Global Revival Ministries (GRM) began after Rev. Dr. Ampiah Kwofi affectionately known as Papa, had a call to preach the Gospel of Christ to the nations of the world whilst he was studying at the university. He had a vision in which he saw the globe engulfed in flames of revival hence the name Global Revival Ministries.
Global Revival Ministries was officially established on 5th October, 1984 in Accra by Papa and four other committed followers. It was subsequently registered in Accra on 19th June under Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) .The first Service was held at Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) on Saturday between 10.00am – 2.00pm. The attendance grew and attracted notable Pastors like Eric Kwapong, George Abekah, Yaw Tekyie. Abednego Fiawo, Calys Tagoe, Kofi Arthue, and Sammy Kanda. In 1985, the Church relocated to the Rex Cinema and began Sunday services. Mid-week services were held at Legon Hall, Teaching service was held on Tuesdays and all-night prayer on Fridays.
In 1991, GRM initiated a local training program for aspiring pastors. This led to the establishment of Global Revival Bible School and has since inception trained about 400 graduates serving in various churches across the nation. In 1997, the Church relocated to Baiden Powell Memorial Hall. The Church grew numerically at Baiden Powell and attracted thousands of people from all walks of life to the Friday All-night service.
Ampiah Kwofi World Outreach was launched in 1998 to be the arm of the Church in reaching out to perishing souls. Since its inception, AKWO has held crusades in all regions of Ghana and other African Countries. On January 3, 2016, the Church moved its headquarters to Revival City Haatso, a 7000 capacity auditorium. GRM has over 50 branches across Ghana and thriving in Togo and Cote D’Ivoire.
VISION / MISSION
- To reach the world with the Gospel of Christ
DISCIPLESHIP, EDIFICATION, MATURITY
- Discipling our converts to attain the full measure of the stature of Christ i.e. maturity.
- Discovering and developing the talents, skills, and abilities of our members and deploying them to advance the Kingdom of God.
- Developing new leaders that will preach, teach and bring healing to our hurting generation.
- To raise an army of Intercessors who will pray for nations and communities for revival.
- Developing koinonia i.e. true, lasting and loving relationships among brethren that will enable us to serve one another through Christ
- To foster a healthy atmosphere of love, joy, peace and unity, that will facilitate learning and nurture, so that members will grow rapidly in Christ
WORSHIP AND EXALTATION
- To raise true worshippers, who worship God in Spirit and in Truth
- To raise all members to flow under the anointing of God’s Spirit , praises and honour to God, and also in the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in ministry to one another.
MINISTRY AND EQUIPPING
- To raise leaders to fulfill the great commission through Church planting, Pastoral Ministry, Teaching Ministry and Help Ministry
- To set up various Bible Schools that will train and equip new leaders
- To deploy the new leaders into various positions of service eg. Placing pastors over churches, sending missionaries into various new territories to lay foundations and plant new churches
STATEMENT OF FAITH
WE BELIEVE IN:
- The Scriptures. Both Old and New Testament as the only infallible and authoritative word of God and the only rule for Christian faith and conduct.
- The Trinity. The three persons in one. God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His Vicarious and atoning death, his bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and his soon coming to rapture the church which is his bride and his return to the earth in power and glory to rule for eternity.
- The redemptive Word of Jesus Christ(His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension) as both efficient and sufficient for the provision of salvation to mankind
- The baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4) for all believers who ask for it.
- The operation and manifestation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit as made available to the church today, for service, edification, and comfort.
- Provision of divine healing in the atonement of Christ and appropriate through the prayer of faith. ( 1Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16)
- The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life
- The resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved, the former to eternal life and the latter to eternal damnation.