The heart of the Christian world has shifted towards the south, and on the African continent, the Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches attract the largest number of believers. Seemingly at every street intersection in Ghana, there are flyers with advertisements and announcements from churches, many of which are created and directed by only one person—a prophet, a pastor. They are uncontrolled.
According to the Pew Research Center in Washington, in the year 2000 there were around three million Evangelical Christians in Ghana alone. In 2015, there were 5.5 million. The Pentecostals and Charismatics, for their part, numbered close to 6.5 million in 2000 and more than 10 million in 2015. And the figures continue rising. Ghana currently has 28 million residents.
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