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List of Top 5 Charismatic Churches in Ghana

We have taken the trouble to give you the list of top 5 Charismatic Churches in Ghana. Ghana is a religious nation with different religions made up of over 71% Christians, over 15% Muslims, and traditionalists making up over 8% according to the 2010 census.

Affiliation 2000 census 2010 census
Christian 68.8% 71.2%
Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1% 28.3%
Protestant 18.6% 18.4%
Catholic 15.1% 13.1%
Other Christian 11% 11.4%
Muslim 15.9% 17.6%
Traditional 8.5% 5.2%
None 6.1% 5.2%
Other 0.7% 0.8%

Source: GSS
Religious tolerance in Ghana is very high. The major Christian celebrations of Christmas and Easter are recognized as national holidays.

In the past, vacation periods have been planned around these occasions, thus permitting both Christians and others living away from home to visit friends and family in rural areas.

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is observed by Muslims in Ghana and important traditional occasions are celebrated.

These festivals include the Adae, which occur fortnightly, and the annual Odwira festivals. There is also the annual Apoo festival activities, which is a kind of Mardi Gras and is held in towns across Ghana.

According to the 2010 census, Charismatic churches compose 28.3% of the Christian religion. This confirms that the huge chunk of Christians are in the various charismatic churches.

The list below shows our selected top 5 charismatic churches in Ghana.

 

Now here is the List of Top 5 Charismatic Churches in Ghana

 

1. Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI)

Lighthouse Chapel International is a Charismatic church that was founded by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills in Ghana, West Africa in 1985 under the name Korle-Bu Christian Centre; it was changed to the current name in 1987.

Their mission is: to build 25,000 churches, to have Churches in 150 countries, to fight fiercely and relentlessly in all battles for the advancement of the churches and the Gospel, to produce radical Christians who work for God, to go to heaven and to hear Jesus say – “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Lighthouse Chapel International, Qodesh Building

Lighthouse Chapel International, Qodesh Building

Lighthouse Chapel International, Qodesh Building

Lighthouse Chapel International, Qodesh Building

Inside Lighthouse Chapel International, Qodesh Building

Its headquarters, the Qodesh, is located in Accra, Ghana. Bishop Heward-Mills is also a renowned evangelist who has taken the gospel to many remote locations in Africa through his Healing Jesus Campaign.

He is also the author of 30 books, including the bestseller Loyalty and Disloyalty; there are currently 6 million books in print in 8 languages.

The church has a humanitarian charity, Help the Helpless, which seeks to help the blind, prisoners, the poor, the sick, and widows.

It also has an orphanage, The Lighthouse Christian Home, and a primary school, The Lighthouse Christian Mission School, both of which are under the management of his wife, Lady Rev. Adelaide Heward-Mills.

The church also has Anagkazo Bible School, which trains people for the ministry. Lighthouse Chapel International has over 1200 branches in 61 countries worldwide. It is fast becoming one of the biggest denominations in the world.

Theology Pentecostal
Language Multilingual
Headquarters Qodesh, North Kaneshie, Accra, Ghana
Founder Dag Heward-Mills
Founded 1987
University Owned Anagkazo
Phones 050 125 8626
Official website lighthousechapel.org

 

2. Action Chapel International (ACI)

Action Chapel International (ACI) is a Charismatic Christian church based in Accra, Ghana. The church was founded by Nicholas Duncan-Williams in 1979, and since 1992 has met in the “Prayer Cathedral” near Accra airport.

It is the headquarters of Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM). Nicholas Duncan-Williams, a disciple of Benson Idahosa, founded the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI) church in 1979.

Inside Action Chapel International

Inside Action Chapel International

Action Chapel International

Action Chapel International

The CAFM was the first Charismatic church in Ghana. It was followed by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in 1984.

As of 2015 Duncan Williams was still head of Action Chapel International and was also chairman of the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC). ACI owns the Dominion University College, secular and biblical modern university in Accra.

Theology Pentecostal
Language Multilingual
Headquarters ACI, Spintex Road, Accra, Ghana
Founder Nicholas Duncan-Williams
Founded 1979
University Owned Dominion University College
Phones 055 256 7081
Official website actionchapel.net

 

3. International Central Gospel Church (ICGC)

International Central Gospel Church headed by Dr. Mensa Otabil, a motivational preacher and forthright man of God is the second oldest Charismatic Church in Ghana behind Action Chapel International.

The International Central Gospel Church – ICGC is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra, Ghana. The first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of just about twenty people.

International Central Gospel Church, Christ Temple

International Central Gospel Church, Christ Temple

International Central Gospel Church, Christ Temple

International Central Gospel Church, Christ Temple

From February 1984 to April 1986, the membership grew to about one hundred and eighty (180) adults in regular attendance. The early meetings of the church were held in several facilities which included classrooms, a private residence, a public hall, a science laboratory, a mechanical workshop and a cinema theatre.

In May 1986, the church settled in a rented scout hall – the Baden Powell Memorial Hall – which became its home for the next ten years.

During this ten-year period, the membership rose to over 4,000. This period also saw aggressive missionary church planting activities with local assemblies established in almost all the major towns and cities of Ghana. Several other churches were also planted in cities in Europe and the United States.

The first congregation which was established in February 1984, now designated as the Christ Temple Assembly, has directly planted over forty other churches out of the original congregation in the Accra – Tema metropolis of Ghana alone.

In 1988, the ICGC established a ministerial institute to train a new generation of leaders to carry out its vision. From the initial six-month certificate in ministry, the college has developed into the premier private-owned University in Ghana known as the Central University College.

Again in 1988, the church instituted an educational scholarship scheme, known as Central Aid, to finance the education of selected needy students in pre-tertiary educational institutions. This scheme is now considered the largest non-governmental scholarship programme for students in pre-tertiary education in Ghana.

The International Central Gospel Church is a socially conscious Christian church which upholds the philosophy of Human dignity and Excellence. It engages in promoting and staging events whose impact have reached the depths of the Ghanaian society and brought Christ to the doorsteps of the people.

Theology Pentecostal
Language Multilingual
Headquarters Christ Temple, 69 Ring Road West, Accra, Ghana
Founder Mensa Otabil
Founded 1984
University Owned Central University College
Phone  (+233) 302 688 000 – 4
Official website www.centralgospel.com

 

4. Perez Chapel International

Perez Chapel International is an evangelical, Pentecostal Charismatic Christian church. It was founded by bishop Charles Agyin-Asare and is headquartered in Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana.

The church was founded under the name of Word Miracle Church International by Charles Agyin-Asare in 1987 in Tamale.

Perez Chapel International

Perez Chapel International, Inside Perea Dome

 

Perez Chapel International

Drone view of Perez Chapel International

In 1994, the headquarters were transferred to Accra and a new church was established with 70 people. In 2011, it inaugurated the Perez Dome, a 14,000-seat temple. In 2013, the Perez Dome had 7,000 members and the denomination had 50,000 members in Accra.

It took the name of Perez Chapel International in 2013. In 2017, it claimed to have 400 churches in 16 countries.

The Church runs the Perez University College is a co-ed Christian University located in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central region of Ghana. It was formerly known as the Pan African Christian University College. It was the first private university to be established in the Central region.

Theology Pentecostal
Language Multilingual
Headquarters Perez Dome, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
Founder Charles Agyin-Asare
Founded 1987
University Owned Perez University College
Phone  (+233) 302 688 000 – 4
Official website www.perezchapel.org

 

5. Royalhouse Chapel International

Royalhouse Chapel International was founded by the Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah after his encounter with the Lord on June 19th, 1991.

Before his encounter and subsequent arrival in Ghana in November 1992, he had given approval to his wife, Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah (affectionately called Mama Rita) to start Sunday services with members of Showers of Blessings who were then available.

Royalhouse Chapel International, Inside Oil Dome

Royalhouse Chapel International, the entrance of Oil Dome

 

Royalhouse Chapel International, Inside Oil Dome

Royalhouse Chapel International, Inside Oil Dome

 

Royalhouse Chapel International, Inside Oil Dome

Drone view of Royalhouse Chapel International, Oil Dome

The meetings began at the GES Model Nursery School in Accra at North Ridge with 12 adults and 5 children attending the first Sunday service.

The name under which they operated from March 1991 was Abundant Life Missions International. But in July 1993, the name of the church was changed to Bible Worship Centre to reflect the new vision and focus with which Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah was going to operate.

To give the church a global focus, the name was modified in August 1994 to International Bible Worship Centre (IBWC). Royalhouse Chapel International (RCI) was approved and from March 1999 to date, it has been the operational name of the Church.

 

Theology Pentecostal
Language Multilingual
Headquarters No.16 Ring Road West, Accra, Ghana
Founder Sam Korankye Ankrah
Founded 1991
University Owned Christian Leadership College
Phone 030 222 1255
Official website www.royalhousechapel.org

 


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Akufo-Addo is no longer my friend – Boakye Agyarko

Most people in the government have already shown their dishonesty to the president and already called themselves out of the game plan. Hon. Agyarko Boakye was a great member of Parliament who was appointed at the early ruling stage of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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In an interview, Boakye Agyarko has revealed he does not talk to the President anymore. According to him, he trusted the president but he betrayed him.

He declared Nana used to be one of his best pals in Ghana but right now they are no more friends, He emphatically illustrated that even when it comes to marriage, people can marry for about 30 years and still go in for divorce.

He stated emphatically that the last time he spoke with the president was over a year ago and since then he has not spoken with the President again.

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These plants have power to ward off evil spirits from home

Human environments are surrounded by different kinds of spirits that most of us can’t see with our eyes. But nature has its own way of protecting these environments with plants and other creatures that only those with spiritual divinity can foretell.

The Holy Bible even emphasizes that plants have spiritual powers that can redeem mankind from different problems in life. Plants as science have made us understand manufacture their own food for energy by making use of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide from mankind and bear food and oxygen for humans survival.

This scientific process, therefore, explains the power that lives within plants that can even ward off evil spirits from our environment.

But not all plants have this ability. The following five plants have been well interpreted by people with spiritual divinity to have the potency in driving away bad spirits;

 

1. Saint George’s sword plant

 Saint George's Sword

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This plant has so many spiritual potencies. In Nigerian culture, it is believed that Saint George’s Sword Plant is used in rituals to remove evil eyes. Even apart from this spiritual benefit, the plant also has the potency of filtering the indoor air, removing 4 out of the 5 main toxins involved in the effects of sick building syndrome (Wikipedia). To use this potted plant to ward off bad spirits, it is ideal to place it outside your front door.

 

2. Peace Lily plant

Peace Lily plant

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This tiny potted plant has a unique way of confirming an attack from a bad spirit in the environment. If the plant wilts on its own without any sign of bad care, there are bad energies (spirits) that sucked all of its energy. This plant can be placed in bathrooms in a small vase.

3. Guinea plant

freycinetia new guinea

IMAGE SOURCE: Wikimedia

This powerful plant has the potency in driving out bad obsessive spirits that torment people to death.

 

4. Rue plant (Herb-Of-Grace)

Rue It’s no surprise that this plant is also called herb-of-grace. It serves as one of those plants that guard mankind against spirits of hatred, whether from live humans or spirits who have passed on.

In the Holy Bible, Rue is once quoted in Luke 11:42: “But woe unto you, Pharisees! For ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs”.

This powerful plant is a must-have in all households.

5. Oregano Plant

Oregano

IMAGE SOURCE: Mountain Crest Plant

Oregano Plant is a low-maintenance herb that may be kept both indoors and outdoors. The plant is ideal for growing in drought-prone places because it is native to hot, arid climates.

Evil spirits hate this planet and will never come close to it, no matter where they are planted. Place it on your porch or in a living room nook.

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Tertiary students in Ghana can now apply for student loans with ONLY Ghana Card- as Bawumia launches “No Guarantor Student Loan Policy”

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Tertiary students in Ghana can now apply for student loans with ONLY Ghana Card- as Bawumia launches “No Guarantor Student Loan Policy”

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched the No Guarantor Student Loan Policy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

The No Guarantor Student Loan Policy, a promise by the Akufo-Addo government prior to the 2020 elections, is to make tertiary education accessible to Ghanaian youth, especially graduates from the highly subscribed Free Senior High School policy.

With the No Guarantor Student Loan Policy, the cumbersome and restrictive policy of students providing three SSNIT contributors as guarantors before they could access student loans for tertiary education has been abolished. The No Guarantor Student Loan Policy Dr. Bawumia explained, makes it possible for qualified young Ghanaians to access loans to fund their tertiary education, using their Ghana Card.

REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO EDUCATION

Speaking at the launch, Vice President Bawumia said, the coming into fruition of the pro-poor policy, will remove barriers and significantly increase inclusive access to tertiary education.

“The removal of the guarantor requirement is a critical first step to ensuring cost is not a barrier to access and participation in tertiary education,” Dr. Bawumia said.

“Indeed, these are exciting times to be a youth in Ghana. One can go through education from basic to tertiary with guaranteed support from Government.”

The Vice President noted that globally, loans have enabled financially challenged individuals to go through Universities and pay after graduation and the government of President Akufo-Addo recognised this need, and the challenges associated with students getting guarantors to secure loans, hence the introduction of the No Gurantor Policy to ease the burden of parents of qualified Free SHS graduates.

Expressing his delight over the launch of the policy and how it will help the poor, Dr. Bawumia gave startling statistics of how many students are unable to access guarantor-required student loans, thus, possibly being denied access to tertiary education.

“Evidence shows that the guarantor requirement poses a barrier to access. Out of the 325,000 eligible students whose details were submitted by all the tertiary institutions on the Student Loans portfolio, only 9.6% could access the loan in the 2019/20 academic year,’ Dr. Bawumia revealed.

“Similarly, only 8.4% of eligible students could access loans in 2016/2017, 9.8% in 2017/18, and 8.6% in 2015/16. Further, in the 2019/20 academic year, 42% of the 7,552 loan applicants could not submit their completed forms because of difficulty finding eligible guarantors,” he added.

“We promised to remove the guarantor requirement as a condition for loan access in the 2020 manifesto of the NPP. In fulfillment of this promise, the Government has revised the policy; hence, tertiary students will not have to present a Guarantor in order to access student loans. Effective this school year, all eligible tertiary students will have to submit their Ghana Card to access the loans,” Dr. Bawumia said.

Dr. Bawumia also expressed delight that the No Guarantor Student Loan Policy has been made possible through the Ghanacard thanks to the investment the government has made in digital infrastructure, which has made the Ghanacard a reliable national identity card for Ghanaians.

“This is one of the benefits we derive as a country by prioritizing digitalization. It is at the core of every serious economic management.”

Various Speakers at the ceremony, including the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, and the  President of NUGS, Dennis Appiah Larbi,  expressed gratitude to the government of President Akufo-Addo for the policy.

All the speakers agree the policy will open doors for more brilliant but needy students to access tertiary education which they usually miss out due to lack of funding.

Also present at the ceremony was the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who expressed his Ministry’s commitment to ensuring the success of the policy.

The No Guarantor Student Loan Policy is another milestone in education after expanding access to secondary education through the Free SHS policy.

Qualified students are required to apply online to the Ghana Students Loan Trust with their Ghanacard and successful students will have their fees paid directly to their tertiary institutions.

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