An 8-Member Committee has been inaugurated to run the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost in the Tema Area of the Church.
The committee was inaugurated on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Robert Acquaah Memorial Temple, Tema Community Four District, by the National Co-ordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh.
Members of the committee are Pastor Emmanuel Yaw Minkah (Area Co-ordinator), Elder Nene Emmanuel Katey (Chairman) and Elder Nene Fred Asatsi Ayisah (Secretary).
The rest are Nene Dameh Borni (Member), Elder Paul Ocansey (Member), Elder Frank Donko (Member), Elder Francis Abakley (Member) and Pastor Samuel K. Koomson (Co-opted Member).
In a sermon delivered by the Tema Area Head, Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu based on Psalm 78:70-72; Luke 16:10-13, he called on leaders, especially traditional rulers to show a high level of integrity, honesty, selflessness, and fairness, in ruling the people.
According to him, chiefs represent God’s authority on earth. Therefore, God has entrusted to their care both human and natural resources to take care of to inure to the benefit of the people.
Apostle Ankra-Badu indicated that God chose David, the shepherd boy, to become the king of Israel because David’s heart was right before God, had a sacrificial spirit and also feared God.
“These are qualifications that bring people into leadership at all levels. God is looking for people whose hearts are right, people who are selfless, and people who fear Him to entrust leadership responsibilities to their care,” he stated.
Touching on sacrificial leadership, he explained that while taking care of the flock in the field, David laid down his life for the sheep and fought wild animals that attempted to devour the sheep.
On his part, Apostle Anane Denteh, who doubles as the Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) and Executive Council member of the Church, said chieftaincy is a very prominent institution that originates from God.
“To be a royal is biological; it is in the blood. Therefore, religion or Christianity should not be a barrier to somebody’s royalty,” he said while calling on the church to support royals to assume traditional roles in their communities when they are due for it.
Giving the rationale for establishing the Chieftaincy Ministry in the Church, the National Co-ordinator disclosed that The Church of Pentecost through its Vision 2023 with the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda decided to go beyond organising the triennial royal conferences and created the ministry to serve as a vehicle to bridge the gap that exists between the chieftaincy institution, thus the palace and the Church.
Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh inaugurating the Area committee called for support and prayers for them to be able to mobilise royals in and outside the church in the Area and bring them closer to God.
According to him, the focus of instituting the ministry is to empower chiefs and all other royals with the needed skills and competencies based on godly values and principles to transform their spheres of influence.
Present to grace the event was Nii Afotey Anokwafo II (National Executive Committee Member of the Chieftaincy Ministry). The event also attracted chiefs and royals in the area.