Four officers of Tema Greenwich Meridian District of The Church of Pentecost were honoured at a retirement service held in their honour on March 26, 2023.
The service, which was held at the Community 2 Revival Assembly, was officiated by the Tema Area Head, Apostle Emmanuel Ofei Ankra-Badu, with support from the pastorate in the Area.
The four retired officers were Elder William Hammond (38 years of service), Deacon Yaw Oppong-Frempong (20 years of service), Deaconess Janet Ofosu Darko (39 years of service), and Deaconess Augustina Dua Awere (33 years of service). They have served with dedication for many years in various capacities.
Apostle Ankra-Badu spoke on the theme, “Building on the Foundation – The Discipline We Need,” with 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 as his key Bible scripture.
He highlighted the importance of knowing Christ as the foundation of the Christian life and leadership.
He further emphasised the role of discipline in building a deeper foundation on Christ, pointing out key areas in developing Christian character,
These keys, he revealed, as being a disciplined person, having disciplined thoughts, exhibiting disciplined actions, and confronting the brutal facts in oneself and others.
The District Minister, Pastor Dr. Suleman De-Graft Issaka, in his remarks, congratulated the retired officers on behalf of the church.
In their response, the retired officers expressed their gratitude to God for the opportunity to serve in His vineyard in different capacities.
Report by Deacon Benjamin Quarshie