Bishop Matthew Addae-Mensah is the Founder and Presiding Bishop of this great church; Gospel Light International Church, With GLIC – Land of Fruitfulness being one of over Three Hundred Branches in Ghana and around the world.
Call to the Ministry
It was evidently clear to all that Addae-Mensah was anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit with miracles, signs and wonders. The Lord started using him mightily in profound prophetic, healing and miracle working ministry, including raising the dead. On three occasions his district pastor Rev Opoku Adepah and his Regional Apostle, Apostle Aninkorah, approached him through his presiding Elder JK Boateng and offered him full time ministry by the Church of Pentecost but he turned down the offer.
Bible School Education and Missionary Work in Nigeria
Through the persuasion and advice of his then fiancée Naana Sarpong who later became his wife, he enrolled in 1983 at the All Nations Bible Institute in Benin City, Nigeria, a well- renowned theological seminary founded by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa.
After the completion of diploma in theology, Addae-Mensah worked as a missionary pastor in Nigeria with Church of God Mission International, from 1984-1986. He served as branch associate pastor under Rev Napoleon Omorebge at Ikpoba Hill branch. He also worked at Orebgeni branch, and became the pioneer minister of Oduwawa Quarters branch all in Benin City before being transferred to Uhronibge in Ohrionwon local government area. The Lord confirmed his ministry with incredible miracles, signs and wonders including the raising two people from dead while in Nigeria. On the 1st November, 1986 he was ordained by Archbishop Benson Idahosa in Benin City as Reverend Minister.