The New Tafo Area of The Church of Pentecost has organised a special service to officially welcome their new Area Head, Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku, and his family.
Prophet Tetteh Doku, who was transferred from Takoradi District, replaces Apostle Samuel Antwi, who recently retired from active ministerial service, having served meritoriously for 38 years.
Officiated by Apostle John Budu Kobina Tawiah (Kwadaso Area Head), the welcome service, which took place on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the M. K. Yeboah Memorial Temple, Krofrom in Kumasi, attracted a high turnout.
Delivering the sermon at the event on the topic, “The Messenger of God,” Apostle Tawiah urged Christians always to acknowledge the fact that it is God who calls, and He calls from among men to make His purpose known to the world. According to him, this is why even Christ had to take the form of a human being to accomplish His God-given assignment (Hebrews 5:1-5).
“No one can call himself a man or a minister of God unless God makes him one,” he said, adding, “No pastor or a man of God is an angel.” He noted that since a minister of God is human, they have weaknesses. He, however, said that even in their weaknesses, the strength of God makes them strong, and grace also abounds for them.
Taking his main Bible texts from Exodus 3:7ff; 4:29-31; Deuteronomy 18:15-22, the Kwadaso Area Head intimated that whoever is called by God is assigned a responsibility or a particular task to perform. Such a person, he said, works in the name of God, adding that signs and wonders follow them.
In his exposition, Apostle J. B. K Tawiah, who doubles as the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Committee Secretary, further revealed that every messenger of God has a message to deliver to the people they have been sent to and that they are determined to speak the truth no matter the situation.
According to him, such people do not project themselves, but rather project Jesus as Lord. He, therefore, admonished ministers of God to ensure that they speak the mind of God at all times, saying, “Don’t conjure up anything and say what God has not said,” he cautioned.
“No messenger of God works alone; he needs support and cooperation of the people to whom he has been sent,” he added while urging the New Tafo Area to fully accept Prophet Samuel Tetteh as a man sent by God and cooperate with him for the realisation of the purpose for which he was sent to them.
Prophet Samuel Tetteh Doku is married to Mrs Victoria Tetteh Doku and their union is blessed with four children. He was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 2004 and has since served in Dominase, Bubuashie, Koforidua and Takoradi Districts.
Report by Emmanuel Nana Nsiah.