List of 5 Most Popular Charismatic Churches in Ghana

Ghana is considered a religious country with Christianity and Islam being the major regions. Major Christian celebrations in Ghana are Christmas and Easter which are recognized as national holidays. Ghana has Catholic, Orthodox, African Faith, Pentecostal, and Charismatic denominations of churches. This article focuses on the 5 most popular charismatic churches in Ghana you should know about.

The list below shows our selected top 5 charismatic churches in Ghana.

1. Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI)

Logo of the Lighthouse Chapel International

Lighthouse Chapel International is a Charismatic church founded by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills in Ghana in 1985. It was under the name Korle-Bu Christian Centre. It was changed to its current name in 1987. It started as a Christian fellowship for Nursing and Medicine students at the University of Ghana.

Dag Heward-Mills – Founder of the Lighthouse Chapel International

The Church’s mission is to build 25,000 churches with a presence in 150 countries worldwide, to fight fiercely and relentlessly in all battles for the advancement of the churches and the Gospel, and to produce radical Christians who work for God, to go to heaven and to hear Jesus say – “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Its headquarters, the Qodesh, is located in Accra, Ghana. Bishop Heward-Mills is also a distinguished Evangelist who has taken the gospel to many remote locations in Africa, through his Healing Jesus Campaign.

inside The Qodesh

He is also the author of over 70 books, including the bestsellers Loyalty and Disloyalty and Model Marriage. There are currently over 40 million books in print in 52 languages.

The church has a humanitarian charity – Help the Helpless, which seeks to help the blind, prisoners, the poor, the sick, and widows, an orphanage – The Lighthouse Christian Home, and a primary school – The Lighthouse Christian Mission School, both of which are under the management of his wife – Lady Rev. Adelaide Heward-Mills.

Currently, the Lighthouse Chapel International is part of the broader family – The United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC)

2. Action Chapel International (ACI)

logo of Action Chapel International

Action Chapel International (ACI) is a Charismatic Christian church based in Accra, Ghana. Founded by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams in 1979, the church, since 1992 has met in the Prayer Cathedral, its church near Accra airport.

The Prayer Cathedral is the headquarters of Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM). Nicholas Duncan-Williams, a disciple of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, founded the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) and the Action Chapel International (ACI).

Entrance of The Prayer Cathedral

Duncan Williams was still head of Action Chapel International and chairman of the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC). ACI owns the Dominion University College, a secular and biblical modern University in Accra.

The CAFM was the first Charismatic church in Ghana, followed by the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in 1984.

3. International Central Gospel Church (ICGC)

International Central Gospel Church headed by Ps. Dr Mensa Otabil, a bible teacher and outspoken man of God is the second oldest Charismatic Church in Ghana after Action Chapel International.

Ps. Mensa Otabil

The International Central Gospel Church – ICGC is an Evangelical, Charismatic Christian Church. It was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra, Ghana. The church’s first meeting was held in a small classroom with an initial membership of some twenty people.

The first congregation which was established in February 1984, now designated as the Christ Temple Assembly, has directly planted over forty other churches out of the original congregation in the Accra and Tema metropolis of Ghana. 

The first private University in Ghana, Central University owned by the church was founded in 1998.

4. Perez Chapel International

Perez Chapel International is an evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic Christian church, founded by ArchBishop Charles Agyin-Asare with its headquarters in Dzorwulu, Accra – Ghana.

ArchBishop Charles Agyin-Asare

The church was founded in 1987 under the name of Word Miracle Church International (WMCI) by its founder in Tamale.

In 1994, the headquarters was transferred to Accra, and a new church was established with 70 people. In 2011, it inaugurated the Perez Dome, a 14,000-seat church auditorium. In 2013, the Perez Dome had 7,000 members and the church had 50,000 members in Accra.

Perez Dome

It took the name of Perez Chapel International in 2013. In 2017, it claimed to have 400 churches in 16 countries.

The Church runs the Perez University College, a Christian University located in Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region of Ghana. It was formerly known as the Pan African Christian University College. It was the first private University to be established in the Central Region of Ghana. 

5. Royal House Chapel International

logo of the Royal House Chapel International

Royal House Chapel International was founded by the Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah after his encounter with the Lord on June 19, 1991.

Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah

Before his encounter and subsequent arrival in Ghana in November 1992, he had given approval to his wife, Rev. Mrs Rita Korankye Ankrah (affectionately called Mama Rita by all) to start Sunday services with members of Showers of Blessings who were then available.  

The meetings began at the GES Model Nursery School in Accra at North Ridge with 12 adults and 5 children attending the first Sunday service. The church obviously had little beginnings.

The name under which they operated from March 1991 was Abundant Life Missions International (ALMI). But in July 1993, the name of the church was changed to Bible Worship Centre to reflect the new vision and focus with which Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah was going to operate.

To give the church a global focus, the name was modified in August 1994 to International Bible Worship Centre (IBWC). Royal House Chapel International (RCI) was approved and from March 1999 to date, it has been the operational name of the Church. It is headquartered in Accra at the Oil Dome.

the Oil Dome

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