The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has applauded the five traditional ministries of the Church for their tremendous work in the past year, which has contributed immensely to the furtherance of the church’s overarching theme of “Possessing the Nations.”
The Chairman made these remarks on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, while delivering his State of the Church Address (SOCA), during the virtual opening session of the 44th General Council Meetings, which is taking place from 2nd-5th June, 2020.
In line with the Vision 2023 of the church, all ministries were beseeched to play key roles in pursuance of the church’s quest to become agents of transformation in all aspects of life. Indeed, according to the Chairman, in 2019, all the ministries rose to the occasion in various capacities as agents of transformation to ‘possess the nations’ for Christ.
The Children’s Ministry received the first commendation, as the Chairman lauded them for the massive evangelism and clean-up exercises performed during and after the Children’s Week celebration. He noted that a total of 52,511 souls were won and retained in the ministry. Again, 36,998 children were baptized in the Holy Spirit and 115,965 others were dedicated. He also indicated that the current children and teachers’ memberships stand at 951,078 and 44,738 respectively.
Touching on the Youth Ministry, Apostle Eric Nyamekye acknowledged the selfless and estimable services of the immediate past Director of the ministry, Apostle David Nyansah Hafron, who served meritoriously for eight years. The Chairman also lauded the current Director, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, and the National Executive Committee for coming out with a 4-year theme for the ministry, which is, “Grounding Young People in Christ and Unleashing them to Possess the Nations.”
According to the Chairman, “this will deepen the spirituality of the youth and unleash them as a mighty workforce to possess the nations for the Lord.” He also acknowledged the ministry for their brilliant innovation in the creation of PentOnyx studios.
The Chairman also commended the Women’s Ministry for their tireless services and immense contribution to the holistic growth of the church. He noted that through the ministry’s passionate work, 51 Areas have inaugurated the Virtuous Ladies Club to mentor young women to be Christ-like. He revealed that the evangelistic duties by the ministry have yielded 33,359 souls unto the Lord whilst 15,860 backsliders were won back.
The Evangelism Ministry was not left out as the Chairman lauded them for leading the way in the ‘possessing the nations’ agenda of the Church. “Through vigorous evangelism strategies, the ministry won 212,768 souls for Christ, with 130,986 baptized in the Holy Spirit and 664 new local churches planted,” he disclosed.
The Chairman concluded his commendations for the ministries by acknowledging the immense work done by the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), which has brought some freshness in the activities of the ministry and also led to an incredible increase in its membership.