A memorial and burial service for the late Prophet Samuel Kwadwo Osei, a retired minister of The Church of Pentecost and former Executive Council Member of the Church, was held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Ashalley Botwe, near Madina in Accra.
The funeral service which was attended by loved ones, members and ministers of the Church from all walks of life, was officiated by the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, assisted by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi.
Addressing the mourners, the Chairman said even though death seems to be wicked and enemy to humanity, it is friendly to Christians because it ushers believers to eternal glory. According to Chairman, since generations come and go, no one will remain on the earth forever because death awaits all.
He therefore challenged all and sundry to live a life pleasing to God so that when the end comes they will have a befitting rest for their souls.
In a sermon based on Hebrews 11:1-12; 12:1-2, Apostle Joseph Albert Mensah, a retired minister of the Church, described the late Prophet S. K. Osei as “a man of faith.” He called on believers to remain relentless in their faith in Jesus Christ just as the fathers of the faith did in order to make it to the end.
Prophet S. K. Osei, 79, was called to glory on July 18, 2018, after a short illness. He was born on June 2, 1939, at Obomeng-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, and had his elementary education at Nkawkaw.
He was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1966 at age 27, and served in many stations and also held many positions in the Church. He served as a district pastor at Kwahu Praso from 1966 to 1972, Obo Kwahu from 1972 to 1976, Berekum from 1976 to 1982, Sunyani from 1982 to 1986, and Takoradi from 1986 to 1989. He was also an Area Head for Tarkwa Area from 1989 to 1992, Tema Area (Greater Accra-Region ‘B’) from 1992 to 1998, and Accra East Area from 1998 to 2000. He retired from the active ministry in 2000 after serving meritoriously for 34 years.
While in ministry, Prophet Osei held many positions, including a member of the Ghana Evangelism Committee from 1996 to 2000, became the first Chairman of the Pentecost Evangelical Team from 1994 to 2000, and an Executive Council Member from 1996 to 2000, during which period he briefly acted as the Chairman of the Church.
In a tribute, the General Council of The Church of Pentecost said Prophet Osei, while in active service, was always on fire doing the work of his Master, as he gave his all to witnessing about the Lord Jesus Christ.
According to the Council, “The Lord through his evangelistic and prophetic ministry saved numerous souls from eternal damnation, impacted many lives and mentored several others in Christ.”
The General Council further said the late Prophet S. K. Osei was one person who contributed so much to the then Witness Movement, now Evangelism Ministry, having held various positions in the Ministry from the Local level to the National level.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Osei, and five children.