Aps Eric Nyamekye has been elected by the General Council as the CHAIRMAN of The Church of Pentecost.
In his acceptance speech he stated that being elected for this position didn’t come as a surprise to him. He knew that a day like this would come in his life 20 years ago. He added that he would pray on several occasions he had prayed that the cup would pass over him. But time over time he would receive a distant call confirming his fears.
He concluded that “I therefore in all humility accept the challenge of leading the Church of Pentecost for the next 5 years and i pray that the good Lord who knew me when i was a clot of blood in my mother’s womb will be with me. May the Lord be with all of us, May the Lord be with me.”
Aps Eric Nyamekye takes over from Aps Prof. Opoku Onyinah who successfully served his two(2) terms as Chairman of The Church. In attendance was also Aps Ntumy a former Chairman of The Church.
Results from voting:
Total votes: 1009
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 in 2013 and has since been a Member of the Council.
He has also served and continues to serve on several Boards and Committees of the Church. Among them are: Chairman, Media Ministry Committee (2015 to date), Patron, Youth Ministry (2011- 2016), Area Secretary, Madina (2009-2011), Area Children’s Leader, Madina (2005-2008), National Secretary for the Republic of South Africa (2000-2005), Member of National Executive Committee, and Youth Committee (1996-1999).
Apostle Eric Nyamekye is married to Mary and together are blessed with six children: Samuel, Stephen, Lucien, Maame Boatemaa, Papa Kyere and Awura Abena.