Pastor & Mrs. Odonkor: Celebrating 27 Years In The Full-Time Ministry
Joseph Padi Odonkor was born on May 25, 1954 to Nomo Emmanuel Maade Odonkor and Deaconess Grace Amanyeyo Odonkor of Manya Kpogunor and Saisi respectively (in Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region of Ghana). Both of them have gone to be with their Maker.
He started his education at Akumensu L/A Primary School, a community near Asesewa and completed at Nkawkaw Presbyterian Middle School in 1973.
After form 4, he wrote the then Common Entrance Examination and passed. He gained admission to New Juaben Secondary Commercial (NJUASCO) at Koforidua, but due to the untimely demise of his father he could not continue.
In 1979, he attended Architectural Drawing and Elementary Surveying Institute at Atibie. Still undaunted, he later registered and sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) in 2005.
With determination and perseverance, he graduated from Pentecost University College with Bachelor of Theology in 2013. He worked with Goku Industries and later established his own business as a draughtsman surveyor.
Joseph Odonkor was born into The Church of Pentecost. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal savior at the age of 18 years. He was baptized by Pastor Joseph Mensah in December 1972 and received Holy Spirit baptism in 1973.
Joseph Odonkor was ordained as Deacon in 1978 by Apostle Asante Apau (now deseased) at Nkawkaw. He was ordained as an Elder in 1983 by Apostle A. T. Nartey (of blessed memory). He presided in Korm, Agormanya and Odumase assemblies in the then Agormanya District.
Joseph got married to Sister Janet Asiamah in October, 1981 and the marriage was blessed by Apostle A. T. Nartey (now of blessed memory) on 10th January, 1982 at Agormanya. They are blessed with six children, Cynthia, Joyce, Jacob, James, Joshua and Joanna. In addition, they have adopted and trained thirty other children.
Pastor Joseph Donkor received the call into the fold in 1992. In his ministerial journey, he pastored at Oterkpolu (1992-1998), Nkrankwanta (1998-2004), Tarkwa (2004-2010), Medie (2010-2015) and finally Somanya (2015-2019).
By the grace of God, Pastor Joseph Padi and Janet Odonkor will bring down the curtain on their service as ministers in the Lord’s vineyard on July 28, 2019. May the Lord’s name be praised.