Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Emmanuel Yirebi is a workplace chaplain and a resident pastor for his denomination.
When did you trust Christ?
I received Jesus as my Lord and personal savior at a Gospel Crusade organized by Bishop Dag Heward Mills in Ghana, Takoradi, in the year 2001. Though I was born in a Christian family and grew up attending church, it was at that time that I made a personal decision to follow Jesus.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
When I was in Senior High School, a friend introduced me to reading Christian literature, which was very influential to me. When I attended university, my involvement in Students Fellowship (Pentecost Students and Associates) introduced me to evangelism and increased my desire for missions. Also, when I came into full time ministry in 2012, the exposures of ministry, leadership, discipleship, and administration really caused me to learn and grow quickly. It has been a worthwhile journey so far.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum will be enormously influential. I will be able to meet other leaders from Africa and Europe. I will be able to learn from other Christian leaders and learn how to be a better maker of disciples.
What is your ministry?
I am a chaplain for the Tobinco Group, which is a group of 11 companies. I provide pastoral care to the CEO, management, and workers of all these subsidiaries through tailored teachings, counseling, visitations, and prayer, among others. I am also a resident pastor for the Church of Pentecost branch in Danquah Circle in Accra.
What are your past leadership roles?
A was previously a district pastor of The Church of Pentecost in the Northern Region of Ghana for 5 years. I shepherded about 21 local assemblies and raised leaders to support this ministry work. I was a student pastor (campus ministry) for a year, overseeing the spiritual lives of students through counselling, soul winning, discipleship, and raising up leaders.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
My fruit as a workplace chaplain is far reaching and influential by the grace of God.