Former General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Albert Amoah (Rtd.), paid a glowing tribute to his late wife, Mrs Agatha Amoah, during a memorial service held in her honour on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the Jubilee Park, Cape Coast.
In his touching tribute, Apostle Albert Amoah praised his late wife for the instrumental role she played in his life and ministry.
“Right from Madina and even before we were called into the full-time ministry in October 1988, she demonstrated gifts of prophecy, word of knowledge, healing and discernment. Her preaching at open-air rallies almost always converted people.
“At Manso Atwere, during a Women’s Ministry open-air rally, her preaching led to late Maame Addai, then Chief priestess and interpreter of Komo shrine, her husband and several other devotees of the shrine giving their lives to Christ. Consequently, they burnt their fetish images and cut down the fetish tree in their compound. This incident brought a great revival to Manso because the feared Komo god had been destroyed!”
“Agatha was very good in personal evangelism and had a penchant for ‘dragging’ people to The Church of Pentecost. I became a member of the church through Agatha’s effort. Agatha displayed not only leadership qualities but the call of an Evangelist, Pastor and Prophetess. I thank her profusely for contributing to making me who I am today… I award her 70% as her contribution to the success of my ministry,” he said.
Mama Agartha, together with her husband, Apostle Albert Amoah (Rtd.), was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1988 and served at various stations and capacities in the church. Their first station was Manso Atwere, where they served for three years, from where her husband was appointed a Personal Assistant to the then Chairman of the church, Prophet Martinson Kwadwo Yeboah (now of blessed memory), a position he served for two years. Her husband was later elected as the General Secretary of the church in 1993. After serving in this high office for ten years, she joined her husband to continue the ministry work in missions, thus the United States of America, from 2003 to 2009, after which they were recalled home and stationed in Cape Coast until their retirement from active service in 2015, In all, they served meritoriously in the Lord’s vineyard for 27 years.
A tribute read on behalf of the General Council, described her as “a woman of many parts – a pastor’s wife, teacher, horticulturist, decorator, philanthropist, trader, entrepreneur, and most of all a mother – a clear depiction of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10-31.
“In fact, Mama Agatha has been with her husband through thick and thin – being his backbone in life and ministry, effectively playing the roles of a reliable confidante, an intercessor, counsellor, and encourager.”
The humble, generous, hardworking, sociable and resourceful Mama Agatha was also commended for her numerous contributions to The Church of Pentecost, particularly as the wife of the General Secretary for ten years, initiator of the Pentecost Preparatory School, Madina, and the crucial role she played in the establishment of the Pentecost Preparatory School, Bubiashie.
The well-attended memorial service was officiated by the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, with support from the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, the immediate-past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah (Rtd.), and Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Executive Council Member and Cape Coast Area Head).
In a brief sermon titled “After He Had Served, He Fell Asleep” based on Acts 13:36, Apostle Gyesi-Addo said that, like David, the late Mrs Agatha Amoah has indeed served the Lord’s purpose in her generation and is, therefore, resting from her labour, awaiting the glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He advised the congregants to also serve the Lord diligently while they remain on earth, stressing that “You can only serve your generation, you cannot serve future generations. You can only have an impact on future generations, but you cannot serve them, so do what you can now.”
The IMD said that after Christians have succeeded in serving the purpose of God on this earth, in God’s appointed time, they would “leave the glorious church, and move into the glorious city, prepared for us by our Father in heaven.”
Other Executive Council Members present at the event were Apostles Dr Daniel O. Walker (Immediate-past Vice-Chancellor, Pentecost University), Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head), Sylvester Arhin (Assin Foso Area Head).
Also present were Apostles David Tettey Tekper (Achimota Area Head), Joseph Assabil (Takoradi Area Head), Samuel Otu Appiah (Winneba Area Head), and James Nana Ofori (Mankessim Area Head).
Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah and Apostle Rigwell Ato Addison (Rtd.), both past general secretaries of the church, also came to commiserate with their colleague and the bereaved family.
Among those present to sympathise with the bereaved family were active and retired ministers of the church along with their spouses, ministers of other churches, members of the church, and other well-wishers.
Mrs Agatha Amoah passed on to glory on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital. She is survived by a husband, one biological daughter and three legally-adopted children. She was 73 years old.