The total membership of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana reached three million three hundred thirty-three thousand six hundred fifty-four (3,333,654) as of December 2021.
This figure constitutes 10.8% of the total Ghanaian population of thirty million eight hundred thirty two thousand nineteen (30,832,019) as stated in the 2021 Population and Housing Census report by the Statistical Service of Ghana. Ghana.
The Church of Pentecost alone constitutes about 15.2% of the total Christian population of Ghana and 34.3% of the Pentecostal and charismatic community in Ghana.
This was revealed by the President of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye during the opening session of the 17th Extraordinary Meetings of the Council held today in Gomoa-Fetteh, Kasoa, in the central region of Ghana.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye also revealed that the total membership of the Church of Pentecost reached three million nine hundred one thousand four hundred (3,901,400) as of December 31, 2021.
Currently, the Church of Pentecost, which is one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the world, has branches in 135 other countries.
According to the president, the Church of Pentecost, Ghana constitutes 85.2% of the total membership in the world.
He added: “The remaining 14.5%, or five hundred and sixty-seven thousand, seven hundred and forty-six (567,746) were accounted for by our external (foreign) branches, including the two autonomous nations namely Benin and Ivory Coast. “Ivory”.
Apostle Nyamekye repeated that the total number of congregations (churches) in the outer branches stood at 6,533, while the number of districts stood at 1,187. These represent a 6 percent increase .0% and 5.5% respectively.
He pointed out that the number of members in the non-self-governing nations increased by 28,673, giving an overall total of 372,706 members, while the two self-governing nations recorded a decrease of 2,076 members during the reporting period. . This, he explained, resulted in a decrease in their total membership from 197,116 in 2020 to 195,040 in 2021.
The Church of Pentecost has 27 additional new nations joining the existing 109 nations. These are Algeria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Cambodia, Colombia, Comoros, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg , Macau, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia and Sudan.
Apostle Nyamekye, however, said, “Inasmuch as we have to thank God for the numerical growth of the church, I would like to make clear that our measurement of growth as a church should not only be statistical but both spiritual and moral. member development. So it is my prayer that our numbers translate into justice to impact society.
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