The Inquirer (Monrovia)

19 February 2013

Liberia: Rev. Kortu Brown, Others Inducted

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church International (APCI) over the weekend inducted into office the newly elected officers who will steer the affairs of the church for the next six years. The first Elections Committee of APCI under the chairmanship of Rev. Fofee Momolu reported the results of the elections which were conducted on February 15, 2013 at the 9th Annual General Conference in Brewerville.

During the induction ceremony Rev. Parker of the AME Church cautioned the elected officers to keep their hands off the flocks, meaning that they should do away with sexually harassing their members if they want to properly carry out the work of God. He also warned that to squander the church's money is also one of the major weapons the devil uses to bring down men of God; therefore they should not get involved in such acts.

He called on the members to cooperate with their leaders stressing that they were elected by them.

Also speaking during the ceremony, the elected General Overseer of the Church Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown urged the congregation to spend their time edifying one another and forget about argument.

Rev. Brown stated that they the elected officers have the greater responsibility to hold the church together asking them to do God's business with a pure heart. He further said that the church has suffered so much confusion and hatred, and said it was now time for the church to practice the last commandment which is charity.

"Let's leave this conference with a pure heart and love," he cautioned. Those elected are Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown; General Overseer, Rev. J. Beyan Kollie; Assistant General Overseer, Minister Lucy M. Moore; Monrovia District Superintendent, Rev. Alexander S. Kerkula; Kakata District Superintendent, Rev. Edwin Dahnmoe; Western District Superintendent and Rev. Mot. Comfort V. McCarthy; Gbarnga District Superintendent. Others are Minister D. Rufus Quoi; Presbyter/Section One-Monrovia Distrct, Pst. James T. Cooper; Presbyter/Section Two-Monrovia District, Min. Ayuobah Camara; Presbyter/Section Four-Monrovia District, Pst. Soko Cooper; Presbyter/Section One-Western District, Min. James Kollie; Presbyter/Section Town-Western District and Pst. Zwana Kpaka; Presbyter/Section Three-Western District.

Still others are Pst. Moses B.A. Manjoe; Presbyter/Section One-Gbarnga District, Pst. Romeo O. Dennis; Presbyter/Section Two-Gbarnga District, Pst. Edwin B. Cooper; Presbyter/Section Three-Gbarnga District and Pst. Eric Smallwood; Presbyter/Section One-Kakata District.

For his part, the Chairman of this year's conference Committee Pastor James T. Cooper said that the conference was successful. He explained that 26 churches from 11 counties sent delegations to the conference with the total number of 2,529 delegates.

Pst. Cooper further stated that the conference realized over L$400,000 which will go toward adult literacy program which was officially launched during the conference. He used the opportunity to call on other well meaning Liberians and NGOs to help support the church's initiative.

The 2013 Annual Conference Chairman said that 13 persons got filled with the Holy Spirit and 22 persons baptized by emersion in Jesus' name according to the Holy Bible.

He concluded that the conference also got over L$1,000,000 dollars from offering and contribution of members and sister churches and said the church's vision for this year is to evangelize and do more of church planting.

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