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)


  • February 24, 2018
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of:
    Rev. Mary Terrelle Stevens

    Family Hour: 2/24/2018 9am -11am
    Celebration of Life: 2/24/2018 11am

    First AME Zion Church
    54 McDounough Street
    Brooklyn NY 11216

    Expressions May Be Sent To:
    Mrs. Ruth Young
    176-16 Linden Blvd
    Jamaica NY 11434

    Mr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr.
    600 Gates Avenue, #6C
    Brooklyn NY 11221


  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.

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