the Chairman and Leader of the Apostles’ Continuation Church
International, Apostle Clement Brakatu
Apostle Clement Brakatu was born to Mr. Michael Adams Brakatu
of Anum in the Eastern Region and Madam Afia Fofie of Sampa in
the Brong Ahafo Region, all in Ghana.
Born in 1952 at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region, Apostle Clement
Brakatu had his Elementary Education at the Wenchi Presbyterian
Primary and Middle Schools from 1960 to 1970.
He continued his education by offering a course in Treasury at
Wenchi Farming Institute, obtaining a General Certificate in Agriculture
“Papa”, as he is affectionately called by general
membership of the Apostles’ Continuation Church International,
started with a humble profession as a “Farm Assistant”
at Bechem Secondary School, between 1973 and 1975. With hard work
gained a promotion to the status of “Senior Farm Assistant”
at Duayaw Nkwanta Senior Secondary School between 1976 and 1986.
It is worthy to note that this marked the genesis of a ‘great
man’; God called him to His Ministry.
It was at Duayaw Nkwanta Senior Secondary School where Apostle
Paul Manu led him to join a prayer meeting that had been organized
by the former and the Late Founder and Leader of this church,
Apostle Emmanuel Kwadwo Owusu.
The trio managed to transform the prayer meetings into a full-fledged
church, marking the birth of the Apostles’ Continuation
Church, and vigorously embarked on opening branches, especially
in the Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana. Areas like Techiman, Kintampo,
Manso, Tano Boase, Asuotiano and Dwomo had earlier branches of
what was to spread internationally.
The crusade continued until 1988 when Chairman Brakatu decided
to do God’s work full time, thereby abandoning his initial
profession and becoming a Full Minister of God. The Late Founder
asked him to proceed to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to start
a church branch at Suame, a suburb of Kumasi.
Notably, Suame branch, now known as the Mpatasie Branch was voted
as the Regional Headquarters in the Ashanti Region. As the designated
head of the Ashanti Region, he opened other Branches within and
beyond the region. Branches like Koforidua, Sampa (in Brong Ahafo
Region), Kasaam, Old Tafo, Labour, Kronom, Ashanti Mampong, Konongo
Odumase, Dunkwa on Offin, were all opened by him.
Chairman Brakatu commenced his foreign ministration in 1995, when
he accompanied the late Founder Apostle Emmanuel Kwadwo Owusu
to visit the then newly founded branch in Toronto, and also to
explore the possibility of extending branches within and beyond
Canada. After the Founder had left the Toronto Branch in his care,
Chairman Brakatu saw to the growth of the branch, and also endeavored
to establish other branches in Montreal (Canada), New York (Bronx),
and Columbus, Ohio (USA). Across the Atlantic, he saw to the establishment
of branches in Great Britain (London), Spain (Barcelona), and
The Netherlands. Together, the Chairman Brakatu has opened over
21 branches both local and foreign.
The excellent hallmarks of Chairman Brakatu, the International
Leader/Chairman of this Great Church including God-fearing, dedication,
devotion, enterprise, truthfulness, boldness, dynamism, kindness,
care, selflessness, earned him the Chairman and Leader of The
Apostles’ Continuation Church International; a conferment
the Late Founder did few months before his departure to eternity.
(May His Soul Rest In Perpetual Peace)
Chairman Brakatu is married to Mrs. Elizabeth Ameyaa Brakatu and
is blessed with 6 children; 4 girls and 2 boys.