Ebenezer Worship Center started as a prayer fellowship with Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Opambour Adarkwa-Yiadom’s peers in the early 1990s at Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School (OKESS) at Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi. The group flourished and attracted many people but name was changed to Ebenezer Miracle Worship Center during registration.
This was because those who attended the prayer fellowship felt spiritually fulfilled and so invited others to the meetings. Thus, men, women, young and old started attending the prayer meetings. As membership grew, there was the need to change the venue to a bigger place. Opambour moved the meeting place to Kofrom, a suburb of Kumasi. GhanaChurch.com
It was at this point that he added Ebenezer to his name and became Ebenezer Kwame Adarkwa Yiadom. He also gained the name “electric” from members and people around that area because anytime he touched somebody the person experienced a kind of shock that made him or her fall. His spiritual gifts drew crowds to the church. At Kofrom membership grew so much that he converted the prayer fellowship to a church and named it “Ebenezer Miracle Centre.”
From Kofrom he moved the church to Patasi Estate – Patasi is a suburb of Kumasi. It is a residential area in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly. It is about 7 kilometres eastwards from centre of the regional capital, near Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Adarkwa-Yiadom’s rented house at Abrepo Junction, where the church was hosted for sometime, then to a place called “Friends Garden” in Patasi Estate.
He was compelled to buy a land at Ahenema Kokoben to build a church auditorium because of increase membership and also complaints from his neighbours as the activities of the church disturbed their peace in the residential area. GhanaChurch.com
He was the first to settle at Ohenema Kokobem where he put up the church auditorium, his residence and residence for people who participate in his programmes but come from far places. He named the place “Island City.” The church which currently has over twenty thousand members has branches in Accra, Cape-Coast, and Sunyani. According to one of the pastors, one will soon be started in Canada.
4. Vision and Mission
The church exists to preach the gospel to the perishing and win them for God; and also to set the
captives (people who have problems) free from generational or ancestral curses, to liberate
demon-possessed people from the hands of the devil through healing and deliverance
(exorcism). The assumption is that no one is in charge of his or her own life. There are spirits
that either make or mar one’s life, hence the need for a supernatural power to overcome such evil
5. Leadership structure of the church
Prophet Ebenezer Opambour Adarkwa Yiadom is the overall head of the church. He has
associate pastors he works with. The next in command is Rev. E. Y. Ankuma. The hierarchy of
the associate pastors is determined by the number of years one has been with the prophet.
Opambuor trains the pastors himself. The training comprises watching him preach, giving them
chance to preach and exercising their spiritual gifts in healing and deliverance. He also allows
the pastors to attend any Bible School they wish. GhanaChurch.com
6. Tenets of the church
Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre does not have any laid down belief system. The church
believes in everything the Bible teaches. It believes in:
(a) God as the Creator of the universe.
(b) The death, resurrection and ascension and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
(c) The use of the anointing oil.
(d) The sacredness of buramu nsuo – the well water – and anything blessed by Prophet
Ebenezer Opambuor Adarkwa.
(e) Baptism by immersion as a sign of repentance. But emphasis is not so much placed on
baptism since most of the people who go to the centre are not actually interested in
membership of the church but to find solutions to their problems.
(f) Baptism by the Holy Spirit.
(g) It accepts the belief systems of other denominations. Thus, pictures of Mary, the mother
of Jesus, and Jesus himself can be found in the church auditorium.
7. Church Programmes
Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre starts with a Divine Service on Sunday from 10a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
There is All-night prayer session on Monday, from 9.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.
On Tuesday 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. there is Counseling session.
Wednesday 6.00a.m. to 2.00 p.m. is scheduled for a special miracle service.
On Thursdays, there are no activities at the main branch in Kumasi; however, Prophet Opambour visits the other branches in the country. Friday 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. is used for deliverance (exorcism), what Prophet Opambour calls abayisem. GhanaChurch.com
There are no church activities on Saturdays.
8. A typical Sunday service
On a typical Sunday Service the choir leads Prophet Opambuor Adarkwa, the Associate Pastors
and their wives with songs into the chapel as done in the Mainline churches. This is followed by
opening prayer, praises and worship for about 45 minutes. Then there is songs ministration by
the various singing groups in the church, led mostly by the wives of the pastors, for about 30
minutes. Offertory follows. Members are encouraged to give to God. Boxes are placed at vantage points in front and members are asked to move from their seats and put their offerings into the
The congregation prays over the offertory. This takes about 15 minutes. Then, comes a
time of singing and dancing, in preparation for the sermon. This is normally delivered by any of
the Associate Pastors assigned by Prophet Opambuor to do so. The preaching which is normally
based on a short scripture lasts for about 20 minutes.
An important aspect of the Sunday service is healing and deliverance. This follows the sermon
and is done by the Prophet himself. He mounts the pulpit amidst rigorous shouts, claps and
cheers from the congregation with a standing ovation; he is introduced with titles such as “Dr.
Opambuor,” “the history maker,” “the legend,” “Asante Moses,” “prophet one.”
Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre Contacts:
Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre
Church in Ahenema Kokobin – Kumasi Ghana.
Address: Ahenema Kokobin, Ghana
Open Hours: Always
Tel: 00233 244245948