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‘His Love For The Kingdom Business Was In No Doubt’ – Late Apostle Teiko Tackie Eulogised

The General Council, the highest body in The Church of Pentecost, has eulogised former Radio Pastor of the Church, the late Apostle Dan Nii Teiko Tackie, for his commendable service to the Church and immense contribution towards the Kingdom business.

This was contained in a tribute read on behalf of the Council by the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, at a solemn service held today in memory of the departed minister.

In the tribute, the Council described Apostle Teiko Tackie as a principled and reliable worker who never compromised in any way and always discharged whatever task assigned him to the best of his ability.

“At the time the Church wanted to take its radio ministry to a higher level, the mantle fell on him, and upon his appointment into the office of a Radio Pastor, he worked diligently to justify the confidence that leadership reposed in him. His love for the Kingdom business was in no doubt,” it further read.

Apostle Daniel Nii Teiko Tackie was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1999. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Radio Pastor of the church and greatly transformed the Office with new ideas and innovations.

Through his ingenuity, the ‘Pentecost Hour’ radio broadcast was taken to the following media organisations: Unique FM, Obonu FM, GTV, TV3, Adom FM, Peace FM, Channel R, Radio Universe, Sunny FM, and Asempa FM. He also worked hard to ensure that the duration of the Pentecost Hour increased from 15 minutes to 30 minutes on all the radio and television stations. He also introduced the annual Radio Preachers’ Seminar to train and equip lay media preachers.

As a minister, he served at Toflokpo District (1999 to 2004), Akyem Manso (2004 to 2006), from where he was appointed as Radio Pastor at the Headquarters between 2006 and 2011, during which period he pastored the church in New Achimota District. From the Headquarters, he was transferred to head the church in the Yendi Area from 2011 to 2015. Between 2015 and 2016, he served at Elmina District and was later transferred to the Pentecost International Worship Centre, Atomic (PIWC-Atomic), from 2016 to 2018. His last duty station was at the Pentecost University, where he served as Chaplain for the Centre for Ministerial Formation from 2018 until his demise this year.

Delivering a sermon titled: “The Good News of the Resurrection” (John 11:25-26, 1 Corinthians 15), at the funeral service, the Head of Theology at the School of Theology, Mission and Leadership (STML) of the Pentecost University, Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe admitted that the death of a loved one is always painful, and even more tragic when it is sudden. “The good news, however, is that death is not the end of all things, for there is the resurrection of the dead,” he asserted.

Apostle Tsekpoe also noted that just as death is the inevitable end of all humankind, so will everyone who dies taste the resurrection. According to him, “it does not matter how you die; whether you believed in Christ or not, died rich or poor, died young or old, we shall all resurrect!” 

He further explained that at the resurrection, all those who believed in Jesus and lived according to His teachings, would receive eternal life from Christ, whilst those who did not would resurrect to be judged, leading to eternal damnation or second death.

Apostle Tsekpoe, therefore, called on all people to reach out to Christ in order to receive His gift of eternal life on the day of resurrection. He also urged believers to endeavour to show forth their belief in Christ by upholding Christian principles and values at all times. “Our lifestyle and conduct must show that we truly believe in the resurrection,” he advised.

The funeral service of the late Apostle Teiko Tackie, held at the forecourt of PIWC-Atomic, was officiated by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, with assistance from Apostle A.N.Y Kumi-Larbi, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director) and some members of the Executive Council, namely; Apostle Isaac Nii Kotei Djani (Techiman Area Head), Prophet David Kankam-Beditor (Ashaiman Area Head), Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head), Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah (Ho Area Head), Apostle Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head), Apostle Sylvester Arhin  (Tamale Area Head) and Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (PEMEM Director).

Present at the event were the late minister’s surviving wife, Mama Esther, his children, relatives, and other sympathisers, including ministers and members of the Church.


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