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)



 

  • Dear Zionite
    The Board of Bishops of this great church are calling for us to give for the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Our ultimate goal is to care for people and communities often overlooked and under served by the mainline supports given. No donation is too small and should be sent to:

    HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF
    A.M.E. ZION CHURCH DEPT. OF FINANCE
    c/o Dr. Shirley Welch, CFO
    A.M.E. Zion Corporate Headquarters
    3225 West Sugar Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28269

    For further information, you may call Headquarters at 704-599-4630

    Come Zion and let's rally together to support our people and others that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
    Thank you!
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    October 26-28, 2017
    Homecoming Game
    October 28, 2017
    Livingstone College Golden Bears
    VS Fayetteville State Broncos
    1:30pm
    Alumni Memorial Stadium

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