Apostle Charles Johannes Ohemeng
8 December 2022

Retired Apostle Charles Johannes Ohemeng unexpectedly passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, after a short illness.

The late Apostle was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on September 21, 1946. He trained in Microbiology and worked as a production manager in a food manufacturing firm.

He joined the New Apostolic Church and was sealed by the late District Apostle Gottfried Rockenfelder on May 31, 1975.

Upon his ordination as a Priest, he was sent to Nigeria to build up the work of God. There he worked in different ministries until his retirement. He has also worked full-time in the administration office of the New Apostolic Church in Nigeria.

Over the years, the departed Apostle was ordained into the following ministries:
1975 – Deacon

1977 – Priest

1984 – Community Evangelist

1981 – Shepherd

1984 – District Evangelist

1987 – District Elder

1992 – Bishop

On July 11, 2004, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr of blessed memory ordained him as an Apostle in Accra, (Ghana).

Almost nine years later, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, in a divine service in Lagos (Nigeria) on February 19, 2013, placed him into retirement.     

Apostle Charles Ohemeng was a very devout and humble servant of God. He was a pioneer, helping to establish and spread the Church in Nigeria in the 80s and 90s, for which he is fondly remembered by many. He served the brethren entrusted in his care with love and joy.

Until his death, he and his wife, Sister Elizabeth, were an ever-present figure in the Tema congregation.