The newly-elected General Superintendent of Assemblies of God (AG), Ghana, Rev. Dr. Stephen Yenusom Wengam, called on the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, yesterday at the Church’s General Headquarters at Labadi, Accra.
Accompanying the General Superintendent were some members of the AG-Ghana Executive Presbytery Officers.
They are Rev. Dr. Godwin Tito Agyei, Assistant General Superintendent; Rev. Dr. Ernest Birikorang, General Secretary; Rev. Dr. Simon Abu Baba, General Treasurer; Rev. Obed Anderson Asiedu, Eastern Regional B Superintendent; and Rev. Michael O. Ayesu, Greater Accra West Regional Superintendent.
According to Rev. Dr. Wengam, the visit was to formally introduce the newly-elected leadership of the church who were to be inducted in February next year to Apostle Nyamekye and to discuss further areas of collaboration between both churches and ways of building the spiritual lives of members.
Highlighting his vision for the Assemblies of God, dubbed ‘Transformation Agenda,’ he called on Apostle Nyamekye for a strategic partnership and possible collaboration in areas of church planting, ideas sharing, and many others.
“In this vision and agenda, we can’t do it alone; we think partnering with The Church of Pentecost (CoP) has been very beneficial. We hope to deepen that relationship with CoP,” he stated.
He commended the Chairman for the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of The Church of Pentecost, affirming his support for the impact being made in the society by the church, saying, “we would partner with you to possess the nations.”
Encouraging the AG leadership, Apostle Nyamekye charged them to work together and warned against denominationalism existing between churches, which, according to him, is not the best approach to enhancing the kingdom of God.
“Christ has made us one; denominations are not the best even though it has their advantages. In the end, we should see ourselves as people of the Kingdom of God,” he said.
He further charged the Assemblies of God leadership to continue building team spirit within the leaders and the church, saying, “You can only achieve greater heights with unity.”
On the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda, he outlined that the church is the centre where all the spheres of work in society come to study the principles of God to make an impact.
“I am praying that all churches will rise to this understanding so that we can take the nations for Christ,” he said.
He urged the leadership to focus on developing strategies and models to build the capacity of the clergy and the members of Assemblies of God, Ghana.
Present were Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director, COP), Apostle Samuel Osei Asante (Kaneshie Area Head & Executive Council Member, COP), and Apostle Dr. Dieudonne Komla Nuekpe (La Area Head, COP).