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)



 

  • Summer Meeting
    Overflow Hotel Information
    Holiday Inn Downtown/World's Fair Site
    525 Henley Street
    Knoxville TN 37902
    Tel: 877 320 8454 or 865 522 2800
    Use Code: AMZ
    Cost: $113 per night (taxes and fees are the same as for the Marriott)
  • June 28-July 2, 2017
    Southwest Rocky Mount Conference
    Martin Temple AME Zion Church
    1005 North Rose Street
    Compton, CA 90221
    Pastor: Rev. Celeste Ary
  • July 4, 2017
    July 4th 1776 is celebrated as the birth of American Independence.
  • July 5-9, 2017
    Oregon / Washington Conference
    Community AME Zion Vancouver
    3605 East 13th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98661
  • July 19-21, 2017
    Connectional Council
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • July 22-27, 2017
    11th Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convention
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • August 10-13, 2017
    Alaska Annual Conference
    Leake Temple AME Zion Anchorage
    430 North Hoyt Street
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gina R. Casey
  • August 30-September 2, 2017
    123rd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL
  • September 4, 2017
    Labor Day
    Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
  • October 16, 2017
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.

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