Growing up, there was this erroneous assertion that children of pastors were mostly stubborn, over-pampered and different from their parents who are constantly leading people to God.
As Ghanaians and the world express shock over strange acts by Daniel Duncan-Williams, last son of Archbishop Duncan-Williams and his ex-wife Francisca on social media, that assertion is rearing its ugly head again.
However, there are also children of Christian leaders in Ghana who are following their parent’s footsteps in church activities and ministries.
While there is a school of thought that believes that this is a strategic move by these mega pastors to place their children in charge of their multimillion-dollar churches when they’re no more in the world, we cannot verify the authenticity of this claim.
Others also offer the view that three pairs of Jesus’ disciples were brothers: Peter and Andrew, James and John, and the other James and Lebbeus (surnamed Thaddaeus) and therefore was a normal trend in Christendom.
However, there seems to be a rise in the number of family churches and we spotted a number of them
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Rev. Joel Duncan Williams is the son of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, the founder and leader of the Christian Action Faith Ministries also known as the Action Chapel.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New Africa Magazine.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Joel is the head Pastor of Firm Foundation Action Church,a young adults and youth ministry based in Ghana. The Firm Foundation Action Church was given to Rev. Joel under the orders of the Archbishop himself.
He serves under the instruction and tutelage of his father in church planting, soul winning and impacting young people.
Action Chapel is in safe hands with Joel Duncan-Williams joining his father in the megachurch.
Joshua Dag Heward-Mills
Apostle Joshua Mills is the resident pastor of the First Love Church, a 10,000 member church and a demonination under the Lighthouse Group of Churches.
He is the second son of Ghanaian evangelist and mega pastor, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills and his wife Adelaide Heward-Mills.
Prior to joining his Father in church ministry, he worked as a Compliance Officer at HSBC in their London office. Joshua is a British trained lawyer with a degree from Nottingham Trent University. He is fluent in English and French
He is married to Dr Priscilla Heward-Mills and they have a daughter together.
Dr Nii Sorse Tackie-Yarboi
Third on the list is medical doctor and Pastor, Nii Sorse Tackie Yarboi, son of Bishop N.A Tackie-Yarboi who is the Presiding Bishop of Victory Bible Church International.
Nii is an associate Pastor of the Victory Bible Church International,East Legon Branch.
He is also the Host of “Just One Hour with God”a Facebook Live program that has transformed many lives.
Paapa Korankye Ankrah
Paapa Korankye Ankrah was born in September 1989 to Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah, the Apostle General of Royalhouse Chapel and his wife, Mama Rita.
Paapa Korankye Ankrah is following his father’s legacy and has a laudable reputation as a vibrant preacher. He was the C.E.O of Quest Technologies Ltd, a computer and network security company in London before joining the family business.
He has a B.A in Economics from McMaster University and a Masters from the University of Sheffield.
Papa is married to Jacquline Hanson.
Francis and Selassie Agyinasare
Francis and Selassie Agyinasare are also doing their father’s business assiduously. The two are sons to Bishop of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, renowned for his crusade and healing ministry.
Selaosser Esar Agyinasare is a resident pastor of the Perez Chapel International and a medical doctor by profession.
Francis, on the other hand, attended SOS Herman Gmeiner International College and proceeded to the University of Surrey where he earned a degree in Business Management and French.
Francis was a supplier and development manager at Airbus before he left to become a pastor in the Charismatic ministry.
Archie East-Wood Anaba
Archie is an Architect and a gospel minister. He is the son of East-Wood Anaba of the Fountain Gate Ministries.
In 2009, two of his siblings, Amanda and Audrey Eastwood-Anaba and two other members of the Fountain Gate Chapel were involved in a ghastly accident that took their lives.
Archie was a member of the Harvest Choir during his days in KNUST and ministers during his father’s church services.
He is married to Hatsaka East-Wood Anaba
Pastor Joshua Obeng
The head pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC), Ransford Obeng and his son, Joshua are both into full-time ministry. Joshua ministers the word of God to the youth in his father’s church.
The Amoateng Brothers
The stylish and ostentatious brothers are full-time men of God with their sister also married to a pastor. Their father Dr Gabriel Amoateng is also a minister of the gospel.
Prophet Sampson, Pastor Brian, Mark and Prophet Daniel Amoateng are transforming the lives of many through their prophetic utterances characterised by signs, wonders and miracles.
Pastor Daniel Amoateng was recently in the news after he prophesied about Kennedy Osei and Tracy’s wedding.
Brian Amoateng who is also a motivational speaker and President of iYes Ghana also received publish backlash over his incendiary comments about the church helping his members. He has since apologised over these comments.
Sampson Amoateng is the General Overseer of House of Miracle Ministries, known in Ghana for its supernatural encounters and prophetic utterances.