A history of the apostolic church in ghana



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Election of New Leaders

On 23rd July1998, under the Chairmanship of Pastor E. H. Williams, former chairman of the church in Ghana, the following new leaders for the church were elected by the National Council



President

Council elected Pastor Joseph Anim who was the Area Apostle for Tema as president of The Apostolic Church.



Vice President

Council Elected Pastor A. A. Mensah, Apostle for Accra Area ‘A’ as Vice President of the Church.



General Secretary

Council elected Pastor J. K. Senuvie who was then taking a course in Penygroes (U.K) as General Secretary of the Church.



SUMMARY OF FINDINGS – TSISU DARKO COMMITTEE

FINAL AGREED SHARE-OUT


CHURCH OF PENTECOST

APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GHANA

GREATER ACCRA

1. Nima: Claims of Church of Penetecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

2.Avenor: -do-

(b) Elder D. Q. Adawu to return documents to Church of Pentecost, by Committee’s findings. Church of Pentecost said at meeting were foregoing the item.

3. Pokuase: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church

(b) Apostolic Church to remove their furniture

4. Odorkor: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

5. Bosteanor: -do-

6. Oshie: -do-

7. Teshie -do-

(b) Church of Pentecost to return removable properties to Apostolic Church.

8. Nungua: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

9. Prampram: -do-

10. Bubiashie: -do-

11. Kofi Kwei: -do-

12. Accra New Town: By Committee’s decision land and chapel on it belong to Church of Pentecost. Land and title deed of 1958 being valid

13. Kaneshie: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 3 chairs, 12 benches, 1 collection bowl, and 1 cello. Apostolic Church said at meeting they were foregoing the items.

(c) Mr. Asiama, now of Apostolic Church, to return to Church of Pentecost cash book, tithes books statement books. But according to Apostolic Church these have been collected from Mr. Asiamah by Church of Pentecost with police to witness. Church of Pentecost said at meeting they were foregoing the items.

14. Merry Villas: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to continue to worship in Merry Villas which Apostolic Church abandoned in 1963.

15. Korley Gonno: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 13 benches, 1 cello, 1 communion set. Apostolic Church said at meeting they were foregoing the items.

16. Headquarters: It was found at meeting at Ministry of Education that there remains only one Twi Typewriter to be returned by Church of Pentecost to Apostolic Church.

17. Tema: Claims of Church of Pentecost to building accepted by share-out Committee. It was agreed at meeting that decision did not affect new chapel for Apostolic Church.

18. Mataheko: Claims of Church of Pentecost to rented hall uncontested by Apostolic church.

(b)By committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church in Kaneshie 6 benches. Apostolic Church said at meeting they were foregoing the item.

19. Labadi: At the meeting with Hon. William Ofori-Attah the two churches mutually agreed to modification of part of the Committee’s decision, so that now the two churches would share equally the amount of NȻ2128.47 contained in the Labadi bank book, as follows:-

Apostolic Church - NȻ1064.23

Church of Pentecost - NȻ1064.24

In accordance with the Committee’s ruling for losses resting where they fell, Church of Pentecost keep other Labadi property in land and building.

EASTERN REGION

20. Ada-Foah:Share-out Committee made mistake of fact here in awarding property at Ada-Foah to Apostolic Church. Therefore the properties at Ada-Foah now go to Church of Pentecost.

21. Sege: Share out Committee made mistake of fact here in awarding properties at Sege to Apostolic Church. Therefore the properties at Sege now goes to Churc of Pentecost.

22. Kessei: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

23. Dongo: -do-

24. Lolonya: Claims of Church of Pentecost to a canopy and 1 cello uncontested by Apostolic Church.

25. Tefle: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

26. Adidome: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

27. Avenyin: -do-

28. Lokpoguno: -do-

29. English Kenya: -do-

30. Totope: -do-

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost keep to

Return to Apostolic Church 4 chairs, 1 table, 1 pressure lamp. Apostolic church said at meeting they were forgoing the items

31. Asokore: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Mr. Kwaku Samfo removable property he claims.

32. Sushien: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church

33. Kurakan: By Committee’s decision chapel and property go to Church of Pentecost. It was established at meeting that Apostolic church had a new chapel here, and the two Churches were working side by side.

34. Koforidua: Claims of Church of Pentecost to rented Hall (1962) uncontested by Apostolic Church

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost keep 2 benches, 15 chairs, 2 notice boards, 2 tables made in and after 1960.

(c) By Committee’s decision Mr. S. K. Sarpong of Apostolic Church is to surrender to Church of Pentecost Post office key to Box 398. Church of Pentecost said at meeting that they now had a new Post office Box and were foregoing the item.

35. Akwadum: By Committee’s decision property goes to Church of Pentecost.

36. Nsutam: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church.

37. Mpraeso: -do-

38. Abokyi: -do-

39. Awusasu: -do-

40. Ohemaa: -do-

41. Asrekrom: -do-

42. Awenade: -do-

43. Saafi: -do-

44. Ahuntanan: -do-

45. Esaase: -do-

46. Owusukrom: -do-

47. Asona: -do-

48. Daantang: -do-

49. Kumikrom: -do-

50. Domponiase: -do-

51. Okurase: -do-

52. Mepoase: -do-

53. Kwasi Nyarko: -do-

54. Asikasu: -do-

55. Danso: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncosted by Apostolic church.

56. Amako: -do-

57. Awherease: -do-

58. Tutu: -do-

59. Ownam: -do-

60. Omashie: -do-

61. Ahodom: -do-

62. Nkwantanam: -do-

63. Praksukama: -do-

64. Abiriw: -do-

65. Afosu: -do-

66. Manso: -do-

67. Abenase: -do-

68. Adwoboe: -do-

69. Aperade: -do-

70.Akim Nyankumasi: -do-

71. Osorase: -do-

72. Kwahu Achiase: -do-

73. Winsu: -do-

74. Pramkese: -do-

75. Sumina Kese: -do-

76. Hweehwee: -do-

77. Abohiansa: -do-

78. Wenchi: Claims of Church of Pentecost uncontested by Apostolic Church

79. Otwereso: -do-

80. Wirenyireng-Amanfrom: All Church property goes to Church of Pentecost. Share-out Committee made mistake of fact in awarding property here to Apostolic Church.

81. Apedwa: -do-

82. Asesewa: At meeting with Hon. William Ofori-Atta it was agreed that Church of Pentecost should keep properties here; but should compensate Apostolic Church in the sum of NȻ850.00 for 2 plots of land and the Mission House.

83. Kade: Land and building here now go to Pentecost Church (see page 3 for No. 13 Kade of Apostolic column).

The findings of the share-out committee are thus reversed.

84. Sunyani: The share-out Committee’s decision has been modified. Church of Pentecost now have both land and chapel building on it; but they will bear the cost of a convenient replacement land for Apostolic Church in Sunyani.

The Share-out Committee had otherwise given properties at Sunyani to Apostolic Church. But a subsequent on-the-spot Committee found in Sunyani that while the land belonged to Apostolic Church, the chapel building on it belonged to Church of Pentecost.


GREATER ACCRA

1. Accra New Town: Committee’s view is that Apostolic Church are rightful tenants of present hired premises.

(b) By Committee’s decision NȻ240.00(£120) being cost of 3 plots of Church land sold on 20th September, 1954 should be refunded by Church of Pentecost to Apostolic Church; also 3 chairs, 12 benches, 1 cello should be returned to Apostolic Church.

At meeting at Ministry of Education, Culture and sports, Church of Pentecost maintained that they had already paid the NȻ240.00 to Apostolic Church as part of a court judgement debt. Apostolic Church said at meeting they were foregoing the item.

2.Weija: By Committee’s decision land acquired in 1952 and chapel completed on same in 1957/58 are the property of Apostolic Church.

(b) But Apostolic Church to compensate Church of Pentecost in extra amount used in completing chapel. Church of Pentecost said at meeting they were foregoing the item.

3. Osu Hall: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

4. P & B (Usher Town): Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

(b) Sound equipment is property of Apostolic Church.

(c) Church of Pentcost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 10 chairs, 51 benches, 1 cello, 1 pressure lamp.

5. Mamprobi: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

(b) By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 cello, 1 collection bowl

6. Nungua: by committee’s decision 2 plots of land and a building on one of them are property of Apostolic Church.

7. Adabraka: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost



EASTERN REGION:

8. Ada-Foah: Meeting at Ministry of Education discovered that the share-out committee made mistake of fact in awarding property at Ada-Foah to Apostolic Church. In actual fact Apostolic Church have a congregation at Ada Foah. Therefore property at Ada-Foah goes to Church of Pentecost

(b) Apostolic Church to return to Church of Pentecost one amplifier. Church of Pentecost said at meeting they were foregoing the item.

9. Kadja: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost.

10. Effiduase: -do-

11. Jumapo: -do-

(b) Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 7

benches, 2 chairs, 1 Bible, 1 cane chair, 1 table cloth, 1 musical box, 1 petromax, 1 table watch.

12. Koforidua: Claims of Apostolic Church to rented Hall (1953) uncontested by Church of Pentecost.

(b) By Committee’s decision Apostolic Church keep 1 cello 2 microphones, 2 mike stands, 1 table, 1 amplifier, 1 collection bowl.

(c) It was agreed at meeting at Ministry of Education that the total amount contained in a savings Bank Book should be transferred by Church of Pentecoat to Apostolic Church account.

13. Kade: Land and building on ita here now go to Church of Pentecost, as a result of a meeting the Hon. William Ofori-Attah held with representatives of the two churches and the local community at Kade on Sunday 18th October 1970.

The findings of the Share-out Committee were thus reversed.

14. Nkwakwa: By Committee’s decision land and building on same are the property of Apostolic Church.

(b) Committee recommends that Apostolic church should accept 25 benches, 1 table, 4 chairs from Church of Pentecost.

15. Besease: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

(b) By Committee’s decision Apostolic Church is to have from Church of Pentecost 1 table, 2 chairs, 7 benches, 1 pressure lamp.

16. Subeng: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost.

(b) Church of Pentecost is to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 1 Chair.

17. Kwaba: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost.

18. Adeiso: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 6 benches, 1 chair, 1 table.

19. Osenase: Property here goes to Apostolic Church.

20. Akwatia: The two churches operate side by side here, and their present buildings are not subject of contest.

21. Adukrom: it was not clear how many chapel buildings were at Adukrom. It was therefore decided that representatives of the two churches should meet and determine the issue on the spot on Sunday 1st November, 1970 on these lines

i. if there should are three chapels (the complted old one contested before the Committee and one uncompleted one each being built by the two representative churches), then Apostolic Church should have the completed old one together with their own uncompleted one, while Church of Pentecost have their own uncompleted one.

ii. if there are two chapels (the completed old one and the uncompleted one for Apostolic Church) then Apostolic Church have both.

iii.if there are two chapels (the completed old one and the uncompleted one for Church of Pentecost) then Apostolic Church have the completed old one while Church of Pentecost have the uncompleted one.

22. Amanfrom: the meeting with the Hon. William Ofori-Atta reversed the Share-out Committee’s decision that gave land and chapel here to Apostolic Church. Therefore properties here now go to Church of Pentecost.

23. Larteh: By Committee’s decision church of Pentecost return to Apostolic church 1 table, 3 chairs, 20 benches, 1 pressure lamp.

24. Manfe: Claims of Apostolic church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

25. Akropong: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost is to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 3 chairs, 18 benches, 1 cello, 1 pressure lamp, 1 cash book, 1 register.

26. Aburi: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 2 chairs, 8 benches, 1 pressure lamp.

27. Amanokrom: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 3 chairs, 9 benches, 1 pressure lamp, 1 cello.

28. Asesewa: At meeting at Ministry of Education the teams of leaders of the two churches agreed that church of Pentecost should pay NȻ850.00 as compensation to Apostolic Church for the latter’s lands and Mission House. The Chairman of Church of Pentecost offered to meet NȻ500.00 from his personal resources.

The share-out Committee’s decision is therefore superseded. Committee had decided that 2 plots of land, chapel and Mission House were to be the property of Apostolic Church; further that Mr. W. Laryea’s document on the lands was invalid.

29. Kwabeng: Committee decides in favour of claims of Apostolic Church.

(b) Church of Pentecost to return 1 tabel, 3 chairs, 6 benches to Apostolic church

30. Akrofufu: By Committtee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 2 chairs, 4 benches, 1 latern.

31. Banso: By Committtee’s decision Church of Pentecost to surrender to Apostolic Church 1 table, 1 chair, 6 benches, 1 cello.

32. Abomosu: By Committtee’s decision Church of Pentecost to return to Apostolic Church 1 table, 2 chairs, 10 benches, 1 cello, 1 pressure lamp

33. Anyinam: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost is to surrender to Apostolic Church 1 table, 3 chairs, and 16 benches.

34. Mosease: By Committee’s decision chapel and other property to go to Apostolic Church.

35. Begoro: By Committee’s decision chapel and other property to go to Apostolic Church.

36. Suhum: -do-

37. Asiakwa: -do-

38. Otumi: By Committee’s decision Church of Pentecost is to surrender to Apostolic Church 1 table, 1 cello, and 6 benches. Apostolic Church said at meeting they were foregoing the items.

39. Aboabo: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost

40. Asamankese: By Committee’s decision plots of land and building (chapel) are the property of Apostolic Church.

(b) Meeting with Minister of Education agreed that Church of Pentecost should vacate and hand over chapel at Asamankese to Apostolic Church in one month (last date 24th August 1970). No compensation should be paid to Church of Pentecost by Apostolic Church, since the former had occupied the chapel rent-free for many years. Further Church of Pentecost should surrender 50 scantlings and 50 Boards to Apostolic Church.

This Agreement supersedes share-out Committee’s decision that Apostolic Church should pay compensation to Church of Pentecost in the amount used to complete the chapel.

41. Kwahu Oda: Committee’s find court judgement in favour of Apostolic Church still binding in regard to all properties.

42. Akwasihu: By Committee’s decision lands, chapel and other properties go to Apostolic Church

43. Jejeti: By Committee’s decision land and building on same are property of Apostolic Church

44. Mpaanu: By Committee’s finding Apostolic Church own all property here. Meeting reversed Committee’s decision, given property here to Church of Pentecost.

45. Akim Oda: By Committee’s decision land and buildings on same are property of Apostolic Church

(b) At meeting with Minister leaders of Church of Pentecost offered to forego compensation from Apostolic Church.

46. Wanfie: By Committee’s decision land, chapel and other properties go to Apostolic Church.

47. Dunkwa-on-offin: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church of Pentecost.

48. Cape Coast: Claims of Apostolic Church for land and movable property were upheld.

49. Asona Swedru: Claims of Apostolic Church uncontested by Church Pentecost.

50. Wassa Simpah: Committee uphold claims of Apostolic Church

51. Jacobu: Committee upheld calims of Apostolic Church. Meeting reversed this decision by the Committee. Therefore properties at Jacobu now go to Church of Pentecost who are frimly established at the place.





ATTACHMENTS (A)

COPY OF MINUTES DEALING WITH THE WHOLE ISSUE OF “LATTER RAIN” ANOMALIES.

AGENDA ITEM 80: LATTER RAIN

That for the benefit of all concerned, and because of the critical nature of the business to be discussed under the heading of Latter Rain and its impact upon The Apostolic Church worldwide, we deem it wise to set out in brief, the events which took place during this Quadrennial Council. It has been our custom in the past to take some routine and minor matters during the first hours of the Council, after opening praise, prayer, and waiting on the Lord, in order that any late comers may not miss any vital business, and also in order to allow the men to settle down on the heavier matters on the Agenda, but this year, owing to the very serious nature of the business to be discussed under the above heading, and at the special request of the overseas delegates who did not want to spend their time with us on matters of local interest, we arranged the timetable of the Council to deal straight away with this important item. Knowing that the business would take a long time, we set aside all Tuesday and Wednesday for this subject, but actually the business took us right over Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and part of the time on other days.

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