The late Apostle Wilson Dzattah was laid to rest at his hometown, Mafi Sasekpe, in the Volta Region of Ghana on February 25, 2023. The funeral service was conducted by Lead Apostle Benjamin Ohene-Saffo (Southern Ghana, Togo and Benin). He was accompanied by Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya (Northern Ghana) and all active Apostles from Ghana as well as invited Apostles from Togo.
The funeral service was based on a bible word from Isaiah 57:1-2: “The righteous perishes, and no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, while no one considers that the righteous is taken away from evil. He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”
The Lead Apostle paid glowing tribute to the departed Apostle for his immense role in the development of the church in Ghana and beyond. He referred to the late Apostle as imperfect but righteous. This the Lead Apostle stated is a righteousness in spirit and not of the flesh. “He is a righteous man because, the Apostle Dzattah turned the heart of many, unto the Lord, he gave hope to the hopeless in spirit, he baptized them with water and spirit and fed them with the word of God”, he averred. The Lead Apostle further stated that the late Apostle may have had his human imperfections yet with the Lord, he is counted righteous.
The Lead Apostle further stated that, the righteous are taken away to save them from impending danger and evil. This he said is incomprehensible in the human sense. The lord of the vineyard, harvests his ripe fruits to prevent birds from destroying it and wreaking havoc upon it. “Our dear Apostle is ripe, and the Lord harvested him, he is now with the Lord”. The Lead Apostle further advised that righteousness is counted unto man is not based only on the observation of the commandments as referenced in the conversation of Jesus Christ and a lawyer in Matthew 19:16. He emphasized that righteousness and perfection is attained through following Jesus Christ and taking up His cross.
“Beloved, our dear Apostle has played his part, he shall walk and rest in his righteousness till the resurrection day, when the Lord shall take us all unto himself” the Lead Apostle concluded.
Life History of Apostle Dzattah
Wilson Dzattah was born on February 12, 1954 at Mafi Sasekpe in the Volta Region of Ghana. He trained as a teacher and later as a legal practitioner. He was a practicing lawyer until his untimely demise.
Wilson Dzattah became acquainted with the New Apostolic Church through the late Apostle Kwesi Parku (of blessed memory), and was sealed by Apostle Godfred Schwarzer on April 9, 1978.
Over the years, the departed Apostle was ordained into the following ministries:
Community Evangelist - 1984
Shepherd - 1986
District Evangelist - 1986
On October 31, 1987, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr of blessed memory ordained him as an Apostle in New York, (USA). Apostle Dzattah served in the Volta South Apostle Area in Ghana for 32 years as an Apostle until his retirement, in a divine service in Cape Coast (Ghana) on January 27, 2019 by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider.
Apostle Dzattah was a modest person and has a good sense of humour. He loved and cared for the brethren entrusted to his care without distinction. His profound faith in the apostolic doctrine encourages him to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Apostle ministry.
On Thursday, November 10 2022, retired Apostle Wilson Dzattah, met his untimely death while on a usual evening health walk. The late Apostle was knocked down by a motorcycle rider and passed on few moments later.