The Church of Pentecost (COP) in Cote d’Ivoire has elected a new President and a 7-Member Executive Council to lead the Church in the next five years.
The new President, Apostle Miezou Amalanon K. Ernest, replaced Apostle Sidiki Traore who has led the Church in the West African country for the past 22 years.
Other members of the new Executive Council are: Apostle Gnaore Raymond Bernard (General Secretary), Apostle Appiah Ebenezer, Apostle Kouakou Abissa Christian, Apostle Kouassi Ane, Apostle N’Guessan Nicolas and Prophet Yeboua K. Martin, all members.
The new leadership was introduced to the Church by the International Missions Director (IMD), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, during the Heads Session of the 43rd General Council Meeting at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh on Monday, April 30, 2018.
The meeting is being attended by over 200 participants made up of Area Heads in Ghana, National Heads from across the globe in which the Church has branches, Ministry Directors, among others.
Congratulating the new leadership in the Ivory Coast, the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, thanked God for the way Apostle Sidiki led the Church for the past two decades and the smooth nature they have elected new leaders.
“We trust that the God of our fathers will continue to lead the new Executives and bless the Church in Cote d’Ivoire,” he added
The Church of Pentecost has been established 99 countries in the world including Ghana, with two of the nations, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, being autonomous.
According to statistics, COP-Cote d’Ivoire currently has 100,000 members in about 1,500 local assemblies, 211 districts and 26 Areas. It has 201 pastors, including 14 Apostles, three Prophets and four Evangelists.