Ambassador Mahama Cuts ribbon for dedication of Church of Pentecost building in Northern Virginia
- Posted by Oral Ofori
- Posted in NEWS AND EVENTS
On Sunday, July 23, 2022, Her Excellency Hajia Alima Mahama honored an invitation by the leadership of the Church of Pentecost in Virginia to assist in cutting the ribbon for the dedication of a multimillion-dollar building constructed by the Church.
The Church of Pentecost (Ghana) in Northern Virginia was started about 30 years ago in Alexandria, Virginia. However, over the years, the Church moved from multiple locations between Maryland and Virginia until it finally constructed its own auditorium at Lorton, Virginia to meet the needs of its growing congregation.
At Sunday’s dedication service attended by over 1200 faithful’s, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Ghana, Apostle Eric Nyamekye implored the congregation to maintain the facility and commended the members for their commitment and determination that had resulted in the construction of the magnificent edifice.
On her part, Ambassador Hajia Alima Mahama expressed her admiration for construction of the new church building and commended the congregation for making it possible. She urged the Church to make the auditorium available for use by other faiths for events if need be at least for a fee.
The Ambassador commended Ghanaians in the U.S for being law-abiding, respectful, and supportive of each other.
She advised them to support the President’s initiative of constructing a National Cathedral just like the one in Washington DC befitting the nation which would serve not only as a multi-faith center where national events would be held but also as a tourist attraction.
Later, Ambassador Mahama accompanied the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Apostle Agyeman Amoako, Head of the North America Branch, Apostle Andrews Donkor, Head of the Virginia Branch , as well as Regional Heads and Pastors of the Church from all over the United States to cut the ribbon for the official commissioning of the multimillion dollar facility.
The building which was completed in early 2022 has two huge auditoriums each capable of seating over 600 people. In addition to the various classrooms that serve as Sunday school for the various age groups, the facility also has a huge multipurpose hall for social events with a seating capacity of 900.
Her Excellency Hajia Mahama was accompanied to the ceremony by Mr. Ernest Amporful, Minister and Head of Chancery, and Ms. Janet Koranteng, Head of Finance at the Embassy.
Photo: Ambassador Mahama (in glasses and head wrap) cuts ribbon for the dedication of Church of Pentecost building in Northern Virginia. To her left with mic in hand is the Chairman of the church of Pentecust, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.
Source: Ghana Embassy, DC