June 13, 2024
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Assemblies of God Ghana leadership pays courtesy call on Saboba Chief

The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev. Dr. Stephen Wengam, has praised the Paramount Chief of Saboba Traditional Area in the Northern Region, Bowan John Mateer Sakojim IV, for releasing parcels land for the construction of a hospital and for the growth of the Church in the area.

He commended the chief when the leadership of the Church paid a courtesy call on the revered traditional ruler to thank him and the people of the area for giving the church lands to build the Church’ first hospital in the early 1950s.

He also commended the Chief of Saboba for protecting their lands from encroachment and attending the induction service of the General Superintendent of the Church.

Rev. Stephen Wengam, the lead pastor of Cedar Mountain International Church in Accra was inducted as the new General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana.

The induction ceremony took place at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre on the 25th of February 2023.

Reverend Stephen Yenusom Wengam, was elected as the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana at the 30th biennial General Council meeting of the church.

The ceremony was attended by several prominent pastors, former President John Dramani Mahama and former Chief Justice, Georgina Wood, Paramount Chief of Saboba, Bowan John Mateer Sakojim IV among others.

He recounted history and said Saboba was the second place Assemblies of God Ghana was established.

The Paramount Chief of Saboba Traditional Area in the Northern Region, Bowan John Mateer Sakojim IV, also commended the leadership for investing in the area. He added that, the people of Saboba traditional area will continue to render their support to the Church.

 The Chief and the General Superintendent had fruitful deliberations concerning the future of the church and the town of Saboba at large.

The General Superintendent was in the company of his wife, Lady Mrs. Monica Wengam, the Regional Superintendent of Northern region “B” of the Assemblies of God Ghana, Rev Yeboah, Rev Moses Sumaila, former General Superintendent and the former Regional Superintendent, Rev Winnimie among others.

Assemblies of God, Ghana

The Assemblies of God, Ghana is a member of the worldwide fellowship of Assemblies of God spread in 212 countries of the world.  Missionaries from Assemblies of God, U.S.A. in the persons of Rev. Lloyd and Margaret Shirer, who were then in Moshiland, Ouagadougou now Burkina Faso crossed over to the Northern Region of the then Gold Coast on horse backs in the early 1931. With their first recruits, Miss Beulah Buchhwalter and Guy Hickok, they started the first Assemblies of God congregation in Yendi.

Some others who joined later were Florennce Blossom, Henry Garlock, Eric Johnson and Thelma Godwin. The zeal of these early missionaries was so strong that they consistently worked and witnessed for the Lord under very harsh conditions and in hostile environments.

The likes of Bushwalker and Guy Hickock died in 1942 on the mission field. Branches of the church were established at Tamale and Walewale in 1935 and Bawku in 1937. Bro. Mba Mahama was the first Mamprusi Christian to be converted in 1939. On December 13, 1948, the Assemblies of God aeroplane, ‘’Ambassador’’ landed in Accra bringing the Wheeler Andersons, Rody Johnson and Ozella Reid to join the missionary family in the Gold Coast.

Story by radiotamaleonline.com

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