The Daniel K. Arnan Worship Centre in the Teshie-Nungua Area of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) organised a special service on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, to formally welcome their new Resident Minister and newly-appointed Finance and Administration Director (FAD) at the Church’s Headquarters, Pastor Emmanuel Appah and his family.
The welcome service, which garnered an impressive turnout, was officiated by Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman, the Teshie-Nungua Area Head. He was assisted by a cross-section of the Area pastorate, including Pastor Solomon Kyei (Resident Minister, PIWC-Sakumono), Pastor Bernard Kofie (Resident Minister, Bethel Worship Centre), Pastor Kwasi Asante Annor (General Manager, Pent TV), and Pastor Daniel Danso (Chaplain, Zoomlion Company Ltd.).
Also in attendance were Pastor Dr. Felix Dela Klutse (Media Ministry Pastor), Pastor Supt. Moses Animah (Chaplain, Ghana Prisons Service), CoP Headquarters staff, relatives of the minister, and members of the Worship Centre and PIWC-Bogoso, among others.
During the service, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman preached an inspiring message titled “The Walking Trees,” inspired by Mark 8:22-25 and Jeremiah 1:9-12.
In his sermon, the Teshie-Nungua Area Head explained that the blind man whom Jesus healed at Bethsaida needed a second touch before his eyes were restored. Jeremiah, on the other hand, was able to see clearly just after the first touch.
He noted that every believer must be able to see (discern) the will of God, stressing that when Christians, especially Church leaders, do not see clearly, it is a recipe for disaster.
“If you do not see clearly, then seek a second touch of God,” he urged.
Reading from Proverbs 20:20, the Teshie-Nungua Area Head said that when one is unable to discern the ways of God, they may even oppose God’s will.
“A Christian who cannot see clearly will be overcome by sin,” he further cautioned.
Apostle Nkrumah-Agyeman urged them to develop an intimate relationship with God, enabling them to see beyond the ordinary to do exploits. He also advised them to be visionary by applying the knowledge acquired to solve problems and challenges.
Interspersing his sermon with life experiences, the Area Head assured the congregants of God’s protection and faithfulness in all circumstances.
In his response, Pastor Appah, on behalf of his family, expressed gratitude to the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for the trust reposed in them and thanked their predecessor for laying a solid foundation for them to build on.
He expressed his commitment to fulfilling the Church’s mission of “Possessing the Nations,” saying: “Our salvation is meaningless unless it is linked with the salvation of our homes, workplaces, communities, and nations.”
“It is my prayer that all our service at this Worship Centre will be characterised by the supernatural, so that members will be empowered to go out as agents of transformation to possess their homes, workplaces, communities, and nations for Christ,” he added.
Pastor Emmanuel Appah, who holds a Master’s in Finance, a Master’s in Divinity, a Bachelor’s in Commerce, and a Bachelor’s in Religious Arts, is a Chartered Accountant. He also possesses a Ghana Stock Exchange Securities certificate and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants.
He was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 2015 and has since pastored at the Dobro District and Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Bogoso.
He is married to Mrs. Dorcas Appah, and they have a son.
Pastor Appah has succeeded Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, who is headed for Twifo Praso as Area Head.