It’s time for regulation of pastors, churches – Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council


The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has called on government and other religious bodies to spearhead efforts for the formation of self-regulatory bodies that would check activities of independent pastors and churches.

In a communiqué signed by its Chairman,  Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah and General Secretary Samuel Antwi,  the council expressed worry about charlatans who are denting the Christian practice

 The Pentecostal and Charismatic church leaders underscored the need for the setting up of the quasi-formal regulatory bodies since Ghanaians are becoming disillusioned with Christianity and religion.

The council says activities of charlatans parading as pastors have become too rampant.

According to the council the proliferation of independent pastors and churches who are exploiting the society is undermining the integrity of the gospel of Christ.

The council also called on the media to be more circumspect in programmes they put on air, particularly on TV and radio stations.

It wants Christian programmes to reflect national values.

On corruption, the council challenged the Christian community to show the way and also encourage Government to strengthen the existing departments to work in the interest of national development. 

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council was founded by the Assemblies of God Church, The Church of Pentecost, Elim Pentecostal Churches, The Christ Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Church to among other things, to “promote good relationship between member Churches and other church organizations in Ghana in particular and in the world at large”.

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