As part of the church’s effort to immortalize the memory of the founding fathers of Christ Apostolic Church and also pioneers of Pentecostalism in Ghana, the church organized its first Anim’s memorial lecture at the National Conference Center in 2013. And now the second Anim memorial lecture comes on this Saturday 23 May, 2015 at exactly 8:30am at the National College of Physicians Osu. The church therefore invites you to be a part of this great occasion as we immortalize these great men of God. The years event is dubbed
” The Impact Of Christianity In Ghana’s Development With Special Reference To The Role Of Pentecostalism“
SHORT PROFILE OF THE APOSTLE PETER NEWMAN ANIM (1890 TO 1984)
THE FATHER OF PENTECOSTALISM IN GHANA
The life and works of Apostle Peter Newman Anim is a testimony of what absolute faith and commitment to the word of God can do in the life of a person. Known in family circles as Kwaku Anim Mensa (Kwaku Manasseh), Peter Anim was born on February 4, 1890 to Mr Simon Appiagyei and Madam Hannah Lartebea of Boso. The third of six children, he had his elementary school education at Presbyterian schools at Boso and Anum and completed standard seven in 1908. From 1911, he sampled carpentry, worked as a weighing clerk at the Presbyterian Mission factory at Pakro, but also had a stint as a bricklayer in 1914 before marrying Madam Dora Sakyibea at Boso in 1916. He was a talented musician, a guitarist and played the organ for the Boso Presbyterian Church. Mr Anim was admired by all who knew him.
The early years of Anim’s life were very tragic. Anim suffered from chronic stomach ulcer from his infancy through the first thirty years of his life. By the age of 30 (i.e. 1920) Anim was a widower and childless – having lost his wife and all four of his daughters in succession, with three dying in their infancy. By 1921, his ailing condition had worsened through guinea worm infection. Out of desperation, Anim decided to try the divine healing teachings of Pastor Ambrose Clark of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Philadelphia, USA, editor of a religious magazine-” the Sword of the Spirit” that was circulating in the country. To his delight, he was immediately healed. This marked a turning point in his life.