The Chairman, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, on Friday, May 13, 2016, officially closed the 42nd Session of the General Council Meetings of The Church of Pentecost which took place at the Pentecost Convention Center (PCC).
The event, which began on Wednesday after a two-day Heads’ Session, saw Councillors actively involved in the deliberations of issues brought before the Council.
But more importantly, the presence of the Lord was strongly felt throughout the event through prophetic messages and word ministrations, affirming the theme for the event,” Hearing and Obeying the Lord’s Voice in My Generation” – 1 Samuel 3:9-10.
The event was also blessed with many prominent figures within and outside the church. The opening session had in attendance the Vice President of the Republic Ghana, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, who deputized for the President, John Dramani Mahama, the immediate-past Chairman of the Church, Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy, and the newly-elected General Superintendent of Elim Pentecostal Churches – UK, Rev. Chris Cartwright, who arrived at the event in the company of Pastor John Waller, a former Missionary in Ghana.
The State-of-the-Church Address presented by the Chairman, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, offered a summary of the Church’s stewardship in 2015.
“The Church is on course with respect to winning new converts, disciplining them, breaking new grounds and putting up places of worship. Areas are to work hard in bringing more backsliders back to the fold,” he said.
A major highlight of the event was the delivery of decisions taken by the Executive Council codenamed: “The White Paper” by the General Secretary, which covered all ministerial appointments, callings and transfers of The Church of Pentecost.
Another key moment at the event was the re-election of Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo and Prophet James Osei Amaniampong to serve another 5-year term as International Missions Director (IMD) and Executive Council Member of the Church respectively.
The Chairman expressed appreciation to all who contributed to the successful organisation of the event including the various speakers who ministered at the event.
He also extended gratitude to the Pentecost Voices and the Prayer Teams for a job well done, saying, “They worked and prayed so hard to be in tune with the Holy Spirit and us. This resulted in good ministrations of music to the glory of God. Well done,” he said.
New appointees were inducted and ordained into their respective offices, as the Chairman, with support from the Executive Council Members, led Councilors to pray for them.
In closing the event, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah remarked: “It has been a refreshing time in the presence of the Lord. As we bring the meetings to a close, we are confident that we have been challenged to go and continue the Master’s business in earnest.”