APOSTLE KOFI ADONTENG
BOATENG OF DIVINE WORD INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES IN
SPRINGFIELD-VIRGINIA ORDAINED BISHOP
Apostle Kofi Adonteng Boateng, the Founder and General
Overseer of the Divine Word International Ministries in Springfield,
VA-USA, was last week ordained a Bishop at an impressive ceremony held
at the church amid great jubilation and celebration. Thousands of
expectant Christians from all walks of life filled every space at the
church to witness the historic ordination, held amid singing and
powerful prayer sessions for spiritual breakthroughs for employment,
financial freedom and other social problems.
The prayer and singing sessions were led by the Divine
Angels headed by Minister Collins Boateng and Divine Mass Choir led by
Osei Assibey. Clad in all white and waving white handkerchiefs, the
congregation made a joyful noise unto the Lord with clapping, dancing
and prayers to express their thankfulness to God for elevating their
leader whose prayer line is well patronized by thousands of people
seeking spiritual salvation.
The ordination was officiated by four powerful men of God, the Founder
and General Overseer of Power of Faith International Ministry, Hudson -
Columbus Ohio, Bishop Dr.Daniel Antwi-Boasiako, Bishop Dr Jimmy Vaughan
- the founder and director of Gospel Evangelistic Association, Cascade -
VA, Dr.Bishop Ebby Larbie, the General Overseer of Abundant Life
Ministries International (Non Denominational Christain Fellowship) VA,
Dr Bishop Jesse Booth of Zoan Baptist Church ,Frederiksburg - VA, and
Prophet Justice Kofi Anann of Destiny Apostolic International Church -
United Kingdom who exhorted and encouraged the new Bishop to use his new
position to win more souls for Christ.
"When one person lights up with the presence of God,
other people light up too. If any man aspires to the office of overseer,
it is a fine work he desires to do", Dr Antwi Boasiako quoted from 1
Timothy 3:1 during the sermon.
Bishop Antwi Boasiako added that Bishop Adonten has by philanthropic
generosity and devotion to the work of God, made himself very prominent
throughout the United States, Africa ,and the world at large.
"Do not forget where he was before the Good Lord brought him to this
height. He urged the Bishop to set a good example for the congregation
to follow, so that they will not go astray, Dr Antwi Boasiko noted.
The Asantehene Otumfuor Osei -Tutu II added color and royalty to the
ceremony when he sent a powerful delegation led by Nana Adusei Tweneboah
Apem, the Paramount Chief of Tepa Traditional area. In an address, he
congratulated Bishop Adonteng on his elevation to the high office and
presented a certificate of honor signed by the His Majesty the
Asantehene to the man of God.
" Now that you have been elevated to the office of Bishop I am urging
you to be lovely, respectful, honest, hardworking and win more souls to
the kingdom of God. If you fail in these respects you have not only
failed your congregation, but also failed your creator", Nana Adusei
Apem pointed out.
Bishop .Adonteng Boateng in his message after his ordination, shed tears
as he recounted the agonies he has overcome to get this far especially
after the death of late his father, (a Reverend minister). However
,Bishop Adonteng Boateng said he believed his mother's
admonition and support on countless occasions that he would grow up to
be a great man of God.
By dint of hard work, God- fearing, and very humble beginnings, he has
risen from a lowly Mr Kofi Adonteng Boateng to Pastor Kofi Adonteng
Boateng , to Dr Kofi Adonteng Boateng ,then from Dr of Divinity to
Apostle Boateng and now he is Bishop Boateng.
"God does his own things at the right time, he does it beautifully and
this is the day that the Lord has made, we should all rejoice and be
glad in it", said Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng.
Bishop Adonteng Boateng expressed his profound gratitude to the church
for their "prayers, love, advise, support and encouragement that has
brought me this far with many successes in my cup. I am humbly urging
you all not to stop your unflinching support to me".
The man of God added: "Please, let us eschew back-biting ,ill
accusation, pull-him-her-down syndrome and let us do away with all the
negative tendencies, since they do not speak well of us as Christians.
We should also not forget that, a house divided cannot stand"
Report By Divine Word
International Ministries Communication Team