The newly-elected leadership of the Full Gospel Church International (FGCI), have met with Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost (COP).
This occurred last Friday at The Church of Pentecost General Headquarters, La in Accra.
The Full Gospel Church International recently held elections and appointed new leaders to run affairs of the church especially with the election of a new President who takes over from Bishop Samuel Noi Mensah, former President of the church.
According to Reverend Theophilus Mangesi, General Secretary of Full Gospel Church International, the visit was to introduce the new President of the church, Bishop Godwin Dela Fiagome and wife, Lady Cynthia Fiagome, to the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, who doubles as 2nd Vice President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
Apostle Nyamekye in a brief address, said that the presence of the leaders were signs of love for The Church of Pentecost globally and he was happy to share fellowship with them.
He iterated that Jesus Christ came to earth to establish His church, however, man has built denominations out of them to form churches.
“For us The Church of Pentecost, we have gone through a lot of transitions and a lot of experience is available to share,” he said.
He added: “Our doors are always available to the Full Gospel Church International.”
He charged the new President and his leadership to stay strong and be courageous in leading the church for Christ without entertaining fear.
“Don’t compare yourself with your predecessor, grow your own style and lead,” he advised.
He further urged the leadership of the church to support and help the President in discharging his duties to God and the church.
Bishop Godwin Dela Fiagome, President of Full Gospel Church International, in response thanked the Chairman of the church for the warm reception and wisdom shared to them.
He called on the Chairman share pieces of wisdom on how to manage his time as a minister of God; the President of the church and how to effectively implement their compliance policies.
He said that the Full Gospel Church International would keep learning from The COP to spiritually and administratively reach more.
On his part, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, explained that copies of policies are sent to all ministers through their Area Heads to the members keeping them in sync with the structures of the church.
He pointed out that members are educated on the policies to be able to help monitor from the grass roots and act as checks and balances for the ministers and officers of the church. He, therefore, encouraged them to involve the church in their administration.
He further urged the FGCI leadership to work in synergy especially with the President and the General Secretary who are key officers in the church.
The Full Gospel Church International (FGCI), is the first Penteco-Charismatic Church in Ghana and a member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.