The Ghana Charismatic Bishops Conference was launched on Saturday, 25th February 2017 at beautiful campus of the prestigious Anagkazo Bible Seminary, Mampong, Ghana.
In attendance, were Bishops from various denominations in Charismatic circles, senior clergymen, Her Ladyship Justice Mabel Agyeman, Justice of the Superior court of Judicature, The Gambia, and believers from all walks of life.
The Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference is made up of well-seasoned senior clergy, matured men of integrity in the ministry of Jesus Christ, who have been consecrated as Bishops. The Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference is made up of Bishops from different denominations with cathedrals in every region of the country – Wa in the Upper West Region, Bawku in the Upper East Region, Hohoe in the Volta Region, Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, Sekondi and Takoradi in the Western Region, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Cape Coast Winneba and Kasoa in the Central Region, Tamale in the Northern Region, Accra and Tema in the Greater Accra Region, as well as Koforidua in the Eastern Region Launching the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Dag Heward Mills, Founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, which has over 3000 branches world-wide, described ‘the Ghana Charismatic Bishop’s Conference as an organization that will make known the views and opinions of the church to the nation and to the public’.
He added ‘that the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference will make known the word of God to the government and the good people of Ghana, saying ‘that the sure word of prophecy is the word of God’. He further emphasized that, ‘bearing in mind that by wisdom, kings reign, and princes decree justice (Proverbs 8.15); by wisdom a house is built (Proverbs 24.3)’. Thus, by Bishop Dag Heward Mills assertion, ‘Ghana can be built by wisdom, based on the scriptures’.
Bishop Dag Heward Mills pointed out that ‘looking at the history of Ghana as a nation, it is abundantly clear that the church has contributed greatly to the systematic and peaceful development of this nation. Not only is the church the true source of morality, as the preaching of the word of God provides clear direction for the morals of the nation, but also the church has and still contributes greatly to the nation’s development through its churches, bible schools, secular schools, hospitals, universities, orphanages, and compassion-driven initiatives’. He reiterated that ‘it is my firm belief that the church will continue to continue to the development of the nation’. Bishop Kwame Yirenkyi Ampofo, and Rev. Kwasi Deh were sworn into office, by Her Ladyship Mabel Agyeman, as the Chairman and General Secretary respectively.
Taking the oath of office, both Bishop Ampofo and Rev. Kwasi Deh, as the first officers of Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference, pledged their allegiance to the cause of Christ, and His church, promising to work free from the fear of man. In his acceptance speech, the Chairman acknowledged the Bishops of the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference as people who have blended education and intelligence, with their unique brand of spirituality. He said accounting for the many years and variety of experiences these Bishops have, any message from them will truly be relevant and prophetic. The Chairman described the Bishops’ he represents as men and women, who have accomplished much over the years, in leadership, people handling skills, practical achievements and hard work.
He promised to remain faithful to the word of God, faithful the messages, the ideas, the concerns and the interests of the church of God in Ghana. He pledged to be nothing, but an ambassador of the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference and a defender of God’s word and truth; to be a servant to the church, free from the fear of men. On his part, the General Secretary, in accepting the task, said ‘relating with leaders of the church and that of the nation requires the greatest wisdom’.
He noted that whole world lies in need of better leaders and better governments. Quoting Isaiah 9.6-7 he showed how the greatest leader the world has been promised is Jesus Christ. He hoped that he will ‘transmit the governmental wisdom of Jesus Christ and the prophetic word of God to the honorable men who are in positions of authority in our nation’ as God will direct the Bishops of the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference.