Six officers of the New Fadama Worship Centre in the Kaneshie Area of The Church of Pentecost have retired from active service.
The service, which took place on Sunday, March 26, 2023, was officiated by Pastor Enoch Tawiah Narh, the Resident Minister.
The retirees are Elder Thomas Ntiamoah, Deaconesses Cecelia Ansah, Mercy Asare Manu, Grace Danso, Esther Amoh, and Hannah Asantewah.
They have served for several years as presbyters and in various leadership positions in the church. Elder Thomas Ntiamoah and Deaconess Cecelia Ansah have served for 26 years, Deaconesses Mercy Asare Manu and Grace Danso served for 32 years, while Deaconesses Esther Amoh and Hannah Asantewah served for 25 and 35 years, respectively.
Apostle Matthew Larbi Wettey (retired), former Area Head of Tema, delivered the sermon titled, “After Your Service, Give Thanks To God And Consider Yourself An Unworthy Servant Who Has Done His Job.”
In his message, he reminded believers that it is a privilege for God to call someone to serve as a leader in His church, saying, “Anyone who gets such an opportunity should consider themselves unworthy and give thanks to God.”
He advised the retirees and officers of the church not to consider themselves worthy of any human reward. He added that everyone who serves God diligently will be rewarded by Him on earth and in heaven.
Apostle Larbi-Wettey also urged church members to “carry their own head” and not allow people to wrongly advise them about the church and its leaders.
He explained that in The Church of Pentecost, leaders are chosen from hard-working members who put in their best efforts, even without any official title or position.
He admonished officers and church leaders to work to please God and not to seek favour from humans.
In response, the retirees expressed their gratitude to God for calling them into His service and to the church for the opportunity to lead.
They advised current officers and members of the church to take the work of God seriously because it comes with a lot of blessings despite the challenges.
In attendance were Mrs. Elizabeth Osei Asante (wife of the Kaneshie Area Head), Mrs. Elizabeth Larbi Wettey, Rev. Anthony Obeng and his wife, Mrs. Diana Danso (wife of Abeka District Pastor), representatives from the Kaneshie Area Women’s Ministry, and Presbyters from other local assemblies within the Kaneshie Area.