The Church of Pentecost, like most great institutions, started in a small way. The Church’s beginnings are linked to the ministry of Pastor James McKeown (1900-1989); an Irish missionary sent by the Apostolic Church, Bradford, United Kingdom (UK), to the then Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1937 to help a group of believers of the Apostolic Faith led by Rev. Peter Newman who later became the founder of Christ Apostolic Church in a town called Asamankese.

Due to doctrinal differences bed on divine healing, the group split in 1939 into the Christ Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Church, Gold Coast. The latter saw great expansion under Pastor James McKeown. In 1953, a constitutional crisis led to the founding of Gold Coast Apostolic Church lead by Pastor James McKeown.

On the attainment of independence by the country in 1957 and following the changes of its name to Ghana, the Gold Coast Apostolic Church was renamed the Ghana Apostolic Church. The split in 1953 did not end the crisis. New conflicts compelled the then President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr Kwame Nkrumah, to advise the leadership of the Ghana Apostolic Church to adopt a new name in order to foster peace and harmony on the Pentecostal front. Therefore, on August 1, 1962, the new name, The Church of Pentecost, legally replaced the Ghana Apostolic Church.



2006 - Vision to Start a Church

The vision to start The Church of Pentecost in Denmark came through when the Holy Spirit prompted Sister Victoria Nutakor to identify that there is a need to have a branch in the country. This information was communicated to Pastor Thomas Osei Sekyere (then National Head of Norway) and through his initiative The Church of Pentecost Denmark was established in 2006. The first official church service was held on the 17th of September, 2006 at the Copenhagen Christian Center (Drejervej 18-22). Members that worshipped at the service officiated by Pastor Thomas Osei Sekyere were: Deacon William Osae Brother Francis Addo, Brother Francis Nutakor, Francis Addo, Sister, Mary Addo, Victoria Nutakor, and Esther Addo.

To the glory of God, the first anniversary was celebrated in September 2007. Apostle E. O Bediako officiated the service. The new church was blessed to have a 10 high profile delegation to grace the occasion. Apostle Dr. E.O. Bediako (National Head Germany), Apostle Eben Quaye (German North Area Head), Apostle J. S. Gyimah and wife Mrs. Elizabeth Gyimah (National Executive Council Member), Apostle Joseph Kwame Asabil (National Head Norway), Apostle Dr. S. K. Baidoo and wife Mrs. Rebecca Baidoo. (The International Mission Director), Apostle Dr. Koduah and wife Mrs. Rhahil Koduah (General Secretary. National Executive Council) Apostle Lord Agyin (Then National Head Holland), Apostle J. K. Appiah (Then Italy Area Head), Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo (The International Mission Director)

2007- 1stAnniversary

2009- Inaugration

An inaugural service was held at Birkeholm Sognehus Kirke, Hjortespringvej 130 Herlev. Pastor Nii Odae Quaye officiated the service. The Danish international Churches Director, Pastor Hans Lund witnessed the occasion. In the same year Pastor Joseph Kwame Asabil, the National Head of Norway took oversight responsibility of the Church in Denmark together with Pastor Thomas Osei Sekyere until 2010.

Pastor Samuel Edzie Davidson was posted to Denmark to serve as a Missionary from Ghana. Pastor Davidson’s arrival raised the image of the church. He inspired members and ensured stability in the Church. The membership steadily increased and recognizing the need for a larger church home the congregation moved to a new building at Kastanie Allé 20, 2. sal 2720 Vanløse. Elder William Osae acted the first Presiding Elder of the Central Church



Pastor Edmund Yeboah Appiah was posted to take responsibility for the Church as National Head both for Finland and Denmark. Pastor Edmund built on the foundation laid by his predecessors and ensured that the church forges a good relationship with other Pentecostal churches in Copenhagen.

In his attempt to reach out to other nationals who could not understand Akan, which was the medium of expression, the PIWC was set up in January 2014. This helped to bring other nationals such as Danes, Togolese, and Cameroonians into the church. The Elder Anthony Ayanovi became the first Presiding Elder of PIWC.

City Prayer Centre (CPC)
He initiated and inaugurated the CPC to serve as a spirit-filled interdenominational prayer time for the city of Copenhagen which is led by the PIWC.

Odense Assembly
Pastor Edmund had the vision to see with the spread of the church to other major cities in Denmark. This led to the inauguration of an Assembly in Odense in August 2015, Elder Edduggle Akwetey was appointed to act as the Presiding Elder for the new assembly.

Pastor Emmanuel Ennin on September 2015 was posted to Denmark and took over the responsibility of National Head. His coming was timely and relieved Pastor Edmund Yeboah Appiah to concentrate as National Head of Finland.

Spiritual Clinic
Through his initiative, the “Spiritual Clinic” was instituted. This is an open prayer session held on every Wednesday for all people from different background to come and refill their spiritual tank through intensive prayers

10th Anniversary
The church marked its 10th year of existence with grand celebrations, to thank the Almighty God for the growth of the Church. The key speaker for the occasion was the Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi Addo, assisted by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Gyesi Addo.

Korsør Assembly

The Korsør Assembly started as Home Cell with a small but faithful band of worshipers, who all attended worship services regularly in the home of Brother Samuel Agbesi and Sister Selina Osei-Agbesi. The leadership of the Home Cell made a passionate request to Pastor Emmanuel Ennin for an ordained officer to be in charge of the Cell’s activities. Deacon Dr. Kwabena Titi Ofei from PIWC was appointed as the leader of the Korsør Home Cell. At the first Home Cell meeting, he challenged the members to find a suitable auditorium for worship. Two members, Selina Osei-Agbesi and Thelma Nani contacted the Priest in charge of Korsør Pinsekirke, Preben Westh, to request for a place of worship. Priest Preben Westh and his board agreed for the church premises and other facilities to use free of charge. Inauguration of Korsør Assembly The Korsør Assembly was officially inaugurated on the 14th of April, 2018 at Pinsekirke by the National Head, Pastor Emmanuel Ennin. A total of 32-member witnessed the first service. Preben Westh was the special guest for the occasion. Deacon Dr. Kwabena Titi Ofei was appointed as the Presiding leader for the new Assembly.


2020 – To Present

On November 15, 2020 Apostle Gordon Opoku Boakye arrived from Switerzland, as National Head to replace Apostle Emmanuel Ennin who was transferred to Austria. He came with a vision of possessing the nation for Christ, saving souls, spreading the good news many souls and acquire a permanent place of worship for the church. He has initiated a host of specialized programs and outreach ministry designed to enhance and enrich the spiritual and educational growth of our church.
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