Accra, Aug. 27, GNA – Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye has formally assumed office as the 6th Chairman of the Church of Pentecost.
He succeeds Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah, the former Chairman of the Church after being elected as Chairman in May.
Speaking at an induction ceremony in Accra, Prof Onyinah called on the members of the Church to wholeheartedly accept the new leader, obey, respect, support and submit to his authority, to enable the new leader to have peace and joy to work.
This, he said, would inure to the benefit of the Church, as it would lead to its growth in all spheres.
The historic event was graced by Mr Joe Osei Wusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Apostle Dr Michael Ntumy (former Chairman of the Church), Bishop Charles Agyin Asare of the Perez Chapel International, Rev Clement Anchebah of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Ghana and Rev. Dr Joyce Aryee.
Also present at the ceremony were Ms Elizabeth Sackey, Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nana Dr Susubiribi Krobea Asante, Paramount Chief of Asokore Traditional Council and Member of National Peace Council, and Dr Nii Kotei Dzani, President of Groupe Ideal and Member of Council of State, among many others.
Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye was born on October 21, 1965, to the late Mr Stephen Antiedu Nyamekye and Agnes Owusu in Asokore-Ashanti.
He completed Tema Secondary School in 1983 and proceeded to Nyankpala Agric College in the Northern Region, where he obtained a certificate in General Agriculture in 1986.
He also holds a diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Commercial Management, U.K., a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Theology from the University of Manchester, U.K., and a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Apostle Nyamekye worked with Technology Consultancy Center, KNUST, for three years before he was called into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1991 and stationed at Daboase in the Western Region between 1991 and 1995.
He was later transferred to Agona Nsaba, in the Central Region in 1995 to 1999, where he was ordained as a Pastor in 1996.
He is currently a PhD student at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.