Rev. Dr. Karl Badu

Lead Pastor

Rev. Dr. Karl O. Badu (Alias Pastor Karl) holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Biology -Rhode Island College; and a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm-D) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCPH- Worcester). Prior to his calling, Pastor Karl practiced as a Clinical Counseling Pharmacist, and a Women’s Health Therapeutic Consulting Pharmacist at Express Scripts – a Pharmacy Benefit Management company. 

Pastor Karl is married to his beautiful bride Gifty Badu – a Registered Nurse (B.Sc.–RN) by profession; and they are blessed with two children – Tyler and Reenah. 

Before his commission at PIWC-Worcester, Pastor Karl oversaw the Churches in Springfield District for 3yrs. Also, with a deep passion for Young Adult Ministry, Pastor Karl serves as a member of the National Youth & PENSA Executive, and is currently the Regional Youth and PENSA Minister for the New England Region 

When he is not attending to Kingdom business and other related matters, Pastor Karl enjoys spending quality time with Family, reading, listening to music – (Gospel and Jazz), playing drums, and watching sports – football; especially when his New England Patriots are playing.

Eld. Dr. Samuel Ameyaw

Presiding Elder


Elder Dr. Samuel Ameyaw has been a member of PIWC-Worcester since it began in his teenage years. With a great passion for service and the work of God, he was ordained as a deacon of the church in 2010, an Elder in 2015 and confirmed as the Presiding Elder in January, 2020. Elder Ameyaw has also served in various leadership roles of the Youth and PENSA Ministry at the local, district levels and currently as the Assistant Regional Youth Leader and Regional Campus Ministry Coordinator for New England.

Eld. Dr. Samuel Ameyaw obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy University, respectively. He currently works as a Pharmacy Manager at a local CVS/Pharmacy.

Elder Ameyaw is married to Deaconess Mercy Ameyaw and they are blessed with three incredible children. Elder Ameyaw enjoys quality time with his family, drumming, singing, writing songs and watching basketball in his free time.