Bishop James Nana Ofori Atta, seated, during his induction ceremony.

Bishop James Nana Ofori Atta, seated, during his induction ceremony.

REV. JAMES Nana Ofori Atta, Head Pastor, Northern Sector, Action Chapel International, has been elevated to the status of a bishop after several years of dedicated service to God and humanity. 

The induction service of the top Man of God was held at Action Chapel International auditorium at Abrepo, Kumasi last Sunday. It was graced by seasoned pastors, friends and loved ones of Bishop Ofori Atta.

Bishop Joseph Nyarko Antwi led a group of astute men of God from across the length and breadth of the country through the induction of Rev. Ofori Atta to his new enviable status.

He was made to sit on a chair on the pulpit, surrounded by the seasoned men of God who laid hands on him in fervent prayers after which he was anointed with oil.

The newly inducted bishop was then given a golden sword, as he sat on the chair for his colleague men of God, family, friends and congregants of Action Chapel International to greet and wish him well.

Bishop Ofori Atta, an ex-drug addict, in an interview with the media after the spiritual ceremony said though he felt honoured about his elevation, he saw his new position as a task to serve mankind.

He used the occasion to passionately appeal to society not to judge people by their physical appearance, as they might end up making a great mistake.

On ladies who usually dressed half naked walking on the streets, Bishop Ofori Atta warned society and the church in particular, not to rush to condemn such people, as by so doing they might miss the chance of drawing them to God.

The Bishop entreated the church to draw people like armed robbers, prostitutes and drug addicts, who have lost their way from the path of God, to themselves so that they could lead them to the light of the Creator.

The newly inducted bishop has established a rehabilitation home which provides shelter, food and clothing for drug addicts, armed robbers prostitutes and others.

Bishop Ofori Atta, who is expending so much money to reform these ones, said it was his widow?s mite in helping reform them so that they could also play vital roles in transforming mother Ghana.

Earlier, Bishop Benjamin Anom, Head of Family Life, Action Chapel International, Accra, who preached the sermon, tasked Bishop Ofori Atta to use his new position to woo more souls for the kingdom of God.

He blamed women advocacy groups for doing little about women that dressed half naked roaming the streets of the city and undermining womanhood in the process, charging them to do something about the depressing issue.

 FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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