A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST
The Church of Pentecost, like most great institutions, started in a small way. The Church’s beginnings are linked to the ministry of Pastor James McKeown (1900-1989); an Irish missionary sent by the Apostolic Church, Bradford, United Kingdom (UK), to the then Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1937 to help a group of believers of the Apostolic Faith led by Rev. Peter Newman who later became the founder of Christ Apostolic Church in a town called Asamankese.
Due to doctrinal differences bed on divine healing, the group split in 1939 into the Christ Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Church, Gold Coast. The latter saw great expansion under Pastor James McKeown. In 1953, a constitutional crisis led to the founding of Gold Coast Apostolic Church lead by Pastor James McKeown.
On the attainment of independence by the country in 1957 and following the changes of its name to Ghana, the Gold Coast Apostolic Church was renamed the Ghana Apostolic Church. The split in 1953 did not end the crisis. New conflicts compelled the then President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr Kwame Nkrumah, to advise the leadership of the Ghana Apostolic Church to adopt a new name in order to foster peace and harmony on the Pentecostal front. Therefore, on August 1, 1962, the new name, The Church of Pentecost, legally replaced the Ghana Apostolic Church.
The Church of Pentecost has since seen tremendous growth under various leaders as noted below.
Repositionong the Local church for maximum impact in the nations. (Colossians 2:6-7 | 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20)
WHAT WE DO
“go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, he believeth and is baptized shall be saved…,and in Matthew 25:40 ” in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
ABOUT OXFORD PIWC
Vivamus non tempus ligula. Aenean lobortis vel massa eget condimentum. Fusce vitae orci ut orci blandit consectetur. Sed ac feugiat ligula, non tincidunt urna. Nullam sagittis gravida nulla sit amet cursus. Quisque tristique imperdiet turpis, nec hendrerit magna auctor ut. Nulla vulputate porttitor tempus.
Donec et rutrum arcu. Aenean id nisl eros. Mauris fringilla ac nisl ac imperdiet. Nunc varius rhoncus molestie. Vestibulum at ante id metus fringilla semper ut sodales tellus. Morbi dapibus, nunc in fringilla lobortis, orci mauris lobortis massa, sit amet imperdiet dolor orci a odio.
Mauris porttitor tempor pretium. Nulla augue felis, sagittis sed metus sit amet, hendrerit ornare lectus. Sed consequat rhoncus lectus, eu tempus purus vulputate ac.
Curabitur ornare lacus libero, a consequat nibh auctor ac. Vivamus maximus fermentum turpis vitae convallis. Curabitur gravida mi a augue pulvinar vestibulum. Etiam eu justo non.
Vivamus maximus fermentum turpis vitae convallis. Curabitur gravida mi a augue pulvinar vestibulum. Etiam eu justo non ipsum egestas faucibus ac sed arcu.