The Agormanya Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Kojo Gakpetor, on Sunday, May 28, 2023, dedicated the Senchi Assembly church building in the Akrade District.
He was assisted by the Akrade District Minister, Pastor Joseph Kwadwo Tawiah and a cross-section of the Area pastorate.
The dedication service also had in attendance ministers’ wives, Area and District Executive Committee members, traditional leaders, church members, among others.
Apostle Samuel K. Gakpetor delivered an exhortation at the event on the theme: “The Place of Speaking in Tongues in the Church,” drawing from 1 Corinthians 14:1-4.
In his sermon, the Agormanya Area Head urged the congregation to continue speaking in tongues, emphasising that it is the initial external evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and a fundamental pillar of Pentecostalism.
Apostle Gakpetor further stressed the importance of maintaining the passion for speaking in tongues and not letting it grow cold.
Addressing the heresies surrounding speaking in tongues, Apostle Gakpetor stated that believers should persist in speaking in tongues as it signifies their baptism in the Holy Spirit and enables direct communication with God (1 Cor 14:4), while also providing personal edification.
Apostle Gakpetor, however, cautioned that when praying, believers should not only pray in tongues but also engage their understanding and seek the gift of interpretation of tongues.
Deaconess Leticia Koranteng, in presenting a brief history of the project, mentioned that construction of the edifice began on February 13, 2005, when the then District Minister of Akosombo, Pastor Osei-Wusu Nimako (late), expressed the intention to establish a new district in Akrade.
The local presbytery, led by Elder Emmanuel Ayi Ayikwei, along with the members, wholeheartedly supported the construction of the building till its completion.
On behalf of the Church, Deaconess Leticia Koranteng expressed gratitude to all past Area Heads of Agormanya, former ministers of the Akrade District, presiding elders, and building committee members who contributed to the project from its inception to completion.
Pastor Joseph K. Tawiah was particularly commended for overseeing the successful completion of the church building.
Special recognition was also given to Nana Gyan Oduro Dapaah II, Adontenhene of Senchi, and Nana Abrewa Mirekua II, Queenmother of Dasaase.
Report by Agormanya Area Media Team