Bishop Agyin Asare Hands Over Leadership To Rt Rev Ohene Benjamin Aboagye After Becoming An Archibishop


The founder of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has been elevated to become an Archbishop and has handed over the Presiding Bishop position to Rt. Rev Ohene Benjamin Aboagye.

Following a consecration service at the Perez Chapel, Dzorwulu branch on April 2, Agyinasare noted that the change forms part of the Church’s new structure to reflect the current realities and demands of the worship center.

Archbishop Agyinasare will however Pastor the Dome.

“Following my announcement last year of changes in our operational architecture to reflect current realities and demands of our church, I have accepted the new role of Archbishop of the Perez Chapel International.”

“Upon my elevation as Archbishop, please be informed that I am relinquishing the position of Presiding Bishop. As Archbishop of Perez Chapel International, I shall continue as the Prelate of the Dzorwulu Branch, (Perez Dome), and would continue to take charge of regular Sunday Church Services and all other activities as I have always done,” he noted.

He added that he will devote more attention to visiting other branches across the nation to ensure a greater presence in “our national network of branches while ensuring that I am sufficiently present at the Dome.”

Welcoming the new role Bishop Ohene will play, Archbishop Agyinasare lauded the new Presiding Bishop and his efforts towards growing the church over the past years.

“It is my greatest pleasure to announce our new Presiding Bishop, Rt Rev Ohene Benjamin Aboagye. From today, he is given the authority and mandate to shepherd this great organization for the next three years. I have no doubt that he would excel. I ask all of you to cooperate with him to lead us on our development and growth trajectory over the period and what God has purposed for us as a church,” he said.

By the nature of this new role Rt. Rev Ohene would not be pastoring a local church dedicated to him but would oversee all our Perez Chapel International branches in Ghana and abroad.

The Perez Chapel International has a Pentecostal and Charismatic orientation and believes in the totality of the Bible.

The Perez Chapel International, formerly known as the Word Miracle Church International, started in Tamale, Northern Ghana on 29th March 1987.

The Perez Chapel also has over 106 churches in the city of Accra, with its headquarters in Dzorwulu, Accra. The Church currently has almost 600 churches in 22 countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The Perez Dome, a 14,000 seater auditorium regarded as the largest auditorium in Ghana and the 13th largest auditorium in the world, is the leading branch of P.C.I.

By the beginning of 2020, the Perez Dome had over 20,000 worshippers in two services. The senior pastors of the Dome are Bishop Charles and Rev Mrs. Vivian Agyinasare.

Agyinasare started the Teshie Praise Assembly in 1983, which he gave out in 1985 when he started going around holding crusades. He had an encounter in a Morris Cerullo School of Ministry in Accra Technical Training Center (ATTC), where he heard the voice of God say to him, “My boy Charles, I send you out as I sent Moses; go, and I will put My word on your lips, and reach the world for Me.” After the meeting he sought for a place to fast and pray; and on the third day he heard the same voice again, “My boy Charles, I give unto you power over demons and principalities, heal the sick, raise the dead and preach the kingdom.” He, therefore, broke his fast and began to hold Brother Charles Gospel Crusades, which attracted thousands with undeniable proofs of the Holy Ghost.

The following year, Agyinasare was ordained as a missionary by Brother Enoch Agbozo (Founder of the Ghana Evangelical Society, Accra). In 1986, as his congregation increased, he decided to go study crusade planning at the All Nations For Christ Bible Institute under the leadership of Archbishop Benson Idahosa in Benin City, Nigeria. While in Nigeria, he was privileged to speak for Rev. David Oyedepo (now Bishop) in Kaduna and was ordained an Apostle by him.

In 1987, Agyinasare started a church, World Miracle Bible Church was later renamed Word Miracle Church International (now Perez Chapel International) in Tamale, the Northern Region of Ghana. He moved to Accra in 1994 (CFC Building – Nkrumah Circle) where his meetings were characterized by mighty signs and wonders including stopping the rain. From an initial Sunday morning membership of seventy adults in October 1994, the church has grown phenomenally to several thousands of people with over 86 branches currently in Accra and hundreds of affiliates worldwide.

In what he calls “The Great Move”, he led his local church the Circle Branch to buy and relocate the branch to the former Meat Marketing Board Head Office (now Perez Dome, Dzorwulu) in March 1998.

On a weekly basis, the Perez Dome, which is a 14,000-seater auditorium, welcomes thousands of people weekly and is currently regarded as the largest auditorium in Ghana. The President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, on a visit described the place of worship as “One of the Seven Wonders of Ghana”.

With a doctorate in theology and a Bible teacher, Agyinasare still plants churches worldwide and serves as a missionary with a passion to win souls for Christ.

Bishop Agyinasare, as he is popularly known, has been involved in world evangelism for over three decades and has preached in about 91 nations including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, Brazil, India, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Islamic Kingdom of Bahrain, Japan and many countries in Africa. He holds crusades in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, where he has recorded over 300,000 people in a single night in some of them.

His ministry around the world is characterized by notable miracles, healings, signs, and wonders including hunchbacks disappearing, the blind seeing, cripples walking, etc.