Church of Pentecost Elects Apostle Nyamekye New Chairman
The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost (COP) worldwide and the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah would in no time be succeeded by another, having served as chairman for a decade.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Koforidua area head of the mission succeeds Dr Onyinah after receiving an astounding endorsement by the Electoral College and the General Council of the church, yesterday, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh.
He had 147 members of the Electoral College comprising of Apostles and Prophets who voted to endorse his nomination as against 4 opposing votes.
According to reports, the General Council further confirmed him with 994 “Yes” votes as against 14 “No” votes out of a total of 1,058. One person abstained from voting.
AP Nyamekye’s Ascension Prophesied
Apostles and Prophets voted to accept Apostle Nyamekye’s nomination, which was given through prophecy, in consonance with the church’s tradition.
But then, a Facebook user, Augustine Ansong, two years ago had predicted that Apostle Eric Nyamekye would one day be elected to lead one of the fastest growing churches in the world.
“This is what I saw the other day…Apostle, you are becoming the next chairman of the church of Pentecost!!,” Augustine had posted on Apostle Eric Nyamekye’s wall on January 12, 2016.
Apostle Nyamekye would be the 6th National Chairman of the Church for the next five years and would preside over the largest Pentecostal movement in Ghana.
COP To Fight LGBT Rights
Meanwhile, outgoing Chairman of the mission, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has said that COP would hit the streets in protest if the west insists on forcing Ghana to legalise homosexuality.
“The call to legalise homosexuality, LGBT, by some leaders of the Western world must be seen as neo-colonialism and must be condemned at the highest level. We do not accept this as an aspect of civilisation,” he said.
He continued: “We do not accept this as an aspect of civilisation. Africans must see ourselves as people who are matured and know what is good for us and our people. The church in Ghana will continue to reject and oppose this and we are prepared to demonstrate against this if pressure continues to mount on our leaders.”
The COP’s outgoing chairman made this statement at the church’s 43rd General Council Meeting held last Wednesday.
Professor Opoku Nyinah will retire on May 5.
By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ firstname.lastname@example.org