Action Chapel International launches 40/Sixty
The Action Chapel will from May this year be alight with the celebration of the life and achievements of its Founder, Pioneer and Patriarch Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams’ 60th birthday and the church’s 40th anniversary.
The church has planned a series of programmes and activities, with seasoned men and women of God, that will highlight the significance of this anniversary and birthday from lessons learned to hope inspired as it builds, with grace the legacy God has promised ACI.
“As the people of God know, Ebenezer represents Israel’s divine victory over the Philistines. “Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us’” (1 Samuel 7:12).
“Similarly, Action Chapel International will dedicate 40/Sixty to build yet another memorial to God -- The Global Prayer Command Centre -- on the hills of Berekuso in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region.
“ God gave Archbishop Duncan-Williams the vision to build “The Global Prayer Command Centre” as an altar of intercession and prayer for the nations of the world and a place for Christians to renew their strength and spirits and rejuvenate their bodies through the power of strategic prayers and His abiding presence,” a statement issued by the church said.
The events begin on May 12, 2017 with a birthday dinner and concert. The highlight of the 40/Sixty celebration will be a birthday dinner in support of the Prayer Command Centre. The dinner will feature a concert with award-winning Psalmist, Vicki Yohe, and a signature dining experience prepared by celebrity Chef Pierre Thiam.
The following day, there would be a worldwide premiere of the DTV-produced documentary, “Destined to Make an Impact: The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-William’s Story” at the ACI.
On May 14, 2017, there will be a 40/Sixty thanksgiving service to be led by the College of Bishops to thank God for his blessings over Action Chapel and the Archbishop with Vicki Yohe and Voices of Triumph in worship.
This would be followed by the annual Impact Convention from November 26 – December 3, 2017. Expected at the convention are global and national ministers, including Bishop John Francis, Bishop Michael Pitts, Bishop Jackie McCullough, Pastor Paula White, Reverend Eastwood Anaba, Reverend Robert Ampiah-Kwofi and Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng.
Renowned playwright Ebo Whyte and Roverman Productions will also premiere their own live play at the Ghana’s National Theatre on the life of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams during the Impact Convention.
Other 40/Sixty events
Other events planned for the celebration include a Youth of Valour Summit to be hosted by Pastor Joel Duncan-Williams and ACI’s Firm Foundation Ministry in May and the launch of the Action @ 40 Souvenir Book, Video Presentation, and Discussion on the history of the Church and the birth of the Charismatic Movement in Ghana in July.
ACI and The Whitaker Group will also hold an Essay and Public Speaking Competition for ACI youth on the “Greatest Lesson Learned from the Life and Ministry of Archbishop Duncan-Williams.” The finalists will be part of a DTV network production that will be broadcast across Africa. Winners will receive cash prizes and gifts.
The Archbishop’s NGO, Compassion in Action, will also hold a 40/Sixty Health Walk in support of the Drug Rehabilitation Centre founded by the Archbishop.
Additionally, Archbishop Duncan-Williams will give scholarships to children living in some of the places where he grew up -- the Akoto Lante area of Accra, Wa and Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. Scholarships will also be given to children at the Baptist School Complex Orphanage, which was adopted by the Archbishop more than a decade ago while ACI churches worldwide and Prayer Summit International USA will hold other planned activities to commemorate the anniversaries.