Church of Pentecost: A global Christian powerhouse originating from Ghana

Stories and facts

The Church of Pentecost, a prominent Pentecostal denomination originating from Ghana, has grown to establish a significant presence in more than 151 countries worldwide. Its current Chairman and highest officer is Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

The Church traces its origins back to 1937, when British missionary Rev. James McKeown began his work in Ghana. Initially founded in 1953 as the Gold Coast Apostolic Church, the denomination changed the name to the Ghana Apostolic Church following the country's independence in 1957.

A significant shift occurred in August 1962 when, under the directive of then-President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to resolve a conflict with the Apostolic Church, Ghana, the Church adopted its current name, the Church of Pentecost.

Through dedicated foreign missionary work and building relationships with other Pentecostal churches, the Church of Pentecost has evolved into a global movement. By 2022, it operated in 151 nations, supported by a robust leadership structure comprising Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, and Senior Pastors.

This extensive network included approximately 21,802 local assemblies across 2,898 districts. The global membership of the Church in 2022 stood at an impressive 4,203,077, with children constituting about 1,307,157 of this number.

The Church also boasted 137,862 church officers and 2,492 ordained ministers spread across 101 nations. Reflecting a dynamic growth trajectory, the Church reported a 7.9% increase in total membership, expanding its operations to 170 nations worldwide.

Under the leadership of Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Church of Pentecost continues to play a vital role in the global Pentecostal movement. Its history of resilience and expansion underscores its enduring impact and promising future within the global religious community.



Be the first to leave a comment!