The Executive Presbytery Officers of Assemblies of God, Ghana, led by the General Superintendent, Rev Stephen Wengam, have paid an official visit to the headquarters of USA Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri.
The visit was at the invitation of the General Superintendent of the USA Assemblies of God, Rev Doug Clay, who doubles as the Vice Chairman of the World Assemblies of God.
The Ghana delegation held fruitful discussions with their US counterparts on missions, church planting, leadership development, and the need to deepen the collaboration between the two churches.
Rev Wengam thanked the US Assemblies of God for being the “human instruments God used to start the first Assemblies of God Church in Ghana in 1931 and sending over 100 missionaries to serve the nation”.
He briefed the meeting about the state of the church in Ghana and the vision of the current administration, which includes aggressive membership growth and evangelism, the planting of 12,000 churches and the building of a Centenary City Project to mark the 100 years of Assemblies of God, Ghana.
The wife of the General Superintendent of the US Assemblies of God, Mrs Gail Clay, and her Ghanaian counterpart, Lady Mrs Monica Wengam, held a private meeting on the sidelines to discuss issues about ministers’ wives and women’s ministry.
Rev Wengam and his team also visited the US Foreign Missions Office, Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, the World Prayer Centre, and the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.
At Evangel University, which is one of the 15 universities owned by the USA Assemblies of God, Rev Wengam requested affiliation with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Ghana, and this was accepted.
The Ghanaian delegation also toured Africa’s Hope, a resource centre established to equip African theological seminaries. Africa’s Hope, which is headed by a veteran missionary, Rev Randy Tarr, is currently funding two library projects at the north and south campuses of Assemblies of God, Ghana Theological Seminary.
Other members of the Ghanaian delegation were the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev Dr Godwin Tito Agyei; the General Treasurer, Rev Dr Simon Abu Baba; the Senior Pastor of Jesus Power Assemblies of God in Columbus, Ohio, Apostle Bismark Akomea; and the Head of Operations at the Headquarters of Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev Dr Freeman Tete.