Pastor Maxwell Adjah Ayertey and his wife Lydia on Sunday, July 25, 2021, brought their 22 years of active ministry in The Church of Pentecost to an end.
The service, which took place at Brenuakyim Bethel Assembly in Tarkwa, was officiated by the Tarkwa Area Head of the church, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, assisted by Apostle Robert K. Andoh, Area Head for Essem-Debiso.
It was attended by the chiefs and elders of the Apinto Traditional Area, as well as Tarkwa Pastorate, representatives from the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), and members of the church from far and near.
Speaking on the sermon titled, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” Apostle Dr Walker, who is also the Regional Coordinator for the Western Region and former Vice-Chancellor of the Pentecost University, congratulated Pastor Adjah Ayertey and his wife for their faithful and selfless services to the church.
Inferring from the parable of the bags of gold that Jesus gave in Matthew 25:14–21, Apostle Dr. Walker outlined that the master gave his own gifts to his own people, not because the owner of the gifts is partial but because he is aware of their abilities. With this, he explained that every individual has a gift but in a different quantum. He added that the gifts are both spiritual and physical.
“Whatever you have, being your profession, natural abilities or spiritual gifts is a gift of God. Therefore, you have a special responsibility to use your gift to benefit the church and society,” he stated, thereby encouraging the members to use their gifts profitably irrespective of the quantum.
Concluding his sermon, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker indicated that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ would be a time of reward and recommendation. He quizzed: “Will your reward be ‘a well done, good and faithful servant’ or otherwise?” Adding: “Well done recommendation comes with more gifts from the master which includes rulership over many things, and the right to the master’s rest.”
Presenting a short testimony in honour of Pastor Maxwell Adjah Ayertey by the representatives from Apinto Traditional Council, the chiefs described him as a nobleman who has helped to maintain peace in the traditional council. They applauded him for helping to infuse Christian prayer in all gatherings of the traditional council.
Pastor Adjah Ayertey was described in various testimonies read in his honour as an epitome of hard work, a man in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit and prayer.
Pastor Maxwell Adjah Ayertey was born on March 13, 1956, at Kpongunor, a village near Old Ningo in the Greater Accra Region. He was called into the full-time ministry of the church in 1999. The stations that he served included Bawku, Assin Praso, Nima in Accra and Brenuakyem in Tarkwa.
Before his retirement, he served as Area Executive Committee Member, Area Ministerial Committee Member and Area PEMEM Leader.
Report by Charles Edzie-Frimpong, Tarkwa.