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Otabil, Mensa
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Mensa Anamuah Otabil (August 31, 1959–) was an Anglican who made a personal commitment to Christ at the age of twelve. He then started attending an Assemblies of God church where he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1975. In 1983, during a prayer meeting, Otabil announced his decision to start his own church called International Central Gospel Church (ICGC). From its beginning in February 1984 in Accra, the ICGC has grown to over 97,000 members, with 596 branches, of which 24 are in Europe and North America.

Otabil’s messages are deeply connected with the liberation of the p…

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Nyanni, Caleb, “Otabil, Mensa”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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