After almost eight months after the gruesome murder of the senior pastor of the Tema Central Assembly of God church, in his office, the Assemblies of God, Ghana has inducted into office a new senior pastor to officially head the church.
Rev Emmanuel Ofori was inducted yesterday during a Sunday service held in the Church yesterday.
30th December last year will forever remain the darkest day in the church's history. The church has had no senior pastor after the murder of the late Rev. Dr. David Negamador in his office.
Members of the church were poised to Mark the last Sunday of the church in grand style, but that was not to be as the senior pastor Rev. Dr. Negamando who was scheduled to minister was murdered in his office.
The new Head pastor of the church, Rev Emmanuel Ofori served as an associate to the late Rev. Dr. David Negamador. He is the longest serving associate pastor in the record of the Assemblies of God church.
Conducting the induction service, the Greater East regional Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Rev. Dr. Joseph k. K Baisie charged members of the Church to accord the new senior pastor the same respect and support given to the Late Rev. Dr. Negamador.
On his part, the newly inducted senior pastor of the church, Rev. Emmanuel Ofori assured the church that he would continue to build on the legacy of all four past senior pastors of the church.
He told the church that the “weeping has ended and that it is a new dawn and new season.”
Rev. Ofori pledged to lead the church with humility, integrity and dedication. He said his foremost task is to see to the resetting of the family of the late Rev. David Negbamador.
“Special Guest of Honour, I was privileged to serve as an associate pastor in this church for 24years under the former Senior Pastor. I happened to be the longest serving associate pastor in this local Assembly. I learnt all I know in practical pastoral ministry from the late Rev Nabegmado. He was my father, mentor and cheerleader. I pray that my patience in the ministry will be an example to others as they serve God in various capacities.”
The Chief Justice, Justice Theodore Georgina Wood who was present at the occasion described the induction service as timely and historical looking at how the church has recovered from the painful tragedy that struck the church.
Justice Theodore Georgina Wood charged members of the church to fully support the new Head pastor to ensure the further growth of the church.
She encouraged the new pastor to always seek the face of the lord in whatever decision he takes to always make the right choice.
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