Meet The Speakers
Dr Uma Ukpai
Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai is, one of the most anointed and highly outstanding ministers of our generation. He speaks across the world extensively on issues of salvation, faith, healing, breaking of curses and covenants, and spiritual leadership.
In town after town, across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond, he has mobilized God’s people into action.
His crusades attract crowds that number in hundreds of thousands, and spectacular moves of the Holy Spirit in these meetings have resulted in amazing miracles of healing and other manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Be it in Europe, America, Africa or Asia, the result has been the same
He is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Television, Frisham, Hermitage, United Kingdom; South Florida Christian College, Miami, Florida, USA; Carolina Christian University and Burke Bible College, Kentucky, USA. He holds a Certificate in Electrical Engineering Practice, a Diploma in Journalism, a Bachelor and Doctorate Degrees in Divinity.
Rev. Dr. Uma Ukpai. The founder and President of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association Inc. with headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He is the author of over fourteen books and has conducted television ministry for many. He is married to Philomena and they are blessed with six children.
Rev Simeon Afolabi
Pastor Simeon Afolabi is the Serving overseer of the Firstlove Assembly. The Church which now has a couple of churches in its network was set up on November 1, 1998 in Portharcourt.
He obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc in 1985 and 1987 respectively from the University of Ibadan.
Shortly after his degrees, Simeon Afolabi became a staff of the Living Faith World Outreach Centre. He served here in various capacities for a period of ten years before the founding of the Firstlove Assembly. The dynamic ministry of Simeon Afolabi has taken him to several cities in Nigeria and to several countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East and America. He is dynamic preacher, teacher, author and mentor. He is the author of the daily devotional Bread & Wine and hosts the quarterly International Communion of Ministers (ICM) in Port Harcourt.
He is married to Ruth Oluwabunmi Abiodun, an uncompromising woman with strong personality, who is also a minister of the gospel in her own right. They are blessed with four children.
E. A. Effiom
He and his wife, Pastor Edak, a profound teacher of The Word, are the Senior Pastors and founders of Nu – Life Church, a growing and vibrant, multi – racial, multi – ethnic assembly of God-loving believers in London.
He has, a great passion to see every believer in Jesus, increase in their personal knowledge of God by developing insight into God’s Word, and moving on to influence their world as leading members of their communities.
Pastor Effiom is not only an insightful preacher and teacher of God’s Word; he is a respected author, coach, counsellor as well as a pastor to many pastors and leaders. He has ministered in Churches, conferences and seminars across Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA with a great outpouring of God’s Spirit at his meetings.
He is married to Edak and their three children, who are also ministers in Nu – Life Church in London, England.
Godman Akinlabi is a Nigerian pastor, author, public speaker and trained engineer. He is the lead pastor of The Elevation Church.
He started his pastoral ministry at Daystar Christian Centre, where he served in different capacities which included ushering pastor, teacher, preacher and Director of Pastoral Care. He serves on the faculty of Daystar Leadership Academy, where he facilitates Leadership Development courses over a period of twelve years. On 28 December 2010, the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Church, Sam Adeyemi, commissioned The Elevation Church of which Akinlabi has since been its lead pastor.
He is the convener of Vantage Forum, an entrepreneurial advancement initiative held annually, which is “focused on empowering individuals to achieve the highest levels of distinction in their businesses and careers through empowerment platforms such as business seminars, workshops and mentorship programmes”. He also hosts the Exponential Conference, Accelerate and many other life transforming conferences.
He is married to Bolarinwa, a banker and a minister of the gospel. Together, they have two children.
Pastor Ezekiel Atang is the founder and Senior Pastor of God’s House Of Refuge, Nigeria. Pastor Ezekiel Atang comes under the class of ministers with dexterity in teaching God’s Word with simplicity. Graced with a psalmist anointing, this trained marketer side-stepped his academic discipline and has for about two decades traveled over the world with the message geared towards restoration and repositioning homes, families and youths for destiny actualization.
He has remained a major voice in Nigeria in Marriage and Youth matters which has given rise to his pioneering the largest singles converge in southern Nigeria, “Singles FrankTalk”. His weekly TV broadcast “Living Streams” has been therapeutic for families going by the testimonies, and his books ‘Understanding Sex’, ‘Road signs to Destiny’, ‘Overcoming Masturbation’ and ‘Lord I am still single why?’ Has made similar impact on the numerous lives who have interacted with it. His doubt dissolving teaching and healing ministry has singled him out: a vessel greatly sought after the world over.
He is married to a minister of the Gospel, medical practitioner and Lecturer, Dr. Dara Atangand their union is blessed with 3 children, Levi, Olive and Ephraim.
Is the senior pastor, Restoration Grace Assembly, A Ministry that is a multifaceted ministry with the special mandate of Restoration. Called to make alive again people and nations. He believes Nothing is too lost, broken, destroyed or impossible beyond a restoration.By this mandate on Gods servant Pastor Charis Essienobong the Gospel of restoration is preached with accompanying signs and wonders. Restoration grace ministry began its operation on the 18th of January 2003 with the church arm and the media ministry. He is A seasoned man of God with a passion for the restoration of mankind. A prolific writer, radio & TV host, conference speaker and Counselor.
Pastors Idy and Charis Essienobong serve as the president of restoration Grace Ministries with its headquaters in the city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.their union is blessed with Children and grand children
Pastor George is the Founding and lead Pastor of Word of Grace Bible Church Eket Nigeria. Graduated from the University of Lagos , Nigeria with a bachelors degree in Mass communication(1985) He has worked in several organisations holding various leadership and management positions. From the Polytechnic of Calabar where he lectured in 1991, to 1995 where he served in Non profit organisations specifically Christian leaderships,.
He is a trainer, mentor and conference speaker who has help train many professionals and young leaders in public and non profit sectors home and abroad.
He is bent on promoting the concept of servant leadership as a veritable technology for building capacities, raising leaders and driving development.
He is an Author, Radio host and a church planter
He is married to Helen George Umana , they have 3 children and they reside in Eket , Akwa ibom state Nigeria.