Pastor Ebenezer Hagan has officially assumed directorship of the Youth Ministry of The Church of Pentecost following his induction into office on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
Pastor Hagan takes over from Apostle David Nyansah Hayfron who served as the Youth Ministry Director of the Church for eight years. Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, the Koforidua Area Head and Executive Council Member of the Church has also been appointed as the new Patron of the ministry.
As Youth Ministry Director, Pastor Hagan would be responsible for the administration of the Youth Ministry. He would be responsible for planning special programmes for youth and as well as evangelism initiatives in schools, colleges and the universities. He would also be expected to provide study materials for the Ministry and also chair the meetings of the Executive Committee in the absence of the Patron.
Making his first official statement as Youth Ministry Director of the Church, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan expressed gratitude to God who called him into this ministry and particularly into the office of Youth Ministry Director. He was also grateful to the leadership of the church for the confidence and trust reposed in him to lead the Youth Ministry in this age when the youth constitute 43% of the church’s entire membership.
He also acknowledged the great work done by his predecessors, particularly, Apostle David Nyansah Hayfron, who directly handed over the baton of leadership to him.
Pastor Hagan stated that, under his directorship, the Youth Ministry would focus on grounding young members of the Church in Christ and unleash them to possess the nations. He stressed that although the ministry would primarily focus on firmly rooting young members in the Christian faith, the ministry would be equally committed to unleashing these young members, who he describes as the workforce of the Church, to possess the various spheres for the Lord.
“The third aspect of the vision, would be to develop the youth holistically by giving attention to their social, emotional, intellectual, personal and physical needs in our intervention deployment. This will make them relevant in today’s world and will equip them to permeate every sphere of society with Christ,” he said.
He also hinted that, under his tenure, PENSA International would be used as a springboard to intensify the missions enterprise of The Church of Pentecost across the globe.
The induction service of Youth Ministry Director was officiated by the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, ably assisted by the General Secretary, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, and other ministers of the Church. The event also witnessed the induction of Prof. William Otoo Ellis as the new Deputy Director of the Children’s Ministry of the Church.