Neo-Prophetic Churches in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative on the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre, Kumasi-Ghana.

George Anderson Jnr.

Issue: Vol.3  No.1 March 2022  Article 1 pp. 1-11
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2022311  |   Published online 9th March 2022.
© 2022 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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In recent times, there has been an upsurge of Neo-Prophetic Christianity in Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa. Churches that belong to this genre of Christianity appeal to the socio-religio-cultural worldviews of the African and Ghanaian people to bring meaning to their lives. In view of this, they have carved for themselves a niche in the religious space of Ghana. One of the churches that is of interest to this article is the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre, Kumasi, Ghana. Comparatively, whereas in the public space the church has gained much popularity, little in scholarship is known about its history and activities in the Ghanaian religious field. This article is a narrative on the church’s history, beliefs and activities. Using a qualitative approach, a phenomenological study is conducted. The two research principles of epoché and eidetic intuition are observed. The article significantly contributes to the scanty existing literature on the history of some prominent Neo-prophetic African Pentecostal Christian churches in Ghana.

Keywords: Neo-prophetism, African Independent Churches (AICs), Ghana, African Pentecostal Christianity, Sub-Saharan Africa

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George Anderson Jr. (Ph.D.), holds a Bachelor of Education in Arts and a Master of Philosophy in Religion and Human Values all from the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast; and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast in the area of Christian Ethics and Society. His area of specialization lies in the intersection between Religion, Christian ethics and Neo-Prophetic Studies. He teaches courses on, Christian Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to World Religions, Introduction to Religion and Human Values, and Logic/Critical Thinking. He has published widely in reputable journals across the globe.

Anderson, G.  “Neo-Prophetic Churches in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative on the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre, Kumasi-Ghana,” Pentecostalism, Charismaticism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal 3, no.1 (2022): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2022311

© 2022 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).