Rev Prof Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso has been inducted as the new President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) to lead the Council.
Rev. Frimpong –Manso took over from Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah as the 7th President of the Council after Apostle Onyinah has served his second term of office as the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost (COP).
The appointment follows Prof Frimpong-Manso’s nomination by the National Executive Council and later election by the Council’s National Delegate’s Conference.
Lets take a look at a short profile of the new President of GCPP, who is also the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God church, Ghana.
Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso was born on 15th March 1959. He had his secondary school education at the Osei Tutu Senior High School, where he obtained his GCE Ordinary level certificate in 1980. He proceeded to the Southern Ghana Bible College, and obtained a Diploma in Biblical studies (1981-1983). He holds two other diploma in Theology from Mattersey Hall and University of Cambridge, both in the United Kingdom (1989-1992). He also holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sheffield, U.K (1998-2001), a certificate in Advanced Leadership Training, Hawaii (2001) and a PhD degree in Theology from University of Wales, U.K (2009-2014). In 2017, he was appointed as professor of Ministry by the Global University (USA).
Rev. Professor Frimpong –Manso has been a pastor of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, for over thirty (30) years and has risen through the ranks from a local church pastor to District Pastor, to Regional Superintendent and currently the General Superintendent. As General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, God has used him to reposition the church to become one of the key Christian denominations in the Ghana. Rev. Prof. Frimpong –Manso was instrumental in securing funds for the on-going construction of an ultra-modern Head Office Complex for the Assemblies of God, Ghana, which is expected to be completed in 2019. He was instrumental in the establishment of the vision 3,000 project of the Assemblies of God, Ghana which seeks to plant three thousand (3,000) local churches in Ghana within five years (2015-2019). His passion is mobilising the church to reach the lost in fulfilment of the Great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In terms of Public Life and Corporate Governance, Rev. Prof. Frimpong Manso has over the years served on more than twenty (20) Boards and church Councils, comprising Banking Institutions, Insurance Companies and Churches. Currently, he is a member of the National Executive Council of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic (GPCC) and also the Assistant Secretary to the African Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA), a continental body of the Assemblies of God in Africa. He also serves as Chairman of the Small Arms and Light Weapons Commission of the Republic of Ghana. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Ghana.