The Lead Pastor of Cedar Mountain International Church in Accra, Reverend Stephen Yenusom Wengam, has been elected the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Ghana.
The election took place at the 30th biennial General Council meeting of the church on the night of Thursday, August 4, 2022. The meeting saw more than 3000 delegates in attendance at the University of Cape Coast.
The 50-year-old Man of God takes over from Rev Professor Yaw Frimpong-Manso who served for 12 years as the General Superintendent.
Delivering his acceptance speech, he said his first vision is to “unite Assemblies of God for true spiritual revival and greatness”, and to also ensure that the “visionary and progressive leadership of integrity, shift, speed, open heavens, and fulfillment of the Great Commission.”
“We will regain our position to become the leading Pentecostal Church. Ours is a church destined for greatness and greatness is our portion. Remember, we are products of the Azusa Street Revival,” says Rev Wegnam.
He said the journey to the highest office of Assemblies of God, Ghana has been “rough and tough as I endured odds, resistance, false accusations and misrepresentations.”
He thanked God for bringing him this far and indicated that “it’s victory for the ordinary local pastor who may never become District Pastor, Regional Superintendent or Executive Presbytery Member but who now has hope that indeed God still raises Davids from obscurity to prominence. The lesson to all is that we should not put the law above grace.”
The newly elected superintendent reminded that Assemblies of God used to be the leading Pentecostal Church in Ghana.
He explained that it was the first to establish a Bible School, a Radio Ministry, use social action activities to win souls, and transform communities. It was also the first church of Assemblies of God worldwide to produce a President and a Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.