History & Background
Representing over 28% of the Christian Community in Ghana (2010 PHC), GPCC is the largest Church Council in Ghana in terms of population and denomination members. The Council is well placed to serve as the lead prophetic voice, advocate, and gatekeeper of our nation. The GPCC works with other sister church councils and partners to undertake a number of development initiatives in Ghana. The Council has a unique advantage in community mobilization for social action and development.
Following a series of contacts among its founding members, the Ghana Evangelical Fellowship (GEF) was inaugurated on March 3, 1969, at the Evangel Assemblies of God Church, Adabraka, opposite the Avenida Hotel, Accra. The GEF was later registered under CAP XO17, on August 6, 1971. Present at the inaugural meeting were the following ministers: J. K. Gyan Fosu | Rev. Robert L. Cobb and
Rev. Edwin Ziemann (Assemblies of God Church) | Austin Ofori Addo and Rev. James Ghartey (The Apostolic Church) | James McKeown and Rev. J. Egyir Paintsil (The Church of Pentecost)
Who We Are
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is a faith-based organization and the umbrella body of over 200 Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian church denominations and para-church organizations in Ghana. It was established in 1969 but registered and recognized as a legal entity in 1971 to pursue the unity of the body of Christ, to propagate the gospel and to meet the spiritual and socio-economic needs of its members and Ghanaians in general.
David Mills and Rev David Tenobi of Elim Pentecostal Mission, Gregory Francis of World Evangelical Church Mission, George A. Nicholas of Bible Society of Ghana.
Calan Morris of Scripture Union. Allan Konrad of the Lutheran Church of God
The Ghana Evangelical Fellowship was later linked up with the Association of Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar (AEAM). To meet the demands and aspirations of the times, the name was changed to Ghana Pentecostal Fellowship on October 6, 1977 by the then Ghana Council. Four years later on February 21, 1981 at an Annual Delegates Conference held at the Central Hall of the Apostolic Reformed Church, Accra. The name Ghana Pentecostal Fellowship was also changed to the Ghana Pentecostal Council (GPC).
At a National Executive Council meeting of the GPC held on February 10, 2011, under the theme ‘Empowerment For Transformation,’ the GPC General Secretary, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, tabled a motion for the change of the name of the Council to Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council to reflect the current composition of its membership. The motion was seconded by Apostle Johannes Gameklu of The Church of the Living God. The house then unanimously adopted the motion at exactly 12:14 p.m, the name of the Council was thus changed and now known and called the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).