The leader of the Church of Pentecost has been elected the new president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
Professor Paul Frimpong Manso, whose term as president expired on December 7, 2022, is succeeded by Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye was chosen by the Council to be the new president of the GPCC at its 2023 Conference of Heads of Churches and Organizations (CHO) and extra-ordinary Delegates Conference held at the Pentecost Convention Centre from January 31 to February 2, 2023.
The news was issued by the council in a statement dated February 3, 2023, and had the General Secretary’s signature, Apostle Immanuel N.O. Tettey.
Profile of Apostle Kwabena 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. Until his election, he served as the Koforidua Area Head of the Church.
He is married to Mary and are blessed with six children.