The Takoradi Area of The Church of Pentecost organised a special service at A. T. Nartey Memorial Temple, Takoradi on Sunday, September 4, 2022, to officially welcome the new Area Head, Apostle Semanya Yao Dogbe, and his family.
Apostle Dogbe, who was transferred from DR Congo as National Head, replaces Apostle Joseph Kwame Assabil, who recently retired from active ministerial service after serving faithfully for 24 years.
Apostle Dr. Onyinah Gyamfi (Bogoso Area Head) officiated the service and was assisted by Apostle Robert Kwabena Andoh (Essam Dabiso Area Head).
Speaking on the topic, “Welcome Him with Christian Love and Joy,” with scripture reference from Philippians 2:25-30, Apostle Dr. Gyamfi admonished Christians to endeavour to support the work of ministry.
He revealed that Epaphroditus exhibited a high form of quality service and support to the ministry of Apostle Paul, as a result, Paul introduced him as a fellow worker, a fellow soldier and a Christian brother and a faithful servant in his writing to the Ephesians.
“Beloved, Apostle Dogbe has become our ‘Epaphroditus,’ and we need to support and assist him spiritually and physically to excel in his ministry,” he said.
The Bogoso Area Head further urged Christians to be of the same mind as they support the work of ministry.
He urged members of the Takoradi Area to accept Apostle Dogbe as a gift from God to them in the realisation of the Great Commission and the “Possessing the Nations” agenda.
Apostle Semanya Yao Dogbe and his wife, Rosina, were called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 2004 from the Takoradi Area and have since served in Adidome, Kpassa and DR Congo as a missionary.
Present at the service were the Area pastorate and their wives, officers and members in the Area and others from Adidome, Kpassa and DR Congo.
Report by Pastor Ernest Perbi-Asare and Deacon Emmanuel Tetteh