The newly-elected General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Ghana, Rev. Dr. Stephen Yannusom Wengam, says his immediate step is to unite the church for revival and greatness in the country.
This, according to him, will pave the way for Assemblies of God to regain its position as the leading Pentecostal Church in Ghana.
Rev Dr Wengam, who is also the Lead Pastor of Cedar Mountain International Church in Accra, was speaking after his election during the 30th biennial General Council Meeting of Assemblies of God, which was attended by more than 3,000 delegates at the University of Cape Coast.
He takes over from Rev. Prof. Yaw Frimpong- Manso, who has been the General Superintendent for three consecutive terms, spanning a period of 12 years. Rev Dr Wengam assured to deliver “visionary and progressive leadership of integrity, shift, speed, open heavens, and fulfillment of the Great Commission”.
He recalled that Assemblies of God Ghana used to be the leading Pentecostal Church in the country. “It was the first to establish a Bible school, a radio ministry, use social action activities to win souls, and transform communities. It was also the first church of Assemblies of God worldwide to produce a President and a Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana,” he recounted.
He believes that the Church will regain its position to become the leading Pentecostal Church, declaring that “ours is a church destined for greatness and greatness is our portion. Remember, we are products of the Azusa Street Revival”.
Rev Dr Wengam further indicated that the journey to the highest office of the church had been rough and tough as he endured “odds, resistance, false accusations and misrepresentations”.
He expressed profound appreciation to God for raising him to the level and assured to work diligently for his assignment.
“It’s victory for the ordinary local pastor who may never become district pastor, regional superintendent or executive presbytery member but who now has hope that, indeed, God still raises Davids from obscurity to prominence. The lesson to all is that we should not put the law above grace,” he added.
Other officers elected were Rev. Dr. Godwin Tito Adjei, Assistant General Superintendent; Rev. Dr. Ernest Birikorang, General Secretary; Rev. Dr. Abu Baba, General Treasurer; Rev. Henry Kyei Mensah, Head of Men’s Ministry; Rev. Mrs Gladys Abu Baba, Head of Women’s Ministry; Rev. Michael Atisu, Head of Sunday School; Rev. Nkum, Head of Home Missions; Rev Anthony Doeh, Head of Foreign Missions and Rev. Alhassan, Music Ministerial Head