by Patience Amenu, August 22, 2016

The Adenta Central Temple of the Apostolic Church-Ghana in Accra, has been christened after retired Apostle James Ghartey, who was the General Secretary of the Church in the early 80s and later the Vice President in the early 90s.

The christening was done by the National Council of the Church led by the President, Apostle Peter Okoe Mankralo and the Vice President, Apostle Christian Kwesi Nartey and assisted by the Adenta District Presbytery.

Apostle Mankralo in his speech during the occasion paid tribute to Apostle Ghartey, recounting how he walked with the high and mighty personalities but was very humane and humble; always frank and gave credit where credit was due.

The President pronounced blessings upon Apostle Ghartey’s life and that of his family for serving the Lord and His Church diligently for many years; stressing that, the National Council decided to christen the temple after him in recognition of his meritorious services to the entire Church and the nation.

The christening of the temple also coincides with the 88th Birthday celebration of one of the greatest Scribes of the Church, who retired from active service in 1997 in the capacity of Vice President.

Since his retirement, Apostle Ghartey has been living in Madina and worshipping with the Adenta Central Assembly till date. The auditorium was once a wooden structure with small number of members. But his selflessness and dedication towards the progress of the Church led him to assist the small Assembly to grow through the thick and thin. He was instrumental in engaging the members to build a modern and befitting temple for Church services at Adenta.

Today, the modern and befitting temple has been named after this great man of God at the time that he is still alive. He is currently the chairman of the Transport Committee of the Adenta Assembly and has assisted in the acquisition of a 23-seater bus for the Church.