The founder and General Overseer of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church, Reverend Anthony Kwadwo Boakye, is reported dead.
A statement signed by his Legal Counsel Alexander K.K. Abban said Reverend Anthony Boakye died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
According to the statement, the popular charismatic preacher and televangelist had been battling with stroke for almost two years now. Rev. Boakye had been absent from church for some time because of his ailment and giving virtual homilies from his base at an undisclosed location until he physically appeared in church on New Year’s Eve to lead the service himself.
The statement said funeral arrangements would be announced subsequently.
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Leaders, church workers and faithful of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church, Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you warm greetings and felicitations. May the abiding grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the enduring love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be and remain with you.
It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow but in the abiding hope of the resurrection that I formally announce to you the sudden demise of Rev. Dr. Anthony Kwadwo Boakye, the founder and general overseer of the Resurrection Power New Generation Church.
Our head pastor joined the heavenly choirs at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra at about 2:00 am on Tuesday the 21st day of February 2023.
As you may be aware, Rev. Anthony Kwadwo Boakye was suddenly taken ill and struck down by stroke in the early hours of Saturday 23rd October 2021.
He was initially rushed to a private medical facility at Dansoman to see his personal doctor. He was subsequently taken on admission to the Healthlink Medical Centre at East Legon for further medical attention.
Happily, his conditions improved tremendously and after about three months, he was discharged and directed to undergo gradual physiotherapy.
He applied himself dutifully to that exercise and saw marked improvement in his general wellbeing and, more importantly, in the movement of left hand which was most greatly affected by the disease.
Following this impressive improvement in his health conditions, Rev. Boakye resumed his pastoral activities by giving virtual homilies from his base at an undisclosed location on Sundays until he physically appeared in church on New Year’s Eve to lead in the church service himself.
Thereafter, he continued with his physiotherapeutic exercise and had regular audiences with some selected leaders of the church, family members and his legal counsel.
On 31st January 2023 his family was compelled to take him back to the hospital when he complained of sharp pains in his left leg. It was detected that blood circulation to his left leg was not the best and that there was the need to fly him out of the country to seek further medical care and, if necessary, undergo a surgical operation.
Preparations were underway to make that journey when he was suddenly taken ill and was rushed to the Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Unfortunately, he gave up the ghost around 2:00 am on Tuesday 21st February 2023.
We entreat all members of the church and the general public to keep him in your prayers for God to grant him peaceful repose in the bosom of Abraham, our father in faith. Funeral arrangements will be communicated to the public in due course.