Prof. Opoku Onyinah increased the international presence of the church from 73 nations in 2008 to 96 in 2018.
A retirement service will be held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) on 26th August 2018 for him as he marks his 42nd year in the ministry.
The 64-year-old Professor is the fifth Chairman of the Church.
The Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh is one of his legacies for the church.
Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, who served as the church’s maiden International Missions Director (IMD) from 1991 to 1996, succeeded Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy, whose tenure of office as a chairman of the leading Pentecostal church in Ghana ended in 2008.
He is the last of the Apostles who walked with the founder of the church, Pastor James Mckeown. His 10-year tenure of office is said to have seen the greatest infrastructure and spiritual uplift of the church.
Opoku Onyinah increased the international presence of the church from 73 nations in 2008 to 96 in 2018.
His recorded sermons since 2008 stands at 8,888 across the world. In 2017, Opoku Onyinah recorded 722, his least in a year since he took office. The most traveled chairman, has written 162 songs; the most written by any chairman of the church. His song writing gift, is par excellence to past chairman; Pastor James Mckeown – 10, Apostle Fred Stephen Safo First African Chairman – 11, Prophet Martinson Kwadwo Yeboah – 34, Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy – 12, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah – 162.
Prof. Opoku introduced the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) concept to the church. Many of the youth in the Church told Starr News’ Osei Owusu Amankwaah, these decisions helped to stop the mass exodus of them to other charismatic churches who had introduced flexible church service schedules.
It also made the church very attractive; making it the fastest growing church in Ghana.
He introduced the bible reading and prayer marathon; a period of continuous reading of the bible and prayers for a stretch of days.
The International Missions Director of the church, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi Addo has said; “By virtue of divine grace, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah proved to be a pioneer, a pacesetter and trailblazer in many areas of The Church of Pentecost.”
He is President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and was also the Chairman of Ghana Evangelism Committee.
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