Apostle Dr Stephen K. Amoani, Chairman of Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), and six members of the church’s Executive Council were on Sunday inducted into office at a ceremony in Accra.
The induction came after an Executive Council meeting in Ho, this year.
The Executive Council members, who are to steer the affairs of the church for the next four years, has Apostle Dr Emmanuel Kwabena Osei Donkor as the General Secretary, Apostle Jeroham John Obour, Field Director, Apostle William K. Amaning as the Missions Director, Reverend James Awuniselya, Prophetic Director.
The rest are Rev Joseph Sakyi, Christian Education Director, and Reverend Justice Samuel Ebo Baiden, Evangelism Director.
The Guest Speaker for the ceremony, Apostle Ekow Badu Wood, General Secretary of Ghana Pentecostal Council, who spoke on the theme: “Better is the End than the Beginning.” advised the newly elected executives not to be self centred leaders in the discharge of their duties.
He said the executives should keep their eyes opened, and to be transparent to the “finishing line” without letting ambiguity to be their hallmark.
He said the God who has lifted them up is going to help them deliver their mandate successfully.
“Push forward no matter how stressful and have faith in the God that your end shall be great,” he said.
Apostle Badu Wood tasked the church to support the new executives with prayers, good heart filled with the Holy Ghost for integrity to continue to prevail in their works and CACI as a whole.
In his acceptance speech, Apostle Amoani, pledged the Church’s efforts to speak against the ills and vices in the society and lead in the crusade against corruption, politics of insults, intimidation and violence which the mission condemns in no uncertain terms.
“The Church will not relent in its efforts to speak against the ills and vices in the society as well as lead the crusade against the upsurge of homosexuality, politics of insults, intimidation and violence against the vulnerable.
“We indeed share in the worries and concerns of government about issue of rogue pastors and charlatans reportedly engaged in all kinds of despicable immoral and criminal acts to the discomfort and disdain of all well-meaning Ghanaians,” he said
Apostle Amoani re-affirmed the church’s commitment to co-operate with all churches and religious bodies, especially Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council as well as non-governmental organisations to stimulate religious tolerance and co-existence.
He called for the strengthening of state and church relationship to ensure that the church contributes effectively to the development of the nation.
He however advised the public to change their bad behaviours and attitudes regarding general hygiene and sanitation to help keep the cities and towns as well as the drainage systems clean.
On the June 3 disaster that befell the country, Apostle Amoani consoled the bereaved families and encouraged them to take solace. GNA