The Sefwi Bekwai Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, has said that the correctional centres (prison facilities) being constructed by the church would help transform prison inmates into responsible members of society after serving their prison terms.
Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh said this on Friday, February 7, 2020, during a meeting with Officers in the Sefwi Bekwai Area to educate them on the church’s 5-year strategic vision dubbed: Vision 2023.
According to him, although, it is the church’s primary objective to decongest prisons and reform prison inmates, the correctional centres would also provide an ideal environment to facilitate the prisoners’ response to the gospel message and thereby lead many to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Apostle Anane Denteh referred to Matthew 25:36 to stress that Jesus expects Christians to extend a helping hand to prisoners and other marginalised groups in society.
Reiterating a statement made by the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye at the recently-held 7th Ministers And Wives’ Conference, that “For The Church of Pentecost, Sinners are our clients,” the Sefwi Bekwai Area Head advised church members not to misconstrue the church’s prisons intervention, but to support leadership in ensuring that it becomes a reality.
Other issues discussed during the meeting include New Ministries of The Church of Pentecost, Observance of Ministries Weeks, Environmental Care Campaign, and Personal Evangelism, among others.
This meeting, which took place at the Sefwi Bekwai Central Assembly auditorium, was attended by 2,200 officers from all the 17 districts in the Area.
Report by Frank Acheampong