and technical support to the facility.

Oheneba Yaw Owusu Ansah (Abrenyasehene) expressed gratitude to the Church for the honour done to the people of Abesewa by putting up such a facility in their town.

He assured the Church that he would do everything in his power to ensure the growth of the facility. He also advised his subjects to support the facility by patronising it and promoting it.

The District Chief Executive, Hon. Thomas Owusu Ansah, who also graced the event, thanked the Church for taking part in the burden of the government and assured them of the District Assembly’s support.

The event ended with the General Secretary, with assistance from Apostle Nii Kotei-Djani and other ministers present, dedicating the facility and leading all gathered to inspect the various departments in the facility.

The event was attended by a host of dignitaries, including Apostle G.O.D. Debrah (National Estate Committee Chairman), Prophet Fred Antwi (Duayaw Nkwanta Area Head), Pastor James Agyin (Projects, Estate, and Development Manager), Elder Richard Amaning (PENTSOS Director), Elder Alexander Frimpong (Pentecost Health Unit Coordinator), Mrs. Priscilla Sarkodie (Ahafo Ano South District Health Director), ASP Prosper Kwao Agyei (Ahafo Ano District Police Commander), among several others.


The Church of Pentecost Belgium Donates 265 Hospital Beds To PENTSOS web

The Church of Pentecost Belgium Donates 265 Hospital Beds To PENTSOS

The Church of Pentecost Belgium has donated assorted medical supplies to the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) through the International Missions Office. 

The supply of 265 hospital beds from the University Hospital, Brussels, facilitated by Deaconess Esther Asiedu, was a significant and impactful gesture.

The commitment of the delegates from Belgium, including Elder Samuel Amoah, Elder Ohene-Appiah, and Deaconess Esther Asiedu, in obtaining the items reflects the dedication of the Church to its social initiatives and the well-being of the community.

The hospital beds will be distributed to various medical facilities of The Church of Pentecost across Ghana and some government clinics in rural areas, demonstrating a holistic approach to healthcare and community service.

The gratitude expressed by the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, on behalf of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Executive Council highlighted the importance of such initiatives in supporting healthcare infrastructure and benefiting those in need.

The generosity of the Church in Belgium is an inspiring example of how religious organisations can positively impact communities through social initiatives and support in critical areas such as healthcare.

Elders Frank Nsiah Adutwum and Alexander Kwame Frimpong, who represented the PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, pledged to distribute and use the beds judiciously and ensure responsible handling of the donated items.

Present at the short presentation ceremony were Apostle Mike Etrue (Executive Council Member) and Apostle Dr Edward Arko Koranteng (Director of Pentecost Hospital, Madina), among others.


25 Students Graduate From Pentecost Weaving Centre web

25 Students Graduate From Pentecost Weaving Centre

A graduation ceremony was organised on Friday, 5 January 2024, for 25 students of the Pentecost Weaving Centre who have completed their training at the Pentecost Weaving Centre in the Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost.

The centre, founded in 2021 through the support of Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), was established to purposely provide free self-employable vocational skills to help curb the rampant rural-urban migration among the youths in the Area due to unfavourable economic conditions.

The Pentecost Weaving Centre runs in three centres in the Area: Zebilla, Bawku (Now at Bazua) and Garu, with about 200 students currently under training.

The initiative has since gained recognition and acceptance by all stakeholders. Through this effort, 57 students graduated last year, most of whom are well-established in their own firms.

Speaking at the ceremony today, Pastor Eric Gyacham, the Bawku Area Head, admonished the congregation on “My Work, My Worship to Transform my World”.

With references to John 5:17 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, he exposed the church to unfreeze the wrong perception humanity, especially Africans, have about work as a burden, slavery and a curse.

He addressed the church with three reasons why God wants humanity to work. This, he said, includes the fact that God created humankind for work. (Ephesians 2:10), to be financially independent to support the Kingdom work and family, and to access His blessings.

Concluding his message, he charged the church to do their works and businesses “the God-way and not through the corrupt-way.”

Pastor Gyacham also advised Christians to be faithful in their work and mindful of their relationships with others, especially in speech.

The students could not hide their joy and gratitude to the Lord and the Church for the opportunity given them.

Report by Bawku Area Media

The Church of Pentecost Commences New Hospital Project At Gbemnyani web

The Church of Pentecost Commences New Hospital Project At Gbemnyani

A sod has been cut for the commencement of a new hospital project by The Church of Pentecost at Gbemnyani, within the Tamale Metropolis.

The project, an initiative of the Church’s headquarters under the supervision of the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) and the National Estate Department of the Church, will serve the people of Gbenyami and other surrounding communities.

The ceremony was officiated by the Tamale Area Head and Northern Regional Coordinating Committee (NRCC) Coordinator, Apostle J.B.K.Tawiah, on behalf of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

Speaking at the event, Apostle Tawiah indicated that the Church has a social responsibility to the people it operates within.

He added that as a community-based church, it has undertaken many social interventions, including building schools and health facilities, providing water, and sponsoring many of its young members to access education at all levels. This, he said, goes contrary to the assertion that the Church is less concerned about the people.

The facility, when completed, will have both male and female wards, a laboratory, OPD, and many other facilities that make it a standard facility, and is expected to be executed in record time.

Apostle Tawiah appealed to the chiefs and people to ensure that the project takes off in a congenial environment and to also offer support when needed.

In a very joyful mood, the Chief of Gbenyami, Naa Abdul-Rahaman Issahaku (PhD), who is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Dryland Research Institute, praised The Church of Pentecost for this timely intervention.

According to him, the government alone cannot solve all the problems of the people, so churches and other organisations should take up such duties as done by The Church of Pentecost to cater for the shortfalls that exist in our developmental agenda as a nation.

He identified three agents of development as the state, religious organisations, and people of the community, stating that all should play their roles well to improve the living conditions of the people.

He thanked the leadership of the Church and pledged their support for the project by providing the needed help and protection whenever needed.

The people were overjoyed that such a project was coming to their community as many trooped to the site for the sod cutting.

Present at the function were other prominent chiefs from the outlying communities, ministers from the Tamale Metropolis, the Area Estate committee members, and some officers and members of the Church from the community.

Report by Tamale Area Media Team.

The Church of Pentecost Donates To Oduman Polyclinic web

The Church of Pentecost Donates To Oduman Polyclinic

The Anyaa-Ablekuma Area of The Church of Pentecost donated medical equipment valued at GHS 20,900.00 to the Oduman Polyclinic near Ablekuma in the Greater Accra region on November 9, 2023.

The Area Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) Coordinating Committee, operating under the guidance of the Area Head, Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye, identified specific needs within the facility during a visit. Subsequently, steps were taken to address some of the expressed needs to the best of their ability.

Addressing the leadership of the facility, the Apostle William Ohemeng-Kwakye emphasised that this gesture is a manifestation of the Church’s commitment to the “possessing the nations” agenda.

He expressed hope that the donated items would be utilised effectively to enhance healthcare delivery in the facility.

The medical equipment presented to the facility includes a patient’s monitor, a washing machine (14kg capacity), a baby’s cot, a stretcher, and a bed screen.

Mr. Ernest Osei, on behalf of the leadership of the facility, received the items and extended heartfelt appreciation to the Anyaa-Ablekuma Area for demonstrating great concern for the facility. However, he expressed a request for further assistance, suggesting that the Church consider aiding in the establishment of an emergency centre to attend to urgent cases.

Present at the brief ceremony were Pastors Frank Awuah Fordjour (Area Executive Committee Member), Andrews Eshun (Area Executive Committee Member), Solomon Azagisiya (Area PENTSOS Coordinator), and other ministers within the Area.

Report by Pastor Solomon Azagisiya (Area PENTSOS Coordinator)

A-Lang Worship Centre Organises Free General Health Screening For Community web

A-Lang Worship Centre Organises Free General Health Screening For Community

In commemoration of its 10th anniversary, A-Lang Worship Centre in the Odorkor Area of The Church of Pentecost organised a free health screening for the residents of the A-Lang community on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

The event, held at the A-Lang Taxi Rank (station), garnered significant attention from both residents and non-members of the Church, contributing to an impressive turnout.

The initiative was made possible through a collaborative effort with Enchill’s Foundation, Maon Medical Centre, Beaver Dental Clinic, and Dr. Agarwal Eye Centre. A team of seasoned medical professionals spearheaded the health screening, employing advanced techniques to conduct thorough examinations. The comprehensive screenings encompassed a range of health conditions, including but not limited to Hepatitis B, Diabetes, Hypertension (Blood Pressure), Malaria, Typhoid, and Dental cleaning.

Throughout the exercise, health officials not only addressed immediate medical needs but also imparted valuable knowledge on healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare. In the end, a total of 170 individuals received medical care during the exercise. Beyond the health-related services provided, the event served as a unique platform to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ with residents and non-members of the Church.

For ten years, A-Lang Worship Centre has been a pillar of faith, hope, and support for our community. Throughout this journey, we have witnessed countless lives transformed through spiritual guidance, love, and compassion. In the spirit of giving back to the community, the church organised the exercise to provide free healthcare to the residents. According to the Resident Minister, Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe, the event is not only a celebration of the church’s anniversary but also an expression of the love of Christ to all.

The weeklong celebration, which was held from Monday, November 6, featured several activities including a thanksgiving service, video documentary premiere, revival service, a strategic forum, a variety night, and was climaxed with a Homecoming Service, where hosted past ministers, officers, and members. The celebration kickstarted in grand style with a float parade throughout the A-Lang community on Sunday, November 5.

The anniversary was under the theme: “Celebrating 10 Years of Revival and God’s Faithfulness for Maximum Impact” (Lamentation 3:22-23).

Report by ALWC Media Team

Redemption Assembly Organises Free Health Screening, Undertakes Blood Donation Exercise web

Redemption Assembly Organises Free Health Screening, Undertakes Blood Donation Exercise

The Redemption Assembly in the Yennyawoso District of The Church of Pentecost on Sunday, November 12, 2023, organised free health screening for Church members and donated blood to stock the blood bank to help save lives.

The event, which attracted a high turnout, including residents and non-members of the Church, was undertaken in collaboration with the Kumasi South Regional Hospital.

The exercise was carried out by a team of experienced medical professionals, who conducted thorough examinations using advanced techniques.

The patrons were screened for various health conditions such as Hepatitis B and C, Diabetes, Prostrate enlargement, Hypertension (Blood Pressure), Malaria, Typhoid, HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, among others, as the health officials educated them on healthy lifestyles and preventive healthcare.

Speaking in an interview with PENTECOST NEWS on the sidelines of the event, the Presiding Elder of the Redemption Assembly, Elder Philip Kwaku Boateng, disclosed that the free medical screening was inspired by 3 John 1:2, as Apostle John even prayed for good health for Christians. He indicated that it is not just enough to concentrate only on  spiritual well-being of members at the expense of their physical well-being. Rather, he noted, both must be treated on equal basis, underscoring the importance of good health in one’s Christian and social life.

Elder Kwaku Boateng, who was among the donors, further noted that the blood donation exercise is in line with the Church’s “Possessing the Nations” agenda, which enjoins members to influence their spheres with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God. He, therefore, urged other churches and corporate bodies to leverage on donating blood willingly to save lives.

In all, 28 pints of blood were donated to the Kumasi South Regional Hospital to help save lives.

As part of the event, all the donors were given packs of milo, tins of milk, and some drinks as tokens of appreciation.

The event, which took place at the church auditorium, also presented an opportunity to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ with the patrons, especially the residents and non-members of the Church.

Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah

Emmanuel Assembly Donates To King Jesus Orphanage web

Emmanuel Assembly Donates To King Jesus Orphanage

The Emmanuel Assembly of the Anwomaso District in the Bompata Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated assorted items valued at GHS 11,200.00 to the King Jesus Orphanage Home located in Boadi, Kumasi.

The donation comprises toiletries, bags of water, packs of bottled water, and various food items.

Pastor Evans Halley, the District Minister, led the church delegation that presented the donation to the orphanage.

According to him, the act aligns with the Church’s overarching vision of contributing to societal transformation.

He expressed confidence that the donated items would significantly enhance the living conditions of the orphanage residents.

The items were officially handed over to the orphanage officials by Pastor Evans Halley on behalf of the church.

Report by Anwomaso District Media Team

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