Elder Cobbinah honoured by PIWC-Ablekuma
Elder Gyedu Cobbinah (3rd right) with ministers of the church
It was a moment of joy and sober reflection when Elder Joseph Gyedu Cobbinah, a retired Educationist and Elder of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC)-Ablekuma was honoured for his service to God and mankind.
Elder Cobbinah’s 36 years of ministry work was honoured together with 47 other church officers for their dedication to service as part of the retirement service, held by PIWC-Ablekuma last Sunday at its auditorium in Accra.
The glamorous service was attended by loved ones who sang and praised God for His love and guidance for the church and the officers.
It was officiated by the District Pastor, Abraham Nimako Boateng and was graced by all ministers and their wives in the Area, Area Executives of the various ministries, District Executives, family members as well as friends and well-wishers.
In a short sermon on the theme; ‘How are you beginning and how are you ending,’ from Job 8:7, Pastor Nimako Boateng advised the church not to take for granted where God has placed them, but embrace it with faith, saying “without faith, it is impossible to please God.”
Citing two characters in the bible, Pastor Nimako Boateng said Saul in the Old Testament had a great beginning but ended poorly.
He said Saul did not belong to the kingship of Judah but was favoured by God to be the first King of Israel. However, he disrespected God and did things on his own way which “eventually made him miss his mark.”
On the other hand, he said Saul in the New Testament started poorly and was leading murderous threats against the disciples, but his encounter at Damascus changed the narrative.
Pastor Nimako Boateng urged the church to seek God diligently to the end while holding on to the faith, saying “the important thing in our calling is to be able to defend the faith, that’s why elders are called custodians and stewards of faith,” he stressed.
As part of the service, the District Presbytery and Pension’s Committee as well as Children’s Ministry, paid glowing tribute to Elder Gyedu Cobbinah and presented citations in honour of his service and immense contributions towards the growth of the church.
The church officers also received gifts for their contributions for the Kingdom mandate.
Elder Gyedu Cobbinah expressed gratitude to God and the leadership of the church for the honour bestowed on him and promised to continue to serve the Lord who had called him.
Elder Gyedu Cobbinah who gave his life to Jesus on March, 1976, at the age of 19 had served God diligently for the past 47 years. He has gone through the mill from being a member to serving in various leadership positions of the Church of Pentecost as a Church Worker, Deacon, Elder (Presiding) and other portfolios.
By Vivian Arthur