The Church of Pentecost

The Church of Pentecost is a Pentecostal denomination in Ghana.

The Church of Pentecost
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ClassificationEvangelical Christianity
TheologyPentecostal
GovernancePresbytery
RegionWorldwide
HeadquartersAccra
FounderRev. James McKeown
Origin1 August 1962
Asamankese, Ghana
CongregationsOver 20,000
MembersOver 3,000,000
Official websitethecophq.org

HistoryEdit

has its origins in a British mission of Rev. James McKeown (missionary) in Ghana in 1937.[1] In 1962, The Church of Pentecost was founded.[2] Through foreign missionary work and establishing relationships with other Pentecostal churches, the Church of Pentecost expanded into a worldwide movement. The Church of Pentecost currently operates in 105 Nations headed by Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists and Senior Pastors throughout the world and about 21,802 local assemblies in 2,381 Districts. In 2018, global membership of the Church stands at 3,257,943, with children constituting about 1,056,062. The Church of Pentecost had 137,862 church officers and 2,492 ordained ministers in 101 nations.[3]

Church LeadershipEdit

Chairman of the Church of Pentecost

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2013, page 117
  2. ^ J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, page 698
  3. ^ The Church of Pentecost, Statistics, thecophq.org, Ghana, retrieved February 19, 2020
  4. ^ "Church of Pentecost: Apostle Eric Nyamekye is new chairman". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2019-03-28.

BibliographyEdit

  • An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity – Allen Anderson – ISBN 0521532809
  • Religions of the World, Second Edition – J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann -ISBN 1598842048