It was a joyous moment when the much-anticipated Dormaa Ahenkro Area of The Church of Pentecost was inaugurated on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
The Dormaa Ahenkro Area was carved out of the Berekum Area following the approval by the Executive Council at the 46th General Council Meeting of the Church held in May this year.
The Berekum Area, headed by Apostle Samuel Berko, until the creation of the Dormaa Ahenkro Area, comprised 39 districts. Thirteen districts, namely Wamfie, Wamfie Estate, Amasu, Wamanafo, Dormaa Ahenkro, Dormaa Ahenbrono, Dormaa Estate, Dormaa Koraso, Nsesereso, Kofibadukrom, Nkrankwanta, Nkrankwanta Newtown and Kwakuanyawere were ceded to the Dormaa Ahenkro Area.
The inauguration ceremony, officiated by the Coordinator of the Bono-Ahafo Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC), Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, was supported by Apostle Samuel Berko (Berekum Area Head) and Prophet Fred Antwi (Duayaw Nkwanta Area Head) and a host of ministers in the Bono Region.
The event also coincided with the welcome service for the Area Head, Apostle Abraham Swanzy, and his family.
In a sermon titled “I will Build My Church,” based on Matthew 16:18, Genesis 12:3, Acts 2:42-47, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani said God had the Church in mind when He called Abraham and promised to bless the entire world through him. He revealed that possessing the nations is the language of God, so everyone must embrace it.
“Embrace Vision 2023 with your head, hearts and hands so that at the end, you can boldly say you also contributed your quota to it,” he said, adding, “God has promised His power, presence and protection for all those who see this purpose and pursue it.”
He mentioned that the early Church devoted themselves to this course, and God increased their work.
Apostle Nii Kotei Djani ended his sermon with four pillars that believers should hold on to. These are teachings, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers.
Prophet Fred Antwi led a powerful prayer session after the sermon.
In his response, Apostle Abraham Swanzy expressed his appreciation to the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamkye, and the Executive Council for the honour done him to lead the Church in the Dormaa Area. He also thanked the RCC Coordinator, Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani, the Berekum Area Head, Apostle Samuel Berko, for the great work done, and all and sundry who contributed to the creation of the Area.
Meanwhile, a newly constructed office for the Dormaa Ahenkro Area has been dedicated.
Also present at the service were Elder Dr Yao Yeboah (former PENTSOS Director), Mrs Grace Lucy Yeboah Asuama (immediate past Women’s Ministry Director), and representatives from the Dormaa Traditional Council.
Report by Dormaa Arera Media Team