Kintampo Area Head Dedicates 2 Church Buildings web

Kintampo Area Head Dedicates 2 Church Buildings

The Kintampo Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Francis Agyemang Badu, dedicated two church buildings, namely Korpedekeh and No. 6 assemblies, both in the Mpaha district, on Friday, April 19, 2024.

In his opening address, the Area Head commended the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Executive Council for their constant release of grants to support church buildings in the mission areas.

He mentioned that Headquarters grants for the construction of Community Based Church Buildings (CBCB) had greatly contributed to removing some assemblies from worshipping in classrooms and under trees.

Apostle Agyemang Badu also expressed appreciation to the District Minister, Pastor Philip Osei Agyemang, the District Executive Committee, the presbytery of Mpaha, and all the artisans for their outstanding hard work and various contributions that led to the completion of the buildings.

He advised them to take ownership of the property and ensure they do everything possible to maintain it in good shape for the benefit of posterity.

Presenting the history, the District Secretary, Elder Philip Adugu, mentioned that the No. 6 Assembly was transferred to Mpaha District in 2019 from Mankango District under the Atebubu Area.

He added that the assembly was established in 2011 after an outreach by the Mankango District.

He further revealed that in 2013, the local assembly decided to construct a larger church building. Unfortunately, after reaching the roofing stage, a strong wind destroyed the gables and a portion of the lintel.

However, in November 2023, through the Area Head, Apostle Francis Agyemang Badu, a grant of GHC90,000 was received to reconstruct the entire edifice.

The Korpedekeh Assembly began in 1972 with 15 members under Pastor S.P. Asamoah (now retired), the then District Minister, after a rally in the community.

Some years later, fishing became difficult, and the leaders of the Local Assembly decided to migrate to another place for survival, intending to collapse the church.

Pastor Asamoah, upon hearing the news, came to Korpedekeh, stood at the river bank, and prayed for God’s intervention. The next day, fish were abundant, and the assembly was greatly revived.

The foundation stone was laid in June 2022 by the then Area Head, Apostle Gideon Obeng Darko-Debrah. Upon the arrival of Apostle Francis Agyemang Badu as Area Head, he continued to provide financial support through Missions and Area grants for the completion of the building.

Pastor Philip Osei Agyemang expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Area Head for showing keen interest in the building and promised that the Church’s leadership would ensure proper maintenance is regularly done on the buildings.

In attendance were Mrs. Theresa Agyemang Badu, wife of the Area Head, pastors and wives in the Area, the Chiefs and Elders of the two communities, as well as the officers and members in the Mpaha district.

Report by Pastor Prince Augustine Ababio (Area Reporter)

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