The Mampong Area of The Church of Pentecost has inaugurated a nine-member committee to steer the affairs of the newly-introduced Chieftaincy Ministry in the Area.
The inaugural service, which was chaired by the Area Head, Pastor Samuel Kwabena Asare, took place on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Mary Afia Amaniampong Temple (MAAT). The Secretary of the National Chieftaincy Ministry Committee, Elder Odeneho Dr Afram Brempong III (the Omanhene of Suma Traditional Area) graced the occasion with his wife and some sub-chiefs.
The Mampong Area Chieftaincy Ministry committee is chaired by Elder Barimah Osei Hwedie II (Ejurahene), with Nana Omono Asamoah Agyekumhene II as Vice Chairman and Elder Augustus Antiedu as Secretary.
Other members are Nana Oduro Kwakye Asare Bediako, Elder Naab Awuyellsum II, Nana Sarpomaa Adowa Denteh, Elder Emmanuel Oheneba Dwomoh, Pastor Stephen Obeng Asare (Area Ministry Coordinator), and Pastor Clement Kofi Asare (PEMEM Leader).
Reading from Revelation 21:9-24, Pastor Samuel Asare urged Christian chiefs, queens and royals to strive to make it to the city of heaven where a better kingship awaits them.
He noted that God is interested in the Chieftaincy institution and wants to use Nananom (chiefs) who have believed in and accepted Jesus to saturate the palaces with the gospel message of Christ. This, according to him, is the rationale for the introduction of the Chieftaincy Ministry in the Church.
He posited that the ministry would serve as a tool to reach out to other chiefs, queens and royals with the Gospel and also transform the Chieftaincy institution with godly values and principles in line with the “possessing the nations” agenda.
He entreated the committee to help extend the Area’s Bible reading project, dubbed “Thus says the Lord,” to the various palaces in the Area.
“The Bible will help Nananom know the mind of God and help them reign and rule according to God’s word,” he said.
Pastor Asare inaugurated the Area Chieftaincy Ministry Committee on behalf of the Chairman and the National Chieftaincy Ministry Committee and led the congregation to pray for God’s blessings upon them.
In his remarks, Elder Odeneho Dr Afram Brempong III said that a Chief can only experience peace when he has the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, in his life and reign.
“If chiefs become Christians, they will rule with Christian principles, thereby bringing peace to their land,” he added.
He, therefore, encouraged his colleague chiefs to submit to the Lordship of Christ, stressing that “you can be a chief and still lead a righteous life because the king of righteousness, Jesus Christ, dwells within you.”
Elder Brempong charged the Committee members and other royals to work hard to influence their spheres with Kingdom values and principles.
In his response, the Committee Chairman, Elder Barimah Osei Hwedie II, thanked the Chairman of the Church for introducing the Chieftaincy Ministry and the Area Head for the confidence reposed in them by appointing them into this high office. He pledged to work hard as a team to make the ministry impactful.
The colourful event had in attendance chiefs, queen mothers, royals, area pastorate and their wives, and some members in the Mampong area.
Report by Overseer Osei Mensah