APOSTLE KOFI ADONTENG BOATENG ORDAINED BISHOP
By Sebastian R. Freiku
APOSTLE KOFI Adonteng Boateng, the Ghanaian Founder and General Overseer of the Divine Word International Ministries in Springfield, VA-USA, has been ordained Bishop of the church.
The ordination ceremony last week was officiated by powerful men of God including Bishop Dr. Daniel Antwi-Boasiako, the Founder and General Overseer of Power of Faith International Ministry, Hudson ,Columbus Ohio; Bishop Dr. Jimmy Vaughan, founder and director of Gospel Evangelistic Association, Cascade-VA, Dr. Bishop Ebby Larbie, the General Overseer of Abundant Life Ministries International (Non Denominational Christian Fellowship) VA; Dr. Bishop Jesse Booth of Zoan Baptist Church, Frederiksburg – VA and Prophet Justice Kofi Anann of Destiny Apostolic International Church, United Kingdom.
They exhorted and encouraged the new Bishop to use his new position to win more souls for Christ.
“When one person lights up with the presence of God, other people light up too.
“If any man aspires to the office of Overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do”, Dr. Antwi Boasiako quoted 1 Timothy 3:1 during the sermon.
Bishop Antwi Boasiako added that Bishop Adonten has by philanthropic works, miracles,
generosity and devotion to the work of God made him very prominent throughout the United States, Africa and the world at large.”
Dr. Antwi Boasiko urged the Bishop to set a good example for the congregation to follow, so that they will not go astray.
Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem II, the Paramount Chief of Tepa Traditional area represented the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the colourful ceremony which was attended by thousands of Christians and people from all walks of life.
He congratulated the Founder and General Overseer of the Divine Word International Ministries on his elevation to the high office of Bishop.
“Now that you have been elevated to the office of Bishop I urge you to be lovely, respectful, honest, and hardworking and win more souls to the kingdom of God. If you fail in this respect you have not only failed your congregation, but also failed your creator”, Nana Adusei Ampem admonished.
The Tepahene, on behalf of the Asantehene, also presented a certificate of honor, signed by the Ashanti King, to the elevated man of God.
Shedding tears of joy, Bishop Adonteng Boateng recounted the agonies he had to go through and overcome to get this far in the face of the death of his Reverend minister, against his mother’s encouragement and support towards becoming a great man of God.
By dint of hard work, the God-fearing Mr. Kofi Adonteng Boateng has risen from lowly and very humble beginnings to Pastor Kofi Adonteng Boateng, then to Dr. of Divinity Kofi Adonteng Boateng, and to Apostle Boateng and finally to Bishop Adonteng Boateng.
The new Bishop expressed his profound gratitude to the church for their “prayers, love, advice, support and encouragement that has brought him this far with many successes in my cup. I am humbly urging you all not to stop your unflinching support for me”.
“God does his own things at the right time, he does it beautifully and this is the day that the Lord has made, we should all rejoice and be glad in it” Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng said.
The man of God further urged Christians to eschew back-biting, ill accusation, pull- him-down syndrome because a divided house cannot stand”.
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