Madina Area Inaugurates Chieftaincy Ministry


The Madina Area of The Church of Pentecost has inaugurated the Chieftaincy Ministry in the Area to help provide consistent chaplaincy services to the palace.

Over 50 chiefs, queens and royals in the Area as well as some distinguished personalities graced the occasion which took place at the Oyarifa Central assembly of the church recently.

The service, which was under the theme, “Equipping the Royals as Gatekeepers to Possess the Nations” (1 Samuel 18:24-28), was chaired by the National Coordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, assisted by Apostle Martin Seth Appiah (Madina Area Head), Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Kwasi Anim and other ministers and their wives and officers in the Area.

The historic service saw the inauguration of a 9-Member Area Executive Committee, which has Pastor Clemence Quablah Adrakpanya of Oyibi District as the Coordinator. Other Committee Members are Elder Torgbui Sidro Kokoroko III (Paramount Chief of Horvi Keta, who fellowships with Madina District, as Chairman), Elder Nii Manley Dzahaa I (Chief of Teiman, Vice Chairman), Elder Nii Christopher Okoi Boye Okanshan (Chief of Oyibi, Organiser), Lawyer Atukwei Queye (Oyarifa Worship Centre, Secretary), Elder Bright Manye (East Legon, Assistant Secretary), Nana Ohene Asante (Chief of Salem, Member), Deaconess Victoria Sah (Queen Mother of Madina, Member) and Deaconess Esther Nakei Yohi (Queen Mother of Doryumu, Member).

Speaking at the service with scripture references from 1 Samuel 16:3, 2 Kings 9:3 and 2 Kings 3:16-28, Apostle M. S. Appiah (Madina Area Head), indicated that it was God who ordained and enthroned kings, priests and prophets to be the steward of His nations.

He said that God expects them to rule with love, mercy, humility, honesty and integrity.

Highlighting some of the fundamental roles of royals in the Possessing the Nations agenda of the church, he said that kings, chiefs and queens have accountable responsibilities of defending the vulnerable, marginalised, helpless and hopeless as King David did to Mephibosheth in 2 Kings 3:16-28.

He pointed out that royals are also expected to rule with unadulterated justice without discrimination or favouritism and nepotism regardless of age, sex, and social status.

“Kings are ordained and enthroned by God to turn the hearts of people to God and also to keep the gate of the Kingdom” he added.

Apostle Martin Seth Appiah called on Christians to offer chaplaincy services in the palace by giving royals roles to play in the church and desist from demonizing the chieftaincy institution.

“Not all kings perform rituals and worship idols. Any king ordained by God would value his position in the Lord, serve God wholeheartedly and rule his people with the fear of God,” he said, adding, “David was a king accredited by God and he never even thought of worshipping idols irrespective of his weakness. King David never got tired of worshipping and praising God. So, let us give our royals the opportunity to serve the Lord God Almighty.”

Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, who doubles as the Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) and Executive Council Member of the Church, applauded the Madina Area head and his team for mobilizing royals in the Area. He encouraged royals to be fearless in their ruling because God Almighty would continue to be with them and sustain their lives.

In a brief response, the Chairman of the Area Chieftaincy Ministry thanked God for touching the heart of the leadership of the Church to bring royals on board to possess the nations for Christ holistically.

In an interview, Nana Agyeiwa Abredu Chamebofia, Abrempong Hemaa of Banda in the B/A who fellowships with Oyarifa Worship Centre, in commending the leadership of the church for establishing the new ministry, called for an extension of the Royal Conference across the borders of Ghana to benefit many more royals outside the country.

The Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost was established as part of the Church’s Vision 2023 to mobilise, educate, empower or equip and involve royals to participate fully in the Possessing the Nations agenda of the church.

Report by Joshua Asamoah Darko, Madina.

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