Apostle Emmanuel Apea, a retired minister of The Church of Pentecost, and his family have constructed and furnished a 1000-seater church auditorium worth GH¢800,000.00 for McKeown Assembly of Kwame Danso District in the Atebubu Area. The retired apostle further donated 72 copies of the English Bible to the church.
Dedicating the building on June 26, 2020, on behalf of the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Atebubu Area Head, Apostle Kenneth Baffoe Antwi, thanked Apostle Apea and his family for the selfless gesture shown to the Church.
“When Apostle Emmanuel Apea and his wife broke the news to me of their intention to put up a church auditorium in Kwame Danso District, I received it with great joy. I told him that they can do it to the glory of God. Lo and behold, today, we have gathered here to dedicate the building,” he narrated.
Apostle Antwi prayed for God’s blessings upon Apostle Apea and his family for the kind gesture. He prayed that anyone who enters the auditorium with a burden would be heard by God.
Delivering the sermon on the topic, “The Three Marks of a Revived Church,” Apostle Osei Wusu Brimpong (Rtd) said that there are many preachers all over the world confusing godly people and causing them to move away from God’s path. He, however, assured that the faith, love and hope of the true Christian shall sustain them in Christ in the midst of confusion.
“No church can experience the power of God without exercising faith. For the church to please the Lord, there should be love among them. And without hope, one cannot progress in the Christian journey,” he explained.
Apostle Osei Wusu Brimpong encouraged the members to be motivated by the provision of the new church building and worship the Lord in the faith, love and hope to receive the blessings of God.
In his remarks, Apostle Emmanuel Apea (Rtd) thanked the Lord for the grace and strength granted him and his family to build a house for the Lord. He also thanked the current and the immediate past Chairmen of the Church, Apostles Eric Nyamekye and Prof Opoku Onyinah, respectively for their love, care and prayers for his family to be able to put up the building.
Apostle Apea was hopeful that the auditorium would be a blessing to the church and the entire community.
A former Chairman of the Church, Apostle Dr Michael Kwabena Ntumy, also donated 210 chairs to the assembly. It comprised 10 platform chairs and 200 plastic chairs.
Report by Pastor Daniel Teye Narh, Atebubu Area Media Chairman.