THE CHARTER OF THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST - UK
The members of the Church of Pentecost in England and Wales have established a church by establishing a charitable company, the Church of Pentecost – UK, Company registration number 06550075 and Charity Commission registration number 1123975 (“the Church”).
1 We regard the Church as part of the body of Christ, linked to the Church of Pentecost in Ghana, that traces its origins to the ministry that Rev. James McKeown began in 1937 culminating in the establishment of The Gold Coast Apostolic Church in 1953 and of which Jesus Christ is the head. This church later became known as the Ghana Apostolic Church and on the first of August 1962 adopted the name in Ghana of the Church of Pentecost. It registered its Board of Trustees under its new name on the 14th day of June 1971 under Certificate No, XO 158 as a Religious Non-profit Making Organization in Ghana.
2 The Church started operating in the United Kingdom when an affiliate of the Church of Pentecost was inaugurated there in 1989, initially under the name Pentecost Association of UK and Eire (PAUKE). Subsequently it operated under the title of Elim Church of Pentecost (EliCop) and now as the Church of Pentecost – UK.
3 The objects of the Church are to practise and propagate what our Lord Jesus Christ commanded in Mark 16:15-16 (KJV):
“And He said unto them, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned”,
and in Matthew 25:40 (KJV):
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it
as provided in the Memorandum and Articles of the Church as follows:
“The Objects of the Church are, for the public benefit:-
1. to advance the Christian faith, the Word of God and the full gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with the Tenets of Faith in such ways and in such parts of the United Kingdom or the world as the National Executive Council may from time to time think fit;
2. to relieve sickness and financial hardship and to promote and preserve good health by the provision of funds, goods or services of any kind, including the provision of pastoral support and counselling in such parts of the United Kingdom or the world as the National Executive Council may from time to time think fit; and
3. to advance education in such ways and in such parts of the United Kingdom or the world as the National Executive Council may from time to time think fit.”
4 This document is the Charter for the Church for the time being for the purpose of Article
1.1 established as rules in accordance with the Articles