The newly created Twifo Praso Area of The Church of Pentecost has been inaugurated. The service, which was officiated by Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head and Chairman of the Central Regional Coordinating Committee), also coincided with the welcome service for the first Area Head, Pastor David Nii Addo-Pappoe, and his family.
The programme took place at Twifo Praso Asikafo Assembly Auditorium on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
The Twifo Praso Area, which was carved out of the Assin Foso and Dunkwa Areas, is made up of 11 districts with Twifo Praso as the administrative seat.
Those elected to serve on the Area Executive Committee are Pastor Francis Kwashie Dodgey (Area Secretary), Elder Seth Addo Kumi (Area Deacon), Pastor Vincent Ephraim Amegah, Pastor Matthew Mpaba, Elder Paul Harrison Indome, and Elder Joseph Smiles Adu, as Executive Members.
Preaching the sermon, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, who is an Executive Council Member of the church, took his Bible text from Joshua 13:1 and based his message on the theme, “More Land To Be Occupied.” He encouraged the members to avoid complacency and work tirelessly until they get to where God wants them to be.
He called on officers of the church to nurture, lead, and equip the members into maturity so that the church becomes a glorious one ready to possess the nations.
Apostle Antwi praised the past ministers of Twifo Praso District, especially the late Pastor J. K. Appiah, whose tireless effort has helped the district to grow tremendously to the extent of becoming an Area seat.
“You have achieved a lot, but there is still much to be achieved. In order to get to a higher level, you have to be prayerful, cultivate the habit of endurance, preach the gospel as you have never done before, and raise and disciple Christians who will in turn disciple others,” Apostle Antwi asserted.
In his response, the Area Head, Pastor David Nii Addo-Pappoe, expressed his appreciation to God for His care and protection. He also thanked the leadership of the church and the members for their support. He called on all and sundry to work wholeheartedly to help move the new Area forward.
Pastor David Nii Addo-Pappoe was called into the full-time ministry of the church in 2002. He has since served in Nyankomase Ahenkro, Sege-Ada, Sefwi Ahibenso, and Techiman Gyarko districts. He is married to Mrs. Faustina Addo-Pappoe.
Present at the ceremony were Apostle S. R. Odum (retired), the pastorate in the Area and their wives and delegates from Techiman and Dunkwa Areas, among others.
Report by Joseph Smiles Adu.