The Pentecost Convention Centre, a multi-purpose Christian retreat centre, located at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region of Ghana, is this week hosting chiefs and queens from Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso in the 3rd Royals’ Conference being organised by the Chieftaincy Ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
Over 1,500 royals, made up of Paramount Chiefs, Paramount Queenmothers, Divisional Chiefs, and other royals are attending the conference which was officially opened by the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
The three-day event, which is expected to end on Friday June 3, 2022, is under the theme, “Equipping Royals As Gatekeepers To Possess The Nations” (1 Samuel 18:24-28; Isaiah 21:11; Matthew 13:25-30; Ephesians 5:27).
Distinguished personalities billed to address the conference are Nana Dr Susubribi Krobea Asante (Omanhene of Asante Asokore Traditional Area and accomplished legal luminary), Rt. Rev Prof. Osei Safo-Kantanka (Former Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana), Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong (Former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana), Mr James Ebenezer Kobina Dadson (Acting Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission) and Mr Ebenezer Acheampong (Procurement Consultant).
Others are Apostle Eric Nyamekye (Chairman of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Emmanuel Agyemang Bekoe (International Missions Director of The Church of Pentecost), Apostle Lt. Col. Benjamin Kumi-Woode (Acting Director, Air Force Religious Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces), and Apostle Vincent Anane Denteh (National Co-ordinator of the Chieftaincy Ministry and Director of Pentecost Men’s Ministry).
The Royals Conference, an initiative of The Church of Pentecost, is held every three years. The maiden one was held in 2014, followed by the second edition which took place in 2017. However, the third edition which was supposed to have taken place in 2020 could not come on due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The gains made from the previous conferences led to the establishment and the inauguration of the Chieftaincy Ministry of the church in 2019. The initiative of the church was designed to serve as a vehicle to bridge the gap that exists between the chieftaincy institution i.e. the palace and the Church.