Apostle (Aps) Eric Nyamekye has been chosen to continue serving as the Church of Pentecost’s (COP) Chairman for five (5) years.
The Church was also presented with a national award by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for its instrumental role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the church played a crucial role in evacuating some stranded citizens in Ukraine to Ghana following the Ukraine-Russian war.
On Thursday, May 4, 2023, during the Church’s 46th General Council Sessions, a historic event took place. Apostle Nyamekye received 1,255 “yes” votes out of the 1,262 total votes cast, or 99.45% of the total.
After winning 98% of the votes cast 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 overall subject 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.
Several unreached and marginalized populations, including commercial sex workers, homeless people, drug addicts, African immigrants, expatriates, Fulanis, and Kotokolis, among others, have been reformed and brought to know the saving knowledge of Christ through these ministry interventions.
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.
From 3,257,699 to 4,203,077, the Church’s global membership has increased by 29.1%, and it has won 1,151,723 souls for Christ, of whom 782,578 have been baptized in water between 2019 and 2022.
The Church of Pentecost built 57 water facilities over the same period of his administration and invested GHc 23,313,518.93 and GHc 8,132,040.65 in member health care.
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.
Profile of Apostle Eric Nyamekye
Apostle Eric Nyamekye was called into ministry in 1991 and has since served in many stations, including South Africa, where he was a missionary. Before his election as Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, he served as a member of the church’s Executive Council for five (5) years.
He also worked with the church’s youth ministry, where he served as a member of the national executive committee and later as a patron.
He 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. Apostle Nyamekye is married to Mary and is blessed with six children.
The Vision 2023 has led to the expansion of the Church’s ministry scope, with the introduction of new ministry interventions such as the 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.
Through these ministry interventions, many unreached and marginalized groups, such as commercial sex workers, street dwellers, drug addicts, African migrants, expatriates, Fulanis, and Kotokolis, among others, have been brought to the saving knowledge of Christ and reformed.
Under the sterling leadership of Apostle Nyamekye, the Church of Pentecost has made giant strides in ministry as well as on the national and global fronts.
The Church’s membership has grown by 29.1%, from 3,257,699 to 4,203,077 worldwide, and it has won 1,151,723 souls for Christ, out of which 782,578 have been baptized in water from 2019 to 2022.
Within the same period of his administration, the Church of Pentecost constructed 57 water facilities and spent GHS 23,313,518.93 on educational support and GHS 8,132,040.65 on health support for members.
Apostle Nyamekye’s administration has also initiated various social development projects in deprived communities and institutions across the country, including the construction of reformation centres for the Ghana Prisons Service, where the Church has completed and handed over two out of the five facilities to the Service, while the three others are at various stages of construction.
Overall, Apostle Nyamekye’s first term has been remarkable, and his re-election as Chairman of The Church of Pentecost inspires optimism for what the Lord has in store for His church in the next five years.