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Assemblies of God leadership calls for calm amidst protest by Bohyen-Adumanu branch

The General Council of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, has called for peace at the Abundant Life Assemblies of God Ghana at Bohyen Adumanu in the Ashanti region.

The call is to calm tension that has ensued between the members and the leadership of the Assemblies of God Ashanti West over the appointment of a new Head Pastor.

According to the reports the members want the Associate Pastor, Rev Bismark Opoku, whose mandate expired in 2023 alongside the head pastor, Rev S. Y. Manu, to be the head pastor.

This was after the Assemblies of God Ashanti West failed to resolve the issue, and that led to subsequent petition by Abundant Life A/G to the General Council.

The Council eventually appointed a new head pastor after deliberations.

In resolving the issue, the leadership of Assemblies of God Ashanti West, stood on Section 11, 6 of the Constitution and Bye Laws of A/G, Ghana.

The section reads “The services of an Associate or Assistant shall end when the services of the Pastor-in-charge ceases; subject however, to his re-engagement at the discretion of the incoming Pastor and the District Pastor.”

But, in response, the local church members said as stakeholders, the leadership of the Assemblies of God Ashanti West should respect their views and maintain Rev Bismack Opoku as the head pastor.

During a press conference at the Office of the Assemblies of God Ashanti West at Kwadaso Nsuom on Thursday, the General Council of the church in a statement assured that urgent moves are made to address the situation.

The statement signed and issued by the General Secretary Rev Dr Ernest Birikorang, stated that the attempt is in line with the Biblical injunction to “make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the blood of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3).

The statement was read  on behalf of the General Council of Assemblies of God Ghana by its PRO, Ronald Affail Monney.

“The Executive Presbytery emphasizes that nothing should be done at this point in the history of Assemblies of God Ghana to sidetrack or undermine it’s core agenda to ‘Send the Light’ to every village, town and city of the country with the sole intention to win more souls for Christ and to dispel sources of darkness in society,” the statement concluded.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah

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