Home Editor's Pick Story Of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy and 8 Years Of Paralysis

Story Of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy and 8 Years Of Paralysis

Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy was the former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Worldwide from 1998 to 2008. The current chairman Apostle Opoku Onyinah succeeded him (Apostle Michael Ntumy) through an election.

Apostle Opoku Onyinah won 2/3 of the total vote cast. The chairmanship comes along with critical responsibilities. As a chairman, Apostle Onyinah performed many functions.

Current Chairman Opoku Onyina(Left) – Apostle Ntumy (right)

However, it all started on the 2nd of February 2009 when the former president of the Ghana Pentecostal Council, Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy woke up from an anesthetic sleep in a Paris hospital paralyzed from shoulders down.

According to him, his life seemed to hang in balance especially when people lost hope for his life and recovery because for 27 days he was glued to his bed in an intensive ward.

Recounting his ordeal in a blog post, Apostle Dr. Ntumy said he spent a total of 209 days in hospital in 2009, and then further spent 123 days the following year in the hospital for various therapies.

Before he became paralyzed, the Apostle underwent a surgical operation on his cervical spine. The doctor told him he would lose the use of his hands and feet for between three to six days after the surgery but things did not turn out well as predicted and has now resulted in the use of an electric wheelchair.

Apostle Dr Michael Ntumy and the wife

Apostle Dr. Ntumy, although, it’s been years since he got paralyzed is not discouraged and have hopes to recover soon.

His therapies are going on well as he has recovered the use of his right hand as well as the partial mobility and sensitivity of both legs and his left hand.

According to him, the expected walking is still being awaited as he continues to use the electric wheelchair and wishes the process of recovery was faster but he’s immediately being reminded by a “still, small voice” that tells him to leave the timing of his recovery to God and allow Him (God) work according to the times and seasons He has set in accordance with His sovereign will and purpose.

Story Of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy & 8 Years Of Paralysis

His strong faith in the Lord is what keeps him moving and on his 54th birthday he wrote an article which talked about all the trials his being through and how he’s been saved by the Lord, so believes this is just one of the obstacles he needs to conquer in his life.

Story Of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy & 8 Years Of Paralysis

And below is a blog post he wrote on his 54th birthday;

Story Of Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy & 8 Years Of Paralysis
Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy with his supportive family

As I ponder and reflect over the course of my life so far, I realize the exceptional grace God has bestowed on me. I am not going to talk about promotion, position, power, achievements, and accomplishments. I am going to share with you about troubles, trials, and tears, interlaced with amazing triumphs and testimonies resulting in thanksgiving to God. The enemy of our souls forgets that his orchestrations against us rather result in the praise of God in the long run.

In fact, Apostle Paul said that if he had to boast, he would rather boast about his sufferings for the sake of Christ. My catalog, however, does not come anywhere near that of Apostles.

1. Been through four wars (Two in Northern Ghana, one each in Liberia and Ivory Coast) Charles Gangay Taylor, Leader of Liberia’s NPFL

2. Taken hostage for 163 days in the heart of the Nimba Forest in Liberia by Charles Taylor’s NPFL rebels while serving as a missionary in that country

3. Survived three accidents— two on the road, one on the Volta Lake in Ghana. A Vessel On The Volta Lake
Surely if my life were in my own hands, I would have lost it long ago.

4. Survived an assassination attempt on my life while serving as the youngest-ever Chairman of The Church of Pentecost.

5. Survived two food poisoning attempts against me

6. Tasted hospitalization for 332 days in 2009/2010

7. Tasting the pains and agonies of paralysis for 1,211 days (to date), moving about in an electric wheelchair.


Come, beloved, praise the LORD with me.

THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF MY LIFE. He has upheld me very tenaciously through it all. Crushed, but not destroyed.

Stand with me in prayer as I go through this phase of my life, doing business for the Kingdom of God even though this “out of season” period.

Believe with me that the expected miracle shall take place soon for His glory.

All these could not have happened for naught. God is definitely up to something.

Get Ghana Latest News in your inbox each morning.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read

Former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo dies at age 40

Reports reaching us indicate that former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo has passed on. His sad demise occurred this morning in the UK. It would...

My hubby impregnated another lady-Juliet Ibrahim speaks on her divorce

Juliet Ibrahim, the popular Ghanaian actress has finally opened up on exactly why she left her husband of 3 years, the CEO of Kantanka...

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale are the only Ghanaian artistes I know – Chioma Akpotha

Popular Nigerian screen goddess and producer, Chioma Akpotha formerly known as Chioma Chukwuka has revealed that of all the numerous Ghanaian musicians, male and...

I deal with billionaires not musicians like Shatta Wale – Shatta Bandles

The self-acclaimed richest man in Ghana Shatta Bandles has blasted boss of Shatta Movement and Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale to be in his lane...

Juliet Ibrahim blasts TV Africa presenter for comment she made about her past relationships

Ghanaian actress, film producer, and singer Juliet Ibrahim has descended heavily on a TV Africa Presenter for making some silly comments about her past...