The Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) of The Church of Pentecost is commemorating its 25th anniversary at the fifth edition of the Bezalel Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) in Gomoa Fetteh.
The bi-annual conference of the Ministry, which is being held from May 24 to 26, 2023, has brought together over 2000 Christian men from across the country.
Themed “Repositioning Men for Maximum Impact: Building upon the Legacy of the Fathers,” the three-day residential event seeks to honour the contributions and legacies of past leaders and directors of the ministry while inspiring Christian men to create a lasting influence in society.
Representing the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost at the opening ceremony this morning, Prophet David Kankam Beditor, the Ashaiman Area Head and Executive Council Member of the Church, conveyed his congratulations to the Men’s Ministry on reaching this milestone.
He emphasised the pivotal role of fathers as conduits of blessings to society, particularly the younger generation.
Drawing inspiration from Genesis 18:19, Prophet Beditor underscored the importance of fathers upholding God’s Kingdom values and principles while imparting them to their children.
Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, the Director of the Men’s Ministry and an Executive Council Member of the Church, also delivered a heartfelt welcome address event, expressing gratitude to God for the ministry’s growth.
Reflecting on the significance of the 25th anniversary, Apostle Denteh highlighted the Men’s Ministry’s positive impact on men within the Church.
“Over the years, with the blessings of the Lord and the great leadership of the Church, PEMEM has become a vivacious Ministry to the glory of God. Also, PEMEM has contributed to the growth of the Church in diverse ways through its leadership,” he said.
According to him, this year’s conference would provide the opportunity to evaluate the contributions and legacies of past leaders, as well as inspire men to maintain virtuous practices and leave an enduring legacy for future generations.
“The intentionality of this conference in developing ourselves for tomorrow should lead us to three key things: repositioning ourselves, identifying a good legacy to build for the next generation, and the relevant strategy to execute our aspirations in life and ministry,” he said, adding: “Let us, therefore, wake up and build a good legacy for the next generation to emulate, bearing in mind that tomorrow begins today.”
The 2023 Bezalel Conference promises to be exceptional, offering men opportunities for innovation, skill development, and spiritual growth. The objective is to empower conference participants to have a tangible influence in every sphere of life and make a maximum impact on society.
With a focus on repositioning, the Bezalel Conference will address four key areas: becoming agents of transformation in society, repositioning the local church for maximum impact, equipping men to make a significant difference, and building upon the legacy of the fathers.
Distinguished speakers at the event include Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman), Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director), Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, Rtd. (Immediate-past Chairman), Apostle Prof. Peter Ohene Kyei (Rtd.), Apostle Dr. Phillip Osei-Korsah (Director, Counselling Ministry), and other esteemed personalities such as Elder Dr. Nana Kwadwo Gyasi (PEMEM National Executive Committee Member), Elder Paul Mante (Kasoa Area Deacon), Elder Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong (Executive Chairman, Jospong Group of Companies), Elder Dr. Samuel Amo Tobbin (Executive Chairman, Tobinco Group of Companies), Deaconess Philomina Mireku (Director, Women’s Ministry), and Deaconess Gifty Agyemang (Founder, Radiant Parenting), among others.
Participants are expected to leave the conference with a renewed passion and the capacity to excel in their areas of influence, just like Bezalel and Oholiab, who assisted Moses in constructing the Tabernacle.