The Asikafo Assembly auditorium of The Church of Pentecost was filled with members of the Church when a special service was held to welcome the new Area Head of the Twifo Praso Area, Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, and his family.
Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi (Cape Coast Area Head and Coordinator of Central Regional Coordinating Committee) officiated the service on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
Preaching the sermon, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi took his Bible text from Ephesians 4:11-13 and based his message on the topic: “Repositioned for His Glory.”
He explained that the Church is the body of Christ on earth through which Christ manifests himself.
According to him, for the Church to make maximum impact in the world, there is the need for the members to sanctify themselves and be holy just as God is holy. This, he said, can be done when Christians become obedient to the voice of the Holy Spirit and do whatever the Spirit tells them to do.
Apostle Antwi continued that God calls His people for special purposes when needed. He called on Christians to let others see what He is doing through them.
“God wants you to be like Him. Dedicate yourself to Him; be obedient and humble yourself before Him. Reposition yourself for His glory to make maximum impact in the nations,” he said.
In his brief response, Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko expressed his heartfelt appreciation to God for how far he has brought them. He also thanked the Chairman of Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Executive Council and the entire membership for their support.
He, however, called upon the members to give him the needed support to help build upon the foundation laid by his predecessor, Apostle David Nii Addo-Pappoe.
Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 2001 and has served in the following stations: Prampram District (2001-2003), New Tafo Area as Finance and Administration Manager (2003-2008), Takoradi Area as Finance and Administration Manager (2008-2009), Pentecost International Worship Centre, Asokwa (2009-2014), Guinea Bissau as National Head (2014-2019), Kade as Area Head (2019-2020) and Headquarters as Finance and Administration Director (2020-2023). He also served as the Resident Minister of the D. K. Annan Worship Centre in the Teshie-Nungua Area while serving as FAD.
The service was attended by the pastorate and their spouses in Twifo Praso Area, delegates from Headquarters, Teshie-Nungua Area and D. K. Annan Worship Centre, among others.
Report by Joseph Smiles Adu.