Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has organised an Appreciation service in honour of its former President, Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah for his meritorious service to the Council.
Apostle Onyinah was praised for leading the Council from 2011 to 2018, and for his selfless leadership and immense contribution to the Council.
The service which brought together religious leaders among other personalities across the country and National Executive Council (NEC) members of GPCC including; the Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of Perez Chapel International, Charles Agyinasare, Founder and General Overseer of Royalhouse Chapel, Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah who is also the 1st Vice President of GPCC, President of Full Gospel Church International, Bishop Samuel N. Mensah, the Chairman of Christ Apostolic Church International, Apostle Stephen Kwame Amoani who is also the second Vice President of GPCC ,General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Rev . Christopher Marfo Ahenkorah.
The occasion was graced by the Energy Minister, Hon. John Peter Amewu representing the President, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Minister of Parliament Affairs and the Majority leader of Parliament, Hon. Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa and former Governor of Bank of Ghana and Minister of Finance, Dr.Kwabena Duffour among others.
Testimonies and Presentations
There were presentation of awards, citations and well-designed picture frames in honour of the Apostle Onyinah.
In a documentary aired at the service featuring some NEC members giving testimonies about Apostle Onyinah, they said, he has made an enormous contribution in the discharge of the Council’s mandate to pursue the unity of the body of Christ.
Others noted that Prof Onyinah has helped immensely to propagate the gospel and to meet the spiritual as well as socio-economic needs of its members and Ghanaians in general.
Quoting from Bishop Mensah in the video, he said, Apostle Onyinah has facilitated and developed mechanisms for conflict prevention, management, resolution and to build sustainable peace in the country.
“He was very instrumental in GPCC Dialogue on Religious Tolerance and Freedom in the country. He has always worked behind the scenes to ensure peaceful elections,” he disclosed.
GPCC partners and institutions including Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), the Bible Society of Ghana, Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) shared their memories on Apostle Onyinah as they gave some remarkable testimonies about him.
According the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, Apostle Onyinah has led the GPCC to work closely with other faith-based organisations to promote the spiritual, moral and physical wellbeing of God’s people in the country.
“As you bring both tenures to an end, please know that we, the members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference have enjoyed working with you all these years. We assure you of our prayerful support for your future ministry,” Most Rev. Philip Naameh said.
In a brief response, Apostle Onyinah expressed utmost astonishment and gratification with the testimonies about him.
He took the opportunity to articulate his appreciation for giving the opportunity to serve on the Council and the surprises they pulled out.
The service featured choristers including Missionary Family from the Full Gospel Church International, Revival Restoration Centre Choir from the host church who spiced the occasion with melodious music.
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