Kingdom Equip Network @5

  • July 14, 2022
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Assemblies of God Headquarters, Ringway Estates, Accra





Kingdom Equip Network (K.E.N) is a coalition of individuals and organizations who seek to use their spiritual and professional resources to enhance the governance of churches. In this regard, the Network is engaged in training, advisory services and public education in order to promote excellence in governance of Churches, Para-Church Institutions and the society as a whole.

Kingdom Equip Network was registered in June 2017 and commenced work officially in July 2017.  K.E.N has been involved in Church governance consultations and training for Christian-related organizations and teams since then.

Over the period, K.E.N has successfully organized several major public events including; the Annual Ekklesia Roundtable Series (‘ERS’), the Equipping the Church Global Conference ( ‘ECS’ – 2020) and other collaborative events with its partners including, the Ethics and Values Lectures and African Church Assets Programme III ( 2018 and 2019) among others. These events typically involve stakeholders and experts in specific fields including; the clergy, academia, media, and the general public engaging to build consensus on policy initiatives that enhance Church Governance and the Nation as a whole.

This year, K.E.N celebrates five (5) years of its impact in Church governance in Ghana, and it plans to mark the occasion with a series of planned activities. The highlight of the 5th Anniversary Celebration would be an Anniversary Lecture and Awards Ceremony on the theme: ‘Who Speaks for the Church’ with Rev. Dr. Fred P. Deegbe, Ace Anan Ankomah and Bernard Avle as discussants.



The details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, 14th July, 2022.
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Assemblies of God Headquarters, Ringway Estates, Accra
  • Mode: In-person and Online (links to be provided)
  • Expected Participation: 200 participants (In-person)
  • Fee: Free (open for sponsorship)



The Resource Persons for the event are;

  • Speakers:
  • Dr. Fred P. Deegbe
  • Ace Anan Ankomah
  • Bernard Avle
    • Moderator: Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie
    • Chairperson: Apostle Eric Nyamekye
    • Keynote Speaker: Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso



Speaker 1:  Rev. Dr. Fred P. Deegbe

Sub-Thematic Focus:  ‘The Journey of the Church and Working with Ecumenical Bodies’

  • Elaborate on how the journey has been on working with ecumenical bodies and examine the legitimate voices and representatives of the church in Ghana.
  • Examine the political regime changes and its effects on the voice of the church in national affairs.


Rev. Dr. Fred P. Deegbe was the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana and has served in a number of Pastoral and Ministerial capacities.

He served the Ghana Baptist Convention in various capacities – Interim President, President, Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Theological Education Board and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Ghana Baptist Seminary.

He also served on the following National Boards: Ghana AIDS Commission, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Coalition of Domestic Election Observers, National Media Commission, Narcotics Control Board, All Africa Conference of Churches and the Fellowship of Christian Councils in West Africa among others.


Speaker 2: Ace Anan Ankomah

Sub-Thematic Focus: ‘The Law and Church-State Relationship’

  • Throw light on the Constitutional role of the Church under the 4th Republic.
  • Highlight the role of the Church in developing Laws and public policy.


Ace Anan Ankomah is a Senior Partner at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, a Law Firm in Accra, where he is Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He was also a Senior Lecturer in Civil Procedure at the Ghana School of Law.

Ace is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and was admitted to the Ghana Bar in 1992. He has also served on the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.


Speaker 3: Bernard Avle

Sub-Thematic Focus: ‘The Church and The Media – Media & Communication’

  • Examine how media and communication affect the reputation of the Church.
  • Explore how to enhance the media engagement with the Church.


Bernard Avle is the host of The Citi Breakfast Show and Point Of View Show on Citi TV and serves as the Director of News Programming at Citi 97.3 FM in Accra.

Bernard produces and presents “The Citi Business Edition,” a flagship business analysis program that hosts business thinkers on a variety of contemporary business topics. He is a Founding Director of iJourno Africa- a fast-growing network of data journalism enthusiasts who mentor & train young reporters on the basics of knowledge-based journalism.

Bernard was also named one of Ghana’s 20 most influential business leaders under 40 by the Business World Magazine. Bernard is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa and is a Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Chairman: Apostle Eric Nyamekye


Apostle Nyamekye is the current Chairman of The Church of Pentecost (COP), the largest Pentecostal Denomination in West Africa. He is the second Vice President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and the Chancellor of the Pentecost University.

He was elected into the Executive Council of the church in 2013 and has since been a member. He has also served on several boards and committees of the church, including being a Chairman of the Media Ministry Committee and the Patron of the Youth Ministry.


Keynote Address: Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso


Rev. Professor Frimpong–Manso is the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana. He is also currently the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.

Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso has over the years served on more than twenty (20) Boards and Church Councils, including Banking Institutions, and Insurance Companies. He is also the Assistant Secretary to the African Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA), a continental body of the Assemblies of God in Africa. He also serves as Chairman of the Small Arms and Light Weapons Commission of Ghana. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Ghana.


Moderator: Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie


Very Rev. Helena Opoku-Sarkodie is a Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church Ghana. She currently pastors The Tema Joint Church, Tema. She was commissioned into the ordained ministry in 1990. She also served for several years as the Head of Religious Broadcasts at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.



Participation would be both in-person and online.

  • The participants will include Churches, Christian groups, Clergy, Laity, Media and the general public.
  • The celebration is expected to be organized in collaboration with Umbrella ecumenical Christian bodies such as the Christian Council of Ghana, National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC), National Catholic Secretariat, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Council of independent Churches, Para-Church groups such as the Scripture Union, Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International and Women Aglow Fellowship International.
  • Other relevant stakeholders include the Ministries of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Civil Society Organizations and the media.


As part of the celebrations K.E.N plans to recognize its partners and institutions who have played roles in enhancing the mission of the church in Ghana.

5.1 Awards Categories

The awards categories are as follows:

  • Transformational Leadership Award

This award will be presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding and tremendous transformational Christian leadership.

  • Ecumenical Leadership Award

This award will be presented to a leader of an ecumenical umbrella body who has contributed and demonstrated exceptional service to the promotion of the Gospel in Ghana and ensured the voice of the church is prominent in decision making in the country.


  • Para-Church Organizational Leadership Award

This award will be presented to a leader of a para-church organization that is contributing significantly to the evangelism wing of the church and has played outstanding supporting role in Church evangelization and missions.

  • Market-place Christian Leadership Award

This award will be presented to a Christian individual that is demonstrating exceptional and outstanding leadership, integrity, and good reputation in the public space.

  • Christian Leadership in Journalism Award

This award will be given to a Christian Journalist who has made remarkable contributions in inspiring Christians to live exemplary and fulfilled lives through his/her platform and has promoted Christian journalism as well as the work of churches through the media.

  • Lifetime Achievement Leadership Award

This award will be presented to a distinguished aged and long serving minister of the gospel. It will be merited by their achievements within a minimum of not less than thirty (30) years in continuous ministry.

  • Rural Missionary Leadership Award

This award will be presented to an individual that has contributed and demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the promotion of the Gospel in rural areas in Ghana.

  • K.E.N Partners Recognition

This session of the Award Scheme will recognize and appreciate individuals, partners and organizations that have supported the activities of Kingdom Equip Network (K.E.N) over the years.


Funding for the event is expected to be mainly through sponsorships and donations.

Sponsorship is open to interested persons, organizations and media houses. Monetary donations are also welcome.

All donations should address:

Kingdom Equip Network

  1. O. Box CT 1863, Cantonments Accra

Bank Details: Ecobank Burma Camp Branch| 144-100-129-1124

MoMo Details: 055 803 2376 – Kingdom Equip Network

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