Apostle Eric Nyamekye inducted Chairman of Church of Pentecost

BY: Beatrice Laryea
Some of the ministers praying for Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, the new Chairman of COP and his family. Picture: MAXWELL OCLOO
Some of the ministers praying for Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye, the new Chairman of COP and his family. Picture: MAXWELL OCLOO

The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has pledged the church’s continuous partnership with the government to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the nation.

Apostle Nyamekye made the pledge last Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his induction service which was held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) at Atomic in Accra.

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He was inducted together with the incoming General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, and four other Executive Council members, Apostle Azabre Patinde Ousmane, Dr Daniel Okyere Walker, Prophet David Kwasi Kankam Beditor and Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi.

“Building on a solid foundation, in the next five years, we shall focus on the overarching theme: ‘Possessing The Nations’. In this direction, we shall concentrate on equipping the church to transform every sphere of society with the plannings of the principles of the kingdom of God,” he said.


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“I believe that the destiny of our nation lies in the hand of the churches. The size of our church and the resources we have been blessed with should become the means by which we take all nations and influence them through values and principles of the kingdom of God. In doing this as a church, we shall continue to partner with the government at all levels in order to contribute towards the nation’s socio-economic development as we have always done. We shall seek to double our efforts in this regard,” he stressed.

Delivering the sermon on the topic: “Acknowledging The Glorified Jesus,” the immediate past Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, urged the church to collaborate with his successor for the benefit of the church.

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Attendance

The ceremony brought together many dignitaries, including the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu; the Paramount Chief of Asokore-Ashanti and member of the National Peace Council, Nana Dr Susubribi Krobea Asante; Dr Joyce Aryee of the Salt and Light Ministries, Reverend Charles Agyin Asare, Perez Chapel International, and Reverend Clement Acheba, Fountain Gate Chapel.

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The rest were Apostle Jude Hama, Scripture Union of Ghana; Dr David Daniels, McCormick, and Dr Eric Williams both of McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, USA; Reverend Lionel and Mrs Ruth Currie, Elim Pentecostal, UK; Apostle Traore Sidiki, Cote d’Ivoire, and Prof. Alan Anderson, Mission and Religion, University of Birmingham.

New Chairman

Last May, the Church of Pentecost elected Apostle Eric Nyamekye as the new chairman to lead it for the next five years.

He replaces Apostle Prof. Onyinah who has served as the chairman for 10 years and retires in August.

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Apostle Nyamekye is the sixth National Chairman of the Church.

Profile

Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye holds a diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, UK, a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Theology from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He is currently a PhD student at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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He became the Resident Minister of the Atomic branch of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) from 2008 to 2011. He was later called into the Office of Apostle and transferred to Tamale as Area Head from 2011 to 2015. Apostle Nyamekye has been the Area Head of Koforidua Area since 2015 when was elected into the Executive Council of The Church of Pentecost.