The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost and Chancellor of Pentecost University (PU), Aps. Eric Nyamekye has said that the University will soon establish a Global Centre for Pentecostal Studies (GCPS). He hinted this at the commissioning of 92 students of PU’s School of Theology, Mission and Leadership into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost, on Wednesday, 28th July 2021 at the University’s campus at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh near Accra.
According to Chairman Nyamekye, the GCPS will drive Pentecostal distinctiveness, and provide research and educational support to Pentecostal bodies across the globe. He added that the centre is envisioned to be the “bedrock for Pentecostal revival and education, and sustain the great Pentecostal ethos we all cherish.”
Continuing on related matters, Chairman Nyamekye warned that, “seminaries and institutions lose their spirituality when the authorities and instructors in these establishments lose their spirituality.” He therefore encouraged all leaders and academic heads to deepen their relationship with God and create a suitable spiritual environment that constantly refreshes and reengages ministers and students-in-training with Christ.
The Vice-Chancellor of Pentecost University, Aps. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua in his closing remarks assured the audience that, the STML will continue to provide support and training for the development of the freshly minted and existing ministers. Th VC added that all the new ministers have been enrolled in a flexible four-year BA Theology programme with combinations of online and onsite learning approaches.
In all, 92 ministers from the PU’s STML were commissioned into the full-time ministry of The Church of Pentecost. They came from 5 different countries which are, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone. The service was attended by the top hierarchy of The Church of Pentecost and Pentecost University, including the Chairman of PU Council, Rev. Prof. William Otoo Ellis, the Registrar, Mr. Foster Amoani, immediate past Chairman of the church, Aps. Prof. Opoku Onyinah, and a number of Area Heads, Ministry Directors and Pastors.