One of the loudest voice challenging the status quo from Ghana’s clergy, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has shrugged off what he says are death threats and insults that individuals have aimed at him.
During a virtual church service on Sunday, July 26, 2020, the founder of Perez Chapel International said the threats do not scare him as his plain-talk is in service to God.
“My amazement is whether it has come to the place in democratic Ghana, where I speak and people who are not happy (basically they disagree with me) and instead of they saying they disagree with me and stating their side, some of them issue threats, some insult me and people are saying: ‘Charles, you must be afraid, beef up your security and don’t sleep at home,” he said.
According to him, in spite of the threats and the advice from his loved ones however, he will not stop speaking truth to power because he is on assignment from God.
Bishop Agyinasare has, along with Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams of the Action Chapel International, been vociferous about wrongs going on in the country under the NPP government of President Akufo-Addo.
Amidst allegations, of misrule, corruption and violence that have led to the assassination of a Ghanaian journalist, the Ghanaian moral society appear to have taken a hike with a deafening silence.
Through virtual broadcast, Bishop Agyinasare has been delivering sermons that address the ills of the Ghanaian society.
However, his radical series titled, ‘Re-building after COVID-19’ has brought the Perez Chapel founder insults and death threats.
According to him, some family and loved ones have pleaded with him to stop his fearless sermons but that he will not. “(they have) pleaded with me to stop preaching what I am preaching on national transformation”, adding: “Most of them say Ghana is set in her ways and would not change.
“Well, Jonah did not believe wicked Nineveh would change but when he declared God’s word, they repented and fasted in sackcloth and ashes,” he said.