The Tarkwa Area of The Church of Pentecost has honoured the memory of the late Apostle Dr. Stephen K. Baidoo by naming the newly-constructed church building of Emmanuel Worship Centre after him.
The late Apostle Dr. Baidoo, a former International Missions Director (IMD) of the Church, served as an Area Head for Tarkwa from 2011 to 2017, during which Emmanuel Worship Centre was an assembly under the Nsuta District.
Speaking at the dedication service on Sunday, February 20, 2022, Overseer Dr. Frank Andi-Mends, the Adieye District Minister, urged the members to be vessels of honour for the Lord’s use.
Reading from 2 Timothy 2:20-21, he stated that there are two types of vessels in the house of the Lord, namely; Honourable vessels (Gold and Silver) and Dishonourable vessels (Clay and hay).
He further stated that the three things that make one an honourable vessel are: diligence, loyalty to leadership and the pursuit of righteousness, faith, love and peace.
Overseer Andi-Mends, therefore, urged believers to be diligent in the study of the word of God and in discharging the duties assigned to them. He also advised them to endure hardships and live according to the principles of God.
Apostle Dr. S. K. Baidoo Worship Centre (formerly English Assembly) was created from the Nsuta District in 2004 by the then District Minister, Pastor Kofi Ayepah. With an initial membership of 20, the church fellowshipped in the Tamso auditorium and later moved to Mr John Arthur’s warehouse.
The plan to build a permanent church building was conceived during the tenure of Pastor G.O.D Debrah (now Apostle). The church was later made a Worship Centre with Overseer Dr. Edward Arko Koranteng (now Pastor) as its first resident minister. He also doubled as the General Manager of Pentecost Clinic (now Hospital).
The current Resident Minister of the Worship Centre, Pastor Dr. Suleman De-Graft Issaka, who doubles as the General Manager of Pentecost Hospital–Tarkwa, saw to the completion of the building project.
The new edifice has a 500-capacity main auditorium, a 200-capacity Youth Hall, and a Children’s Hall with a seating capacity of 60.
The Tarkwa Area Head, Apostle Dr. Daniel Okyere Walker, who chaired the event, acknowledged the good work done by the late former IMD and advised the members to emulate his exemplary service.
He also appreciated the 20 members who started the assembly which has now evolved into a Worship Centre.
Present at the ceremony were the wife, children and family members of the late Apostle Dr. Baidoo as well as ministers and wives in the Tarkwa Area.
The Chief of Teberebie, Elder Nana Bonsu, was also present at the event.
Report by Pastor Bright Nyamedor, Area Media Pastor