Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Fred Deegbe has revealed that the Founder of International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil and Founder of Fountain Gate International, Rev. Eastwood Anaba were once members of his church.
According to him, the church over the years has contributed to the spiritual growth of well-meaning Ghanaians and is proud Pastor Mensa Otabil, Eastwood Anaba and other renowned church leaders passed through the Calvary Baptist Church.
He disclosed this in an interview with GhanaWeb saying the key secret to the growth of the church over the years has been their reliance on four principles.
Calvary Baptist Church is the first indigenous Baptist Church in Ghana. It has blossomed from humble beginnings of starting in a garage to numerous branches across the country.
It was initially referred to as the English-speaking Baptist Church of Accra.
The Church on December 9 will celebrate 50 years of its existence with a mega thanksgiving service that will end a series of activities organised since December 2017. The celebration has been characterised with donations to less privileged, evangelism and outreach programmes among others.
Reverend Fred Deegbe is expected to bring his service to the church as the Senior Pastor to an end soon and the position taken over by another pastor of the church.
Talking about his legacy, the renowned religious leader insisted he wishes to be known as the pastor who was faithful to his maker.
The Senior Pastor, however, added that his successes chalked whiles leading the church should be considered as a collective effort as various people played various roles to bring the Church to its current state after 50 years.
"Having led the Church, sometimes it is presumptuous to think that you did it all by yourself. Yes you lead but if you didn't have the support of people probably you would never have achieved those things so it is always difficult to take credit for - I did this, I did this, I did that. I lead people, they cooperated with me and together we did this to the glory of God" he asserted.
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