Social Media —in all its forms— continues to be a prolific part of our digitally connected lives. For Church Leaders, the ever growing stream that is social media continues to inform, inspire, and connect us all. However, finding the most influential voices within the vast array of updates, tweets, and snaps can be a challenge!
Indeed, the platforms we use to read and send information and media are often changing as quickly as technology itself. On top of this, not all leaders use each app equally. Let’s take a brief look at a few of the Ghanaian pastors with highest followers on Social media. Top 10 pastors as of Monday August 28.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills (Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI)) – 1,187,320 followers on facebook, with over 80,000 on twitter and 69,400 on Instagram followers:
With over 1.3 million total number of weighted total of fans and followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills stood head and shoulders above all other Ghanaian pastors with accounts on any or all three social media platforms.
The General Overseer of Lighthouse Chapel International is someone that know the relevance of the social media. He has used the social media platform to reach the unreachable in Ghana and the world. He is a man of God that knows the power of electronic, print and online media evangelism. Lighthouse Chapel International remains the most active church on the social media using several platform groups to preach Jesus Christ.
Dr. Mensa Otabil – (International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) -1,099,175 followers on facebook, over 215,000 on twitter and 8,179 on Instagram followers:
Dr Mensa Otabil is the General Overseer of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), is a man of God that knows the power of the social media. His postings have brought many souls to Christ. He prefers to showcase Jesus Christ than himself.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams – (Action Chapel International (ACI) 1,045,645 followers on facebook, over 215,000 on twitter, 8,179 on Instagram followers:
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the charismatic Action Chapel International (ACI). He is one of the most sought after preachers in the world. His postings on the social media platform are highly commendable to the core. His scriptural quotes reflect his messages post on the social media.
Bishop Charles Agyinasare (Perez Chapel) -482,654 followers:
Bishop Charles Agyinasare is a Ghanaian pastor who founded the Word Miracle Church International, later Perez Chapel International, a Pentecostal-Charismatic ministry in Ghana. He is one Pentecostal pastor that has large followership on the social media. He started his ministry from the Northern part of the country, Tamale but has innovative flare for posting issues relevant to the kingdom of God. He is an articulated social media networker with creativity.
Prophet Kakra Baiden (Lighthouse Chapel International , Morning Star Cathedral) -368,203 followers:
An architect by profession, Prophet Kakra Baiden. He serves as one of the senior pastors in the Lighthouse Chapel International denomination. He knows the power of the social media using the platform to preach the gospel of Christ. His enthusiasm on the social media is admirable.
Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah (Royalhouse Chapel International) -311,093 followers:
Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah serves as the Apostle General of the Royalhouse Chapel International, a church in Ghana with more than 30,000 members. He is also the first vice president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council. He is one pastor that is current with the social media. His postings have plethora of comments from fans. He has used this platform to reach the world.
Rev Osei Bonsu , (Moments of Glory Prayer Army – MOGPA ) 253,250 followers:
Kumasi based Rev OB as many call him is the founder of Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA). He is one of the most popular pastors in Ghana using the social media to reach the unreachable in the world.
Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, (Church of Pentecost) 226,394 followers:
Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah is the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost worldwide and the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC). The pastor heads one of the fastest growing churches in Africa, he also understand the power of the social media to the core.
Prophet Victor Kusi Opoku Boateng (Pastor of Power Chapel Worldwide) – 143,318 followers:
The popular preacher and head pastor of Pastor of Power Chapel Worldwide has a sizeable followership base at the number 9 spot.
Bishop James Kwaku Saah (Administrative Bishop of Action Chapel International (ACI)) – 128,707 followers:
Though he is an associate bishop of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, the bishop can hold his own when it comes to popularity contest among clergies on social media.