Omanhene Pastor Opuni Boateng Retires From Full-Time Ministry pn web

“Omanhene” Pastor Opuni Boateng Retires From Full-Time Ministry

After 23 years of dedicated service, Pastor Opuni Boateng, the New Awoshie District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, along with his wife, Agnes, has retired from active ministerial service.

A retirement service was held today at the Mt. Olivet Assembly church auditorium at Awoshie in Accra to honour the retired minister, affectionately called “Omanhene” (Paramount Chief) due to his deep knowledge in cultural and chieftaincy matters.

The event saw the presence of many dignitaries, with the General Secretary of the Church, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, officiating the ceremony.

Other esteemed ministers, including Apostle Isaac Tetteh Juddah (Odorkor Area Head), Apostle Patrick Aseyoro (Immediate-past Area Head and now Suhum Area Head), Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman (Teshie-Nungua Area Head), and Apostle Dr. Christian Tsekpoe(Head of Department, Pentecost School of Theology and Mission), were also present to mark this significant occasion.

Until his retirement, Pastor Opuni Boateng served as the Odorkor Area Chieftaincy Ministry Committee Chairman, which led to some traditional leaders in the Area gracing the event in their regalia; thus, adding a touch of cultural significance to the event.

Throughout their ministerial journey, Pastor Opuni Boateng and his dear wife served at various stations, including Nandom, Oyarifa, Kade Kubease, Mamprobi, and finally, New Awoshie, leaving a lasting impact in each place.

The General Council of The Church of Pentecost, in a testimony read by Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah-Agyeman, expressed gratitude for the couple’s meritorious service, acknowledging Pastor Opuni Boateng’s adherence to the Church’s policies and directives.

“Throughout his ministry, [Pastor Opuni Boateng] cultivated the habit of pleasing God and fulfilling his ministry,” the testimony read.

Mrs. Agnes Opuni Boateng, a retired nurse, was commended for her unwavering support to her husband, especially in very challenging times of the ministry life.

The Council also wished the couple a peaceful rest from active pastoral ministry.

During the service, the couple was honoured with a Certificate of Service from the Church, along with citations from the Awoshie District Presbytery and the Women’s Ministry of the District. Pastor Opuni Boateng was also presented a retired minister’s licence of The Church of Pentecost by the General Secretary.

Using 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 as his main scripture reference, Apostle Isaac Tetteh Juddah delivered a sermon at the event on the topic: “My Grace is Sufficient for You.”

In his sermon, the Odorkor Area Head emphasised that God’s grace provides for every need of the believer.

He highlighted different kinds of God’s grace in the Bible and encouraged believers to trust in God’s sovereignty, finding comfort in His sufficient grace during life’s challenges.

Apostle Juddah drew lessons from Apostle Paul’s experiences, saying:. “We learn from Paul’s case that the spiritual is far more important to the dedicated believer than the physical; God knows how to balance burdens and blessings, suffering and glory; not all sickness is caused by sin; there is something worse than sickness, and the worse of sickness is pride; physical affliction is not an excuse for the believer, and finally we can always rest in God’s word.”

Ending his message, the Odorkor Area Head assured the retired couple that just as God’s grace guided them through their ministerial journey, same grace would continue to be sufficient in their retirement.


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