A nine-member Chieftaincy Ministry Committee has been inaugurated by the Sunyani Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle James Gabriel Quardson, to provide chaplaincy services to the Chieftaincy institutions in the Sunyani Area in line with Vision 2023 of the church.
The committee, led by Nana Osei Kyeretwie (Sunyani Adomakohene), was inaugurated on October 10, 2021, at the F. D. Walker auditorium in Sunyani.
In attendance were His Royal Majesty (HRM) Odeneho Elder Dr. Afram Brempong III (Paramount Chief of the Suma Traditional Area and National Chieftaincy Ministry Committee Secretary), Nana Kyere Gyeabour (Nsoatre Mawerehene / Krotihene), Nana Adwoa Benewaa (Sunyani Gyaase Kontihemaa), Sunyani Area Pastorate and their wives and a host of chiefs, queen mothers in Sunyani.
Apostle J. G Quardson, in an exhortation titled “Searching To Know The Will Of God (2Kings 22:1-2)”, said that although King Josiah ascended the throne at the age of eight; he succeeded because he ruled according to the will of God.
According to him, Josiah’s instruction to the priests of Israel to search into the scriptures and enlighten him on how God wanted the nation to be led, was a major contributory factor to his successful reign. He, therefore, appealed to chiefs and traditional leaders to emulate King Josiah’s example by relying on God for direction in their rulership.
Throwing more light on the theme, the Sunyani Area Head quoted Hebrews 1:1-2 to reiterate that: “in the olden days, God spoke through prophets but in our time, He speaks through His son Jesus Christ.” He further explained that the only way that one could hear from the Lord is to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Saviour. He then called on the participants to surrender their lives to Christ so as to enjoy a successful reign.
Commenting on the national discourse on LGBTQ+, Apostle Quardson expressed the dire need for the chiefs, traditional rulers, and political leaders to seek God’s knowledge and wisdom in governing the nation. He said that God is always ready to offer His wisdom to anyone who asks (Matthew 7:7).
Apostle James Gabriel Quardson also assured the chiefs and the traditional leaders that the Sunyani pastorate would always be at their beck and call and that they should never hesitate to invite them to their programmes.
On his part, HRM Odeneho Afram Brempong quoted Mark 16:15 to emphasise the need for the church to extend ministry to the various palaces. He lamented that although Jesus commanded His disciples to preach the gospel to all creations, most church leaders have neglected the chiefs and traditional leaders.
He, therefore, appealed to the pastorate and their wives to run Chaplaincy Services for chiefs and traditional leaders in their respective districts. This, he said, would bring about revival among the church members, particularly Christian royals, so that they can overcome the schemes of the devil in this age.
Elder Dr. Brempong was grateful to the leadership of The Church of Pentecost for initiating the Chieftaincy Ministry and to the Sunyani Area Head for inaugurating the ministry in his jurisdiction. He further appealed to participants to fully embrace this divine vision in order to make it a success.
He revealed that a practical handbook for Chiefs entitled “Guidance for Christian Royals” is in the offing and would soon be made available to Christian royals.
Report by Pastor Daniel Oppong, Sunyani Area Reporter.