History Of Pensa-Wuhan
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
PENSA is an acronym for Pentecost Students and Associates. It is an international institution of diverse denominations of which PENSA-Wuhan is a branch located in Wuhan, China.
PENSA-WUHAN began as a Bible Study and Prayer Group that was birthed out of the idea of Brother Osei Wusu Brempong in September, 2012. The first meeting place of the group was the apartment of Dr. Mrs. Adwoa Kwadjiriba who was magnanimous by continuing to open her doors to members of the fellowship while a more appropriate meeting place was being arranged. The fellowship had an initial membership of about 16 people including Bro. Osei Wusu Brempong (Kobby), Rev. Dr. Isaac Osabutey, Bro. Quartey Isaac Fiifi, Deacon Emmanuel Addai, Dr. Mrs. Adwoa Kwadjiriba, Bro. Joshua Osei Menah Antwi among others.
After a year, the fellowship moved to a Café Shop (O2) at HUST (Huazhong University of (Science and Technology) for a period about six months and then subsequently relocated to its current place of worship (…).
PENSA-WUHAN was officially inaugurated on September, 2014 by Pastor Joseph Gyamfi, National Head, Church of Pentecost, UK after which Rev. Dr. Isaac Osabutey, dedicated himself to serve, teach the unadulterated word of God and to help build the Church, PENSA-Wuhan.
The pioneering leadership of PENSA-Wuhan were;
Rev. Dr. Isaac Osabutey (Patron), Dr. Prosper Laari (President), Deacon Emmanuel Addai (Secretary), Osei-Wusu Brempong (Prayer Secretary), Quartey Fiifi Isaac (Assistant Prayer Secretary), Agyare Peprah Godwill (Evangelism Secretary), Antwi Osei Menah Joshua (Music Director), Muriritirwa Joyce (Organiser), Nkuah Albert (Assistant Organiser), Nguetsra Ngala Denise (Ladies Wing Coordinator) and Dr. Prince Eyi-Mensah (Financial Secretary). In their capacities as Patron and President respectively, Rev. Dr. Isaac Osabutey and Dr. Prosper Laari, spearheaded an agenda to work assiduously towards the growth of PENSA-WUHAN.
In October, 2014, by divine providence, the Church was blessed with two Elders of the Church of Pentecost; Elder Moses Agyemang Ameyaw and Elder Benjamin Kwaku Ameyaw who also contributed significantly to the development of PENSA-WUHAN by providing insight and experienced direction where same were needed. The highest attendance during this period of review was 41.
On the 28th of June, 2015 and for the first time, new executives were vetted into office by a Collegiate Committee comprising of Rev. Dr. Isaac Osabutey, Dr. Prosper Laari and Deaconess Dr. Patricia Arhin. The officiating Minister for the Handing-Taking over service was Rev. Jonas B Beddim, National Head, Church of Pentecost, China/ Hong Kong who also doubles as the overseer of PENSA, China.
The new executives were; Elder Moses A. Ameyaw (President), Gideon Kinnah (Secretary), Elder Benjamin K. Ameyaw (Prayer Secretary), Dr. Prince Eyi-Mensah (Financial Secretary), Masso Kody Christelle (Treasurer), Deacon Samuel Koram (Evangelism Secretary), Bro. Michael Annin Offei (Organising Secretary), Bro. Clement Obeng ( Music Director) and Mrs. Tina Vunipola (Women’s Wing Coordinator).
After a year of dutiful service to the church, the above mentioned also handed over to a new batch of executives for 2016/2017 Spiritual and Academic year who were vetted into office on 26th of June, 2016. They are; Elder Moses A. Ameyaw (President), Miss. Akua Gyamfuaa Boakye-Achempong (Secretary), Elder Benjamin K. Ameyaw (Prayer Secretary), Dr. Georgia Simon, (Financial Secretary), Miss. Yaa Nyamekye, (Treasurer), Bro. Phillip Ngulube, Bro. Michael Annin Offei (Organising Secretary), Mr. William Atuahene ( Music Director), Mrs. Gifty Kyei (Women’s Wing Coordinator) and Mr. Gideon Sagoe (Bible Study Coordinator).
Currently, the highest attendance (membership) recorded is 101.
By the unmerited grace of God, PENSA-WUHAN has increased both in numerical strength (membership) and spiritually (in depth of the things and knowledge of God). From a humble beginning, this is how far the LORD has brought PENSA-WUHAN and with one accord, we ascribe all glory to the Most High.
We are confident of the fact that the same grace of God will elevate PENSA-Wuhan to another level and greater heights. Long Live PENSA-Wuhan.