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The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) Atomic has dedicated its newly constructed mission house at Ashongman Estate on Sunday 30th May 2021.

Dedication of the one-storey building which was officiated by the Haatso Area Head, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe has a master bedroom ensuite, four other guest rooms (all ensuite), a furnished kitchen, a study room and a garage.

The District Estate Committee Chairman, Elder Augustine Sarpong, indicated that the building was 95% complete with outstanding works being largely external and landscaping works.

Elder Sarpong explained that “the building is a green building” because of its facilities. The building was going to be powered by solar energy. The lighting and water systems are going to rely mainly on power from the sun to function, he added.

Speaking at the event, Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe thanked the past Resident Ministers, the building committee and the entire membership of PIWC-Atomic for their enormous contribution towards the successful completion of the Mission House. “We thank the past Resident Ministers as well as the current Resident Minister for their support towards the construction of the building.” “We also thank the building committee members who sacrificed their time for this building and the entire membership of the PIWC Atomic”

Meanwhile, the Resident Minister of PIWC- Atomic, Apostle Samuel Oboubi Gyau and family is expected to move into the building within two weeks when the district’s rental tenancy runs out.

Background

The PIWC-Atomic mission house project dates back to the creation of the district in October 2008. The new district initially inherited the rented mission house of the erstwhile PIWC-Accra located in Dansoman SSNIT flats area. It became apparent that the distance did not enhance the effectiveness of the resident minister.

Therefore an alternative residential accommodation led to the rental of house number 9 along the Atomic Down-Musuko road in Kwabenya in June 2009.

In order to ensure a permanent residential address, a suitable available land within reach of the church auditorium complex was purchased by efforts of some presbyters such as the Late Eld.Arc. Kofi Amponsah, Eld. Matthew Nkansah, Eld. Dr. Francis Afflu, Dcn. Kofi Owusu-Sekyere and the Late Arc. J.G.K. Abankwa.

After a number botched attempts the district eventually secured a plot of land in 2014. The construction of the five-bedroom Mission House begun in February 2018 following the sod-cutting ceremony on 23rd March, 2018 by the then acting Resident Minister, Aps. Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Anim, on behalf of the Area Head.

Works then proceeded diligently till May 2021 when it got sufficiently completed for dedication.

In his brief remarks, the Resident Minister was full of appreciation to one member who paid for the construction of the entire roof structure and covering, a second member who took up the payment for the kitchen cabinets and all the wardrobes as well as all members of the church for their immense support for the project.

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Use The Media To Advance The Course Of The Gospel – Chairman

The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has tasked the newly created Pent Media Board to use the media to advance the course of the Kingdom business.

According to him, looking at the indispensable role of the media in modern society, the Church, since the launch of Vision 2023, has doubled its efforts in the use of media to advance its course.

“As a Church, we have come to recognise that the critical role the media plays in propagating the gospel, discipling members of the church, and transforming society cannot be overemphasised,” he said.

The Chairman was speaking at the Headquarters on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, during the orientation for the yet-to-be inaugurated Pent Media Board.

The Board, which will be inaugurated in September this year, is chaired by Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, Cape Coast Area Head and Executive Council Member. Other members of the board are: Elder Dr. Adom Adu-Amoah, Pastor Kwasi Asante Annor (Secretary), Pastor Dr. Felix Dela Klutse, Pastor Paul Odai Laryea, and Elder Charles O. Frimpong.

The rest are: Elder Matthew Nkansah, Elder Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, Elder Lawyer Peter Adaliwe Kaba, Elder Isaac Boamah Darko, Elder Philip Osei Bonsu, Deaconess Efua Garbrah-Sarfo, and Ms Akua Boakyewa Yiadom.

The Pentecost Media Centre, an entity limited by guarantee, which the board will oversee, shall be the media subsidiary of the Church.

Apostle Nyamekye stated: “With the Vision 2023 objective of strengthening and realigning the Church’s institutions and structures, a key component has been to effectively synchronise the activities of all the media outlets (TV, Radio and Publications) to be on the cutting edge, professionally driven and adequately resourced to leverage on existing and emerging technologies so as to create, develop, package, upload and disseminate top-notched life-transforming content for the Church and public, on the various media platforms.

“For this objective to be effectively realised, Vision 2023 proposed the setting up of Pentecost Media Centre to hold the distinct media departments namely, Media Ministry Publications and PENT TV which used to be a company on its own.

“We believe that this reorganisation will consolidate the gains already made in the media landscape, strengthen The Church of Pentecost brand, and enhance our media presence.”

The mandate of the board includes guiding the unit heads to develop a strategic vision, mission, and goals for the  Pentecost Media Centre; ensure that the Media Centre has adequate human and material resources to carry out its mandate; develop policies for recruiting, supervising, evaluating, and compensating the human resources of the Media Centre, and see to the development and implementation of policies to protect the assets of the Media Centre, including storage and retrieval of messages and publications.

The Chairman of the board, Apostle Samuel Yaw Antwi, expressed the committee’s appreciation to the Chairman of the Church for the confidence reposed in them.

Present at the event were the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi; the Fiance and Administration Director (FAD), Apostle Lawrence Otu-Larbi, Ministry Directors, among others.

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