10 Ghanaian Pastors who are genuine despite controversies

Some Ghanaian men of God have been objects of criticism and accusation. Some have been named promiscuous, ritualists, fake preachers and con artists. However, over the years, these preachers have continued to shine, an indication of God’s hand on them.

JOSEPH EASTWOOD ANABA

The Bolgatanga based man of God is the founder of Fountain Gate Chapel. He is an author, a pastor and itinerant international preacher. He is also the founder and President of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries (EAM) with headquarters in the Upper East Region of Ghana. in some years back, Eastwood Anaba lost his children to a gruesome motor accident, an incident most alleged was an act of ritualistic sacrifice by the pastor for more fame, wealth and church growth. Despite all these allegations, the man of God continues to soar higher.

DAG HEWARD-MILLS

Bishop Dag Heward Mills is a Ghanaian evangelist, pastor, author and conference speaker based in Accra. The man of God was born to a Swiss mother and a Ghanaian father in London. He trained as a medical doctor with the University of Ghana. However, it seems God had a different plan for the preacher. Dag Heward Mills is the founder and presiding Bishop of the United Denomination Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC). He founded the Lighthouse Chapel International Church in 1987. He is also the founder of the Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Center (ABMTC) located at Mampong in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Dag Heward Mills has been criticized for trapping his church members with his numerous loyalty messages and syphoning money from his church members with his teachings of honour your prophet.

PASTOR MENSA OTABIL

Pastor Mensa Otabil

He is a Ghanaian theologian, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.  He was born on August 31 1959. He is the founder of International Central Gospel Church, popularly referred to as ICGC. Aside from his religious duties, Mensa Otabil is also the founder and Chancellor of Central University College and CEO of Otabil and Associates, an executive and Leadership Growth Consultancy. He has also come under intense criticism for what people say, is teaching business tips but not the Gospel.

SAM KORANKYE ANKRAH

Sam Korankye Ankrah
Sam Korankye Ankrah

He is popularly referred to as the Apostle General. He was birthed on February 23, 1960. Sam Korankye is the leader of over 30,000 people who attends his church, Royal House Chapel International. He was the first Vice president to the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.  Ankrah (born February 23 1960) serves as the Apostle General of the Royal House Chapel International, a church in Ghana with more than 30,000 members; He is also the first vice president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council. Just like other colleagues of his, Reverend Ankrah has come under intense criticism for his extravagant lifestyle. He lived “in a palace-like mansion at Sakaman, a suburb of Dansoman in Accra”, and that he owned a “fleet of car.”

ARCHBISHOP NICHOLAS DUNCAN WILLIAMS

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Duncan Williams mostly referred to as the Papa was born on May 12 1957. He is called the Papa because he is recognized as a Ghanaian Charismatic Pioneer. Currently, Papa is the Presiding Archbishop and founder of the Action Chapel International (ACI). He began his ministry as some 40 years ago here in Ghana and moved to some other parts of West Africa.  As a result of his relevance and influence, the archbishop enlisted on, “The 100 Most Influential Africans” by the New African Magazine in 2017. Aside from that, he is the first non-American to lead the prayer for the incoming President and Vice President of the United States during the inauguration. Papa came under severe criticism after divorcing his wife of many years.

Others who have kept a clean sheet in terms of controversies

BISHOP CHARLES AGYINASARE

Bishop Agyinasare was born in Achiase in the Eastern Region of Ghana on March 22, 1962. In 1984, he began his ministry after he was ordained a missionary by Enoch Agbodzo. After he was made a pastor, Agyinasare embarked on a journey to the Nigeria crusade planning where he apprenticed under the leadership of Benson Idahosa in Benin City, Nigeria. The man of God returned to Ghana and founded the World Miracle Church International which later became Perez Chapel International, a Pentecostal-Charismatic ministry in Ghana.

LAWRENCE TETTEH

He is the founding president of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, an International Evangelist, a teacher of the Gospel and the author of many books, including “The Dangers of Offence” and “Count Your Blessings”. As a PhD Research Fellow in Economics and International Relations, he has had the opportunity to work with many international organizations, but the Lord had completely different plans for him. As these plans continue to unfold, the world is witnessing the emergence of Dr Tetteh as one of the most upcoming, dynamic and powerful Healing Evangelists of our time.

APOSTLE PROFESSOR KWADWO NIMFOUR OPOKU ONYINAH

He is a Ghanaian theologian, a televangelist, a Composer and the fifth Chairman of the renowned Pentecostal Church, born on July 22, 1954. He founded the Pentecostal International Worship Centre (PIWC), a ministry of The Church Pentecost in 1993. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from the University of Birmingham (2002) and a Master of Theology in Applied Theology at Regents Theological College.

KAKRA BAIDEN

Prophet Kakra Baiden is an architect by profession.  He serves as one of the senior pastors in the Lighthouse Chapel International denomination. According to him, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in a vision to Reverend Baiden and called him into the ministry as a prophet, teacher and miracle worker. He is also known as the walking Bible because of his ability to teach and quote bible verses without taking a glance into the Bible. He currently heads the Morning Star Cathedral, Sakumono.

ANTHONY CUDJOE

Anthony Cudjoe is the Senior Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church in Sakumono, also known as Calvary Temple; a thriving church within the city of Accra which hosts about three thousand (3,000) worshippers each week. Rev Cudjoe is a conference and motivational speaker who speaks at different conferences and Christian events around the world through which he has impacted several lives with the healing ministry and has also raised several pastors and leaders who serve the body of Christ in various capacities.