Apostle Eric Nyamekye has been re-elected by the Church of Pentecost as its Chairman for the upcoming five years.
On Thursday, May 4, 2023, during the Church’s 46th General Council Meetings, a momentous occurrence occurred. Apostle Nyamekye won a resounding victory, receiving 1,255 “YES” votes out of the 1,262 total votes cast, or 99.45% of the total.
Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who held the position for 10 years, was succeeded as General Secretary by 53-year-old Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi.
After winning 98% of the votes voted to become the Church’s 6th Chairman in 2018, Apostle Nyamekye immediately put into motion a five-year strategic vision called “Vision 2023,” with the main topic of “Possessing the Nations”
With the introduction of new ministry interventions like Home and Urban Missions (HUM), Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), Chieftaincy Ministry, Chaplaincy Ministry, School Outreach Ministry (SOM), PENSA International, and Pentecost Workers Guild (PeWG), among others, the Church’s ministry scope has expanded as a result of the Vision 2023.
Many unreached people and marginalized groups, including commercial sex workers, street people, drug addicts, African migrants, expatriates, Fulanis, and Kotokolis among others, have been transformed by these ministry interventions and brought to a saving knowledge of Christ.
The Church of Pentecost has advanced significantly in ministry, as well as on the local, regional, and international levels, thanks to the exemplary leadership of Apostle Nyamekye.
The Church has gained 1,151,723 souls for Christ and increased its global membership by 29.1%, from 3,257,699 to 4,203,077. Of them, 782,578 people have been baptized in water between 2019 and 2022.
The Church of Pentecost built 57 water facilities over the same period of his presidency and spent GHS 8,132,040.65 on member health care and GHS 23,313,518.93 on educational support.
The administration of Apostle Nyamekye has also started a number of social development initiatives in underprivileged areas and institutions all over the nation, including the building of reformation centers for the Ghana Prisons Service, of which the Church has completed and given the Service two of the five facilities, with the other three still in various stages of construction.
Overall, Apostle Nyamekye’s first time as Chairman of The Church of Pentecost has been impressive, and his re-election as such encourages hope for what the Lord has in store for His church over the following five years.
The Church also received a national award from H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, in recognition of its crucial contribution to the effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the Ukraine-Russian war, the Church also played a significant role in the evacuation of some stranded citizens of Ukraine to Ghana.