The Lords Pentecostal Church International (TLPCI) at Kwashiman at the weekend organised a special service to celebrate the retirement of the Immediate-Past General Overseer, Apostle Richard Buafor and his wife, Rejoice.
Apostle Buafor began as a pastor, missionary, evangelist, teacher, visionary, transformational and transgenerational leader who also served on the Executive Council of TLPCI from 1985-2020.
Again, he served as the General Secretary of TLPCI from 1995- 2005, and General Overseer from (2005- 2020).
Apostle Buafor said the family was overwhelmed as the love shown was indeed a sincere expression, especially how God had used his life to bless the heart of people.
He was thankful and grateful to God and the good leaders who had supported him and leading him throughout his 42 years of service in ministry.
“We want to say a very big thank you to the church and the leaders for being with our family throughout this journey, through the difficult times and the smooth times we got all the support from the church and we appreciate the love shown to us,” Mrs Buafor said.
The General Overseer of TLPCI, Apostle Eric Essandoh Anim Otoo in a remark said, as Apostle Buafor was being celebrated, members should draw inspirations from his works to be able to equip them to do more.
Addressing the media later, Apostle Otoo expressed joy at the celebration of a great man who had been an inspiration, encourager, and giver of hope to all.
“Apostle Buafor started with 50 branch churches when he was a GO but retired with 160 branch churches, I am hopeful to do my best to add up to the branches to about 300 branch,” he said.
He further advised the youth to get involved in entrepreneurial skills so they do not depend on anyone for their welfare as the economy at the moment was difficult to seek a good welfare for them.
“Due to economic hardship the youth get involved in so many bad acts. They should channel their energy into developing their skills as the country cannot employ all of them or give them, ‘ white colour jobs’.
BY ANITA ANKRAH