Fountain Gate Chapel – Rev. Joseph Eastwood Anaba

Fountain Gate Chapel
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The Fountain Gate Chapel. The church was birthed as an idea of high conviction in the heart of Rev. Joseph Eastwood Anaba, a Pharmacy graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology Kumasi, Ghana.

People is our focus:
The Fountain Gate Chapel. The church was birthed as an idea of high conviction in the heart of Rev. Joseph Eastwood Anaba, a Pharmacy graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology Kumasi, Ghana.

He believed that ancestral worship and its concomitants – superstition, ignorance, diseases and poverty-could not be the divine purpose for his people.

NINTAM (as the Fountain Gate Chapel was then called) which means Tears in the Frafra dialect was the acronym for Northern Deliverance In Tears Ministry, the full name of the Ministry. Nintam was birthed out of the revelation that the ministry of spiritual deliverance of the people could not succeed in any other manner except by the ministry of love, compassion, a brokenness of heart before God for attention. Thus the humble success of this ministry was as a result of those times of intercession in the open Bolgatanga Sports Stadium.

The Nintam Ministry after about 1½ years of intercessory emphasis believed that God was leading the ministry to another ministerial emphasis. The name Broken Yoke Foundation was chosen to give expression to the new direction of spiritual emphasis. An aggressive move of the Holy Spirit to break the yokes of the people of the Land released an amazing dimension of the anointing. The present name Fountain Gate Chapel became necessary again for the church to depict yet another phase in the life of the church- when the evangelistic and prophetic role of the ministry produced people who had to settle down as thriving churches to water the lands where they were found as supernatural fountains.

Fountain Gate Chapel
Fountain Gate Chapel – Desert Pastures

PERSECUTION
At this time persecution on the church had so increased that husbands threatened their wives with divorce if they did not leave the church. Some women really had to leave the church to save their marriages.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE SANCTUARY OF GLORY
The church secured a parcel of land and began the construction of its own meeting place the Sanctuary of Glory. Motivated to work and finance the project, women sold their cloth and men disposed of their bicycles to raise funds. Meanwhile Sunday church services were held in the mornings prior to constructional work under a leafless baobab tree.

CURRENT STATE OF FOUNTAIN GATE CHAPEL
From the humble beginning as an idea in the heart of a university student to the meeting of 6 people in an isolated office in Bolgatanga, the Fountain Gate Chapel has grown to have over 56 branches in Ghana, Ouagadougou, London, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf. The church has a fully operational first cycle educational institution up to the J.S.S level. Plans are far advanced to start a Senior Secondary School. The church through its social wing the Help Foundation takes care of the educational needs of orphans and destitute children and runs Fountain Gate Ministerial Academy (FGMA) which is the bible school.

VISION STATEMENT
To be lively and purposeful church of Jesus Christ which demonstrates to the world the All-Sufficiency God who makes rivers in the desert

MISSION STATEMENT
To declare the full Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world with power preaching and creative wisdom and holistically raising people-focused individuals who make maximum impact on their generation.

Statement of Faith

About God:

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2; Corinthians 13:14).

About Man:

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2).

About Eternity:

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46).

About Jesus Christ:

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13).

About Salvation:

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).

About The Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1).

About The Bible:
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5).

Address 1: Tamale – Navrongo, Bolgatanga, Ghana.
Phone: +233 38 202 3640 Website: http://fountaingatechapel.org

Address 2: Ofankor, Accra – Off Achimota Nsawam Road (Empowerment Pastures)
Phone: +233 302 91 27 52 Website: http://fountaingatechapel.org/ep

Fountain Gate International School
Phone: +233 (0) 3820 94214
Website: http://fgisonline.com/

 
 
Source: GhanaChurch.com – Ghana Churches News Portal

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