Dominion Television wishes to thank all those from around the world who joined us in paying tribute to our Founder, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams on the occasion of his anniversary marking 45 years in ministry and his 65th birthday. From remote villages and State Houses across Africa, expressions of appreciation for the Archbishop poured in. We were truly blessed by the presence and tributes from global ministers and marketplace leaders during the 14-15th May 2022 program themed “Celebrating the Visionary-Honoring the Vision.”
Central to the celebration was recognition of the Archbishop’s pioneering contributions as the Father of the Charismatic Movement in Ghana and other African countries. From Ghana to global reach, his ministry and prayer summits have impacted and transformed countless lives to the glory of God.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is the spiritual Father and coach to many leaders including Heads of State and many public servants; he has authored more than 30 books. Affectionately known as “Papa” and “the Apostle of Strategic Prayer,” the Archbishop’s footprints reverberate. His philanthropy includes scholarships, water, shelter for vulnerable people, and rehabilitation support for those suffering from addictions. His Compassion in Action non-profit organization supports orphans and widows; providing spiritual and physical nourishment for them.
This milestone moment for Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams was celebrated in three historic events: a black-tie tribute dinner; a Sunday Founder’s Day service at Action Chapel International in Ghana; and a ‘Highest Praise’ concert thanking God for His many blessings. The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams started ministry 45 years ago on college campuses in Ghana and used this occasion to officially launch his new ministry movement – Next-Gen – “Back to the Campuses” – a youth leadership development initiative that is being established on college campuses and secondary schools across Ghana with a primary focus on ministry, the market place, and public service.
“It is within our power, reach, and responsibility to impact this generation – birthing, equipping, and discipling a new community of Christ-like leaders of tomorrow possessing both the spirit of God and academic excellence. This is indeed among the greatest contributions we can make to our country and humanity for legacy and posterity” opined Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams to his birthday and anniversary guests.
“45 years ago, God planted a deep desire in my heart to respond to the urgent cries, calls, and needs of Ghana’s youth. My spirit ached for this community as revelations unfolded about their suffering and significance in God’s plans and purposes for our country. I responded with a resounding “Amen” and my ministry was born on the campuses of Ghana’s colleges and universities.” – N. Duncan-Williams.
Several dignitaries were present at the various events including His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Her Excellency the Vice President of Liberia, Jewell Howard-Taylor, and a VIP Delegation representing former President John Mahama, who was out of the country. Members of the Ambassadorial Corps were also in attendance with High Commissioners and Ambassadors representing Columbia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel, the USA, South Africa; Kenya, Nigeria, and Suriname.
The Archbishop also received deeply moving tributes from ministry leaders such as Bishop TD Jakes, Apostle Chuck Pierce; Joshua Selman Nimmak, Bishop Noel Jones; Bishop Adam McNatt, and Action Chapel International’s own College of Bishops. Especially moving was the oral history and tribute from Apostle Daniel Kwame Saforo; the 97-year-old last living founder of the Pentecostal Movement in Ghana. The concert hosts MOG and Akesse Brempong were exceptional as were the dinner MCs Michelle Attoh and Nathaniel Attoh.
The Archbishop remains one of Ghana’s most iconic figures who continues to transform communities within his country of birth and beyond. We thank God for his life and continued strength and success.