Mount Olives Worship Centre (MOWC), one of the fastest-growing churches in the Odorkor Area of The Church of Pentecost, climaxed its 10th Anniversary celebrations in grand style at Gbawe Top-Base in Accra over the weekend.
Celebrating a decade of impact in the church and the community, the celebration was officially launched on Sunday, October 16, 2022, with Apostle Dr. Joseph Ignatius Buertey (Resident Minister, PIWC Asokwa), being the guest speaker.
The celebration which was themed, “A Decade of God’s Goodness” (Psalm 34:8), had several activities earmarked for the week. The activities included special evening services with Apostle ADP James Tetteh (Sekondi Area Head), Apostle Isaac Tetteh Judah (Odorkor Area Head), Pastor Dr. Felix Dela Klutse (Resident Minister), Time with Pioneers & Former Presiding Elders, and a ‘Gospel Rockshow’ and Anniversary Dinner with Airforce Band.
Gracing the event were the International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, and his wife, Mrs. Deborah Agyemang Bekoe.
Speaking at the climax of the anniversary last Sunday, Apostle Agyemang Bekoe stated: “When grace (unmerited favour) moves to be favour (grace in motion), it brings prosperity to a person and everything done becomes blessed.”
In his sermon titled, “Ruth’s Favour”, the IMD said Ruth, a widowed daughter-in-law of Naomi, received favour in the sight of Boaz, who was described as a type of Christ, in his field, saying, “The favour Ruth had was the kind that one could bend or stoop from a higher height to an inferior person.”
“The secular world refers to this propelling power of God as charm or luck, but as Christians, it is the favour of God,” he noted.
He further said that when the favour of God located Ruth in the fields of Boaz, it led her from clearing the field to picking, then to gathering, before carrying the proceeds. This is what the elevation favour brings upon a person, he added.
Apostle Agyemang Bekoe also stated that favour brings an aura of nobility upon a person that attracts men to him or her.
Ministering in songs was Akesse Brempong, an ace award-winning gospel artiste.
Presentations were made to pioneers and former presiding elders who, over the decade, have contributed to the growth and progress of the church.
Mount Olives Worship Centre was inaugurated as a Worship Center on October 14, 2012. The first Resident Minister was then Overseer Joseph Ignatius Buertey (now Apostle).
Present at the service were Pastor Isaac Kofi Annan (Mankessim Area Head), Mrs Grace Buertey (wife of PIWC Asokwa Resident Minister), Pastor Benjamin Kufordjie (Mankessim District Minister), and Pastor Kpakpofio Adotey (Tetegu District Minister), Pastor Dr. Felix Dela Klutse (Resident Minister and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Efua Klutse).