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An offspring of Royalhouse Chapel International RCI (Ahenfie) Accra, Ghana where the roots of a humble and faithful servant obeyed his calling with a simple fellowship meeting but now blessed and transformed into a church in December 2003.
From it’s challenging times to the Apex of God’s continuous blessing Ahenfie and all it’s branches has become a place of fellowship for people from all walks of life. Royalhouse Chapel is a bible based family church. We believe that everybody was created with a purpose and everyone can live to the fullest of their calling by his grace.
At Royalhouse NJ, you will discover who you are and taught principles that will guarantee you success in life. Our messages are tailored not only to prepare you for eternity but also to enable you to live a victorious Christian life on earth. Our soul inspiring and heaven accepted praise and worship will usher you into God’s presence. Our culture of effectual fervent prayer will bring to pass God’s promises in your life. We believe that we are blessed and highly favored. Join us the anytime you are in the New Jersey or tri-state area.
About Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah
Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah is the Founder and Apostle General of Royalhouse Chapel International, one of the most prominent and fastest growing Charismatic and Pentecostal ministries in Ghana, with numerous thriving local Assemblies and International Missions. He is also the Senior Pastor at the headquarters (Ahenfie), which currently seats thousands of vibrant and enthusiastic worshippers in weekly attendance in Accra, Ghana. Married to Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye-Ankrah.
He operates effectively in all the five-fold ministries and is a well sought after revivalist and international conference speaker, with passion for God and compassion for humanity. Through his philanthropic initiatives and dynamic radio and television ministries, he has transformed the lives of millions of people in Ghana and abroad.
Bring people into God’s presence
Messages of Hope
Comfort to the people of God
Send us a Message
Touching our generation with the power of God
Rev. Hazel Bediako is the senior pastor of Covenant Center.
She is an energetic and a dynamic minister with an undeniable passion for serving God, is an exceptional leader and a great worshiper who has enormously influenced her generation. She is blessed with a spirit of teaching God’s word. Her humility and outstanding excellence for teaching the Word of God into detail is demonstrated each day through her practical sermons and the spiritual growth of her congregation. She is without a doubt an evangelist at heart. Her kind and generous attitude has influenced Royalhouse Chapel New Jersey Mission to confidently affect the entire NJ community through outreach programs conducted by various ministries in the church.
History of Royalhouse Chapel International
How It Started
Royalhouse Chapel International was founded by the Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah after his encounter with the Lord in June 19, 1991. Before his encounter and subsequent arrival in Ghana in November 1992, he had given approval to his wife, Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah (affectionately called Mama Rita) to start Sunday services with members of Showers of Blessings who were then available. The meetings began at the GES Model Nursery School in Accra at North Ridge with 12 adults and 12 children attending the first Sunday service.
International Bible Worship Centre (IBWC)
The name under which they operated from March 1991 was Abundant Life Missions International. But in July 1993, the name of the church was changed to Bible Worship Centre to reflect the new vision and focus with which Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah was going to operate. To give the church a global focus, the name was modified in August 1994 to International Bible Worship Centre (IBWC). Royalhouse Chapel International (RCI) was approved and from March 1999 to date, it has been the operational name of the Church.
Return From Holland
Although Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah returned from Holland in November 1992, he assumed full leadership of the church in January 1993. That year, the number of worshippers increased significantly from 30 to 150 adults. Thus, in 1994, it became necessary to relocate the church to the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) canteen which had a larger facility. When the influx of members made it impossible for the ADB canteen to be used for Sunday services, the church was moved to the Blackmoore and Sons warehouse on the same Ring Road. The warehouse was transformed into a beautiful worship center and from October 1994 to November 2000, that place was to be the IBWC auditorium where many healings, miracles, and deliverances would occur.
A Membership of 250 to Nearly 5000 Worshipers
During this 5 year period, the church grew from a membership of 250 to nearly 5,000 worshipers.To effectively accommodate the large number of worshippers, three fully packed services were held every Sunday at 7:00am, 9:00am and 11:00am respectively. The sermon was translated into the Twi and Ewe local languages in the first two services respectively, with the third being an English service. Those who could not be seated inside the main hall participated in the services via closed-circuit TV outside where canopies had been mounted.
A Historic Migration
A historic move was made on November 4, 2000. Thousands of worshippers attended an All Night prayer vigil at the Blackmoore and Sons premises. Around 4am, they were led in a prayer march to Ahenfie, the newly acquired church property located near the Obetsebi Lamptey Circle on the Ring Road West a distance of about three (3) kilometres from the Blackmoore and Sons premises. Symbolically, it was a significant move, a crossing over from Egypt to the Promised Land.
The Land of Prophecy and Promise
Ahenfie is thus considered by all members of Royalhouse Chapel as a land of prophecy and promise.Contrary to the general perception of the public, Ahenfie is not synonymous with the umbrella name, Royalhouse Chapel which encompasses the church’s headquarters (Ahenfie) with its 26 different Ministries (groups) as well as all the other distinct organs incorporated under the umbrella name. These organs include Royalhouse Chapel’s 120 Local Assemblies its 16 International Missions and their various departments, the media ministries, the church administration, the Christian Leadership College, as well as the Department of Social Services etc. The Social Services and Practical Ministry alone has a wide range of departments under it, these include, Royalhouse Chapel Schorlarship Foundation, The Compassion Ministry (Feed the Hungry, Rural Missions and Evangelism), the Marriage Counselling Department, the Children, Teens, Young Adults, Men, Women, Aged and Anglophone & Francophone Ministry amongst many.