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September 1, 2003 | General News

Rev Steve Mensah Chairs NACCC


Accra, Sept. 1, GNA - The Reverend Steve Mensah of Christian Evangelistic Ministry (CEM) was at the weekend elected Chairman of the National Association Charismatic Christian Churches (NACCC). Rev Mensah, who replaces Bishop Dag Heward Mills of Lighthouse Cathedral, was elected at the end of the four-day annual Conference of the NACCC held at the Lighthouse Cathedral in Accra. He is to serve a two-year term.

He beat three other nominees, the Reverend Dennis Osei-Manu of the Soul Clinic International Church (SCIC) and the Reverend Robert Ampiah-Kwofie of the Charismatic Christian Evangelistic Ministry. NACCC is an Association of over 200 charismatic churches across the country.

In an interview with Journalists, Rev Mensah said it was time to bring order into the church, saying, "currently there are a number of persons who have established churches and are acting contrary to Christian teachings."

He said such churches must be under the NACCC to ensure that their activities did not impinge on the rights and ignorance of their membership.

Rev. Mensah, a founding member of NACCC, said it would go out to bring all charismatic churches under its umbrella to help to bring their operations in line with societal norms.

Rev. Mensah said NACCC would also begin to play greater role in shaping national development and thought.

He said NACC's yearly national inter-denominational church service would continue to be the highlight on its calendar at which the Association would seek to reconcile the nation.

Rev. Mensah said the nation had reached a stage where every Ghanaian must contribute to its development.

A citation read by the Reverend Emmanuel Kwabena Ansah, Senior Associate Pastor of the SCIC, said Rev. Mensah was elected due to his passion for the development of souls in the remotest parts of the country.

"Since the formation of the NACCC in 1999, you have faithfully performed your role as National Co-ordinator par excellence. Your election onto the NACCC Board confirms the confidence and trust in you as an effective net-worker in the body of Christ."

This years' Conference was presided over by the Reverend Eastwood Anaba of the Fountain Gate Chapel.

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