When senior accountant Kojo Wood, pictured here with his wife Caroline, entered his profession he would never have imagined that a few years later he would become an ordained Pentecostal minister. Yet, not only was that to happen, but he would also be involved in one of the most successful church plants in the Metropolitan Region.
It was veteran minister John Sainsbury that first recognised the call upon this emerging leader and created the initiative for the commencement of the Stevanage Elim church. In the past three years under his leadership the congregation has tripled from 50 to 150 and the only limitation on further expansion is the size of the rented community centre at which the church meets.
During his ministry in Stevanage he has not received any salary choosing to support himself from his professional position. While ministering at the church I learned one of the primary factors in this success story - his ability to build a high caliber team of leaders around him. I was very much aware of witnessing a church on a journey towards a destiny yet to be realised.