Amidst the ongoing controversy between Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder of Perez Chapel International, and the chiefs and people of Nogokpo in the Volta Region, the church has announced a one-week period of fasting and prayers.
The declaration was made on Sunday, June 4, 2023, by the Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Benjamin Ohene Aboagye.
This decision comes in response to a 14-day ultimatum issued by the chiefs and elders of Nogokpo, inviting the Archbishop to a meeting to resolve the impasse created by his description of the community as a ‘demonic headquarters’.
Taking note of the concerns raised, the Perez Council, acting on behalf of the Executive Council of the Church took the decision for the week-long spiritual exercise.
Presiding Bishop Benjamin Ohene Aboagye stated, “We are declaring a one-week fast from the 5th to the 11th of this month, and we expect all pastors, elders, deacons, deaconesses, and all our churches to participate in this fast for one week. We believe that God is our helper, our rock, the one we look up to. This is the decision we have made for now. We expect everyone in all our branches to take part in this fast.”
The controversy between Archbishop Charles Agyinasare and the people of Nogokpo started when the Archbishop made a statement during the Supernatural Empowerment Summit, triggering widespread discussions and debates. As news spread across social media, tensions escalated, deepening the divide between the church and the local community.
In light of these developments, the leadership of Perez Chapel International has deemed it necessary to seek divine intervention and guidance through a week-long period of fasting and prayers.
The call for participation in the fast extends to all members and branches of Perez Chapel International, urging them to set aside personal differences and come together in prayer.