Pastor and gospel singer Joe Bechem has revealed that despite being a man of God who minister for people to receive deliverance, he had to wait for ten years after marriage before having his first child.

“I believe you can’t give what you don’t have, I have been through things and I come from a family with lots of struggle so I understand what it means to be struggling. So when I sing I try to relate to what the listener is going through”, he said.

“For instance, I had to wait for ten years after I married to have a child and you could just imagine, this is an anointed man, this is someone who ministers and people receive deliverance and all. There’s this saying that when the encourager is down, who encourages him?, he added.“When the man of God stands on the pulpit and afterwards locks his door and asks God what is happening to me… I was at the point where it wasn’t happening. I knew it was going to happen but it wasn’t happening”.“One day I was having my bath and I stood in the basin and asked, God, why me? I pray for people and they receive the fruit of the womb and deliver, so this small thing you can’t do for me, God, I won’t ask you again. I will never talk to you about this thing again. You have to put him to the test. You have to bring him to a place where you show him his own word.’He said “I will never leave you alone, call me’.

That same year which was my ninth year after marriage, it happened. My wife conceived. The name of my first child is Elisa”, he concluded.The Joe Beecham Ministries is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra will see the release of two singles from his upcoming sixth album which is due to be unveiled in May 2015.