The Church Of Pentecost Constructs Boreholes For 3 Communities

The Church Of Pentecost Constructs Boreholes For 3 Communities

It was all joy when the Wa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, commissioned and handed over three boreholes with hand pumps to the Yorkonteng, Metii and Gurungu communities in the Upper West Region.

The boreholes, which were fully funded by the Church’s Headquarters, through her social services wing, Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), was constructed to provide access to potable drinking water.

Before the commissioning of the boreholes, residents of the Yorkonteng community, numbering about 800, were without potable water and, therefore, resorted to unclean water from water bodies, which they shared with other animals. Moved by the plight of the people, the Church offered to construct boreholes for the community and two other surrounding communities namely Metii and Gurungu, faced with the same challenge

The commissioning service, held recently, had in attendance Pastor Prince E. Y. Dzramedo (Gurungu District Minister), Hon. Vida Dorothy (Wa West District Chief Executive), Hon. Manan (Assembly Member, Gurungu Electoral Area), Unit Committee Members, Chiefs and opinion leaders.

Dedicating the facilities, Apostle Tackie advised the community members to take good care of the boreholes so that they would prolong their lifespan and serve them for a long time.

Hon. Dorothy was full of praise for the Church for meeting this dire challenge of the people, saying that “water is life!”

She applauded The Church of Pentecost for investing in various social interventions citing the establishment of schools, hospitals, correctional facilities and water facilities across the length and breadth of the country. 

She also praised the Church for her evangelistic efforts and also encouraged them to continue to do more to bring more persons into the saving knowledge of Christ.

Hon. Manan, on his part, thanked the Church for extending such a kind gesture to the communities within his jurisdiction. He prayed for God’s continuing providence for the Church and encouraged other organisations to emulate the Church’s efforts.

Speaking to PENTECOST NEWS, Pastor Dzramedo said that the Church discovered the small community in 2018 and established an assembly after an evangelism outreach. He said the challenge came to their notice after they established the assembly there.

Subsequently, the District prayed for a divine intervention and informed the then Area Head, Apostle Robert Kwabena Andoh about the situation. He, in turn, informed the PENTSOS Directorate for assistance.

The PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, and a team of experts visited the community to assess the situation and came to their aid.


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Tarkwa Area Women’s Ministry Supports Tarkwa Pentecost School

The Area Women’s Ministry of Tarkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost has donated items to Pentecost Preparatory School (PPS), Tarkwa to mark the International Day for the Girl-Child, which was held recently.

The items, worth over GHS 3,070.00, were financed by the Area Women’s Ministry of Tarkwa Area. The donations were presented by the Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Elizabeth Adwoa Gyan, on behalf of the Area Head, Apostle Dr Daniel Okyere Walker, and his wife, Mrs. Irene Odi Walker.

The assorted items presented to the school included four boxes of sanitary pads, 500 customised exercise books, 30 packs of face masks, 50 packs of pencils, six pens and three packs of erasers, two boxes of paper glue, two boxes of marker pens, among others.

Mr. Ebenezer Ntiakoh, the School Bursar, who received the items on behalf of the headmaster, was full of praise for the kind gesture and encouraged other ministries to follow suit.

Exhorting the students, Mrs. Rosemary A. Vuvor, the wife of Pastor Benjamin Vuvor (Resident Minister at Tarkwa Worship Centre), admonished the students to avoid engaging in social vices. She advised them not to join bad companies.

Quoting Proverb 1:10, Mrs. Vuvor urged the students to avoid evil acts such as stealing, fornicating, and gossiping, but rather, follow the example of Jesus Christ and be like Jesus Christ.

Deaconess Gloria Agyeman, the Area Women’s Ministry Secretary, took the students through personal hygiene. She taught the students how to clean their bodies and the importance of keeping their bodies clean. She took the students through a practical demonstration of how to keep their bodies clean.

Present at the presentation ceremony were the Area Executive Committee members, some pastors’ wives, and District Women’s Ministry leaders.

Report by Area Media Team

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PENTSOS Organises Character-Building Programme For Pupils

Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), in partnership with LeadAfrique International (a non-governmental organisation), has organised a day’s character-building seminar dubbed “SPARK” for 360 pupils from the Pentecost Schools. 

The participating schools were the Pentecost Preparatory Schools at Kasoa, Madina, Tema, Ashiaman, and Bubiashie. 

Experienced facilitators from Lead Afrique International led the students to improve character development by helping them to understand themselves, set life goals, build self-belief, and avoid self-doubt. 

Delivering a speech at the event, the PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning thanked LeadAfrique International, and the sponsors of the event, Coca Cola Bottling Company Limited Ghana, for partnering with his outfit to unearth the greatness in the pupils. 

He said the SPARK Project is in sync with the five-year strategic focus of PENTSOS for its educational institutions, which seeks to enhance quality education and contribute to improved access to quality education in Ghana, especially in deprived communities.

He further stated that the initiative is also in line with the five-year vision of The Church of Pentecost, “Possessing the Nations” with the overarching goal of equipping the members of the Church to transform every sphere of society with values and principles of the kingdom of God.

Present at the event were the heads of the participating schools, Mrs. Letitia Ohene-Effah (Co-Founder and Director of LeadAfrique International), Mr. Ernest Tobbin (CRS & Communications, Coca Cola Bottling Company Ghana), Elder Ing. Frank Nisah Adutwum (Operations Coordinator, PENTSOS), Deaconess Eunice Anima Pumpuni (Institutional Development and Support Manager, PENTSOS), and Ms. Lydia Ghunney (Guidance and Counseling Coordinator, PENTSOS).

“SPARK” is a character-building programme that aims at unearthing and maximising the potentials in pre-teens and teens. The overarching purpose is to equip teenagers with the right tools to become excellent students determined to live purpose-driven lives. 


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2nd Phase Of Pentecost Weaving Centre Inaugurated In Bawku

The second phase of the Bawku Area Weaving Centre of The Church of Pentecost has been rolled out at Bawku.

Speaking at a colourful ceremony to inaugurate the centre on August 19, 2021, the Bawku Area Head of the church, Apostle Eric Gyambibi Boateng, revealed that the vision of establishing the weaving centre forms part of the Area’s social intervention activities in pursuance of the 5-year strategic vision (Vision 2023) of the church dubbed “Possessing the Nations.”

The establishment of the centre, according to him, will ameliorate the unemployment situation in the Bawku Area and curb the menace of rural-urban migration among the youth in the region.

Apostle Gyambibi Boateng admonished the trainees to be circumspect in all their dealings and maximize the rare opportunity that has come their way to secure a better future for themselves. He also advised them to be diligent, self-disciplined and determined in order to complete the training schedule.

He also hinted that a similar facility would soon be replicated in Garu zone of the church.

The centre, which currently has three sets of weaving machines, has enrolled 61 trainees, comprising members and non-members of the church.

In attendance were Mrs. Vivian Adoma Gyambibi Boateng (wife of the Area Head) and ministers and their wives in the Bawku zone.

Others were the Queen Mother of Missiga Traditional Area, Puanaab Awumsa-al; wife of the Bawku Paramount Chief, Mariama Abugurago, and families of the trainees.

The 1st Phase of the programme was inaugurated in Zebila Zone on 25th May, 2021.

Report by Bawku Area Media Team.

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PENTSOS Directorate Donates Sewing Machines To Temaa Pentecost Vocational School

The Pentecost Social Services Directorate (PENTSOS) of The Church of Pentecost has donated ten Butterfly handheld-sewing machines to the Temaa Pentecost Vocational School at the cost of GH¢5,000.00. 

The machines were presented, on behalf of the directorate, by the Walewale Area Head, Apostle Francis Yaw Adu, on August 21, 2021, during the dedication service for the newly-constructed ultramodern church auditorium for the English Assembly of the Walewale District.

Upon arrival in the Temaa District in 2018, Overseer George Asiedu and his wife, Sandra, noticed the low livelihood conditions of the people. In an attempt to enhance the livelihood of the people through economic empowerment, Mrs Asiedu brought her professional skills as a fashion designer to bear and introduced the vocational school in October that same year.  The couple, thus, constructed a temporary facility to house the trainees at the cost of GH¢ 2,200.00.

Currently, 20 students from the Temaa District and other districts in the Area are enrolled in the Temaa Pentecost Vocational School undergoing training in fashion designing, beads making, necklace making, pastries, leather bags making and shito preparation at no charge. The students are, however, required to provide their own table, chair, and a sewing machine for the training. 

Handing over the equipment to the school, Apostle Adu commended the Overseer and Mrs Asiedu for initiating a noble cause aimed at equipping members with employable skills for sustainable livelihoods. 

Receiving the items on behalf of the school, Overseer George Asiedu expressed profound gratitude to the PENTSOS directorate for the donation, which, according to him, would enhance the vision of the school to promote economic empowerment in the area. 

He also appealed for support to construct a permanent structure to accommodate more students due to rapid and increased enrollment.



Apostle Obeng Andoh Dedicates Duayaw Nkwanta M/A Pentecost School Block

The Sunyani Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Mark Obeng Andoh, on July 26, 2021, dedicated a newly constructed school block fully funded by the church at the Duayaw Nkwanta M/A Pentecost School. The facility was constructed at the cost of GH¢53,102.00.

The school, which was established by the church in 1989, was handed over to the Ghana Education Service on 27th September 1994. Consequently, it had its name changed from Pentecost Preparatory School to M/A Pentecost Primary School. It started with eight pupils but currently, it has a student population of 360, made up of primary and junior high school departments.

A temporal wooden structure that served as the KG block became weak and not conducive for teaching and learning. Through the instrumentality of Apostle Obeng Andoh, the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) came in to support the project.

During the school’s 25th Anniversary celebration, the Tano North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Ernest Kwarteng, donated five packets of roofing sheets to support the project.

In a brief address at the commissioning ceremony, the Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Veronica Adu Saforo, commended the church for contributing to the development of the nation.

“The Church of Pentecost over the years has contributed to almost every facet of human endeavour which includes the drilling of boreholes, construction of modern prison settlement camps, construction of hospital blocks and school buildings which Duayaw Nkwanta is witnessing one today.

“Indeed, your church is a development partner in bridging the infrastructural deficit of our country,” she said.

According to her, the facility is important because it would go a long way to enhance teaching and learning in the school and boost enrolment and attendance.

Apostle Mark Obeng Andoh also used the occasion to lay the foundation stone for the CMB Church building, also at Duayaw Nkwanta.

In attendance were Mrs. Juliet Obeng Andoh (wife of the Area Head), Pastor Mawuena Akoto (Duayaw Nkwanta District Minister), the Area Pastorate as well as the staff and pupils of the school.

Report by Pastor Joseph Awotwe.

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General Secretary Commissions Kultamise Pentecost Clinic

The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, on Thursday, June 24, 2021, commissioned an ultramodern health facility constructed by the church at Kultamise, a farming community in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

The facility, which took 21 months to complete, is expected to serve communities located over the banks of the Kulpelgu river, namely Kultamise, Kolnaba, Bitsu, Nware, Gamburugu, Cinakom, Sangaboli and Kawerigu.

The clinic would further serve neighbouring communities of Kultamise such as Zumbeku in Togo as well as the Hotige, Sugumonma, Garega and Morgande communities in Burkina Faso.

Delivering an address on behalf of the Chairman at the commissioning ceremony, Apostle Kumi-Larbi said that in the past decades the inhabitants of Kultamise and surrounding towns have gone through great ordeal in accessing quality healthcare.

He explained that the situation has contributed to worsening the plight of pregnant women especially when in labour as their spouses had to carry them on their back or motorbikes to cross the river to access healthcare in Pusiga.

“This intervention by the church through the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), was informed by the urgent need to provide a health facility that can serve the community and its environs, particularly in helping to reduce maternal and child mortality in the Pusiga district. We trust that it will provide a lasting remedy to the decades-long problem faced by the people,” he stated.

The General Secretary pointed out that the construction of the edifice is part of the strategic vision of the church dubbed “Vision 2023: Possessing the Nations.” According to him, the church, in fulfilment of Vision 2023, is partnering with the Government of Ghana to transform the fortunes of the country by contributing to its accelerated socio-economic development. Hence, the construction of major social infrastructures in various parts of the country.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi seized the opportunity to call on all and sundry to accept Christ as Lord and Saviour, declaring that it was under His influence that the church had undertaken such an audacious project.

“The truth is that the church would not have been able to undertake such a project if it were not for the love of Jesus Christ. Helping others is a virtue that we learnt from Jesus, so anyone willing to experience this love of Christ which compels us to help others, should accept Him as Lord and Saviour and He would teach you to do even greater works than we have done,” he noted.

The edifice, worth GH¢850,000.00 and fully funded by the church, has residential accommodation for the health officers, fully furnished Out-Patient Department (OPD), Male and Female Wards, Delivery Ward, Dispensary, Kitchen, Washrooms for both patients and staff, Laboratory, and Consulting rooms. Out of the total amount spent on the project, GH¢ 550,000.00 was spent on civil works, whilst the rest was spent on the medical equipment, furniture, beddings, drugs, and other related medical consumables.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Pusiga, Hon. Alhassan Zubeiru, said that the construction of the health facility is a major milestone in the history of Pusiga District and symbolises the promotion of healthcare in the district. He commended the church for its transformation agenda, which, according to him, is not only targeted at church members but the entire society.

The Pusiga District Health Director, Mr. Timothy Mahama, expressed concern about the spate of maternal and child deaths in the district and advised pregnant women in the community to patronise the clinic regularly to enable the medical staff to continuously monitor their conditions before, during and after childbirth. This, he said, will help reduce complications and causes of maternal and neonatal mortality.

He also urged the health workers to uphold professionalism and not to hesitate to refer patients to the district clinic whenever it becomes necessary.

The Chief of Pusiga Traditional Area, Naba Tambiis-Ku-Nwiak, conveyed the appreciation of the Kultamise people to The Church of Pentecost for the wonderful gesture. He prayed that God would replenish everything the church has lost in the process and grant them the grace to do same for other vulnerable communities.

The General Secretary led some ministers present to plant trees on the premises of the clinic in line with the Green Ghana project aimed at restoring the country’s depleting forest cover.

The commissioning and dedication of the Kultamise Pentecost Clinic was well patronised by the traditional leaders including Naba Berie Hunsuo (Chief of Kultamise) and people within the Pusiga District and its environ. The event was also graced by a number of ministers of the church from the Tamale, Bawku, Bolgatanga, and Sawla Areas of the church.

Some of the ministers present were Apostle Sylvester Arhin (Tamale Area Head and Executive Council Member), Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyemang (Bolgatanga Area Head), Apostle Eric Boateng (Bawku Area Head), Pastor Emmanuel Aidoo (Yendi Area Head), Pastor James Agyin (Project, Development and Estate Manager, COP Headquarters), and Elder Richard Amaning (PENTSOS Director), among others.

Kultamse is a farming community in the Pusiga political district of Ghana and falls within the Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost. The muslim-dominated community is located over the banks of the Kulpelgu River and has a population of over 3000 people. This year alone, seven lives have been tragically lost due to poor access to healthcare. With this new facility, residents (especially pregnant women) of the community and those in the surrounding towns are optimistic that they can now receive better healthcare (antenatal care) and would not have to sometimes trek all the way to Pusiga for medical treatment.


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PENTSOS Bakery Project Commissioned At Busunya

A bakery jointly funded by the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) and the General Headquarters of The Church of Pentecost has been commissioned at Busunya, near Nkoranza in the Techiman Area. 

The PENTSOS Bakery Project is expected to provide direct employment to 150 young people in the Church, function as a skills training centre to train the youth in bread making and pastries, and indirectly create jobs for over 500 people in the Nkoranza North District.

The initiative is a social enterprise project of PENTSOS, the social services wing of The Church of Pentecost, with an overarching purpose to build the productive capacity of the youth and create job opportunities through skills training.

The facility was commissioned by Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, Techiman Area Head, on June 9, 2021, assisted by the PENTSOS Director, Elder Richard Amaning, and the Busunya District Minister, Pastor Peter Afful Blood.

In a short exhortation from Psalm 90:17 and 1 Thessalonians 4:11, Apostle Kotei Djani admonished members to work with their hands so that they will not be dependent on anybody and receive God’s blessings.

At the commissioning ceremony were the Nkoranza North District Coordinating Director, Representative of the Traditional Authority, Representative of the District Police Commander, and the clergy.


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Pentecost Weaving Centre Inaugurated In Bawku Area

A weaving centre has been constructed by the Bawku Area of The Church of Pentecost in the church’s quest to partner with the state to solve the high youth unemployment and early marriages among the youth in the area. It is also expected to help stop the unbridled migration of the youth in the area to the southern part of the country for greener pastures.

The centre, a brainchild of the Bawku Area Head, Apostle Eric Gyambibi Boateng, was inaugurated on May 25, 2021, at Zebilla. Currently, 66  regular and 18 non-regular trainees, comprising both members and non-members of the church, have been enrolled to commence the training. So far two weaving machines have been acquired to facilitate the training.

Speaking at the inauguration, Apostle Gyambibi Boateng quoted from Ephesians 5:15-17 and admonished trainees to make very good use of the opportunity to get themselves empowered to become productive citizens.

He further charged them to be hardworking, disciplined and determined to complete the training as scheduled.

According to the Area Head, similar centres will be inaugurated soon at Bawku and Garu.

In attendance were the trainees and their families, ministers of the church and their wives, as well as members of the church.

Report by Bawku Area Media Team.


Seven Reasons Why You Should Not Criticise The Church Of Pentecost For Building Prisons

I have keenly observed some opinions from some individuals in connection with the Ejura ultra-modern Correctional Centre (prison camp) built by The Church of Pentecost.

There have been divergent views as to whether the church had set its priorities right or not. Many people are also bashing the church, lamenting that the church should have catered for the needy among them before embarking on this project.

Well, these are all opinions. I think the church has done no wrong. I was expecting Ghanaians to praise God for a church like The Church of Pentecost, which is helping to transform the nation.

The church is not just building only prisons, as some people may think, but there are several other national interventions that the church has done over the past few years, and continues to do to help develop the country.

I would therefore like to give seven (7) reasons why we should not lambast the church for the good work done, but rather praise and encourage them to do more if they have the means:


Following the ways of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His precepts, we should not reject sinners but show some love to them and win them for Christ. Jesus said, “He did not come on earth because of the righteous, but because of “sinners.”

(Mark 2:17 KJV) “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” What I am trying to say is that the church has done a lot for its members and will continue to do more. However, it cannot ignore those outside the church, especially, the less privileged. Taking care of the privileged and the less privileged makes the generosity of the church balanced and unbiased.


(Matthew 28:19, KJV) “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” This is the great commandment. It is obligatory for every believer to do this. There are many ways of doing this, but the most important thing is to have a good heart for the one you want to win for Christ. You must love him and show him kindness as the Lord has done to us. Apart from giving them the word of God, if you are capable of assisting them in any way, do it. Do not just say, “God bless you” and leave him to suffer! (James 2:15-16 KJV) “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?” This is what the Lord says.

We must always help a brother who is in need. There is no doubt that prisoners in Ghana really need help. We cannot just preach to them without helping them, especially if the church has the means to help. Sinners are our clients, so we must serve them well so that we can win them for Christ for a better and a transformed life.


Jesus demonstrated this in Matthew 25:31-45, NKJV: “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ 44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”

This clearly tells us not to care for only the righteous, but “sinners” as well. This does not mean if the church builds ultra-modern prison facilities for prisoners, they are promoting criminality. It is A BIG NO; the church is just doing what the Bible tells them to do.


Responding to comments such as, “there are some needy individuals in the church…,” I wish to set the records straight. The church leads the members by (1) Preaching the Word to them. (Romans 10:14, KJV): “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” This is why God has called us from the world, sanctified us, and empowered us to go to the world, preach the gospel to them and tell them the goodness of Him. (2) Those that believe, we must teach them what Christ has taught us. (Matthew 28:20, KJV): “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:” If we preach to them and teach them well, they will practice what is right, then God will transform their lives and give them all they want. (Matthew 6:33 KJV): “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” In connection to the above quotations, the bitter truth is that the church is not a business venture for creating businesses or wealth for members, but the church gives biblical directions that will lead the members to Christ who will eventually transform their lives and give them their heart desires.

Obviously, there will be needy individuals in the church, because there are people that the church will be discipling at any given point in time. We believe that God will see to their needs in His own time, even though the church is doing its part to help such people. That does not mean that the church should not consider the less privileged.


Most churches in Ghana, including The Church of Pentecost, are poised to transforming every sphere of the society with kingdom principles and good standards of living. For this reason, The Church of Pentecost alone has achieved the following:

  • Built 96 Basic Schools across the country; 2 Senior High Schools in Kumasi and Koforidua; 2 Skills Development and Learning Centres; 1 Vocational Training Institute; 8 Healthcare Facilities (3 Hospitals & 5 Clinics); Provided financial support to some needy but brilliant students at the National, Area and District levels.

The Church also has:

1. Spent GHS 2,716,112.36 on educational scholarships to support needy but brilliant members at various levels in 2018.

2. In 2020, 74 Street children, 298 drug addicts, 38 sex workers, 101 street dwellers and 48 others were enrolled in schools, put into trade, and given vocational and entrepreneurial skills.

3. Handed over the Pentecost Convention Centre, a multi-purpose conference facility, to the Government of Ghana to host Covid-19 patients, costing the church a total of GHS 39 million during the period.

4. The Areas, Districts and local Assemblies of the church also assisted the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to the tune of GHS 5, 412, 653.20 in providing relief support to the vulnerable members and non-members alike.

5. The church spent GHS 2,313,859.09 on health care to support members.

6. Drilled 44 boreholes in rural communities across the country.

7. The church launched the ‘Environmental Care’ campaign to take care of our environment and to fight against sanitation issues in the country.

8. The church has started a process of building 1,000,000 trees in the country.

9. 37 active Credit Unions referred to as Pentecost Cooperative Mutual Support and Social Services Societies (PENCO) providing financial assistance to members of the Church. These and many more are what the church is doing to assist humanity, aside the core mandate of winning souls and discipling people for Christ.

Many other churches are also doing great things to help develop the nation. The Church cannot do everything at once, not even the government, so it has to start from somewhere according to its strength. Looking at what the church has done for both its members and the country, I think we must praise them instead of criticising them.


Looking at the rate at which our prisons are congested, no one needs a prophet to tell us that there can be an outbreak of diseases. Again, some conditions at the prisons are detrimental to human dignity.

In order to solve these challenges (both health and human right issues), I would personally commend The Church of Pentecost for taking the initiative to find a better place for our brothers and sisters behind bars. In this case, the church did not just visit Christ when He was in prison, but rather secured a better place for Him.


We must thank God for the vision given of The Church of Pentecost. This project is not just to keep prisoners, but to train them to unearth their God-given talents as they serve their prison terms. This is equipped with facilities that will help them to learn a vocation of their choice that would help them to establish themselves after serving their prison terms.

It is worthy to note that, such a gesture will help transform the prisoners and lead them to live a better life.


We must see this corporate social responsibility of The Church of Pentecost as God-given. Let us encourage the church so that other churches will follow suit. Criticising someone for doing something good may not encourage him to do more. However, acknowledging their good gestures and showing appreciation can bring out better things from them.

As a country, we must not criticise blindly, rather, we must be circumspect in our criticism.



By Nana Owusu Nkrumah, Broadcast Journalist