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   From the desk of Dr. Apostle Elvis & Co-Pastor Prophetess Marie Acheampong



Apostle (Dr.) Elvis Acheam-pong

Founder and President - General Overseer of Gateway International Christian Church, (GICC) and the Life - U - Lead Univetsity, USA and in Ghana.
Apostle Dr. Elvis Acheam-pong is the founder of Gateway International Christian Church (GICC), located in Alexandria, Virginia. USA. Dr. Elvis was called into the ministry of God in 1985, after his initial training with Faith School of Evangelism based in Kumasi, Ghana. 
Apostle Elvis, is married to Pastor Marie Acheam-pong who is Co-Pastor, Phrophetess and founder of GICC. The Lord has blessed them with a daughter and son: Debbie and Obed, who brought nothing but joy to the couple, confirming God's faithfulness after waiting for 10-years for his visitation. Apostle Acheam-pong, is gifted with an "Apostolic Call," also has a strong "Evangelistic Call" leading him to travel to over 27 countries worldwide, imparting biblical truths with emphasis on Church Leadership. 
His Ministry Background
Early Christian Life 
Dr. Acheam-pong, had a phenomenal encounter with the Lord when he came under the care and spiritual guidance of his Grandmother, a devout Christian and "Section Leader" of the Church of Christ, under the able Leadership of Prophet John Mensah of blessed memory. While growing up, he developed a love for God and the things of the spirit, going on a fast many times with his grandmother and praying. 
They prayed together and sort God concerning the difficulties coping with the financial and material inadequacies they faced as a family, making it extremely difficult to make ends meet at times. He recalls his grandmother always saying, "The Lord will provide when we pray."
The young Elvis through this exercise experienced the faithful-ness of God through prayer. As early as the tender age of 12, whilst growing up under his grandmother's care, young Elvis was introduced to the intense, strict schedule and routine of leading him to the Lord established by his grandmother. as he had to wake up at 4:00 am to pray alongside with other people who gathered in their home for morning devotion.
As he had to wake up at 4:00 am to pray alongside with other people who gathered in their home for morning devotion.  
He went on to be a member of the Presbyterian Church and developed love for the Pentecostal and Charismatic move in his era. His immense love and commitment to prayer influenced him to lean more towards the Pentecostal movement; he became more intrigued by the things and the moves of the Holy Spirit.
In this environment, he developed spiritual values and disciplines in the area of'Fasting, Devotion, Exhibiting the gifts of the Holy Spirit' and more.
This ushered him into associations and ministry relations with a Baptist Church both in Asokwa, Ghana, and later with the Trinity Baptist Church in UK, under the leadership of Apostle Kingsley Appia-Adjei.
January 1993 - January 2018
Apostle Elvis and Co-Pastor Prophetess Marie Acheampong celebrated their 25-Year Silver Jubilee Anniversary beginning July 1 thru July 8, 2018. It as an awesome week of God's divive favor and an out pouring of blessings for the body of Christ.


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