Up Close with Apostle Immanuel Tettey: The General Secretary of GPCC

Apostle Immanuel Tettey, the current General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role. Hailing from The Apostolic Church -Ghana, Apostle Tettey’s journey is a testament to his commitment to both his faith and professional growth.

A distinguished alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Apostle Tettey graduated with a first degree in Development Planning. He furthered his education with a Master’s degree in Development Policy Analysis and later earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). His academic pursuits laid a strong foundation for his subsequent professional endeavors.

Before fully committing to ministry, Apostle Tettey enjoyed a successful career as a Development Management consultant. He worked extensively with International Development Partners and various agencies, providing valuable insights and solutions. However, in 2015, he made a significant decision to leave his professional career behind and respond to God’s calling upon his life. During the transition period between 2009 and 2015, he managed to balance both roles, serving as a consultant and a pastor.

Since his full-time transition to ministry, Apostle Tettey has been a pastor at the Asylum Down Assembly of The Apostolic Church – Ghana. He also served as the Personal Assistant to one of the former presidents of The Apostolic Church – Ghana and later as the administrative manager and Director of Administration for the church. His leadership and administrative skills were honed during these roles, preparing him for his current position at GPCC.

In a candid interview with GPCC News, Apostle Tettey shared insights into his journey to becoming the General Secretary of the GPCC. He recounted how his church president identified a potential role for him within GPCC, encouraging him to apply. Despite initial hesitation, Apostle Tettey heeded the advice of his spiritual leader, applied for the position, and was ultimately selected.

As General Secretary, Apostle Tettey oversees the administrative functions of GPCC and acts as the Secretary to the National Executive Council, which includes 14 elected heads of churches. He manages the day-to-day operations of GPCC, ensuring that the decisions and policies set by the National Executive Council are effectively implemented. His responsibilities also include managing the staff at the GPCC Secretariat and representing GPCC on various platforms and forums.

Reflecting on his vision for the GPCC, Apostle Tettey emphasized the importance of expanding the Council’s membership base and making it more attractive and relevant to churches and other faith-based organizations. He aims to strengthen GPCC’s role in national governance and advocacy, ensuring that the Council’s voice is heard on issues affecting the Christian community. Apostle Tettey also highlighted the need for enhanced documentation and the construction of an office complex for GPCC, initiatives he is keen to pursue during his tenure.

Despite being relatively new in his role, Apostle Tettey has already made strides in improving communication within GPCC and organizing beneficial training programs and conferences. He acknowledges the challenges, such as maintaining updated information on member churches and their leadership, but remains optimistic and dedicated to overcoming these hurdles.

Apostle Immanuel Tettey’s leadership is marked by a blend of spiritual fervor and professional acumen. His journey from a development planning graduate to a dedicated servant of the church showcases his unwavering commitment to fostering unity and growth within GPCC and the broader Christian community in Ghana.


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