Thursday, August 27, 2009

National Leadership Training and Retreat Center Officially Dedicated

Here are the National Apostle Rev. Albert Amoah
assisted by Apostle Sampson Yiadom, the National
Executive Secretary with Rev. S. O. Asante praying.

Walking towards the main entrance of the building are Apostles Amoah and Yiadom. The team of ministers and the other dignitaries are following from behind.

Father Eghan praying

Last Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the 450-seat capacity church auditorium of the Leominster Church of Pentecost, representatives and members of the Church of Pentecost USA, Inc witnessed the official dedication of the Pentecost Leadership Training and Retreat Center (PLTRC) as the national training center for the church in the USA.

Elder Emmanuel & Deaconess Grace Painstil with their two older boys

The dedication was officiated by the outgoing National Apostle, Apostle Albert Amoah and supported by Apostle Samson Yiadom, the national executive secretary, the New York Regional Head and the New England District Pastor, Rev. John Kwame Appiah. The national apostle introduced the membership of the National Leadership Training Board members present which included the National Head himself as Chairman, Rev. Augustus Asemnor of the New Jersey District, Deaconess Dr. (Mrs.) Dina Larbi Ampofo (RI), Elder Owusu-Sekyere (MD), and Elder Mac Obiri-Mainoo (MA). Elder Obiri-Mainoo was again introduced as the Training Administrator of the Center.
Also in attendance was Father Eghan of the Leominster Holy Family Cathedral, who sold the property to the Church of Pentecost USA, Inc and also offered prayers for the center.

The occasion was also used to appreciate the efforts and services of Elder Emmanuel Painstil and his wife and children for their contribution towards the procurement of the facility. Elder Painstil is now a member of the Leominster Assembly under the new presiding elder, Elder Koranteng Daarfour who had been transferred from the Worcester Central Assembly.

The above are some of the snap shots of the occasion.

STEE II and New Entrants Course Take Off

The National Head, Apostle Albert Amoah pose with the three visiting lecturers from the Pentecost University College (PUC) in Ghana

The Three Lecturers from Ghana from Left to Right are Rev. Dr. Samuel K. Asante, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Apea and Rev. Samuel Osei Asante.
The National Apostle and the Three Lecturers with the New Entrants

Last Monday, fourteen (14)ministers converged back at the National Leadership Training and Retreat Center (PLTRC)for the second round of the School of Theological Education by Extension (STEE) program. Also in residence were seven (7)new overseers called into the ministry of the Church of Pentecost USA, Inc.

The two groups of students are being handled by three visiting professors from Ghana's Pentecost University College (PUC) in the persons of Rev. Samuel Osei Asante, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Apea and Rev. Samuel K. Asante who was also here at STEE I. The outgoing national apostle, Rev. Albert Amoah was also in residence as a supporting lecturer, particularly for the new entrants.

Elder Prince Mac Obiri-Mainoo, the Training Administrator at the Pentecost Leadership Training and Retreat Center

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The maiden edition of the School of Theological Education by Extension (STEE) under the auspices of the Pentecost University College (PUC) in Ghana ended successfully on Friday, March 27 2009.

In all there were fourteen (14) participants made up of one apostle, two area heads, five pastors and six overseers in attendance in addition to seven others made up of pastors and overseers for the Training of Trainers program. Of-course, there was also one elder, in the person of Elder Mac Obiri-Mainoo of the Worcester PIWC who participated in the Training of Trainers sessions also.

The National Head, Apostle Albert Amoah and two of the lecturers, Rev. Dr. Samuel Asante and Rev. Joshua Yirenkyi-Smart were still in residence to end this session with the participants.

Please, read the comments of participants below.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

STEE- WEEK 2 Ends Amidst a Special Happy Birthday

Week 2 of the STEE program ended last Friday with the departure of all the seven participants of the Training of Trainers Course back to their respective districts.

Also leaving for New York was Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Anim, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology at PUC and leader of the team of lecturers who is due to fly back to Ghana on Tuesday. The climax of the week's activities was a special birthday song sang on behalf of a special person. The whole program, which lasted for about five minutes was captured by our cameraman in the pictures below. To find out whose birthday it was, and why it was special, find out who was the center of the attraction in the pictures below. God bless you!

The Two Groups Together with the National Head, Apostle Albert Amoah and the three lecturers from PUC

Train the Trainers Group of Pastors also includes Elder Obiri-Mainoo, the cameraman.

Happy Birthday Pictures!

Week 2

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reference Books, CDs/DVDs and Other Software


The following are good sources of reference books, CDs/DVDs and other materials and sites that have been mentioned in the ongoing course. Simply click on the links below or just copy and paste the addresses into your web browser one at a time:
Amazon There are several used books and other materials here at Amazon and the others below:
Barnes and Noble
Christian Book
Several materials are being sold at a discount at Christian Book
Borders at
Associated Content
Alibris Books:
Wikipedia, the Online Encyclopedia
Ebay The global auction center:
Online Banking at PayPal:
Online Banking at INGDirect
Free Computer/Internet

Please, add your recommendations!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Training of Trainers Program is from March 16-20

Participants of the training of trainers course have started arriving at the PLTRC in Leominster.
The program is due to start in full swing tomorrow, March 17, 2009.

This is Day 2 of the training and the eight participants, made up of seven pastors and one elder are having a really good time with the lecturers- Rev. Drs. Emmanuel Anim and Samuel Asante. Tomorrow Thursday would be with Rev. Joshua Yirenkyi Smart.

It is hoped that the training of trainers' program would be concluded on Friday by noon to enable the pastors to return to their states and districts.