General Secretary of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Immanuel Nii Okuley Tettey has pledged his commitment to work assiduously with Heads of Churches to strengthen measures to combat social cankers such as corruption in the country.
Christians make up 70 percent of the population in Ghana, therefore, if there is an epidemic of corruption cases, some Christians who are members of GPCC must be involved in the practice which retards national development, he said.
Apostle Tettey who was inducted into office as the new General Secretary last Saturday made this pledge at the farewell service of the immediate past General Secretary in Accra.
According to him, GPCC has the largest Christian population in Ghana therefore “it is my vision to work with the heads of churches to make a godly influence on our members because we can’t be the largest population yet the canker of corruption is worsening among other immoralities in the country.”
Defending the Christian faith he said, will require the church and every Christian not only to speak up against the Canker of Corruption in society but also to hold themselves accountable by teaching and disciplining the corrupt persons in the churches to eschew such acts.
Assuring members of GPCC of his commitment, Apostle Tettey pointed out, they should expect more capacity building and engagements which would enable them to strengthen their Christian faith and values so they could always defend and stand by it.
Reminding Christians of their mandate on earth, the new General Secretary noted that Christians should continue to equip themselves with the word of God since Christians are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, hence Christians must maintain their value of saltiness in this difficult and challenging generation.
“I am reminded and wish to once again call our patience to the fact that we cannot afford to lose our saltiness otherwise we will lose relevance before God and also lose relevance in the society,” he said.
Apostle Tettey promised to work under the guidance of the National Executive Council (NEC) to strengthen GPCC members for godly influence and to let the light of Christ shine on their path for unbelievers to follow.
Stressing on social immorality, he indicated, corruption is no longer a secret in the public sector even though Christians are the majority in the various offices, so who are those engaging in corruption?
He, therefore, cautioned Christians to always stand by their moral values irrespective of the situation they find themselves in.
Working with other stakeholders, the General Secretary promised to strengthen the unity among the various member churches of GPCC and called for their support.
He noted that he would continue the great work embarked upon by his predecessors to attract more members to the Council, and vowed to be guided by regulations instituted by the Council.
Apostle Immanuel Nii OkuleyTettey, who succeeded Reverend Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Planning, and a Master of Science, in Development Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS