In the midst of the controversy surrounding comments made by Archbishop Charles Agyinasare of Perez Chapel International, the church is rallying support and solidarity for its founder.
The call comes after the Archbishop referred to Nogokpo, a town in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region, as a “demonic headquarters” during a recently held Supernatural Empowerment Summit.
Following the event, where the Archbishop made what some perceived as derogatory remarks, the church in an SMS broadcast to its members, encouraged them to showcase their love for their spiritual leader by posting his pictures on social media for the next three days.
The message read, “Precious One, this past week, our Father, the Archbishop, has been a great blessing to us at the Supernatural Empowerment Summit. As a way of showing our love for him, kindly use any picture of the Archbishop as your profile picture on all social media handles for the next 3 days to celebrate our Father.”
The comment made by the Archbishop during the summit sparked a wave of controversy and debate, with many expressing their disappointment and outrage over his choice of words. The statement, referring to Nogokpo as a “demonic headquarters,” was seen by some as disrespectful and demeaning towards the town and its residents.
Nogokpo, known for its historical significance and cultural heritage, has been a subject of fascination and interest for many, both within and outside the Volta region. The town holds traditional beliefs and practices that have attracted tourists and researchers alike.
In response to the Archbishop’s comments, various individuals and groups from Nogokpo and beyond have been engaged in heated debate online, with some calling for a retraction of the statement.
Nonethless, within the Perez Chapel International community, some members have responded promptly to the request of the church leadership to changed their social media profile pictures to images of the Archbishop. One of such members, is Hon. Sam George, MP for Ningo-Prampram and an Elder of the church.
This move is, however, seen by some observers as a counterpoint to the criticism that has arisen from the Archbishop’s controversial comments about Nogokpo.