Six pastors have taken a curious decision to drag their leader to court to compel him to retire The six pastors of the Divine Healers Church argue in their statement of claim that Apostle Isaac Kwabena Adade, the General Over, attained 61 years in 2011 but he remains in office The General Overseer claims the Holy Spirit has asked him to remain in office, but the pastors want the court to push him and four other principal officers of the church to respect the constitution of the church.
An Accra High Court is hearing an interesting case in which six junior pastors are arguing that their church leader has attained the stipulated retirement age and so must leave. The pastors from the Divine Healer’s Church, a popular church in Ghana with branches spread across the country, sued the General Overseer, Apostle Isaac Kwabena Adade and four principal officers of the ministry allegedly for flouting regulations about retirement.
Apostle Maxwell Aryeetey Foster – Deputy General Overseer
Apostle Kenneth Ashaley Addo – General Secretary Apostle Emmanuel Acquaye -the Chairman of the National Youth Ministry, and Apostle Dora Edith Osekre – the National Women’s Fellowship Leader. The pastors who took the case to court are led by the Chairman of the Pastoral Council of the church, Apostle Daniel Mensah Attakpah. According to them, General Overseer claims the Holy Spirit revealed to him that he and his team should not retire.
They also say because the same Holy Spirit has not revealed that to them, the court should decide the way forward.
In spite of having attained the age limit of 65 in 2011 and remained in office unconstitutionally for a second term as general overseer and member of the National Executive Council which ended in 2016, the second defendant continued to stay in office unconstitutionally and indefinitely without a proper procedure for his replacement,” portions of the statement of claim by the pastors was quoted in the Daily Graphic report.
Apart from their desire for the court to get General Overseer and his principal officers to respect the church’s constitution and retire, they also wanted them to be compelled to render audited accounts to the entire church and the new executives who would replace them. Diving Healer’s Church is a Christian organisation that holds itself as a Christ-centered and family-focused church. They say their main objective is to preach and teach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world following the Holy Bible.
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