The Savannah Regional Chapter of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) was inaugurated in a grand ceremony held at the Sawla Central Assembly church auditorium of The Church of Pentecost on last Sunday.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the GPCC General Secretary, Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah, and his wife, Rev. Mrs. Charlotte Barrigah. Other dignitaries present were interim Regional Executives, Heads, and other Leaders of member churches in the Savannah Region.
In his address, Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah indicated that the GPCC is structured to decentralize across all the political regions in the country to enhance smooth mobilization and coordination of its activities and responsibilities to all member churches and the nation at large.
According to the GPCC General Secretary, the creation of the Savannah Region out of the Northern Region, has necessitated the inauguration of the GPCC in the Savannah Region and the induction of Regional Executives to oversee the affairs of the Council in the region.
With scriptural reference from Ephesians 4:11-16, Rev. Barrigah admonished the gathering and leaders present to make every effort to keep the unity in the spirit among all member churches and the body of believers as a whole.
He added that God purposely appoints leaders and grooms them to be responsible for unifying the body of Christ and equipping believers for the work of ministry in their various endeavours.
He further charged leaders and believers to live a life worthy of God’s calling and exhibit genuine humility, diligence, gentleness, patience, and love towards all churches and fellow believers in the body of Christ in anticipation of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As part of the inauguration ceremony, Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah inducted into office the New Regional Executive Committee (REC) to man the affairs of the GPCC in the Savannah Region. They are: Pastor David Amankwaa (Area Head, CoP, Sawla) – Regional Chairman, Rev. Patrick Mensah (Area Head, CAC, Bole Missions) – Vice Chairman, Rev. Benjamin Addo-Boateng (District Pastor, CoP, Bole) – Secretary, Rev. Peter Tunjie (Head Pastor, Bethel Prayer Ministry,Sawla) – Organizer, Rev. Adams Seidu (Head Pastor, Fountain Gate Chapel, Bole) – Financial Secretary, Rev. Augustine Tungkunmwene (Head Pastor, Assemblies of God, Salaga) – Member, Rev. Charles Lokko (Head Pastor, The Apostolic Church, Kalba) – Member, Rev. Atta Joseph (Head Pastor, Holistic Gospel Church, Damango) – Member and Rev. Agbenyeke (Head Pastor, Assemblies of God, Buipe) – Member.
Pastor David Amankwaa, in his response, acknowledged God’s grace for the mandate given to REC to spearhead GPCC activities in the region.
He also thanked the National GPCC Executive Members and the General Secretary and wife as well as all Heads of Churches present for confidence reposed in them assured them of the REC’s commitment towards advancing the cause of the Council and the Kingdom of God in the region.
“We would work hard to organise GPCC at the various district levels across the region,” he said and also called on all member churches to get all hands-on deck to help the REC achieve this objective.
Prior to the grand inaugural ceremony, a Leadership Seminar was held for all Heads, Ministers, and Lay Leaders of GPCC Member Churches in the Savannah enclave on Saturday, 23rd April 2022 at the same venue.
During this seminar, ministers and lay leaders were taken through the mission and vision of GPCC, the theme for the year, and the respective roles of leaders and member churches of the GPCC by Rev. Emmanuel Barrigah.
Pastor David Amakwaa also took the participants through the constitution of the GPCC after which time was allotted for intercessory prayers for the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.
Report by Sawla Area Media Team