The Great Word of God now The Promise Word of God International was officially inaugurated as a church on the 24thJanuary, 1987 at Odupong Ofaaḳor in the Central Region of Ghana. It all started in 197 9,when the Founder was transferred to take over the Odupong Ofaaḳor church of Pentecost as the Presiding elder and the District Secretary by the late Apostle Joseph Smith Pantsil then the General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost. At the time of talking over as the Presiding Elder, The Church was in Church was in crisis with only few members to welcome him. Due to prayer as his weapon, the church was brought back to live within the shortest possible time. Through the Grace of God upon his life, he became a sought after man of God in this nation, out of this burning desire, the Boshye Asaseso prayer camp was birthed in the early 80s under his Lordship Bishop Ḳwaḳu Addei. Finally, the prayer camp was turn to a church. The Church has twenty-eight 28 local branches all based in the rural communities in the country where people are mostly rejected and forgotten. Upon this, God placed the burden on the founder and leader to give the members, opportunity to know Christ through God’s word. This commission has seen good and challenging times-but God has been faithful to His servant. God has used him to heal the sick, the oppressed and the broken hearted.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
There is one God,(1) Who is infinitely perfect (2)existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the just for the unjust and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of his shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the scriptures. He is on now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.
3. Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is divine person, sent to guide, teach and empower the believer and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment
The old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given , were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
Human kind, originally created in the image and likeness of God, fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ .The destiny of the impenitent and believing is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of believers is everlasting joy and bliss
6. Freedom from sin
Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated, justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.
7. Christian Living
It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for Holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.
The Universal Church of which Christ is the Head, Consist of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are redeemed through His Blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all Nations.
10. Life after Death
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto judgment
11. Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive foe Holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.
The late Kwaku Addei was born to the late Mr. Solomon Kwaku Addei from Kokofu Anyinim and the late Madam Mercy Yaa Serwaa also from Kokofu Anyinam in the Amansie East District in the Ashanti Region on 16th January 1938. The Father named him after himself and consequently he was called Solomon Kwaku Addei by members of his family, friends and all those who intimately got to know him.
He was the first born of the parents of ten children. He had his formal education at Ehuren Methodist School and completed in 1955. Thereafter, he took for apprenticeship and successfully came out with flying colors. He followed his parents to Bibiani in the Western Region and was employed in the Bibiani Gold mines company in 1927. Due to his hard work, he also practiced the art work alongside the company work and the Bibiani Town folks affectively called him SOLO ART WORK. It was Bibiani that he got married to Madam Mary Addei.
After working in the mines for years, he left to Accra to continue with his art works. He became so popular too in Accra. Life became unfair to him so on the bed of affliction. He gave his life to Jesus and started attending church of Pentecost at Kaneshie.
He accepted to live by faith and never turn back. Within the shortest