The following presents a hundred-year events in the history of AICs in Ghana.
1885 Birth of Prophet James Kwame Nkansah, former leader of the African Faith Tabernacle.
1888 Birth of Michael George, former Presiding Bishop of the Church of the Twelve Apostles.
1862 The Methodist Society (Akonomnsu) founded, led by J. R. Ghartey.
1893 Birth of Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah, founder of Muzama Disco Christo Church.
1894 Birth of Ama Erica Afua Ahasu, founder of Akoƒaƒanami Prayer Group, Agate, Ghana (17 Oct.)
1898 Dr. Mark Christian Hayford establishes the National Baptist Church (first African
1903 Birth of Samuel Dankwa (Ahassala De Ameen 1) founder and first leader of the Ossah-
Madih Church, Ghana.
1905 Birth of Prophetess Agnes Okoh, founder of Christ Holy Church.
____ Birth of Apostle John Taylor, Founder of Christian Divine Church, (2nd Aug.).
1906 Birth of Prophet James Kwaku Tawiah, founder of Christ Faith Church, (14 April).
1907 The Nigritian Church founded and led by Rev. J. B. Anaman.
1910 Birth of Prophet John Mensah, Founder of the Church of Christ (Spiritual Movement),
1911 Joseph Egyanka Appiah (later Jehu-Appiah I, founder of the MDCC) appointed a
teacher at Abakrampa Methodist School (20th April).
1912 Joseph Egyanka Appiah (Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah, the Akaboha I and founder of the
Muzama Disco Christo Church – MDCC) marries Abena Nomaa (29th April).
1914 Prophet William Wade Harris visits Apollonia. 8,000 were converted from 52 villages in
____ Prophet William Wade Harris baptizes Michael George, later to become a Presiding
Bishop of the Church of the Twelve Apostles.
1915 Prophet William Wade Harris banished from the Ivory Coast by French Colonial
1918 Grace Tani & John Nackabah found the Twelve Apostles Church.
____ Birth of Isaac Asirifi, second Opanin (Head) of the Saviour’s church.
____ Birth of Charles Kobla Nutonuti Wovenu, Founder and leader of The Apostles
Revelation Society (ARS).
1919 Prophet Joseph Appiah (Jehu-Appiah) receives an angelic call to be King “Akaboha.”
____ The Faith Tabernacle, later to be renamed, African Faith Tabernacle (a.k.a. Odiyifo
Nkansah) was established at Anyinam, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
1920 Master Kofi Appiah (later Akaboha I) transferred to Gomoah Oguan.
____ Abena Baawa becomes a member of Kofi Appiah’s prayer group. Kofi Appiah later renamed her, Hannah Barnes.
____ Prophet Sampson Oppong emerges in Ashanti. Converts 10,000 in two years.
____ Abena Baawa (Hannah Barnes) joins Master Kofi Appiah’s prayer group.
1922 Second spiritual baptism of Prophet Jehu-Appiah I of the MDCC (20th March).
_____ Egyanka Appiah and his friends begin Egyidifo Kuw Faith Society, (19th Oct.).
____ Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah founds the Muzama Disco Christo Church (MDCC).
____ (Good Friday) Second heavenly expedition of Hannah Barnes – MDCC
____ The Faith Society becomes a church (Muzama Disco Christo Church) at Gomoa Ogwuan.
1923 Mob attack on members of the Faith Society (MDCC), at Gomoa Ogwuan, (24th Dec).
____ Samuel Dankwa founds The OSSAH-Madih Church (The Church of Light).
1924 Jehu-Appiah and Hannah Barnes found the Muzama Disco Christo Church (MDCC).
____ Prophet Jehu-Appiah I and Hannah Barnes receive heavenly titles Akaboha and Akatitibi
____ Third and final spiritual baptism of Prophet Joseph William Egyanka Appiah, a.k.a.
Prophet Jemisimiham Jonah Jehu-Appiah, founder of the Muzama Disco Christo Church,
____ Samuel Brako establishes the Saviour Church (Memeneda Gyidifo) at Osiem, E/R.
____ Prophet Kwame Nkansa establishes the African Faith Congregation.
____ Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah outlines a mission strategy in the Muzama
Disco Christo Church – MDCC (29th Aug.).
____ Birth of Kwesi Nyamekye, officially known as, Matapoly Moses Jehu-Appiah (The
Akaboha II) of MDCC (24th Aug.).
1925 Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah I and his wife Hannah Barnes were acknowledged as
the undisputed leaders of MDCC (in May).
____ Procession by members of the MDCC from Gomoa Fomena to a site near Gomoa
Abodom. By angelic revelation, the place was called Mozano, meaning, my own town.
____ Birth of the prophetic wife of Matapoly (1st Sep.).
____ Celebration of the first Asomdwee Afe (Peaceful Year) by members of the MDCC.
1929 Birth of Timothy Kwadzo Borkumah, Founder of Peaceful Healing Church (29th Sep.).
1930 The name Muzama Disco Christo Church was revealed and adopted by the Faith
Society (9th Sep.).
1931 Stanley Walter Quarmina Botchway establishes The Cherubim and Seraphim in Accra.
____ Birth of Bishop Isaac Wontumi, Co-founder of the Church of Melchizedek, Ghana (6th
1932 First Annual General Conference (I’Odomey Conference) of the MDCC held at Adwumako, Afransi (20th Jan.).
1934 Charles Kobla Nutonuti Wovenu, founder of the Apostles Revelation Society, Ghana, begins public preaching.
1935 Birth of Daniel Okpoti Okerchiri, founder of the Cherubim and Seraphim Seat of God Mission.
1936 Birth of Prophetess Deborah Anyetei, founder of Ebenezer Healing Ministry, (13th Aug.).
____ Birth of Primate Seth Adofo, head of Church of the Lord, Brotherhood (April 8).
1937 20th Oct., Birth of Apostle Solomon Krow, founder of Niiman Temple, Accra, (20th Oct.).
1938 Birth of Charles Yeboah-Korie, founder of the Eden Revival Church (1st Dec.).
____ Christ Apostolic Church planted in Ghana by Nigerian immigrants.
1940 Birth of Prophetess Deborah Make Oman, of Christ Power Healing Church (15th July).
1945 Birth of Miritaiah Jonah Jehu-Appiah, (Akaboha III) of the MDCC (26th May).
_____ Charles Kobla Wovenu secedes from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, after
being asked to stop healing. He later founded the Apostles Revelation Society.
1946 Samuel Brako appoints Isaac Asirifi to head the Saviour Church shortly before his
Death (9th Sep.).
—– Death of Samuel Brako, leader and founder of The Saviour Church a.k.a. Memeneda
Gyidifo (9th Sep.).
____ God reveals to Charles Kobla Wovenu, founder of the Apostles Revelation Society,
Ghana, to train certificated teachers for his educational institution.
1947 Death of John Nackabah.
____ John Hackman succeeds John Nackabah as head of the Twelve Apostles Church.
1948 Death of Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu-Appiah (Akaboha I).
____ Birth of Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, founder of Kristo Asafo, a.k.a. Christ Reformed
Church (26th August).
____ Death of Joseph Egyanka Appiah (Prophet Jemisimiham Jehu Appiah), founder,
Musama Disco Christo Church (23 Sep. 10:00 a.m.).
____ “Heavenly baptism” of Matapoly Moses Jehu-Appiah, second leader of MDCC (9th
1949 First ordination (17 priests) in the Apostles Revelation Society.
____ Cherubim and Seraphim Society planted at Korle Gonno by Prophet Adegoke, a
____ Religious experience of Isaac Wontumi, one of the co-founders of the Church of
The establishment of New Mozano, the Holy City of the MDCC.
1953 The first congregation of the Church of Lord (Aladura) inaugurated in Kumasi.
1954 Commencement of the celebration of the “Anniversary” in the Apostles Revelation
____ Death of Stanley Walter Quarmina Botchway, the one who established The Cherubim and Seraphim in Accra.
1955 The Church of the Lord (Aladura) adopts a Constitution for the entire church at Ogere
1956 Birth of Emmanuel Harrison Nubuor, founder, Good News Evangelical Church (6th
1957 Death of John Hackman, head of the Church of the Twelve Apostles (2nd Jan.).
____ Samuel Ansah succeeds John Hackman though his nomination by Hackman was
questioned by some elders.
____ Christian Council of Ghana rejects Twelve Apostles Church’s application to become a
1958 Death of Grace Tani, co-founder of the Church of the Twelve Apostles.
____ Death of Prophet Samuel Dankwah, Ahassala-De-Amen I of the Ossamadih Church (16th
____ World Council of Churches (WCC) rejects Muzama Disco Christo Church’s application
to become a member.
____ Establishment of the Church of Christ (Spiritual Movement) by Prophet John Mensah
1959 Apostle John Taylor, founder of Christian Divine Church, expelled from the
Methodist Church of Gold Coast (25th May).
——- Birth of Rev. Nana Appiah Hayford, founder of Believers Salvation Ministry (5th June).
____ Primate Oshitelu of the Church of the Lord (Aladura) dedicates a plot of land at Bantama, Kumasi. The headquarters of the church was built on that plot.
1962 Second National Convention of Christian Divine Church at Prestea (19th April).
_____ Dedication of Old Mission House (Atoabo) of Christian Divine Church (23rd Dec.).
_____ Pentecostal Association of Ghana formed by Ebenezer Harry Anamang
1963 Charles Yeboah-Korie establishes the Eden Revival Church (9th Feb.).
1965 Mathapoly Jehu-Appiah (Akaboha II of the MDCC), prophesies total darkness of the world (21st Feb.).
____ Establishment of the Church of Melchizedek, Ghana by Bishops Samuel Baah, Albert
Obeng and Isaac Wontumi (26th Feb.).
____ Albert Kwesi Yamoah defects from the Church of the Lord (Aladura) to establish the Church of the Lord (Ghana).
____ Olu Sonekan, Albert K. Yamoah and James Aburabura anointed bishops of the Church of
the Lord (Ghana) 5th May.
1966 World Council of Churches (WCC) rejects the Application by the National Council of
Pentecostal (Spiritual) Churches of Ghana to become members.
1967 Apostle Solomon Krow weds Patience (30th Dec.).
1970 Eden Revival Church becomes a member of the Christian Council of Ghana.
____ Prophet James Tawiah and followers settles at Nazareth, Akim Akroso,
In the Eastern Region of Ghana (10 May).
1971 Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo establishes Kristo Asafo Christ Reformed Church (3rd Feb.).
___ The Inauguration of the Good News Training Institute, the first interdenominational
Theological institution for AICs, now known as Good News Theological College and Seminary at Oyibi (6th. Nov).
1972 Death of Matapoly Moses Jehu-Appiah, 2nd Akaboha (Head) of MDCC.
____ Death of Prophet John Mensah, founder and leader of the Church of Christ (Spiritual
Movement), 16th Jan.
____ Installation of Miritaiah Jonah Jehu-Appiah as Akaboha III of the MDCC (22nd Oct.).
1973 Apostle Maurice Sackey establishes of the Church of the Lord (Mission) 5th Feb.
1974 Death of Apostle Emmanuel Alfred Ofosu of the Church of the Lord (Aladura).28 Aug.
____ Inauguration of the Church of the Lord (Brotherhood) as a church (8th Nov.).
1975 Enthronement of Bishop Seth Kwaku Adofo as the head (Apostle) of the Church of the Lord (Brotherhood). 6th July.
1978 First Conference of the Lord Cometh Again Divine Church, Ghana, held at Kadjebi (25th
1979 Death of Hannah Barnes, first Akatitibi of MDCC (22nd June).
1982 First religious experience of Raphael Asong, founder of God’s Grace Church (5th July).
1983 Ordination of Sampson Oclan by Reformed Peace Healing Church (2nd Jan.).
1984 Prophet Sampson Oclan establishes the Holy Church of Melchizedek (22 July).
____ Establishment of Ebenezer Healing Church (30th Aug.).
____ Death of Joseph Otchway, Ahassala-De-Amen II of the OSSA-Madih Church (26 Dec).
1985 Registration of Good News Theological College & Seminary at the Registrar-General
as a Company Limited by Guarantee Registration No. 26,903 (29 April).
____ Death of Patriarch Albert Yamoah, founder of the Church of the Lord (Ghana). 30th April.
NOTE: The author has, since 2005, been compiling some significant events in the history of African Independent Churches all over Africa.