The La Area of The Church of Pentecost has successfully inaugurated the Area Chieftaincy Ministry.
Speaking at the event which took place at the Sophia Mckeown Temple, La in Accra recently, the La Area Head, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, noted that the Chieftaincy Ministry is an aspect of the church’s vision 2023 agenda, which seeks to possess nations for Christ.
Apostle Amaniampong noted that kings and queens are the gateway to cities and town, and so for the possessing the nations agenda to be realised, they needed to be involved to make the vision a reality. This, he said, will empower traditional rulers to possess their various jurisdictions for Christ.
On his part, Apostle Lt. Col. B. G. Kumi-Woode, a member of the National Executive Committee of the Chieftaincy Ministry, with scripture references to judges 21: 25; and Revelations 21: 24- 26, stated that the chieftaincy institution is biblical, and not devilish as has been perceived in the past since it is a necessary part of the Ghanaian culture, saying, “the chieftaincy is highly revered in our various communities.”
Apostle Lt. Col. Kumi-Woode outlined the objectives of the Chieftaincy Ministry as follows: to propagate the gospel to all royals and draw them to Christ; mobilise all Church of Pentecost royals for the very purpose of their call; institute the Chieftaincy Ministry in all palaces through chaplaincy; mobilise all royals within their various jurisdictions, including non-members to attend the royal conferences, and to use their noble office to possess nations for Christ.
Quoting from Judges 5: 1-2; Proverbs 16: 12 and Psalm 89: 14; Apostle Lt. Col. Kumi-Woode noted that God is supreme over all nations and its people including kings and queens, and so requires a total submission and dependency on Him.
“Any king or queen who allows God to rule in their kingdoms succeeds,” he stressed.
He charged chiefs to let righteousness and justice be the foundation of their reign, and also remain loyal to their subjects.
The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, charged the Chieftaincy Ministry to develop a collaborative ways to partner government to bring development to their communities.
“As chiefs, you should not get yourselves involved in active politics,” he admonished them.
Executives of the La Area Chiftaincy Ministry includes: Elder Dr Nana Amo Tobin (Nana Kwaku Gyebi, Nkosuohene of Wasa Fiase Traditional Area), Elder Nana Oppong Agyei Sikapa (Kontirihene of Kumawu Traditional Area), Pastor Bright Addae (District Pastor for Kokomlemle), Elder Nana Kofi Kuma V (Obaatan for Adwumako Mando) and Elder Nii Abiriw Anum Bi Anum (Sei Tse for Teiman in the La State).
The rest are Deaconess Nana Anoa Oko Adae Munumkum II (Queen Mother of Gomoa Amanfrom), Elder Seth Nii Mensah, and Elder Enoch Addo (Registrar for the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs).
In attendance were some La Area Pastors and their wives, Mamaa Alorvi II; and Mamaa Gbemu (Kings and Queens Association), Nii Afotey AnoKwafo (National Executive Committee Member of the Chieftaincy Ministry) and Nana Asante Akuffo (Abokomahene of Coaltar, Otoase).
Report by Gina Akua Padi.