The Church of Pentecost Hosts Maiden International Legal Conference

The Church of Pentecost, through the International Missions Board, has put together a global legal advisory team that will represent the church in all legal issues in the 135 nations where the church has branches.

The team which is made up of attorneys, barristers, and judges selected from various blocs across the world has met in Accra to develop a common legal document for the missions enterprise of the church.

Headed by Elder Dr. Lawyer Ken Aboah, other members include Elder Lawyer Christian Ansah (USA, Americas bloc), Mrs. Rose Arthur (UK, Europe bloc), Pastor Stephen Agyei (Qatar, Middle East bloc), Attorney Caleb Larbi Asiedu (South Africa, SADC bloc), and Maxwell Ababio (Australia, Asia bloc).

The rest are Mrs. Maria Djaquite (Guinea Bissau, West Africa Anglophone bloc), Ms. Sharon Juliana Akinyi Otieno (Kenya, East Africa bloc), Mrs. Kegbero Rouki (Togo, West Africa Francophone, Barrister Christopher Tabetando Takem–Agbor (Cameroun, Central Africa bloc), Mrs. Erasmina Danso Boadi (Europe, Schengen Zone), and Overseer Lawyer Daniel Essuman Koomson (Asuokor District, Berekum Area).

Opening the meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, under the theme, “Possessing the Nations Agenda: Legal Strategies for Mission,” the International Missions Director (IMD) of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe, welcomed them on behalf of the Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

He expressed his delight over the meeting, describing it as a dream come true. Giving the genesis of the formation of the team, the IMD said the Missions Board which is headed by the Chairman of the church, upon careful prayer and deliberations decided to come out with a legal committee of experts with a representation from all the regional blocs to battle every legal matter that comes up in the missions front of the church.

“As the church moves on, we cannot gloss over legal matters in the nations. We need experts to help us understand some of these legal issues. We pray that you will be able to fashion out something great for the church going forward,” he said.

Earlier, Elder Dr. Lawyer Ken Aboah in an exhortation supported with Acts 20:24; Romans 8:37-39; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 4:13, 19; Isaiah 41:10, said that many things are happening in the world such as COVID-19, LGBTQ+, and other related issues. Some of these global happenings, he said, can move or change the faith of the Christian. He entreated them to stand firm so that nothing would shake their faith.

Dr. Ken Aboah noted that with the right hand of God, believers can stand amid the chaos in the world. 

“This is the time we must be strong in the Lord and say with Apostle Paul that nothing can move our faith as Christian legal practitioners. The worst things are coming because the Bible has predicted it. So, you better be strong and stand firm and say that nothing can move you,” he stated.

Also addressing the participants, the Finance and Administration Director (FAD) of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Lawrence Otu Nyarko, took them through the financial policies of the church. 

“We thank the Lord for the forum which emerged from the Missions Board. This is a very crucial meeting because we want to regularise a lot of things in the church,” he stated. 

The FAD urged them to bring on board their expertise to help in the advancement of the Kingdom business.

The guest speaker, Lawyer Minka Premoo, a Lecturer at the Ghana Law School, also took them through “The Ghanaian Law.”

The Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye; the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, as well as the immediate past International Missions Director, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo, are expected to interact with the participants.


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