Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has indicated that the Church of Pentecost (CoP), accepts and recognises the important roles played by the chieftaincy institution in our communities.
“As the clergy, we partner and lead the communities with the chiefs, in building the nation,” he stated.
He, said this recently, during his working visit to the Twifo Praso Area of the church, at the Twifo Mampong Palace, when he paid a courtesy call on Obrempong Appiah Nuamah II, Paramount Chief of Twifo Traditional Area, who is a former member of the Council of State, and a former member of National House of Chiefs.
Apostle Nyamekye stressed that in moments of conflicts, the two institutions that are called upon to settle issues, are the clergy and the chieftaincy institution.
He, therefore, encouraged the chiefs to ensure that they rule in true integrity and honesty, moreover they should consider their subjects first in every decision that concerns the land.
He revealed that the church has inaugurated the Chieftaincy Ministry, to help liaise with royals in the church and community.
“This will give us the opportunity to imbibe and feed you with the Word of God, and you will enjoy the Salvation of the Lord Jesus,” he noted.
The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost used the occasion to invite the Paramount Chief and his sub-chiefs to the church’s annual event for Royals dubbed: “Royals Conference,” which comes up in June this year.
On his part, Obrempong Appiah Nuamah II, Paramount Chief of Twifo Traditional Area, mentioned that he has grown to build a strong cordial relationship with the clergy within the area.
He iterated that on the issue of community development, The Church of Pentecost is always at their beck and call.
“We accept all men of God and we do not treat them lightly,” he reiterated.
The former Vice President of Central Regional House of Chiefs commended the church for its exceptional leadership in the country, which he believed has translated to the various communities and towns. He, then urged other Christian organisations to emulate same for a better country.
He explained that previously, chiefs resorted to traditional means of protection for themselves and the land, however in recent times, the narrative has changed.
“Many of my brothers are now turning to Christ and involving Him in their reign,” he further said.
The Chairman of the church, then led in a time of prayers for the Chief and the Twifo land.
Present were, Nana Yaw Amua, Twifo Nkonwasoafohene, Nana Yaw Amoah, Aduabeng Abakomahene, Nana Amo, Twifo Dwumankwahene, Obaayaa Helena Ahyia, Queen of Twifo Omanhene, and Okyeame Kwaku Anane, Omanhene Kyeame.
Among the CoP delegation present were, Pastor David Addo-Pappoe (Twifo Praso Area Head, CoP), Pastor Matthew Mpaba (Twifo Nyinase District Minister, CoP), Pastor Samson & Mrs. Rejoice Abradu (Twifo Mampong District, CoP), Pastor Vincent Ephraim Amegah (Twifo Praso District Minister), and Elder Seth Addo-Kumi (Twifo Praso Area Deacon, CoP).