Religion of Sunday, 2 March 2014

Source: GNA

Churches must help unearth visionary leaders – Rev Odoi

Reverend Nii Arku Odoi, Resident Pastor of the Jubilee International Church and Ministries, has asked religious bodies to help unearth talented and visionary leaders for Ghana.

He said the country needs complete, bold, talented and visionary leadership to move the nation in all aspects of its endeavours to transform the living standard of the people.

Rev Odoi made the request in an interview with Ghana News Agency when the church celebrated the first anniversary of the late Bishop Bob Hawkson, Founder and General Overseer of the Jubilee International Church.

Rev Odoi described Bishop Hawkson as a complete person, bold, a father and talented visionary who raised many leaders in the charismatic churches like Pastor Dr Mensah Otabil of International Central Gospel Church, Rev Dr Lawrence Tetteh of Worldwide Miracle Outreach and Archbishop Duncan Williams of Action Chapel.

“Bishop Hawkson is a man who could see what you don’t see in yourself and was a rallying point to many people. He lived a vision of social responsibility by paying school fees for the needy in the society and inculcating leadership in the black community. And like Jesus, most people did not give him the needed recognition at his time.”

In a sermon, Bishop Mon Igbinosah of the Gospel Outreach Ministries at Ekpoma Edo in Nigeria said Bishop Bob Hawkson made a mark that cannot be erased in most communities.

Bishop Hawkson died 25 minutes into his sermon on December 23, 2012. He was 65 years, and the first Charismatic Bishop in Ghana.