Pentecost University has launched a book entitled Marvelous in our Eyes: a History of Pentecost University. The book gives a historical account of the incidences that led to the start of an institution that metamorphosed into Pentecost University. The launch took place at the PIWC Accra Dome on Wednesday, 15th February 2023.
In the welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua described the launch as a significant milestone in The Church of Pentecost and Pentecost University. He said the launch was to celebrate the goodness of God “on a group of simple but determined men and women that has resulted in great things, including establishing a university of international standing.” He, therefore, described the book as a good account of the growth, challenges, breakthroughs and most importantly the overwhelming hand of God in the activities of a small group of people which have led to the establishment of a fully-fledged University.
The VC concluded with commendations to the author of the book, Rev. Dr Emmanuel Apea, a retired diplomat and minister of The Church of Pentecost. The VC’s comment in part said, “I am particularly grateful to Rev. Dr Apea, because, when everyone thought another person would do it, no one ended up doing it but you took on the task and did it, God bless you.”
In his acceptance speech, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Aps. Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, who chaired the ceremony said the book launch was a celebration of the goodness of God in The Church of Pentecost. He described it as significant in the annals of The Church. Aps. Kumi-Larbi who worked for PU as a drainage engineer and later became a Member of the University’s Development Committee and Governing Council said the University has “survived many storms to become a brand that is standing the test of time and touching all the corners of the world.”
Commending the author, the General Secretary said Rev. Dr Apea had been fully involved in the activities of the University for a long time; as such, his book on its history is a gift to the current generation. Aps Kumi-Larbi said ‘after working in the University for a long time, he has been personally involved in the evolution of the University through the ages which qualified him to write this history book and we are grateful that you did not deny this generation of your depth of knowledge about PU.” He concluded by saying the book’s account gives impetus to support the University even more.
Reviewing the book at the lunch, the immediate past General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso commended The Church of Pentecost for establishing the University of such great stature. He encouraged the management of the University to seriously consider the author’s reflections on being intentional about staff and student recruitment.
“Marvelous in our Eyes: A History of Pentecost University” is a comprehensive masterpiece on the past with propositions on the future of Pentecost University. The launch was attended by prominent individuals in and out of the University and The Church of Pentecost.