It was a great gathering of splendid royalty when Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh, the National Co-ordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost who also doubles as an Executive Council Member of the church and Director of the Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM), launched the Wa Area Chieftaincy Ministry.
Apostle Anane Denteh reiterated that the Chieftaincy Ministry is part of the Vision 2023 initiatives of the church. The ministry, he said, aims at partnering with chiefs for community development, peace-building, and to foster chaplaincy at the palaces.
In a sermon titled, “Divine Order for Kings,” Apostle Anane Denteh read from Proverbs 16:10-15; 14:35; 22:29 and established that traditional rulership was established by God to provide leadership to communities and to care for God’s creation.
He challenged both royals and their subjects to live righteous lives to inure to the development of their communities. He also called for the need to uphold cultural values that please God and review those that do not.
Apostle Anane Denteh explained that there is a close working relationship between chiefs and the church, saying, “The subjects of the chiefs are also members of the church.”
He disclosed that Pentecost University will soon commence Chieftaincy Studies. He, therefore, challenged royals to take advantage of the academic programme.
In his welcome address, the Wa Area Head of the church, Apostle Daniel Nii Tetteh Tackie, said that the Chieftaincy Ministry concept is in line with the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of The Church of Pentecost. He was full of praise to the chiefs for partnering with the Wa Area and The Church of Pentecost in many beneficial ways.
Naa Dikomwine Domalae, Chief of Daffiamah Traditional Area who doubles as the President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, recalled an earlier engagement between The Church of Pentecost Chieftaincy Ministry and the National House of Chiefs on 21st December 2022 and expressed delight that the National Chieftaincy Coordinator was in the Upper West Region for the Wa Area launch.
The President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs requested that the launch should also be done at the district and community levels.
He encouraged leadership of the church to demonstrate fortitude and patience should they encounter resistance to their effort at the palaces. He pledged his support to the novel Chieftaincy Studies at the Pentecost University and indicated the readiness of chiefs in the area to enroll when admission opens.
The Committee Members of the newly launched Wa Area Chieftaincy Ministry are Pastor Kofi Adu Sarfo (Co-ordinator), Elder Adams Bacho (Vice Co-ordinator), and Elder Akanvariwon (Secretary).
Others are Elder Daniel Tuozie, Elder Naa Saabon Sabastian, Elder Joseph Mwinianaa, and Elder Moses Abu.
Among the many Chiefs and Queen Mothers were Naa Dauda Kubo, representative of Wechiau Naa; Naa Pogenaa Kenseni, Queen Mother of Wechiau Traditional Area; Nyaasung Naa Mogtar, Dugu Naa Ishaku Mahama, Dikurey Naa Sufyan Mahama, and Kunfaabiala Naa Jonyouhi, all of Wala Traditional Area.