Pastor Yaw Owusu Agyei, Komenda District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, and his wife, Comfort have been retired from the full-time ministry of the Church, having served for 24 years.
The Cape Coast Area Head, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, who is an Executive Council Member, and also doubles as the Coordinator of the Central Regional Coordinating Committee of the Church, officiated the mammoth retirement service which took place at Komenda Central Assembly on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
The District Presbytery testified about Pastor Owusu Agyei describing him as a “servant preacher, teacher, and evangelist.” The District Women’s Ministry, on their part, admired his wife, Mrs Comfort Owusu Agyei for her enormous support to her husband’s ministry, while the Cape Coast Area Pastorate described him as a mature family man, responsible father, and husband, saying, “His children are God-fearing and noble, no wonder two of his daughters are Pastor’s wives.”
The General Council of the Church extolled Pastor Owusu Agyei’s enthusiasm in serving God and humanity in stations such as Nsawora, Kwawu (Enchi), Ayeribi, Kibi, Kyekyewere, and Komenda. The General Council, therefore, eulogized his selflessness, diligence, dexterity, distinction, decorum, respect for authority, strict adherence to church policies, and humility.
Speaking at the service, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi spoke on the topic, “When It Is All Said And Done,” taken from Luke 17:7-10. He visualized the minister in ministry as a servant on duty and urged ministers and Christian leaders to epitomize servanthood and selflessness in everything they do. He further admonished ministers and Christian leaders to see their divine calling as a call to be on duty to serve – serving as “unprofitable servants so that when all is said and done, we will say we have only done that which was our duty to do.”
Apostle Antwi further stated: “The purpose of our calling is not a privilege to lord over people but to be on duty to serve as bond slaves.” He also reiterated that bond slaves have no privileges but they serve to please their masters.
He concluded by saying, “Jesus Christ is our Master, and we are His slaves. He came to serve to be an example for us and has ordered us to do same to the flock He has purchased with His own blood.”
Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, on behalf of the Chairman of The Church Of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the General Council of the Church, presented the Retirees Membership card and the Certificate of Service to Pastor Yaw and Mrs Comfort Owusu Agyei to the admiration of the whole congregation.
Report by Komenda District Media Team.