|Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah|
This week-end in Accra, Ghana, one of the most distinguished leaders of The Church of Pentecost (COP), Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah, who has served as General Secretary (G.S) of COP, steps down after having served for the maximum two-term tenure from 2003-2013. During his first term in office, he served under the Chairmanship of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy while his second term was under Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah.
During Dr. Koduah's decade-long service as G.S, he suggested a number of ideas which were accepted and introduced into the administrative machinery of the church.
First, as head of administration of the church's Headquarters, Apostle Koduah identified the Headquarters as the ''Ministry behind the Ministry." There was the need to modernize the entire administrative system of the church through computerization and the development of the professional skills of the staff. "When we invest much in you, it is simply because we expect much from you," he would challenge the staff.
|Mrs Rachel Koduah|
Apostle Koduah was a target-oriented administrator. He set goals for almost everything and worked hard to accomplish every task before him. He could not countenance laziness or feet-dragging at any level. His managerial ability produced very high results at the Headquarters and beyond by eliminating waste in the system and developing a very effective workforce.
|P.C.C view of hostel block|
|This huge P.C.C project, under the aegis of Apostle Dr Koduah, took two years and four days to complete. The entire facility was funded directly by the headquarters of the church, without recourse to the congregations or bank loan.|
He was a man of ideas. It was joked about him that anytime he took a shower, fresh ideas about issues would dawn upon him as soon as the
water began to splash upon him.
Despite his over-towering physical frame, he knew how to play his "Number 2" role. He would always defer to the Chairman of the church or to the decision of the meeting.
Leadership is role-playing; those so privileged come to play their God-given roles and stand down when it is done. Although we often defer to history to judge the quality of a leader's work, we also know that history begins in the now. We can at least pass comments.
|COP 2008-2013 Executive Council. Seated extreme left (as in other photos beneath is Apostle Dr Koduah|
Having been called into the full-time pastoral ministry the same day as Apostle Koduah, shared the same
hostel with him at Bible College, called into top leadership position in the same year and thus meeting, brain-storming on issues of church life together and later serving on the church's Executive Council (he as General Secretary and I, as Chairman), I can say without a modicum of doubt that the man has served his God and church with distinction.
On this occasion of appreciating him and his family, I wish to congratulate my long-time friend, colleague and fellow apostle on his meritorious service to God, his church and humanity.
CONGRATS, APOSTLE DR ALFRED KODUAH. YOUR SERVICE TO GOD AND YOUR CHURCH HAS BEEN SPLENDID; YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OUTSTANDING AND YOUR INTEGRITY UNTARNISHED. THE FRUIT OF YOUR WORK WILL ENDURE FOR MANY GENERATIONS TO COME.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU PROCEED TO ASSUME YOUR NEW ROLE AS AREA HEAD.
Apostle Dr Michael Ntumy