Apostolic Praise is 10 years, Hurray! Apostolic Praise Concert organized by the Accra South Territory of the Christ Apostolic Church International, is 10 years old. As part of our 10-year anniversary celebration, we’ve put together lots of great surprises for you. This year’s Apostolic Praise Concert will be held at the GNAT Hall, opposite Airtel-Tigo Office, Accra.
On the bill this year is, ‘the legendary’ Elder Mireku, 2018’s gospel artist of the year “Diana Hamilton”, ‘the stage shaker’ Nhyira Betty, and ‘the sensational young talent’ Emmanuel Bredu, among others. M.C. for this event is the “Empress” herself, Nana Ama McBrown.
This event is being organized in aid of ‘Saving Children with Cancer’. We humbly appeal to all and sundry, to come support this worthy course. Rate is a cool GH¢20.00 regular and GH¢50.00 VIP. You can dial *213*6# to purchase a ticket (This option is only available for MTN MOMO users). Make a date with us on Sunday, 15th December, 2019 at exactly 4:30pm as worship and praise the name of the Almighty God.
The Christ Apostolic Church International – Accra West Choir together with the Territorial Administration has put together an annual Gospel event dubbed ‘Casting Crowns’.
Casting Crowns (CC) is based on the bible quote; Revelation 4:10 – 11. At Casting Crowns, we shall join hands with the angels and twenty-four Elders of heaven and worship our Lord Jesus Christ through music. All human and earthly credential shall be laid down for God to reign.
The launching of Casting Crowns is happening this Sunday, 8th September 2019, 4:00 pm prompt at the Christ Apostolic Church International, Kwashieman branch.
Ministering are Mag Narh (Main Artist), the Hellels Praise, Anointed Vessels, HP Crew and the host choir (The Accra West Choir).
Come and experience true worship, come and be blessed.
The church has stated that despite the effort by the church and the evidence of the fulfillment of prophecies and the signs of the end time, the propagation of falsehood, adulteration of the Gospel, prophetic ministry and the message of Christian prosperity continue to gain grounds in Christendom.
This, coupled with the increase in wickedness, greediness, selfishness, lies, backbiting, and unfaithfulness among so-called Christians has caused the love of many believers to grow cold. On this background, the Mango-Lane Prayer Centre of the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) headed by Rev. Amos Opare has commissioned it members to propagate the end-time message to remind believers of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ—that the end time is now and with the view to make disciples for Christ by re-echoing the message of salvation for all.
The church, in that spirit of direction, has vowed to leave no stone unturned as they storm every part of the country to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ. The church on Saturday, April 6 officially launched the nationwide crusade that will hold two crusades tentatively in separate regions under the theme, “King Jesus Crusade. ”The mega crusade will be held at Agbogba Park in Greater Accra from 10th-13th April 2019 and Eastern Region in August/September.
The church has secured the top of the range set of instruments and equipment worth US$200,000 as part of preparations towards the event.
Delivering the summon on the message titled, “Fulfilling The Mission of Christ,” Apostle Dr. S.K Amoani, immediate past Chairman of CACI said the church nowadays has failed religiously in fulfilling Christ mission. According to him, the mandate of the church is to project Christ to the world and deliver people from deep sin.
“Our mandate is to reach out to the lost and fulfill His mission because Christ came to save the lost not the righteous. As we launch this crusade, you must go to the world and deliver people from evil practice and their sinful nature by preaching the right message to them,” he stated. He urges members to pray fervently for spiritual guidance and the strength to subdue the enemy anytime they set forth to propagate the gospel to people. The Apostle Amoani urge members not to be ashamed to proclaim the name of the Lord but develop a strong passion for the word.
“You must not be ashamed to propagate and proclaim the word. The word is powerful for salvation and righteousness. God has assigned you to fulfill the mission of Christ, be strong and passionate,” he stressed. He admonishes the youth in the church to use their talents and divine gift to project Christ to the world. Apostle urges believers and non-believers to reconcile with their maker in order to find the right place in the Lord as the end-time approaches.
Growing up in his native Asueyi, a village near Techiman in today’s Bono Region, George Yeboah determined that his purpose in life was to help nurture plants and animals to grow healthily and abundantly for the nourishment of the bodies of mankind.
To accomplish his destiny, George, born March 28, 1960, set himself on the course of becoming an Agricultural Extension Officer- a profession that would enable him to aid many farmers to produce a harvest so bountiful and far reaching. It was, therefore, all excitement when he received a Diploma Certificate, in 1984, from the Agricultural College at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, and after a year of practical training he got employed by the Ministry of Agriculture.
But that was not God’s will for His servant because He needed George to rescue souls and guide them to live godly and fruitful lives on earth, while their souls were nurtured for glorious living in heaven.
This message came to George in many a prophecy and wise counsel but he was deeply set on his prime mission: to serve the physical needs of man. And this was not because he did not know His maker, or that he took the things of God lightly.
Grandma Akua Brago, a peasant farmer, whom George and his younger brother lived with until they turned 13 and 11, respectively, had done a very good job giving them the Catholic Christian values they needed to stay out of trouble. They embraced the training of the woman they thought was their biological mother and studied hard, regardless of the subsistence living they had to endure, to outperform their classmates at their Asueyi L.A. Basic School.
Their staunch Methodist parents, Stephen Kofi Yeboah and Anna Manu, both of blessed memory, were then living at Techiman with their three other siblings.
At a very young age, George knew he loved God, and was fortunate enough to hang around some Pentecostal fire-brand young adults with similar devotion – so at 12 years, one of them led him to say the sinner’s prayer and accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal savior and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
There was always this compulsion in his heart to pray and so in obedience, he kept his flame alight with all-night prayers, fasting and evangelism, and it just thrilled him to remain in the true vine.
One day in 1982, while George was praying on the Asueyi Mountain (now the site of Our Holy Cross Calvary Grotto- Church) the Holy Spirit led him to the church God wanted him to attend – Christ Apostolic Church – International (CACI).
“I had been praying there for some time and I was so unkempt, but I went straight into the service,” he states. “I felt so much relief once I became a member of the Church”.
Before the Mountain incident, he had accompanied his mother, on occasions, to attend prayer sessions at the local CAC Techiman. One of his spirit filled friends, Joshua, was a member of the church and sometimes invited him to their services.
Apostle Enoch Osafo, the Field Director of the Christ Apostolic Church International (C.A.C.I), on the Good Friday, admonished pastors to preach the message of the Cross without fear or favour to return the Fear of the Lord to the Church. He said the Church had become sick and vulnerable today because pastors had abandoned the Message of the Cross for prosperity and motivational messages, thus making Christians stunted in their spiritual growth, with some having their conscience seared by corruption.
The Message of the Cross, he explained, is about repentance and salvation; transformation of mind from worldly things to eternal values; godliness with contentment; forgiveness and reconciliation; witnessing to the lost; showing love for one another; long-suffering and endurance, among other things.
Apostle Osafo was delivering the sermon at the Easter Convention of the Nii-Okaiman Area of the C.A.C.I. The five-day Convention, which started on Thursday, is under the theme: “Occupy Till I Come,” which is based on the Fruitfulness of the Christian, with reference to Luke 19:13.
The Field Director said because the Message of the Cross was hardly preached, the life of Christ was not manifested in the lives of many Christians, therefore, the normalization of secularism and immorality was replacing the Fear of the Lord in the Church. “Today, pastors prepare members to become candidates to receive visas and jobs, instead of preparing them for soul winning and heavenly citizenship,” he said.
“They boast about their vehicles and other worldly possessions, their eloquence with the word, their ability to prophesy and other vain things because their hearts are not circumcised.” “What is even worse is that the sons of magicians have taken over the pulpit and are performing all kinds of magical acts, such as giving of lotto numbers, sharing money and engaging in fortune telling”.
“Christians have become slaves to these false prophets because the message is preached as if persecution is not part of Christianity, but I tell you that the Message of the Cross makes it evident that the persecutions would come to the Christian but God would deliver the righteous from all of them.”
Apostle Osafo, therefore, urged Christians to fervently study the word of God and be diligent in prayer so that they would be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to be able to witness to others with authority, heal the sick, raise the dead and ultimately inherit the Kingdom of God. The sermon was interspersed with thematic songs and closed with prayers to revive the Church. Evangelist Diana Asamoah, a member of the CACI, treated the gathering to some of the songs on her latest album.
Apostle George Yeboah, on Sunday, asked Christians to be cautious of false prophets and their weird doctrines in order not to be led astray. He noted that some false prophets had taken over media platforms and were impacting their strange doctrines. It, therefore, behooved the Christian to study the word of God to remain focused on fulfilling the Great Commission of saving lost souls for God.
Apostle Yeboah was speaking at the Madina Zone of the CACI Easter Convention, under the theme: “Occupy Till I Come.”He said these prophets were learning to justify their lies as they ‘turned upside down’ the truth in the bible. “But for us to protect the truth and proclaim it, we need to study to show ourselves approved”. He further stated that some Christians have accrued all the things they needed on earth, but had declined to own a bible, which was the manual of their lives.
It is, however, important for a Christian to own a hard copy of the Bible, in addition to a downloaded Bible app so that he could readily access the Great Book at all times for study and evangelism. Chairman entreated Christians who worked in the secular world to spend, at least an hour weekly, to evangelize to lost souls in their respective fields. He noted, saying that the world’s solution was in accepting Jesus Christ as the son of God.
“If churches in Ghana would embark on evangelism, violence would reduce and there would be more peace in the country”. Addressing the theme of the Convention, he said, God would withdraw his gifts and talents from beneficiaries who would not utilize them. He urged the church leaders to consider all persons as important especially, the vulnerable and the weak. Apostle Yeboah later led the church to pray for the nation.
Apostle George Yeboah (Chairman), has pledged the church’s continuous partnership with the government to empower the youth and women so they could contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the nation. According to him, a majority of the church members are youth and women, therefore for the nation to experience meaningful growth, his leadership would focus on empowering them to contribute their quota to the overall development of the nation.
Delivering his speech at the induction service which saw him at the Chairmanship position of the church, he noted that, his leadership would ensure social justice and equity for all as part of their contribution to make the world a better place.
Touching on unity, Apostle Yeboah indicated that, he would work with his leadership to deepen the bond of unity that already exists in the Church and the country. “I, therefore, call upon all of you to play a role in creating a strong front that will promote peace to the glory of God,” he urged. Quoting from the Bible, he said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”, therefore as Christians and Ghanaians, the need has come to work together in peace to promote development in the country.
In pursuance of the spirit-filled lifestyle, the Chairman pointed out that, CACI as a classical Pentecostal denomination upholds holiness to God as a core value. Apostle Yeboah noted they would work hard to eradicate sin and corruption because “we have a responsibility to let our light shine for all men to see”. He said his leadership would place emphasis on holy living among ministers and church members since Christians are the light and salt on the earth.
The church has climaxed its centenary celebration with a Thanksgiving Service at the Black Star Square in Accra last Sunday. As part of the centenary celebration, the church donated three state-of-the-art ambulances to the 37 Military Hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Sunyani Government Hospital and another ambulance which is yet to arrive in the country would be given to the Tamale Hospital in the Northern Region to enhance health delivery.
The anniversary under the theme: “100 Years of impacting the World Through Pentecostalism” brought together over 10,000 members of the Church across the world, including India, Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, and Nigeria, to acknowledge God’s grace and mercies for sustaining them throughout the turbulent years. Speaking at the service, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo indicated that, his government would implement policies and programmes that would grow the economy and create jobs to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to be united and support the government’s efforts to grow the economy and create wealth for all. Calling for the support of Ghanaians, he noted that, even though he has started implementing some of his campaign promises, but there is a lot to be done, therefore, he needs the support of Ghanaians because without their support he cannot achieve them.
The President said Ghana was not poor because it had enough resources. He gave the assurance that his government would root out corruption from the system and implement pragmatic policies that would benefit all Ghanaians. The President mentioned that the government would do its part, but it needed God’s support to be able to succeed and said in spite of rising to the high office of President, he would remain true to his religion. The President stressed that he would not abandon Christ in all his endeavours as President since it is the power of God that would guide him to accomplish his vision of creating prosperity for all Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo lauded the Chairman of the CACI, Apostle Dr. Stephen Amoani, and other apostles for their work in advancing religion and moral standards in the country. “I wish for long life, the Grace of God upon their lives and the strength of God for them,” he prayed.
Expressing appreciation to some religious leaders for their support during his campaign, he again added that, the Church had complemented government’s development efforts over the years. He commended the Christ Apostolic Church International for contributing its quota towards the socio-economic development of the nation as well as keeping the faith in Christ alive and expressed the hope that the CACI would continue to grow.
Presenting the keys of three ambulances to President Akufo-Addo on behalf of the church, the Chairman of CACI, Apostle Dr. Stephen Kwame Ntow Amoani assured Ghanaians of the church’s commitment in working to compliment government’s efforts in creating jobs and contributing to the socio-economic development.
Dr. Amoani commended the President for his work so far and prayed for him for strength to carry on. Advising Ghanaians, Apostle Dr. Amoani noted that, Ghanaians should learn to forgive and love one another, irrespective of religious, ethnic and political differences, for the country to stay united and progressive.
As a way of expressing appreciation to some key players and leaders in the church who had contributed immensely to the growth of the church, CACI presented award plaques to them as a recognition to their effort.
The President spiced the occasion with his majestic dancing moves to the songs from the Church Choir that erupted the celebration grounds, amidst cheers and camaraderie. President Akufo-Addo joined the leadership of the Church to cut an anniversary cake to climax the centenary celebration.
The Christ Apostolic Church, a Pentecostal Evangelical church which was founded by Apostle Peter Newman Anim at Asamankese in the Eastern Region in 1917.
1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV
“Moreover, it is required in
stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
The chosen theme for every organization or
church is intended to reflect on the present state and condition of the church
and portrays also the aspirations of the leadership of the church. The year
2018 saw us highlighting on the theme,
” PRESSING FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”.
emphasis was the need to see individual members of the church fulfilling their
high calling in God in the areas of evangelism and church planting, ministries
playing their effective and efficient roles, enhancement of the cooperate image
of the church, restoring leadership to the next generation, adequate human resource
development and the empowering of governance institution
As a sequel to the 2018 theme, we are intending to make Ministers and Members of the church to understand that stewardship includes our whole life, influence, money and possessions, children, time, special talents and gifts, and the Gospel of the grace of God. These things are demanded or required from us by God. Paul, Peter, and Apollos were stewards of God in the sense that they had been entrusted with the Gospel.
1 Peter 4:10 KJV
“As every man hath received the
gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the
manifold grace of God.”
Paul, Peter and Apollos were servants in the sense that they ministered the Gospel to the world
The Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) has elected a seven member-Executive Council with Apostle George Yeboah as Chairman to steer the affairs of the Church, for the next four years. The election climaxed the 62nd Annual Ministerial and General Council Meeting of the Church, held in Accra.
Apostle Yeboah, who becomes the eighth leader of the first Pentecostal movement in Ghana, holds a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling and a former Territorial Apostle of the Accra East Territory of the church.
With him to run affairs are, the Reverend Samuel Amponsah Frimpong, General-Secretary, Apostle Enoch Osafo, Field Director, Rev. Samuel Addai Kusi, Missions Director, Apostle Prosper Agbaglo Dogbey, Evangelism Director, Apostle Joseph Arhin, Christian Education Director and Apostle George Morklah, is the Prophetic Director. The Council meeting is held to deliberate matters of the Church and seek the face of God for its growth, the prosperity, and peace of the nation, wisdom and direction for the national leaders and the wellbeing of all citizens.
This year’s meeting was held under the theme: ‘Stewards in Nation Building” drawn from the Church’s 2019 theme: ‘Fulfilling the Requirement of a Steward’ as directed in 1 Corinthians 4:2.
The Clergy, Laity, Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses, as well as prophets across the country and abroad, joined with one accord to express their gratitude to God and initiate programmes for the growth of the church. Apostle Dr. Amoani, the outgoing Chairman, in his opening address, commended President Akufo-Addo for setting-up the Emile Short Commission to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.
He condemned the rising of party tugs and militias in politics, saying their negative activities progressed gradually from the by-elections in Akwatia, Atiwa, Walensi, and Talensi, with resultant injuries and agony to innocent people. He expressed the hope that the Commission would come out with pragmatic recommendations to be followed by measures to disband and deter people from forming such groups. Apostle Amoani urged the authorities of the security agencies to address the lapses in the operations of the Police Service, especially during by-elections, to build the absolute trust of Ghanaians in their operations.
Ghanaians, he said, should protect and defend the values of the nation by not giving room to anything that would tarnish the good image of Ghana, which had become a beacon of hope and the gateway to Africa.
Plant more Churches
Apostle Yeboah, on behalf of his compatriots, urged the Clergy to be united in the body of Christ, and strive to develop the potentials of church members for the progress of the Church. He praised their predecessors for their good work in forging the Church ahead. Apostle Dr. Emmanuel O. Donkor, the General Secretary, also praised the Council members for winning more souls and planting churches for the expansion of God’s Kingdom.
He asked them to continue to work hard, especially in infrastructural development, evangelism and church planting activities, human resource development, as well as empowering the governance institutions. Prayers were offered, let by Apostle Michael Nimo, a former Chairman of the Church.