The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), the largest ecumenical body in the country, has inducted into office, Rt. Reverend Dr. Gordon Kisseih, Founder and General Overseer of Life International Church (formerly Miracle Life Gospel Church), as its 1st Vice President.
An induction service, which was officiated by the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, who doubles as the 2nd Vice President of the GPCC, was held last Saturday at the Life International Church, City of Favour Auditorium, at Achimota.
Various heads of churches who are members of the Council, the National Executive Committee of GPCC, clergy, and members of Life International Church graced the occasion.
Rev. Dr. Gordon Kisseih responded to the call to enter full-time ministry in 1987. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the KNUST, Kumasi, and a Master of Education (MA) from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma (USA), where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity in Pastoral Theology from Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria. Prior to coming into ministry, he worked with the then Ghanaian Italian Petroleum Company (GHAIP), now Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
He is married to Rev. Mrs. Esther Kisseih, co-founder of Life International Church, and together they are blessed with two children. He is a man of integrity, true humility, prayerful, and dedicated to training the next generation of transformational leaders. As part of his impact on society, Rev. Dr. Kisseih is the President of Life International Schools, that is a Senior High School (Life International College), a Foundation School (from Creche to Junior High), and Life Bible College.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, delivering the sermon on the topic, “Understanding the Church,” stated that “the church’s foundation is one and the church is one. No one denomination has the truth. The truth is in Christ, who is the truth; what we hold are truths about the Truth.
He disclosed that the main thing that Apostle Paul had to contend with was the issue of circumcision, that is whether the Gentiles turning to Christ should be circumcised or not. He noted that the Pharisees found it a big issue because it gave them an identity in Christ.
He, however, said that the mystery of Christ was made known to him which changed his perception while quoting Ephesians 3:6.
He stated: “Denominations may be good but they should not be blocs that divide us. I believe that no one denomination is exclusive of a particular channel of God’s grace. The things are equally distributed among all denominations, and the degree to which God uses a fellow is determined not by the denomination in which he or she is located, but by the depth of his surrender to God, regardless of where he or she worships.”
He urged Christians to stay in unity and entreated them to make the church a strong organisation that focuses on eternal life.
In his response, Rev. Dr. Kisseih expressed his utmost gratitude to God and the leadership of the Council for entrusting him with this higher calling. He thanked the various leaders of denominations who graced the occasion to support him.
He charged the clergy to be involved in national issues since the church is the solution for all the crises being faced by the world.
Present at the service was His Lordship Justice Eric Kyei Barffour, an Appeal Court Judge who represented the former Chief Justice of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Georgina Theodora Woode (Rtd).
Also present was Apostle Ekow Badu-Woode (retired), a former General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council and former Kasoa Area Head of The Church of Pentecost.