Bishop Dag Heward-Mills and Lighthouse Chapel International Triumph After Legal Battle
What is Lighthouse Chapel International?
United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC) has been a leading force in the Christian community for over 30 years. With its headquarters in Accra, Ghana, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has grown his congregation exponentially, inspiring people all over the world with God’s love, acceptance, and hope. Through his tireless efforts and commitment to spreading the message of Christianity, Bishop Heward-Mills has truly changed the landscape of faith for generations to come.
In the 34 years since its founding, UD-OLGC and Dag Heward-Mills have accomplished incredible things. They have planted churches in 94 countries, touched millions of lives, trained and nurtured thousands of pastors and church workers, and taken on selfless humanitarian pursuits. UD-OLGC and Dag Heward-Mills are a source of inspiration to Christians all over the world and will continue to be a force for good in the years to come.
UD-OLGC is passionate about delivering a positive and meaningful impact to communities around the world. Their work in building schools for the blind, hospitals, orphanages, and prisons, as well as renovating facilities has earned them a reputation for excellence. In addition, they are currently working on establishing a hope center for those in need of prosthetic limbs, as well as providing food and shelter to prisoners. Their current efforts also extend to building churches across the globe, making them an organization that truly embodies the spirit of service.
The Pentecostal Christian Denomination is one of the biggest in the world. It includes the Anagkazo Bible & Ministry Training Center in the mountains of Akuapem-Mampong, Ghana, as well as the First Love Church, a youth church headquartered in East Legon, Accra, Ghana. The denomination also has a humanitarian charity, Help the Helpless, as well as an orphanage, The Lighthouse Christian Home, and a primary school, The Lighthouse Christian Mission School. The Pentecostal Christian Denomination has made a huge impact on Ghana and the world, and its members strive to continue doing so.
The ministry of Bishop Dag Heward-Mills is committed to planting churches and building church buildings and cathedrals. As a result, UD-OLGC has sent 485 missionaries to every corner of the globe in order to share their message. They have over 400 church buildings and cathedrals on every inhabited continent.
Who is Bishop Dag Heward-Mills?
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills is one of the most influential and successful Christian evangelists in Africa. He has served as the presiding bishop of Lighthouse Chapel International and he also serves on several other leadership bodies such as The African Council for Evangelism, The Christians Fellowship International, and the Apostolic Union.
Heward-Mills was born in London in 1963 but raised in Ghana. He is a well-known author of several books on theology and spirituality, and his sermons are often heard around the world through radio broadcasts or online streaming. He has served as an advisor for several Christian organizations such as World Vision and Habitat for Humanity, and he is also a member of the board of trustees at Oral Roberts University.
Heward-Mills has received numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career, including honorary doctorates from several universities around the world. He is known for his extensive work in social justice and human rights, and he continues to be a powerful force for good in the world today. Despite his busy schedule, Heward-Mills is always willing to take time to meet with those in need and share his message of hope and love.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills is one of the most important Christian leaders of our time. His work has touched millions of lives, and he continues to devote his life to spreading the message of hope and love that can be found in God. Whether you have been a follower of his ministry or not, it is clear that Bishop Heward-Mills is making a meaningful impact on the world.
What is The Fourth Estate and why did they Apologize to Lighthouse Chapel International?
The Fourth Estate is a non-profit investigative journalism project of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). The media outlet operates in West Africa, which is especially unsupportive of media freedom, and more than half of the population supports media censorship by their government. The Fourth Estate “promotes independent and critical research-based journalism that holds those in power answerable to the people they govern.”
While The Fourth Estate has a noble purpose, it needs to be more careful in its reporting in order to maintain credibility and uphold its principles of journalistic integrity. In April 2021, The Fourth Estate published one-sided articles concerning active litigation involving Lighthouse Chapel International, without consulting the organization or its leader, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. These articles contained inaccurate information and inflammatory language that could sway public opinion and influence the court system before a verdict is reached.
For this reason, Lighthouse Chapel International was forced to take legal action against The Fourth Estate. They sued the Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth Estate, the reporter who wrote the story, the Executive Director of the MFWA, and the MFWA, for defamation.
A second suit was later filed for being in contempt of court; the allegations made in the series of articles did not end up appearing in any formally filed court documents. This insinuates that the articles were written with the intention of stirring up controversy around the church, and were not based on fact.
In the end, The Fourth Estate was found to be in contempt of court. In October 2022, the media outlet issued a public apology to the church and the court:
“The Fourth Estate, pursuant to the order of the Court, apologises to the Honourable Court for its publications found to be in contempt of court.
The High Court Commercial Division 7, presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye, this morning upheld an application by the Lighthouse Chapel International for contempt of court against the Media Foundation for West Africa and three of its officers, two of whom were responsible for authoring the “Darkness in a Lighthouse” series in 2021 while suits by six of its former pastors were pending in the court.
Editor-in-Chief, The Fourth Estate”
The formal apology was an important victory for UD-OLGC and Bishop Dag Heward-Mills who has spent more than three decades building a solid and honorable reputation. At the end of the day, this is a reflection of The Fourth Estate’s journalistic integrity.
These legal proceedings have not let Bishop Dag Heward-Mills distract him from his mission. The church continues to provide religious services and outreach programs to people around the world, regardless of the challenges they face. This dedication is commendable, and it is clear that UD-OLGC and Bishop Dag Heward-Mills are committed to following God’s will no matter what.