CALVARY Assemblies of God Church - Ghana
How Our Church Started
Calvary Assemblies of God was established in 1987 as an autonomous
branch of the Assemblies of Ghana, with about ten members.
The meeting place was at Cape Coast Technical Institute at Abura,
a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
The Abura area being a predominantly Islamic community, the young church
was faced with the fortuitous challenge of winning the community
for Christ. With time the membership of the church grew to about
200 with the church operating under four major departments,
the Menís ministry and the Women, youth, and childrenís departments.
Other departments included the Educational, ie, Sunday school, Music,
Prayer and an Evangelistic Outreach team.
In January 1997, the church moved to its new premises at Kakomdo,
also a suburb of Cape Coast. The seating capacity of the new church
building, which is still under construction, is about 600, with an office and a vestry.
The church is committed to reaching out with the gospel to the community
and the surrounding villages. The church is also committed to raising
responsible Christian leaders to be active and dedicated to a total Christian ministry.
The vision of the church is to W.E.T. the Soul, and not to make the soul D.R.Y.
That is the church seeks to Win, Establish, and Train its members for fruitful
service. It is to ensure also that members do not Die spiritually, Relax in
their service to God or be put in a Yoke of sin. .
The church has members with various ethnic backgrounds, and meeting the
needs of all these people is a great challenge.
Many of the members are not gainfully employed and this puts a burden on the
churchís welfare programmes.
Only a few salaried workers and some petty traders support the evangelistic
programmes of the church and as such the church has limited financial
resources to meet her evangelist needs
The church is surrounded by many villages, this therefore makes it
imperative for the church to intensify her gospel outreach programmes and reach
them all for Jesus