Bishop Uduak Effiong
Eastern West Africa Episcopal District

Bishop Seth O. Lartey



Rev. Prof. Uduak Usen Effiong was born on October 12, 1962 to the late Rev. Effiong Usen Ekpenyung and Mrs. Akim Effiong. He is the last born to the family that has seven other serving members in the AME Zion Church. The late E.U. Ekpenyung was one of the veterans of the AME Zion Church in E.W.A. retiring as Presiding Elder in the Church. Rev. Prof. Uduak Usen Effiong is married to Mrs. Promise C. Effiong and blessed with four children, John, Samuel, Esther, and Elizabeth.



  • Bachelor of Science Education
  • Master of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Theology
  • Professor of Science Education at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria


  • Salvation Experience:  January 3, 1988
  • Traveling Ministry:  December 1994
  • Ordained Deacon:  December 1995
  • Ordained Elder:  December 1997


  • Pastor, Anderson Memorial AME Zion Church, December 1994 – December 1996
  • Pastor, Bishop Lartey Memorial AME Zion Church Calabar, December 1996 – November 2008
  • Presiding Elder, Calabar South District, October 1998 – November 2008
  • Presiding Elder, Calabar North District, November 2008 – October 2012
  • Director of Christian Education / Coordinator of Youth – 1999 – 2014
  • Initiated Youth Camp, Calabar District 1996
  • Initiated Youth Camp, Nigeria Conference 1996
  • Initiated Youth Camp EWA 1999 (further held 2001-2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
  • Chair, Committee on Ministers’ Institute EWA (1999-2013)
  • Editor, Practical Guide for Effective Ministry, 1999 (A Training Manual for Ministers of EWA
  • Delegate (And Leader EWA Delegation) to the General Conference
  • Bishop's Administrative Assistant and Bishop's Deputy to Bishop S. Chuka Ekemam Sr. (2003-2012)
  • Bishop's Administrative Assistant and Bishop's Deputy to Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr. (2012-present)



 

  • April 3, 2018
    A.C.T. NOW
    Awaken Confront Transform!
    Then and Now: An Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism immediately following the Orthodox Christian Bridegroom Service of Holy Tuesday. Service begins at 6:00 pm, Program begins approximately 8:00 pm. All are welcome to both.

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