ASPIRANTS FOR THE THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST CHAIRMANSHIP POSITION
Aps. Eric Nyamekye-Area Head of Koforidua Area
Aps Daniel Walker (PhD)-Rector-PUC
Aps(Dr) Emmanuel Anthony Owusu, USA National Head)
Results from the Electoral Commission
Total number of votes cast – 1,009
Total number of No Votes – 17
Total yes votes 997 votes – 98%
Excerpts of Chairman-elect‘s speech
I give glory to God for this distinct honour done me.
I cannot say this day has taken over it by surprise.
I knew it twenty years ago and I dreaded it.
Our fore fathers kept drumming it home that if the Lord does not call you, you will spoil the church.
So I had prayed but just when I had said Amen, I saw myself being led that way.
So if the Lord did not take this cup from me, then I know He will lead me.
For within me, I am of myself weak but His strength will see us through.
Foundations, structures firmly set and boundaries determined.
I believe it is now time for us to stop doing church and take the nations.
I want to pay special tribute to Aps Dr M K Ntumy. God bless you, sir for what you have for the Church.
I am grateful to Aps Prof Opoku Onyinah for his boldness and trust in me.
I know I cannot fit into his shoes but I pray the Lord will cart my own path for me.
And with you solid behind me, we shall. So in all humility, I do accept the call to this high office.
PROFILE OF APOSTLE ERIC NYAMEKYE
Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye was born on October 21, 1965, to Mr Stephen Antiedu Nyamekye (late) 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. He is currently a PhD student at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Apostle Nyamekye worked with Technology Consultancy Center, KNUST, for three (3) 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 (1995- 1999), where he was ordained as a Pastor in 1996.
Between 1999 and 2005, he was sent on missions to the Republic of South Africa. He was recalled home in 2005 and stationed at East Legon, where he served as a District Pastor till 2008. He also became the Resident Minister of Atomic branch of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) from 2008 to 2011. He was later called into the Office of Apostle and transferred to Tamale as Area Head from 2011 to 2015.
Currently, Apostle Eric Nyamekye has been the Area Head of Koforidua Area since 2015. He was elected into the Executive Council of The Church of Pentecost.