21Jun

Apostle Patrick Kwame Asiamah

Patrick Kwame Asiamah was born at Begoro on January 27, 1926. His father was Opanin Kwasi Asamoah and his mother was Madam Akua Kumah, who was also known as Akua Ampomah.

Education and Employment
He attended Begoro Presbyterian Boys Boarding School and completed in 1943. After completing elementary education, he went to Accra where he was enlisted into the Gold Coast Volunteer Force in 1943. Due to the harsh training, he abandoned the military and was employed by a merchant firm, Kwaning and Company, where he worked from 1944 to 1945. After that he worked as a chemical seller before he was employed by United Trading Company (U. T. C.) as an Assistant Storekeeper and stationed at Osino. Due to the nationwide political upheavals in 1948, the U. T. C. stores at Osino collapsed. In 1948, young Asiamah got another job with CAST, a diamond company at Akwatia as a truck checker.

Conversion and Call into the Full-Time Ministry
Whilst working at Akwatia, Patrick Asiamah was led to accept Christ as his personal saviour by Elder Adjei Kumi, a teacher based at Buadua. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit during an all-night prayer meeting at Buadua Assembly before he was baptized by immersion.

His prophetic ministry started when he went to the bush to wait upon the Lord. At a point, he was observing the moon and asked the Lord to make his heart as clear as the moon. He suddenly fell into a trance and saw two men standing before him and cleaning his heart. He felt a great joy from then on and he started prophesying.

In 1951, at a presbytery meeting held at Swedru during an ‘August Convention’, he was ordained a deacon by Apostle S. R. Asomaning. In that same year, Patrick was ordained an Elder by Prophet J. C. Quaye. However, during the ordination service, Prophet Quaye prophesied to call him into the full-time ministry. As he was single at that time, he was advised to marry. He eventually reported to Saltpond to begin his full-time ministry on June 21, 1953. From that base, he evangelized the towns from Mankessim to Bisease, Otuam and Asarfa. He was called into the pastorate in 1958 and ordained a prophet on April 22, 1961. Later in 1982, he was called and ordained into the apostolic office.

Stations Served
Saltpond – 1953-1958
Winneba – 1958-1963
Tamale – 1963-1968
Tarkwa – 1968-1972
Sunyani – 1972-1982
Takoradi – 1982-1988
Accra – 1988-1993
Whilst based at Tamale, he was in-charge of the churches in the Upper Regions of Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Appointments
• Executive Council Member (1961-1993)
• Central Regional Leader of the Witness Movement (1959-1963)
• General Witness Movement Leader (1982-1986)
• Ministerial Committee Member (1989-1993)
• Greater Accra Chairman of the Ghana Pentecostal Council (1990-1993).

Marriage
Rev. Patrick Asiamah married Juliana Afia Dufie Agyepong in 1952 and the wedding was officiated by Apostle Asomaning during the ‘August Convention’ held at Agona Nsaba. The marriage was blessed with a daughter. Mrs. Juliana Asiamah died in 1986. Apostle Asiamah, therefore, married Deaconess Agnes Gyimah in 1989.

Significant Contributions of Apostle Patrick Kwame Asiamah to The Church of Pentecost
• As someone who served on the Executive Council of the Church for 28 years, he played a significant role in shaping the spiritual and administrative destiny of the Church.
• He pioneered the work in Tamale and Bolgatanga areas as well as part of Burkina Faso.
• With his strong evangelistic ministry, he pioneered the work in Mankessim area and other parts of the Central Region.
• His humility, obedience, commitment and prayer life made him literally “married to the Church”.
• Through his strong prophetic ministry, many ministers such as Apostle Dr. Michael K. Ntumy and Apostle Dr. Stephen Kofi Baidoo were called into higher offices of the Church.

Retirement and Death

Apostle Patrick Kwame Asiamah was retired from the active ministry in 1993. He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, on May 18, 2001 and was buried on July 7, 2001.

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