Earlier reports gathered by peacefmonline.com indicated that renowned gospel musician, Cecilia Marfo, had been ex-communicated from the Church of Pentecost for opening and operating a prayer camp which is against the policies of the church.
According to the Ashaiman area head of Pentecost, Cecilia Marfo was called and advised several times to desist from operating the prayer camp but she refused.
Again, it is established that for almost 2 years now, she had stopped attending church service but only operating her prayer camp even on Sundays.
Ashaiman Area Head Speaks
The Church of Pentecost, Ashaiman area, has indefinitely suspended inspirational gospel musician, Cecilia Marfo, from playing any active role in the activities of the church.
The Renowned gospel icon has been suspended for flouting the church policies.
Recounting the details to Peacefmonline.com, the Ashaiman area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Nene Amegatcher explained that the church has instituted a rule which warns all members of the church not to establish prayer centers outside the church.
According to him, Cecilia Marfo refused to obey the rules and has advanced her plans to set up her own prayer camp without the notice of the leadership.
Cecilia Marfo, who happens to be a member of the church, is therefore said to have “deceived” the Area Executives who initially thought her prayer camp was purposed for her music career.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, Apostle Nene Amegatcher highlighted that Cecilia Marfo misled the Executives by informing that she was not establishing a prayer camp but rather organizing a prayer meeting with her producers.
But the leadership later found out that she had set up a new prayer camp for the entire community and had been operating it since last year.
Mr. Amegatcher further revealed that since last year, the church has recorded no traces of her footsteps during services.
“She has never stepped in any church premises in Ashaiman area since September 2012,” he said.
“The church has had a policy that nobody should operate a new prayer centre or prayer camp. We have some prayer centers and prayer camps which are authorized by the church. And that anybody who is gifted with any spiritual gift should operate it inside the church and not to go outside the church and have his or her centre somewhere. And that we realized that she has started operating prayer centre outside the church; we’ve called her about four times to speak about it.
“She didn’t obey the Area Executive Committee decision and therefore the Area Executive Committee sat down and realized that so long as you don’t want to go with the policy of the church; there should be a disciplinary action (suspension) until you change your mind,” Apostle Amegatcher confirmed.
He however debunked claims that the Church of Pentecost has “ex-communicated” her and further emphasized that she is not a “deaconess” in the church.
“She has not been ex-communicated. Ex-communication means that she has been dismissed from the Church of Pentecost. It is not true. She has been suspended from taking part in active work in the church. That’s indefinite.”
All this notwithstanding, the Ashaiman Area Head assured Cecilia Marfo that the leadership is ever ready to revoke their decision only if she would also comply with their directives.
“If today, Cecilia changes her mind; the church will welcome her openly. If she changes her mind tomorrow, the church will do so. If she decides to change her mind in 5 years’ time, the church is still waiting.”
Meanwhile, the Cecilia Marfo’s family is yet to receive any official letter communicating her suspension, from the Church of Pentecost.