The District Chief Executive for Gomoa, Miss Joyce Aidoo has urged the clergy to extend their services beyond the church.
She said by so doing they would be serving God through mankind.
The DCE made the call at a farewell service organised by the Salvation Army Church at Apam for pastor Captain Justice Incoom and his wife Christiana who were on transfer to Sunyani.
She said Capt.
Incoom offered his services to the Gomoa District Assembly so much so that people thought he was a permanent staff of the Assembly.
He served on a number of committees including the District AIDS Committee, the District Population Advisory Committee (DPAC), the District Paralegal Association, the District Health Committee and the District Health Insurance Working group.
Miss Aidoo said she was not surprised that all the top officers of the Assembly including the District Co-ordinating Director, the Presiding Member, the Budget Analyst, the Planning Officer and the PWD Engineer were all present at the service.
She thanked the out-going pastor for the good work he had done for the Assembly and urged him to do the same to the Sunyani Municipal Assembly.
Mr Eric Akobeng, the District HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person said Capt.
Incoom was successful because he was able to combine religion with social life.
Miss Diana Hall-Baidoo, the District Director of Ghana Health Service urged workers to dedicate whatever they did to God saying it was God alone who could make one to succeed in his or her endeavours.
Obirifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea, Omanhene of Gomoa Akyempim, exhorted Ghanaians to proclaim the good works of a man whilst he was alive to encourage him to do more, saying "paying tribute to the dead does not give any encouragement.
" Giving a testimony about Capt.
Incoom and his wife Miss Leah Simpson, Secretary to the Church said through the efforts of the pastor, the Salvation Army Schools had acquired three unit school blocks and the Church, a set of drums, guitar and organ She announced that a public address system, which was stolen had been replaced, the chapel renovated, and the mission house expanded.
On spiritual development, Miss Anderson said a good number of converts had been recorded in the Church during the period of Capt.
Incoom's leadership and as chairman of the Local Council of Churches he promoted unity and understanding amongst the members.
In response, Capt, Incoom appealed to Christians not to let individual differences to retard the progress of their congregations.
He thanked members of the Church and the entire people of Apam and the Gomoa District Assembly for their support and co-operation during his stay in Apam.