Sunday, 13 November 2011


        12 Most Influential Pastors in Ghana

The Pleasures Magazine is pleased once again to announce this year’s list of The 12 Most Influential Pastors in Ghana. The list is the result of over 60 nominations from readers of the magazine, Christians across the nation and from our online interaction. After carefully tabulating each nomination, what follows is a list of people deserving of our recognition and thanks. As with all types of lists, there are those not on this list, not because they were not deserving, but simply because we could not publish a list of the 100 most influential Pastors in Ghana. The crew of The Pleasures Magazine did not choose this list, as we do some of our past issues; rather, we feel that the nominations from Christians across Ghana are more representative.

The Pleasures Magazine congratulates Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and all of the nominees for the Most Influential Pastors in Ghana.


Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is a Pioneer of charismatic movement in Ghana. He was the first charismatic leader to emerge 32 years ago when he established the Christian Action Faith Ministry. He is widely addressed as Papa in the charismatic circles because he has offered counsel, direction and cover for many people including both the upcoming and established pastors who lead some the big and noticeable charismatic churches in Ghana and outside Ghana.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams is also known in international circles as the Apostle of Strategic Prayer. He has founded and presides over the Prayer Summit International, which has won several recognition awards from governments and reputable bodies all over the world including the Congress of the United States of America. His prophetic, prayer and healing ministry has been of immense help to innumerable people and congregations throughout the whole world.
He has offered counseling and guidance to many world leaders; including Presidents, Ministers of States, Parliamentarians, Ambassadors and others from Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. His gifts has made room for him in such a way that he is often included in the United States White House guest list.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams’ association with great men of God Like, Oral Roberts, Dr. Morris Cerullo, The Late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Bishop T D Jakes and others has placed him in a position of great respect in the global ministerial front.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams is the author of several books including The Divine Timing, Binding The Strong Man, The Price Of Greatness, The Praying Man, The Incredible Powers Of The Praying Woman, Birthing The Promises Of God In Travailing Prayer, etc
The Archbishop’s passion and hunger to reach the lost, ignorant, depressed, deprived, underprivileged and the broken hearted is so strong that he runs a TV ministry that is broadcast on the national television to all parts of the country. He also has a Prisons and Campus Ministry that reaches out to prisoners, student and the socially deprived.

Mensa Otabil


Dr. Mensa Otabil is a respected Christian statesman: a well-tested pastor, an educator, an entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker. He founded International Central Gospel Church and oversees the multi-faceted network of ministries of the International Central Gospel Church worldwide, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
His overriding passion is to see that the timeless principles of the Bible are made applicable to the renewal and transformation of Africa and beyond.
He also serves as the senior pastor of Christ Temple, a ministry of the International Central Gospel Church, with a congregation in the tens of thousand. His over-riding passion is to see the timeless principles of the Bible made applicable to the renewal and transformation of Africa. His messages speak to the pertinent concerns of a continent and people seeking solutions to their perplexing challenges.
Dr. Otabil is chancellor at Ghana’s premier private university – Central University College. He also serves on several Boards and Trusts of organizations. He is committed to human uplifting and presents the inspirational radio and television broadcast – The Living Word. He has authored numerous books and he is highly sought-after speaker at major conferences and mega churches around the continents of the world.

He and his wife Joy reside in Ghana’s capital city of Accra with their four children – Sompa, Nhyira, Yoofi Abotare and Baaba Aseda.

Dag Heward-Mills

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills lives in Accra, Ghana, with his wife Adelaide and their four children.A medical doctor by profession is the founder and presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI). He pastors the Lighthouse Cathedral a thriving church with several thousand members in Accra, Ghana.
The ministry has developed into a network of over six hundred LCI churches pastored by seasoned ministers groomed and trained in-house. Bishop Heward-Mills oversees this charismatic denomination, which now operates in over 50 different countries in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, the United States and South America.
With over twenty years of experience in ministry, Dr. Heward-Mills has authored over 70 best-selling books A personal passion for soul-winning and church growth has resulted in several LCI outreaches including country-wide mass evangelism crusades.
Dag Heward-Mills is known for his Healing Jesus Crusades throughout the continent of Africa with thousands in attendance and many accompanying miracles. The son of a lawyer, Dag gave his life to the Lord while a teenager.
In the course of his seven-year training at Medical School, he became a pastor in Accra, Ghana and started what is now a fast-growing denomination: Lighthouse Chapel International, which has over 1,000 branches and is on every continent.
It was in 1988 in Suhum, a small town in Ghana, that God placed upon him the anointing to teach. He began holding meetings in a classroom on campus that accommodated just a handful of people. As attendance steadily increased, larger and larger halls had to be used, until finally, in 2006, he commissioned the construction of one of the largest church complexes in Africa!
A prolific author of several best-selling books, his radio, TV and internet programmes reach millions around the world. Other outreaches include pastors and ministers conferences and the renowned Anagkazo Bible and Ministry Training Centre.

Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare

Bishop Charles Agyinasare born 22 March 1962) is the founder and presiding bishop of Word Miracle Church International and other associate churches, a Pentecostal-charismatic ministry with branches all over the world. He is also the author of many bestsellers, and a televangelist best known for his healing and miracle crusades held all over the world—from places like Côte Ivoire and Nigeria, to o...thers like Pakistan and India—which are shown on his television program, God’s Miracle Power. He is the President of the Miracle Ministerial College and Miracle School Complex (Damongo). He serves on several boards such as the first vice president of the Ghana Pentecostal Council, Board of Regent Member of Central University College. He also the host and Founding Patron of Youth Xplosion.

In 1991, Agyinasare was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity by Shiloh Ecclesiastical Bible College, London, and consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Malachi Ramsey, Primate of Shiloh Apostolic Church Worldwide, at the Living Springs Chapel International, Great Britain.

In 1999, Agyinasare earned another doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from the Vision International University, Ramona, California,USA.On 6 May 1999, he was named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Houston, USA, and given a Senate of Texas declaration (Senate Resolution No. 841) for his achievement in evangelism and social works all over the world. In 2007, Agyinasare was awarded a Member of the Order of the Volta, by President J.A. Kuffour, for his outstanding achievements and helping to champion African Excellence as a religious leader. Agyinasare has fellowshipped with and ministered to presidents and dignitaries of other nations.

Rev. Eastwood Anaba

Pastor Eastwood Anaba is the Senior Pastor of Fountain Gate Chapel, Bolgatanga, Ghana with a congregation of over 2500 members in attendance. He is also the Founder and current chairman of Fountain Gate Chapel international presbytery. A graduate Pharmacist from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He left the pharmacy profession to go into full time ministry of the Lord in 1988.... He is a highly principled, disciplined man who lives by the strength of his convictions.

A prolific writer and anointed preacher and speaker, Pastor Eastwood is dedicated to making sure his giftings and wealth of experience are reaping for the Body of Christ a harvest that will impact future generations. He is the author of twenty three books including his all time best God’s End time Militia.

Pastor Eastwood is the Ghana area Director of the World Harvest Church Ministerial Fellowship Columbus, Ohio under the leadership of Pastor Rod Parsley.

He and his wife Rosemond with their children live in Bolgatanga, Ghana where he pastors his local church. His ministry has taken him to several countries including the USA, Poland, Germany, Holland, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo and the La Cote d’ivoire.
A prolific writer and anointed preacher and speaker, Pastor Eastwood is dedicated to making sure his giftings and wealth of experience are reaping for the Body of Christ a harvest that will impact future generations. He is the author of twenty three books including his all time best God’s End time Militia.

Rev. Dr.Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Ampiah Kwofi World Outreach (A.K.W.O) is a non-denominational outreach ministry committed to plundering hell and populating Heaven.
A.K.W.O is a Divine mandate upon Rev. Dr.Robert Ampiah-Kwofi, whose vision he has carried in his spirit and lived faithfully to it and shared by others whose heart has recongnise the relevance of the divine mandate of mankind.
Ampiah Kwofi World Outreach has carried the power of the Gospel of salvation and healing via mass crusades to nations like the Republic of Togo and Benin, Sierra Leone, Kenya and others beside the the penetrative power crusades in the Regional cities(and even villages)in Ghana.
Extending the gospel by holding the AKWO school of Ministry where church leaders are schooled through the word on certain vital topics and empowered to continue the good work of the Lord with certificates awarded.
Ampiah Kwofi World Outreach (A.K.W.O) is a non-denominational outreach ministry committed to plundering hell and populating Heaven.
Rev. Steve Mensah

Rev. Steve Mensah is the General Overseer of the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM) in Accra, Ghana. He is one of the Great Sons of Ghana the Lord has raised and is using greatly to affect lives not only in Ghana but round the world.
This humble servant of God is loved by many of his colleagues and Pastors and the Christian community in general for his simplicity, peace loving nature and openness to all persons. He is one man of God who is very approachable so much so that people of all ages can come to him irrespective of the social status or standing. He is very compassionate, kind, loving with a large heart for the poor and needy in society. His passion is to see the Gospel reaching the unsaved and neglected folks especially in the rural areas of our nation and beyond. And so, year after year, he spearheads the Christ to the Rural World Ministry in bringing "Jesus to the Rurals". This Ministry outreaches the rural world with free medical help, free drugs, food, clothing, Bibles and books distribution among many other things. His greatest desire is to see the poor person saved and empowered to be able to change his/her situation and environment. He also loves to see the youth empowered to make a difference in their time and generation. This passion is reflected in most of the sermons he preaches on Sunday and on other occasions.
He has authored many powerful books, which include Bone of My Bones, Life Changing Decisions, Reclaiming your Inheritance, 7 Things the Anointing Will Do for You, Go to Sleep after You Have Sown a Good Seed and many more.
He teaches the word of God with passion, simplicity and understanding in the Church he pastors on Sundays, and on Sweet Melodies FM.
He is a great conference speaker on Evangelism, Prayer, the Word and many more. His Apostolic Ministry has taken him to continents and nations round the world to bless and strengthen the body of Christ.
He is married to Rev. Mrs. Jane Mensah. They have four children and one adopted son

DR LAWRENCE TETTEH is the Founder/President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach. He is an International Evangelist, a Teacher of the Gospel and the author of many books, including 'The Dangers of Offence' and 'Count Your Blessings. As a PhD/Research Fellow in Economics and International Relations, he has had the opportunity to work with many international organisations, but the Lord had completely different plans for him. As these plans continue to unfold, the world is witnessing the emergence of Dr. Tetteh as one of the most uncompromising, dynamic and powerful healing evangelists of our time.
He is overflowing with the anointing of the Holy Spirit and God is using him mightily to affect this generation. Dr. Tetteh has ministered in many international conferences and universities in many nations of the world including the UK, USA, Israel, Eastern and Western Europe and many African and Asian Countries. He is also a regular speaker of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship worldwide.
Dr. Tetteh, his wife Barbara, and their son David live in the UK.
The Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah ( Apostle General)

Through his ministry, the Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah has significantly affected the lives of street children, the homeless in society, drug addicts, commercial sex workers, single parents, widows and widowers as well as the aged with philanthropic initiatives like Outreach for Comfort , Rescue to the needy Ministry to the Aged, Hospital and Prisons Outreaches and Scholarship Schemes for Bright and Needy Students. The countless testimonies of people whose lives have been transformed by his ministry bear abundant witness and proof of his calling. A Ghanaian Christian magazine, made the following observation of the ministry of Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah:
[Royalhouse Chapel] is a life-transforming church where sin is openly rebuked and the works of the devil are destroyed through the power of God. In Royalhouse Chapel, the battle lines in the heavens are drawn as members constantly engage in spiritual warfare through prayer and fasting, thus ensuring that deliverance of Satan’s captives is a daily experience. Rev. Sam who is the President of the Royalhouse Chapel Group of Churches, reflects an explosive swiftness and brilliance of God’s glory and power. He is of a truth proving his call to ‘full-time’ ministry. If you are in doubt of the authenticity of prophetic utterances in these last days, call on Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah. He’s a rare gem in the art of prophecy and interpretation of dreams. He is God’s gift to the Church in our generation.

The Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah - Apostle, Prophet, Pacifist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Educationist, Author and Motivational Speaker was born on Tuesday, February 23, 1960 to the late Mr. J. O. Ankrah and Madam Victoria Ziddah. Out of his polygamous father’s 24 children, he is the 22nd but the fifth of his mother’s seven children. The first key person who had a profound impact on his spiritual life was his God-fearing mother whom he affectionately calls Mmaah (a Ga word which means ‘my mother’).
In 1974, young Sam gained admission to Saint John’s Grammar Secondary School (St. Johns) in Accra. There, he became an active member of the Scripture Union (SU) even though he was not ‘Born Again’. This, he explains, was due to the fact that he had never quite clearly understood the salvation message. In his first year at St. Johns, however, he encountered the Lord in a special way and accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour.

Gideon Titi-Ofei

Rev. Gideon Titi-Ofei presides over a multi-faceted ministry known as the TITI-OFEI MINISTRIES and varied entrepreneurial ventures known as the TITI-OFEI GROUP. 
Under the TITI-OFEI MINISTRIES, Rev. Titi-Ofei is the Senior Pastor of Sheepfold Chapel, a vibrant multi-cultural Christian community with a strong Pentecostal-Charismatic orientation, the President of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI), a contemporary Pastoral Leadership training centre, the President of the League of Pastors, an apostolic ministry that provides covering for emerging pastors, and the Convener of MOMENTUM, an annual international congress of Pastors and Church Leaders.
The TITI-OFEI GROUP is an amalgamation of top-flight educational institutions including the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership (GSGL), a Christ-centered postgraduate school that integrates faith and learning in a scholarly environment, the African Management and Productivity Institute (AMPRO), a top-flight executive provider that provides quality, affordable short-term training to middle to top level management, Leaders Factory, the biggest annual emerging leaders conference, and the Strategic Leadership Meetings, a community based leadership development programme.
Rev. Titi-Ofei has been described as the pastor without walls because of his influence outside the four walls of the Church as a result of his successful interactions in the corporate, business and political worlds. As a Life Coach and Pastor, he has helped several thousands to leap over walls, move mountains and clear hurdles in the pursuit of their dreams through his revolutionary sermons and motivational teachings. As a Leadership Development Consultant, Rev. Titi-Ofei in the last seven years has mentored and trained over eight thousand leaders from varied backgrounds including political, corporate, business, pastoral and traditional leaders.
Rev. Titi-Ofei is married to Olivia Titi-Ofei, a minister of the Gospel and they are blessed with four lovely children, Kevin, Karen, Deon and Olivia. 
Rev. Dr. Christy Doe-Tetteh

Solid Rock Chapel is a true bible believing church which was founded by Rev. Doctor Christy Doe-Tetteh in 1994.Solid Rock has several branches all over Ghana,and still growing.Its a powerful charismatic church.She likes to be called Mama Christy A.K.A spiritual bulldozer.
Mama Christy is truly championing a great cause for many men and women in ministry who look up to her as a mentor.
Mama Christy has been honored with three doctoral awards;from the Truth Bible College on Feb. 16,2003,Global Bible University on May 23,2007 and Eastern Theological Seminary on May 23,2007. Her church Solid Rock Chapel is the only woman-led Charismatic church that has set up a Bible school. The Bible school of the Solid Rock Chapel was opened in 2001 and the first batch of thirty three graduates came out in March 2002. The school is unique in the sense that its students are not composed of those who are called into the ministry but also people who are already professionals, such as bankers, lawyers, lecturers, traders among others. And many have testified that since they enrolled at the school they have been able to trade more profitably. Other have salvaged their rockery marriages; there have been improvements in the way husbands and wives relate to each other. The establishment of the Bible College by Rev Christy is a great relief for women in the ministry.


Bishop James K. Saah is the Resident Pastor of The Prayer Cathedral, Spintex Road, Airport-Accra, Ghana. Having served many years in Benin City – Nigeria as a missionary under the tutelage of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa he rejoined CAFM over 18yrs ago.
He is a bible teacher, a Pastor and a conference speaker across nations.
In Ghana he preaches and teaches both on television and radio. God has used him to promote the Thursday Morning JERICHO HOUR prayer meetings at The Prayer Cathedral – Spintex Road-Accra, which attracts international attendance with phenomenal supernatural visitations of the Holy Spirit and astonishing testimonies.
Bishop James Saah holds a Master’s program in Governance and Leadership at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and is the author of a number of Books:
  • The Finger of God;
  • The Road to the Double Portion;
  • Give Me Back My Baby
  • The Mystery of Success and
  • Seize your moment.
Periodically, Bishop Saah organizes forums and seminars for Christian Business men and women; the program dubbed ACTION BUSINESS FORUM attracts a large patronage across the nation.
He and his wife Agnes resides at East-Legon a suburb in Accra, Ghana’s capital City with their son Nana

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