Perez Chapel International

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Perez Chapel International
TheologyPentecostal Charismatic
HeadquartersDzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
FounderBishop Charles Agyinasare
Official websitehttps://www.perezchapel.org

Perez Chapel International is an evangelical, Pentecostal Charismatic Christian church. It was founded by bishop Charles Agyinasare and is headquartered in Accra, Ghana in Dzorwulu.

History[edit]

Perez Chapel International was founded under the name of Word Miracle Church International by Charles Agyin-Asare in 1987 in Tamale. [1] In 1994, the headquarters were transferred to Accra and a new church was established with 70 people. [2] In 2011, it inaugurated the Perez Dome, a 14,000-seat temple [3] [4] In 2013, the Perez Dome had 7,000 members and the denomination had 50,000 members in Accra. [5] It took the name of Perez Chapel International in 2013. [6]. In 2017, it claimed to have 400 churches in 16 countries. [7]

Media Asserts[edit]

The Church owns and operates Precious TV a private Christian television station.[8]

Education[edit]

The Church runs the Perez University College is a co-ed Christian University located in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central region of Ghana. It was formerly known as the Pan African Christian University College.[9] It was the first private university to be established in the Central region.[9]

Controversies[edit]

The Kirk Franklin show attracting such amount of audience that exceeded the 14,000-capacity dome. The incapability of thousands of people to enter the place received criticism against the organisers, Multimedia Group, and the church.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Gifford, "Ghana's New Christianity: Pentecostalism in a Globalizing African Economy", Indiana University Press, USA, 2004, p. 25
  2. ^ Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, USA, 2013, p. 158
  3. ^ J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Contemporary Pentecostal Christianity: Interpretations From an African Context, Wipf and Stock Publishers, USA, 2013, p. 124
  4. ^ Kofi Yeboah, Perez Dome: The wonder temple in Ghana, graphic.com.gh, Ghana, August 17, 2013
  5. ^ Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, USA, 2013, p. 159
  6. ^ Ghanaweb.com, Word Miracle Church International changes its name, ghanaweb.com, Ghana, June 11, 2013
  7. ^ Pulse.com.gh, The amazing story of Perez Chapel International and the Agyinasares, pulse.com.gh, Ghana, April 6, 2017
  8. ^ "Precious TV: About Us". Precious Television. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  9. ^ a b LUV, REG. "About PUCUC School of Business". http://regluv.com/about-perez-university-college-school-of-business/. regluv.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017. External link in |website= (help)
  10. ^ Kofi Yeboah, Perez Dome: The wonder temple in Ghana, graphic.com.gh, Ghana, August 17, 2013