1. The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
2. In the Godhead and that, in Jesus dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily according to Colossians 2:9.
3. In the blessed Hope, which is the second coming of Christ.
4. The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
5. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4 is given to believers who ask for it and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers.
6. In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and that by His indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
7. In the resurrection of both the saved and lost; the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
8. In the application of water baptism by immersion according to the Scriptures.
9. That the baptised believers of this church, being many, are one body and that God gave Christ to be Head of that body which is the church; 1 Corinthians 12:12 and Ephesians 1:22.
10. In the Five-Fold-Ministry and Eldership according to the New Testament Church in the Bible.
11. The Lord’s Supper is a sacramental rite instilled by our Lord to commemorate His death and suffering.
Bishop Edmund Akyea-Mensah is the Presiding Bishop of Command Prayer Centre Ministries International. He is a former President of the Upper Room Ministers Forum, a Steer Leader of the Leaders Lunch, St. Bride’s Church, Old Trafford, and an Executive Member for HOPE 2008 (The Message Trust).
He was an Assistant Pastor in Christian Action Faith Ministries International from 1992 to 1996, with ministerial duties including church planting, deliverance, counselling, communal intercessory prayer sessions, and witnessing. He also assisted in planting Dominion Chapel International, Manchester from 1999 to 2001.
Bishop Edmund Akyea-Mensah attended Nazarene Theological College, Manchester between 1999 and 2003, and was awarded a BA (Hons) in Pastoral Studies and Theology. This course included a one year Placement at Ivy Church, Manchester. He also did a six months Chaplaincy Course at Wythenshawe Hospital in 2003 and 2004. From 2003 till 2005, he was the Senior Pastor of Christian Action Faith Ministries, Amsterdam.
In 2003 he began the Command Prayer Intercessory Meeting and led this group until it became the Command Prayer Centre Ministries International (CPCMI). CPCMI has branches in Accra and Geneva. In addition there are a number of community outreach efforts by the Command Prayer Centre churches to their local communities.
Bishop Edmund also helped to found the Upper Room Ministers Forum for intercession and networking and has held two Consecutive presidential terms of office. He was a member of the organising committee for a number of unity conferences including: “Prayer invasion” (Holland & UK) 2004, 2006, 2007, and “Hearing From God” (Manchester City Prophetic Conference- 2007).
Bishop Edmund is happily married to Joyce Akyea-Mensah, a nursing professional and they are blessed with two children Nicole and Yeshua. They live in Manchester.
Rev Charles is an ordained and licensed minister of the gospel of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. As the Lead Minister at CPCMI Manchester; he works with fellow Ministers in providing pastoral care for the local congregation and community.
Rev Charles is also a Business and Management consultant with a wealth of experience in the public sector (Health & Local Authority), corporate and voluntary sectors. This was after eight years in higher education undertaking studies in Mathematics (BSc), Technical Change & Industrial Strategy (MSc), and Business Management (MSc). He has a good knowledge of stakeholder engagement, policy formulation, systems & process development and change management. Rev Charles currently serves on a number of Boards and management committees of organisations in the UK. He has experience in designing projects and products, and service delivery that is customer needs-led.
Rev Charles is passionate about people and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with people where they are. He is actively involved in interfaith and multi-faith initiatives in Greater Manchester and beyond; engaging with people of different faiths and none. Rev Charles is a keen advocate for social action and social justice from a faith perspective engaging with Local Authorities, statutory bodies, private sector, and charities.
You can read an interview with Rev Charles in Mambo Magazine – Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi. or [http://www.mambo.org.uk/family-faith/role-model-reverend-charles-kwaku-odoi/]
Elders & Diaconate
The Eldership and Diaconate assist the Pastoral Team in discharging their duties and providing spiritual support to the members of the Church. The current office holders are:
1. Elder Joseph Acquah
2. Elder Adedeji Onalaja
3. Elder Marcus Oteng
4. Deaconess Agnes Wiafe
5. Deaconess Voilet Mhone
6. Deaconess Barbara Antwi
7. Deaconess Debbie Jimu-Manu
8. Deacon Chimango Mhone
9. Deacon Richard Adu-Coffie
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the smooth running of the church. The Board delegates the day to day running of the church to the pastoral council which communicates to the variuous church ministries/departments in fulfilling their responsibilities. The current structure consists of six members who contribute a wide spectrum of experience to the development of the church.
- Rt Rev Dr Edmund Akyea-Mensah
- Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi
- Elder Joseph Acquah
- Mrs Modupe Onalaja
- Miss Senzile Sibanda
- Mr Kofi Botchway