Pastor & Mrs. Boamah: Celebrating 13 Years In Full-Time Ministry
John Kojo Boamah was born on March 16, 1953, at Nkawkaw now in Kwahu West Municipal in the Eastern Region of Ghana to Opanin Paul Kwadwo Ofori (now deceased) and Obaapanin Alice Debrah (alive), both of Obomeng Kwahu, in the Eastern Region. He was the first of the ten children of his parents.
Kojo Boamah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon. He taught at Okuapeman Secondary School, Akropong Akwapim, for four years and later entered the Ghana Civil Service in 1986. He worked as a Social Development Officer at the Department of Social Welfare in Koforidua in Eastern Region.
John Kojo Boamah was trained as a Social Work Practitioner after obtaining his Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Administration in 1990. He then worked as a Municipal Social Welfare Officer in Koforidua for one year and was then posted to teach at the School of Social Welfare, Osu in Accra until 1994 when he obtained a scholarship to the USA on an International Professional Exchange Programme (IPX).
John Kojo Boamah accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Saviour as a student at Legon in 1981 through a student friend and so he became a member of the University Christian Fellowship (UCF), Legon Pentecostals’ Union and a member of The Church of Pentecost, in the same year. He was baptised by the then Pastor R. Ato Addison (now Apostle Retired), who was then the District Pastor at Akropong, Akwapim on June 19, 1983.
On April 5, 1986, John got married to Miss Veronica Kormeh Yirenkyi, now Mrs Veronica Boamah. The marriage was officiated by, Pastor T. A. Addo (Rtd). They have four children with other adopted sons and daughters.
While in the USA, Kojo Boamah assisted the Ghanaian migrant workers in Philadelphia to establish a branch of The Church of Pentecost in that city in 1996 and served as the Presiding Elder till 2003. He was later offered a scholarship to pursue his Masters’ Degree at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya in 2003 and successfully completed with his Masters in Christian Ministries in 2005. As an Elder and an Executive Member of The Church of Pentecost in Kenya, he was instrumental in the registration of the Church in Kenya.
In 2006, while teaching part-time course as a Training Coordinator at The Centre For Urban Mission, a project under Carlile College in Nairobi, Kenya, John answered the call into full-time Ministry through the instrumentality of the former Chairman, Apostle Dr. M. K. Ntumy and Pastor Bright Senaya, the then National Head of the Church in Kenya. By the unmerited favour of God, Pastor Boamah was called into the full-time ministry as a Pastor (without serving probation) due to his age.
Pastor Boamah was first stationed at Agona Odoben (2006-2012) and later posted to Drobo Krupiase (2012-2018), where he is presently retiring from active service.
Pastor Boamah is very humble, kind but very principled. He is very firm in ensuring that those he worked strictly adhered to the policies of the Church.
Together with his courageous, prayerful and industrious wife, Mrs. Veronica Boamah, they have formed a formidable partnership in ministry which has yielded very fruitful results to the glory of God.
A retirement service would be held in honour of Pastor John and Mrs. Veronica Boamah on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the forecourt of the Drobo Krupiase Mission House in the Berekum Area of The Church of Pentecost.