The Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) is a Directorate of the Church of Pentecost established by the General Council and mandated to fulfill the social/charitable mission of the Church. Its core functions include the initiation, promotion, development and management of social services and projects of the Church. It is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) and has existed for the past 39 years. PENTSOS is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors which reports to the Executive Council of the Church.
PENTSOS is dedicated to witnessing the love of God to all manner of persons via a holistic approach to enlarging human potential through social, economic, cultural and spiritual change in a sustainable manner.
A church/society where the basic needs of vulnerable and marginalized persons are fully met.
The Mandate and Focus of PENTSOS
The principal mandate of PENTSOS is to improve the social and economic condition of members of the church and groups of individuals in vulnerable and marginalized communities regardless of their race, ethnicity or political affiliation.
The overarching goal is to contribute to the overall well-being of members of The Church of Pentecost and the citizenry of the nation at large.
Programme Domains of PENTSOS
PENTSOS work revolves around seven (7) key domains in line with its vision and mission
The Operational Structure of PENTSOS
PENTSOS is managed by a Team of professionals headed by the Director. PENTSOS has four operational arms from which it implements its programme interventions. The four arms of PENTSOS are:
Our Strategic Priorities in the next 5 years
In the next 5 years, PENTSOS seeks to enhance its visibility and relevance by contributing to transformational development to possess the nations. The strategic priorities are to:
- Foster peaceful, just, and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence;
- Build sustainable livelihoods, climate change resilience and efficient natural resources management;
- Improve well-being and access to universal quality health services;
- Enhance access to quality education in deprived communities;
- Strengthen the capacity of PENTSOS in resource mobilization, research, self-management, learning, and advocacy and;
- Build stakeholder confidence in the Mission of PENTSOS.
Our Social Ministry Work in the past 40 years
PENTSOS in the past 40 years has provided tangible hope to vulnerable communities and members of the Church through its social intermediation and development efforts.
PENTSOS has the following Institutions under its watch:
- 96 Basic Schools across the country;
- 2 Senior High Schools in Kumasi and Koforidua;
- 2 Skills Development and Learning Centres;
- 1 Vocational Training Institute;
- 8 Healthcare Facilities (5 Clinics and 3 Hospitals);
- Provided financial support to some needy but brilliant students at the National, Area and District levels and;
- 37 active Credit Unions referred to as Pentecost Cooperative Mutual Support and Social Services Societies (PENCO) providing financial assistance to members of the Church.
Providing Tangible Hope in Rural & Deprived Communities
Elder Richard Amaning
Apostle Amos Jimmy Markin is the Evangelism Director of The Church of Pentecost.
He was born in 1964 at Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion from the University of Ghana, Legon, and is presently studying with the South Africa Theological Seminary, South Africa.
Apostle Jimmy Markin was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1991 and has since served as a minister of the Church in various stations and capacities in and outside Ghana.
He is married to Mrs. Mavis Markin Asiedu and they are blessed with four children.
For additional information regarding the general operations of PENTSOS kindly contact us through:
Director: Elder Richard Amaning
Box 2194, Accra
For further information on the activities of our cooperative financial institutions across the country, kindly contact:
General Manager: Elder Henry Kweteye
Box 2194, Accra