Rev Dr Stephen Yenusom Wengam, Lead Pastor of Cedar Mountain Chapel, an Assemblies of God Church branch in Accra, has been elected General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Ghana.
Rev. Wengam was elevated during the church’s 30th biennial General Council Meeting, which was held at the University of Cape Coast and was attended by over three thousand delegates.
Rev Professor Yaw Frimpong-Manso, who has been General Superintendent for the past 12 years, is succeeded by the 50-year-old pastor.
In his victory speech, Rev Dr Wengam stated that he needs to “unite the Assemblies of God, Ghana for true spiritual revival and greatness.”
He also promised “visionary and progressive leadership of integrity, shift, speed, open heavens, and Great Commission fulfilment.”
Rev Dr Wengam recalled how the church [Assemblies of God] was once Ghana’s leading Pentecostal church. It was the first to establish a Bible School, and a Radio Ministry, and to use social action to win souls and transform communities. It was also the first Assemblies of God church in the world to produce a President and a Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana.
“We will regain our position as the leading Pentecostal Church,” Rev Wengam declared. Our church is destined for greatness, and greatness is our lot. Remember that we are descendants of the Azusa Street Revival.”
Rev Dr Wengam recalled his path to the church’s highest office as “rough and tough as I endured odds, resistance, and false accusations and misrepresentations.”
He thanked God for calling him to that position, saying, “It’s a 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 moral of the story is that we should not prioritize the law over grace.”