Psalm 8:1-2; O Lord our God, How excellent is your name in all the earth, who have set your glory above the heavens! Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have ordained strength.
As a young Christian, my character in my formative years were shaped and molded, in Assemblies of God Church, Central Assembly of God, Kumasi, Ghana. God, in his unmatched wisdom, used the leadership and varieties of dedicated Christians, to help build my Christian walk, which made my experience in his salvation, more meaningful.There I was introduced to intensive biblical studies, prayer, undertaking spiritual warfare and training to be a Sunday School teacher. In the process, I became part of the witnessing and evangelism team in the church. My participation in church activities developed in me the solid foundational qualities and virtues that made me who I am today.
Call to Ministry
My involvement in the journey of ministry has been profound and challenging. My initial struggle responding to the call of God to full-time ministry, was one the most painful and difficult decisions I made, since I thought it was to give up my own plans, hopes, and aspirations. Little did I know the glorious and beautiful experience that journey was going to be. I eventually responded to the call of God, that took me out of my family home, and I have never turned back. When the local church leadership recognized the grace of God upon my life, for the ministry, I was initially sent to a village, to do a church planting, as a proof of ministry.
Now the church became fully committed and invested in me, to have the training and the equipping that would enable me, to eventually become the man I am today, pertaining to the service of God. The church paid for me, to go to Tema, Ghana, to do a Disciple training program, (DTS) at the School of Church Planting and Leadership (SCPL) with Youth with a mission, Ghana, a Missionary Organization under the auspices of University of the Nation’s (U&N). I served with Youth With a Mission, and became part of the school team, as its outreach leader.
In 1993, I returned to serve as a Pastor of Assembly of God Church, in Kotei, Kumasi. While pastoring, I also did Theological training at Assembly of God Bible College, Kumasi. As a pastor of the church, God through his mercies helped us to buy a plot of land, to erect a church structure, and accommodate a parsonage for the Pastor. Later I left the church, when God called me as a missionary, with Youth With a Mission, Japan. There, I worked with University of the Nation’s, as part of the school team and its outreach leader. Through the mercies and the grace of God, we did evangelism, in most of the cities in Japan, and Macao, China.
Marriage, and our Experience in America
My beautiful wife, Theresa Afrakomah Konadu, and I got married in a Missionary field, in Japan, on August 7th, 1999. In 2000, we came America, to continue my leadership training, at Impact Evangelism School, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, an affiliate of University of the Nation. In 2000, we came America, to continue my leadership training, at Impact Evangelism School, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, an affiliate of University of the Nation.
After the program, God led us to New York, to work alongside Rev Dr. Isaac Arku, and the Light of The World Ministries, with whom God has used to support and help us to this day. While in New York, for the past 15 years, God has blessed us with our dear and precious children, Hannah Jacqueline Konadu, Joshua-Emmanuel Konadu, and Joel Buabin-Konadu. Our lives have been full of excitement, and challenges and we have experienced the goodness of God at every level. The Lord Jesus has brought us through the darkest and perilous period of our lives, as He mercifully healed me when I was diagnosed with cancer, Stage-4 T-cell Lymphoma. Today, as a grateful man of God, It has pleased the Lord God and Rev Dr. Arku, to ordain me to the position of the Resident Pastor, of the Light Of The World Ministries, Bronx Assembly.