Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International started as Bethlehem Evangelistic Group as Santasi, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana in the late 1970s. Among the leadership of the Evangelistic non-denominational group were the late Rev. Akwasi Amoako, who became the first General Overseer, Rt. Rev Akwasi Asare Bediako ( Elvis), the current Bishop and General Overseer and Rev. Richard Owusu, the Deputy General Overseer.
The leadership of the group were former members of the Assembly of God at Santasi and other neighboring suburbs. When it became necessary for the leadership of the Evangelistic Group to leave the Assembly of God, they continued to fellowship as a non-denominational group for a period of about three years. Since the fellowship always met on Saturdays for service, members who had parent churches will routinely go to their church on Sundays. It however became evident that new converts with no parent churches who the Lord added to the fellowship were not going to church on Sundays.