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Welcome to our web presence.  We hope you find the information you are looking for.  But we sincerely hope that this will be the beginning of a relationship that either leads you to Christ or intensifies your relationship with Christ.
Our purpose is to intentionally bring people to Christ and systematically nurse their spiritual life into excellent health.  This is because we believe as Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:31-32) And so, we believe the Church is a hospital for souls, God is the doctor of souls, and ministry workers are nurses of souls.  There is no human who is intrinsically holy for it is only by the grace of God that we are granted righteousness by God.  We want you to come to Bethsaida just as you are without judgment and allow God to minister to your soul and to your human needs.

 

Soli Deo Gloria

Apostle Dr. Kwabena Dautey Akufo
Senior Pastor

Ministry Philosophy
We believe in the proverb, “Knowledge is Power,” and in God’s statement in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”  Consequently, our passion is to equip you with sound biblical knowledge in order for you to progressively become more like Christ.  As a result we teach Bethsaida members to reach out to and become a safe haven for the lost and dying, we teach you to rely on and use the Bible as the sole guide of Christian life, and we teach you to be persevering in prayer eschewing the pursuit of personal prophecies. 
At Bethsaida we strive to practice what we call Redemptive Discipleship.  Redemptive Discipleship centers on the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and his redemptive mission to earth.  We want you to come to our church just as you are without being judged.  Then we will come alongside you and help you, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to experience Transformational Growth by using contextual ways to build you up into becoming more and more like Christ.  In the process, the mutual indwelling of the Holy Spirit and your human spirit will be intensified and raised to new levels.  Consequently, you will come to view Jesus as Lord and obey your Lord out of gratitude for his saving grace and as an outgrowth of his sanctification, and not as a basis for being justified.  This will allow you to live a very fulfilling and fruitful spiritual life.
Come check us out during our Sunday church service and you’ll find that we’re the church family you’ve been looking for.
May God’s presence be with you.
Purpose
  • Our purpose is to
    • Intentionally bring people to Christ and
    • Systematically nurse their spiritual life
    • Into excellent health
  • Purpose in Twi:
    • εsε sε yεhyε da de nnipa ba Kristo h na
    • Yεde nkakrakakra ntete wn
    • Ba homhom mudie mpεmpεnso
 
 Motto for Year: "And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' Doctrine
and Fellowship, and in breaking of Bread and in Prayers" (Acts 2:42)
  From our purpose we believe:
  • The Church is a hospital
  • God is the doctor of souls
  • Ministry workers are nurses of souls
 
Tenets
  We believe in:
  • The Unity of the God-head and the Trinity of the persons there-in.
  • The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent (i.e. unrepentant).
  • The Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Atoning Death, Triumphant Resurrection, Ascension and Abiding intercession of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  His second coming and millennial reign upon earth.
  • Justification and sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.
  • The baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers with signs following.
  • The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.
  • The sacraments of baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
  • The divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
  • Church government by Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Elders and Deacons.
  • The possibility of falling from Grace.
  • The obligatory nature of Tithes and Offerings.
 

History

  • 1937: Ghana Apostolic Church forms in Asamankese
  • 1993: 1st Apostolic Church starts in USA in Bronx, NY out of UAB
  • 1994: 2nd Apostolic Church starts in Boston
  • January 2000: Apostolic Church starts in Worcester at Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • March 2001, Church moves to 78 Webster Street
  • September 2008, Church moves to 23 Oxford Street
 
 
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