History was made in the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) as Apostle Immanuel Nii Okuley Tettey, Director of Administration of The Apostolic Church-Ghana, was inducted into the office of General Secretary of the Council.
Apostle Immanuel Nii Okuley Tettey takes over from Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah of the Global Evangelical Church, who has served the Council for the past five years.
A memorable farewell and induction service was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Global Evangelical Church, Adonai Chapel in Madina.
In his welcome address, the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), who doubles as the President of Assemblies of God Ghana, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso revealed that with the support of the National Executive Council, the transformational leadership of Rev. Dr. Barrigah did not only unite the churches but impacted positively in the close working relationships with Sister Councils.
“During the campaign for the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill” you worked together with promoters of the Bill to mobilise the GPCC family across the country to present Memoranda, including your physical appearance at the Parliamentary Select Committee’s sittings to defend our position in favour of the Bill,” Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso added.
Delivering the sermon on the topic, “The True Value Of Our Work Is With The Lord,” the 2nd Vice President of GPCC, who doubles as Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye admonished the clergy to eschew unnecessary complaints associated with their ministries and work in the Lord.
“Stop complaining, you may never know how far reaching the river of life in you is flowing and who it is blessing,” Apostle Nyamekye cautioned, urging them to be fountains through which the life of Jesus can flow through like rivers of waters to bless others.
The Chairman further said that to fulfil God’s assignment on earth, Christians must stay connected to Jesus, the source of the living water, so that the rivers of life will constantly flow through them in blessing others, adding, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
He, then, encouraged Rev. Dr. Barrigah and Apostle Tettey to look up to God and not to men who only distract the call of God.
Profile of Apostle Tettey
Immanuel Nii Okuley Tettey, was called into the Ascension Ministry of The Apostolic Church-Ghana as an Assistant Pastor in 2009, and ordained as a non-salaried Pastor in 2012, all in the Tema Community 5 Assembly of the Church. In 2015, he moved to into the full-time ministry and served at Asylum Down Assembly.
Before his appointment as General Secretary, Apostle Tettey, was the Director of Administration of The Apostolic Church-Ghana, from 2021, a role he executed exceptionally. He had earlier worked as the Personal Assistant to the President of The Apostolic Church-Ghana (2015 -2019), and the Administrative Manager (2019-2021).
As an institutional pillar, he has concurrently worked as a Development Planning, Institutional and Organisation Development (I/OD) Expert with over 25 years post-qualification experience in Public Administration, Institutional Capacity Building and Local Governance.
Former National Executives of the Council, were also honoured for meritoriously serving for years.
Present were Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary), Prophet David Kankam Beditor (Ashaiman Area Head & Executive Council Member), Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head & Former GPCC General Secretary), and Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko (Finance & Administrative Director, COP).
Others were Apostle Martin Seth Appiah (Madina Area Head), Apostle Lt. Col. Benjamin Kumi-Woode (Director of Religious Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces), Apostle Abraham Swanzy (National Director, Ghana Evangelism Committee), and Apostle Ekow Badu-Woode Rtd. (Former GPCC General Secretary).